Friday, October 05, 2012

illustration friday - mirror

Two is always better than one.

Friday, September 21, 2012

illustration friday - crooked

It's been a while since I've posted but I want to get back into the swing of things. This week's Illustration Friday word is crooked. All I could think of was Kato's crooked dew claw that gets me every morning when he tries to wake me up. Also a couple of days ago was "Talk Like a Pirate Day" so I combined them for this quick little doodle.

Friday, July 27, 2012

illustration friday - lonely

It's been really lonely around here with my husband still deployed.

Here's my PSA, then I'll keep calm and carry on:
Our military service members represent only 1 percent of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire Nation. Missing birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many of the daily moments we spend with the people we love, they make incredible sacrifices. But, they do not make them alone, they have families that keep the home fires burning while they are gone. 

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have called for Americans to show their support to our military families, who sacrifice so much in service to our country. Appreciate these service men and women and their families with a message of support for their contributions and dedication.

Here's how you can help:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Illustration Friday - Secret

It's no secret that I haven't posted in quite a while, I slipped down the rabbit hole. When I found myself watching a puppy-cam for a good portion of the afternoon I knew I had to get out of my rut and get back to the doodles that I love. So I assembled my supplies and tried to get back on my blog horse.

Monday, March 12, 2012

illustration friday - yield

Whenever I hear the word yield I always think of Henry V and King Harry's standoff with the french,
"What say you? Will you yield, and this avoid?

Or, guilty in defence, be thus destroy'd?" 
We have that standoff everyday in the yard over the Wubba. I think the Wubba is the loser.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A Wrinkle in Time

 It is the 50th anniversary of one of my favorite books by Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time. Of course I still have my original copy and re-read it yesterday, still so good. Before I went to sleep I did a quick doodle of Meg and Fortinbras.

Monday, March 05, 2012

illustration friday - intention

I had every intention of posting everyday but we got busy doing other things.

Monday, February 27, 2012

that dog don't hunt

While I am the proud owner of two hunting dogs, the last thing they tracked down was the couch. While they are BIRD dogs this morning they decided they would be hounds and went after a big, fat, orange, tabby that was stalking birds in the brush. Blerg! I need to work on their recall because apparently it's nonexistent when there's a tasty cat around.

This little incident reminded me of when my neighbor was bragging about his yellow lab's hunting exploits. Apparently it's a big, big deal if a bird dog can retrieve two birds, who knew. So it was around the holidays when he stopped by to regale this amazing and heroic "double-retrieve" story. While he was telling the story all I could think of was, wow, my dog just stole our entire pumpkin pie off the counter and ate it.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Illustration Friday - capable

 Dogs are always cape-able as well as hat-able, scarf-able and shirt-able.

Here are a some photos of my dog models.
(no animals were hurt during these photo shoots just a little humiliated)

Fudge (one of my crazy fosters)
Ronan (allergy scratching prevention)
Kato (adventures in knitting)
Nadia (my dog-in-law)

Monday, February 20, 2012

doodle day

My backyard neighbor's dogs.
One barks incessantly while the other stands quietly by, so I call them Jay and Silent Bob. One day I hope to find out their real names.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Polly want to doodle all the day

It's that time again when the migrating birds blow through town. They are a raucous bunch, like tourist can be.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Illustration Friday - fluid

Kato seems to get more fluid on the floor than in his mouth.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

winter is finally here

Wow a big arctic cold front came through last night, we're a little blue today.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

illustration friday - pup-ularity

Kato is always trying to be the most popular dog in the house. He knows a good cup o'joe is a sure way to a girl's heart.

On another "pup-ular" note. Check out Mônica Carnesi's newly released children's book, "Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic." 

 It's a heart warming story illustrated with wonderful watercolours. Make sure you read it with a hot cup of cocoa and a big box of tissues.  

Congratulations to Mônica on this wonderful achievement!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Oodles of Doodles

 Catching up on my reading and found this gem in the Jan 29 NYT magazine, "The Art of the Doodle."

Sunday, February 05, 2012

illustration friday - suspense

A quick doodle of the boys and I watching a suspenseful movie.

Friday, January 27, 2012

illustration friday - foward

I'm trying to teach Kato how to run with me...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

illustration friday - twirl

A quick doodle, Kato practicing his twirling.

Friday, January 20, 2012

sad face

Here's a quick sketch of Ronan pleading with his eyes for me to turn the light out and go to sleep.  After a couple of ha-rumphs I did.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Illustration Friday - Prepare

Back from a long break. I've gathered up my supplies to "prepare" for a good year of doodling. I hope to get back on track and post regularly. Ended 2011 with a good streak which was only interrupted by the return of my husband. I've packed him off again to his home away from home and am ready to get back to it. I did this quick doodle of my supplies while Skype'ing with him. He likes to tease the dogs, they don't understand technology.