Saturday, January 30, 2010

Work in progress

I need an Excel table to keep tracks of all the planned pictures, small and big. I keep forgetting which ones I've traced already to the board for painting.
It's a book about a young and naive mouse girl which my sister wrote. The author said she is a lot like me - loves small precious things like stones,glass pieces, shells and pods, for example. So it's easy to draw:) - I ask myself - what I could wear in the situation or what things would be scattered around when I am ill - and voila! - they go to the paper.

I will try a conveyor method for painting - all the similar objects from different pictures at one time. Less fun but definitely time saving!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Spooky spoons

My scanner did it to the sketch of spoons. I don't know how! It would be interesting to repeat the effect, but I have no idea what to do. All the spoons are made seated so neatly as if on the stairs.

I need to experiment. I suspect that the paper should be moved during scanning.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter roses

We went to visit Eugene O'Neill's house ( it was my daughter's school assignment - and a good one, I must say), and while waiting for the shuttle I noticed these shy small roses on the sidewalk. I think this is how blush color look. Anyway, I had my new camera and took pictures of everything I saw. It wasn't very clever because batteries died in the middle of our visit when most interesting part began.
So I don't have pictures of O'Neill's incredibly tiny handwriting and of the holes with acorns that woodpeckers made in the old barn. Sigh.

But I have this:) Roses in January.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I drew this cat some time ago. Later it lent its slimness and beaded decorations to Madeline the Silver Cat series.