Friday, August 27, 2010

Change of Seasons

The zip of autumn was in the air today. I felt as if I was coming back to life after weeks and weeks of heat. While I was sketching, cicadas were buzzing in the trees, crickets were chirping in the grass, and Canada geese were honking on the bay: a real "Change of Seasons" Symphony.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Have You Seen the Rain?

I went to see my old choir singing at the Women's Art Festival. It was great. One of their new songs is "Have You Seen the Rain?" and luckily I finished my sketch before the heavens answered yes. Umbrellas mushroomed all over the park just as the concert was ending.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some Like it Hot

Some like it hot...but tonight the cool breeze was a welcome relief after weeks of heat-wave. Market Square was crowded with people just hanging out, greeting friends, and watching the movie. Delightful!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ripples of Hope

A few weeks ago a message came through the Illustration Friday blog, asking people to donate sketches of ocean creatures and birds. The proceeds would go to help wildlife that has been affected by the oil spill in the Gulf.

It took me a while to get my act together, but I finally sent my contribution. In the meantime, I was able to watch the Ripple blog grow from a few sketches to nearly 900. It has raised nearly $10,000, which is apparently enough money to wash the oil off a thousand birds.

I love that!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lazy Hazy Days

I sketched this one a few weeks ago, and finally got around to putting the colour on it this weekend. Check out the size of that seagull. It was begging for a bite of my muffin and I guess that made it seem larger than life. I made it the size of a goose!