Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Watercolor Lessons

Here's something new I'm trying this summer.....watercolor lessons! I've always wanted to paint roses and I've always wanted to master watercolor (is that possible??) so I've been going to the studio of Guy Magallanes in Redwood City on Tuesday evenings and have been painting with a talented group of women. So far, I'm working small...I think it's the illustrator in me...but trying to loosen up with it. I'm having a blast, and it's such a nice break from work!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Illustration Friday: DETACH

I have been growing tomatoes at a friends house who has a huge raised planter with fabulous soil. I went a little crazy and planted too many plants. Yikes! I spent Saturday harvesting about 75 tomatoes and  spent this morning making sauce! As I was "detaching" the skins from each tomato, it reminded me of skinning the clothes off little kids before putting them in the bath. Arms up over their heads, pulling off their little shirts....well, you get the picture.