Year of the Water Dragon

January 23, 2012

Just wanted to say Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year!!  Wishing everyone health, happiness and all good things this year.


Hoof damage

July 20, 2010

I like the way the scanner picked up the uneven surface of the paper caused by the watercolours in this pic:

Caribooboo

Caribooboo


If I could talk to the animals

July 19, 2010

Here’s another watercolour drawing I did awhile back ago:

Hippopottymouth and Bleep

Hippopottymouth and Bleep


Nerdy newt

July 18, 2010

I was looking through some old sketchbooks and found some watercolour paintings that I thought I’d share … here’s the first one:

Geecko

Geecko


A little more than a month old …

July 16, 2010

It’s hard to believe that The D.A.D. Project is a little over a month old (official anniversary date was July 7, 2010).  Em and I are still having fun coming up with our weekday creations and sharing them with everyone.  Our guest artists have also been extremely generous in their donations and support – thanks again to everyone.

If you haven’t seen them already, here are a few of the illustrations that I came up with in the past couple of weeks:

Be-leaf in Yourself (posted on Canada Day, of course)

Be-leaf in Yourself (posted on Canada Day, of course)

Dog Paddle

Dog Paddle

At the End of My Rope

At the End of My Rope

We’re looking forward to celebrating another anniversary!


The D.A.D. Project – Week #2

June 20, 2010

Week #2 with The Dad Project went really well: by the end of it, we had sold 17 prints (including the two donated by our Feature Friday guest artists, John Bagnell and High on Craft) and received some generous direct donations through our Canadian Cancer Society Team webpage. Thanks to everyone for their generous and enthusiastic support!

Here are the two illustrations that I came up with for last week:

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Pigs Can Fly

Pigs Can Fly

I guess being airborne was really on my mind or something!

Thanks for continuing to tune in 🙂


Drawings for Dad

June 11, 2010

So our first week of The D.A.D. Project is coming to a close and I think we’re off to a pretty good start. Em and I took turns posting drawings and today we feature another artist who will be donating a piece of artwork of their own.

In case you haven’t had a chance to check out the D.A.D. website, these are the two illustrations that I came up with for this week:

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection

We managed to sell two prints and received our first direct donation through our team page on the Canadian Cancer Society website. Thanks again to everyone for all your support, kind words and enthusiasm with our fundraising project!


A different—and special—kind of CSOTD

June 8, 2010

Yesterday, my sister Em and I launched a new project that’s quite near and dear to our hearts: The D.A.D. (Drawing A Day) Project. It’s a dedication to our father who is fighting Stage 4 colon cancer and a creative way for us to support him and the Canadian Cancer Society. Through our daily drawings, we hope to do some fundraising while bringing a smile to people’s faces. Hope you get a chance to check out our site and take a peek at what we’re up to.

The D.A.D. Project

With this new project on the go, I won’t be able to keep up with my CSOTDs (Creative Somethings of Day) – as it is, I’m already a week behind! So my plan is to post CSWICs (Creative Somethings When I Can) – not sure how often this will be but I’ll do my best not to disappoint.

Thanks to everyone who checked out my CSOTDs regularly … it’s been fun and challenging coming up with them for the past year and a bit!


Back to basics

June 5, 2009

I don’t think I’ve done any of my CSOTD’s (Creative Something of the Day) using just pencil and paper so I decided to go that route today. It was just me, a page from my Moleskine watercolour paper sketchbook and an old HB pencil that’s been whittled down to a couple of inches long:

Fertilizer Tantalization

Fertilizer Tantalization

Maybe crayons next?


What’s the word?

May 7, 2009

I have a few people asking me how I come up with the words for my CSOTD (Creative Something of the Day) everyday. I get them from a random word generator called my CCS (Collaborative Creative Someone) who usually emails me the two words every morning and then I have to interpret, produce and post my daily creative by the end of that day.

Confession: I’ve definitely had my share of close-to-midnight posts and a few that have needed a bit of a deadline extension … oops.

I’m really having fun with this daily challenge and glad to have accountability to my CCS, blog and readers — thanks to everyone for your interest and support — more good things to come!

So here’s today’s CSOTD:

Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt