A really fun and easy project for St. Patty's Day.
is a great documentary....these guys are my age, they found their voice and the world listened. Made me think, and want to draw this.
|Sunny Playing Her Ukulele, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"|
I finally know how to answer the most asked question any artist gets. "How long did that take you?"
My answer is this. 10 years. I finally captured my Sunny, for her 10th birthday.
I stole that title from They Might Be Giants. A sweet still life with Julia Diller.
painted in oil, and for sale...$150, help me stay in class!
My husband and I are starting a new company calledNary Dairy
, it's crazy good cheese made out of cashew nuts! Huh? What the, yeah well we'll be
starting to sell it in Feb, 2013 at the Studio City Farmer's Market every Sunday morning.
So, I made some farmer like signs.
I'm oil painting on Tuesdays with Julia Diller
, thanks to my friend and illustrator Jeannie Hayden
who gave me a great kickstart. This is the underpainting...watch for the progress. I'm nervous just thinking about it.
|Allen Keller |
This is funny. The illustration setting on my camera, makes my
illustrations look like... real illustrations.
Sunny wanted to write a song for the Reflections program sponsered by the PTA. They have a different theme every year, this year it was "Magic of the Moment". She discovered the tune on her ukelele, and was struggling with the words. We were looking at some old photos and found pictures of her and Peggy at an aquarium walking around, having lunch together and we couldn't believe that was her, and not that long ago. Inspired, she wrote these words and developed the chorus and melody into this heartfelt son. Her Dad and friend Scott Bennett recorded her at his studio an my long life friend Barbie turned it into a video, and here it is...I Remember by Sunny Rae Keller.
Here is another from my family portrait series that I created for Brian and Cindy Malouf. They actually have only 3 kids, but their youngest, Niko has a lot of personality, energy and well... he's five, and it's hard to capture his essence in one pose. Brian is a talented musician and producer and all time family guy who really loves his wife and family. Cindy is an amazing human, mother, designer, and one of my favorite people I have met out here in California. Devon is a fantastic swimmer, reader and sweetheart who is just simply lovely. Jarret is a great big brother, friend and a smart guy that is definitely going places. Check out Race2bhuman, Cindy's latest project about helping children with the tools they need to help selected nonprofit organizations.
These are sketches I drew after the Sandy Hook killings. It hurt so much I didn't want to draw what I was feeling, but knew I had too. What happened can't be ignored, that's why I'm sharing them on my blog.
|charcoal, ink and horror|
|I continued to sit at my table in the morning, not knowing what to draw. I saw all these pieces of my life with my children that would normally end up int he recycling bin or garbage, and realized how important they would all be if my children were murdered. How these little scraps of life have such an intense value now. |
|Snowflakes, we are supposed to make snowflakes. I will continue drawing and keeping these snowflakes in my heart and soul and try not to let them melt.|