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I am an artist and have 6 children who call me "mum". Still can't believe that I can be paid for having such a good time! I've created this site as a forum for "IF" and other similar posts. Thanks for visiting! Your comments are most welcome!
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26. IF "Water"

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27. IF "Mirror"

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28. A work in progress...

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29. Spot Illustration

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30. #7 Favorite Word - "Lovely"

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31. 30 Days!!!

A fellow artist posted this challenge, and I accepted. We will see how long I keep up with it. Tend to lose interest in these things after a while. Here they are so far.



Ooooh! Color as well!

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32. "Me Art"


Just finished a lovely assignment, and am going to do some "Me Art" as a friend called it. It can be difficult to spend time doing that kind of art when there is no income involved... difficult to justify the time away from family, housework etc. but so very enjoyable!!

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33. Hidden Pictures


Working on a fun illustration right now. See if you can find: a ball, a dog, a piece of pie, a pencil, a doll, a candle, a cookie, a feather, a spoon, a clock, a cell phone and scriptures.

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34. Tomie dePaola Illustration for 2012


Just made the deadline sending it as the clock struck 12! Ah well, don't think it has a chance anyway, but was fun to try. Actually I'm quite proud of myself with all this week held, and the extra hours I had to put in at work to even make such an attempt! You know, life is pretty great, and the only regrets you have are when you don't bother at all.

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35. Studies on Mother and Child




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36. Brooke and the Cake

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37. IF "Fuel"

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38. Detail of "He Sleeps..."


Found a lovely quote many years ago, unattributed as yet to any particular author, and I've been trying to illustrate it.

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39. Some Client Work

Finished these illustrations for a friend's non-profit family history site a bit ago. They represent, discovering, preserving and sharing, and will be reproduced in this small format.



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40. Doodling

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41. Design roughs for a client and the value of our art...

I worked up a few roughs for a client/friend the other day and he was so funny after viewing the sketches, so pleased with them, that I had to remind him they were roughs still, and needed quite a bit of polishing. "Really?!" he asked, "Oh, ok...yeah."
Sometimes I forget that my work is valued so, even admired, when I can just whip things out! It's as I reminded my mechanic the other day to charge me what his time was worth! To him it's no big deal, easy even, but to me, he's an automobile artist! There is no way on earth that I could fix an engine! It's the same with my art I guess!
Just seems wrong somehow, to charge a fee while having a good time!

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42. IF "Stay"

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43. IF "Remedy"

A few attempts at the theme...
"No doubt he could remedy this! AND finance his daughter's university education at the same time!!"



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44. IF "Swept"/ "Sketch-a-Day"


"Indeed, the 'Sweeper 5000' cut Cinderella's work nearly in half!"
(Only a sketch I'm afraid, but I am determined to meet some of my goals at least, so have decided to combine a few things until I can get a bit more organized! Now I can tick those two off!!)

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45. IF "Asleep"


I keep missing my deadlines here!! Bother!! My sketchbook was filled with sleep however...

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46. IF "Soaked"

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47. IF "Bottled"

I've felt like this on occasion - ready to "pop my cork" as it were. Should have added some lines about the cork. Bother!

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48. IF "Duet"

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49. "Bushy-haired Bald Guy"

A friend was telling me yesterday her daughter saw my illustration in the Friend... "Oh, yeah, did she draw this bushy-haired bald guy?" Don't know why, but that just tickled me!

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50. IF "Sweater"

Didn't get this one finished in time, but couldn't pass up the topic! I LOVE sweaters!!

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