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1. illustration friday~twirl

here is a piece i am currently in the process of painting. it is part one of a custom order i am working on for a trio of really cute sisters. this one being born on Christmas day...and really into ballet (hence the whole nutcracker theme from the mouse to the red and white to the "waltz of the flowers"). i thought it fit right in with this week's theme of 'twirl' :)

attached below is the second part of this order for a set of twins...one crazy about dogs, the other crazy about cats! ahhh....sisterhood....;)

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2. scene in a box ~ one small patch of rain

Filed under: little boxes, poetry

5 Comments on scene in a box ~ one small patch of rain, last added: 1/25/2012
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3. Dancing girl with birds

Really liked how this one came out! Fun with the white-out pen : D

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4. Illustration Friday~Twirl

Arthur rendered in Photoshop
This is Arthur. Arthur and I have been together since 1989. That's when the light bulb went off, that's when I had the idea of becoming a children's illustrator. And since then both of us have had a twirlly-whirlly ride. As for me I've been up, down, and all around with this long held dream. Arthur has also had a good spin of it. He's been set on art tables, longingly stared out of windows, and found himself stuffed into closets. I think he may have even come to classes with me a couple of times. His one hand is glued on since somewhere along the way he got himself injured. His base has also seen better days. I have to admit, I know how he feels. I too have had my share of ups and downs. Some days I question--why do I stay on this road? Freelance?... Really? ...Full-time? You gotta be kidding! And yet, I just can't seem to stop. It's a part of me. It's the part of me that I am so familiar with. From Crayola to Prism Color it never seemed to be a choice. With all the pieces and parts of my life: marriage, children, people entering, people leaving, jobs, jobs and, more jobs! This is the part of me that I've grown up with. So I continue on...I dream, I hope, I pray--and I keep moving forward; some days, only inch by inch. Lately though, I feel a shift, a new found determination. I think it's rather ironic that when the economy is so down and so many of us are struggling; I'm feeling so optimistic...I hope it's contagious! I hope 2012 is a revving up year, full of new starts for all of us!

As for Arthur... he seems happy to be back in the loop--Twirling :)

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