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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It is over??

Okay, this Christmas seemed so different this year? Not that that is a bad thing by any means... it was so much less stress. Maybe because the kids are older this year. I have a 13 and an 8 year old so now that we are onto our next stage of parenting, life is always so much easier. I just didn't expect Christmas to be a difference, but it was.

I have had extra time this week to work on more illustrations and am loving it. Check out more of my Alpha Animals in my Etsy store when you get a chance. I really love my little alligator. If you are from the 80's, you cannot possibly have an alligator without it being associated with pink and green!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Y is for Yak!

Okay, I had this grand goal of finishing my Alpha Grunge Animals before Dec 1. So, what happened? Seriously, who stole my time? I just posted my elephant and my fox just yesterday on my Etsy shop so that is 2 more down! I am going to focus so I can complete allll the letters. My daughter was teasing me tonight about the "hard" letters. Like Y. hmmmm, isn't a Yak what every alphabet book uses for the Y?? I really am not sure what a Yak even looks like. The 13 year old told me it was kind of like a buffalo. Well, I thought that sounded right.... what the heck does a Yak look like? My husband laughed his head off at us, well actually at me. Probably for listening to her. Was she just messing with me? Why can't I remember what a Yak looks like? And why do I keep capitalizing the Y in the word Yak? I am going to look up a Yak and see what is really looks like. Hmmmm, I will save that for another day. Maybe later... but I will look.... sometime soon.

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Website is FINALLY updated

Check out my updated website at It took me a while to get going again with my website am I am so happy I finally finished what I started (a while ago!) ha! Check it out and bookmark it.

It's almost Christmas!

Wow, one holiday to the next. I can't believe Christmas is almost here. We scaled down our Christmas tree this year to a much smaller tree. Although the kids weren't too happy, I explained now it will look like you have TONS of presents! Don't think that will fly but that is the way it is. I would show you a picture but I don't think I could take any creative criticism! My art, maybe... my tree.. not. I like it even if no one else does:)

This is a picture I create last Christmas that was auctioned off for charity. I am sure I have posted it somewhere before but I just came across it on my computer and smiled. I used my little one as a model. Which is kind of funny because she should have little devil horns instead of wings! Ha. My little Hail Storm is what we use to call her. My kids are a HUGE inspiration for me. I will check in with them alot and ask what they think or let them art direct me sometimes. That is so fun because their little brains just think so creatively. It is funny how creativity is ageless. They might not have the same skills technically but their brains are so uninhibited and innocent that they have such an advantage over adults I think. Lucky kids... I want to be one again!