Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Illustration Friday: LONELY
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Nothing says "lonely" like a table for one....

I've sat there many a time myself.....  Of course, a table for one doesn't HAVE to mean "lonely," but that was the word, so that's how Peter feels. I'm sure he'll feel a little better after he drinks the wine...and eats the flower.....

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Illustration Friday - CARRY
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Most hermit crabs are known for carrying their homes on their backs,
 but Julio is a bit of a show- off....

This week's illustration was inspired by a new little friend of mine, Braedan, who likes to visit the aquarium, and my REAL 8-yr-old hermit crab, Julio, who actually DOES carry clay flower pots, and would certainly try to pick up a treasure chest if we had one!

As always, I appreciate your comments!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Illustration Friday - LOST
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Holly worked hard, changed her eating habits, and lost a lot of weight for her efforts... but not everyone was pleased with the results.......

I decided to go with something positive for this week's challenge, because let's face it, nobody really likes losing or getting lost!! My full time job is in product development for a women's home fitness equipment company, & I guess I'm automatically programmed to subconsciously think "weight" when I see the word "lost!" I even put our Empower brand dumbbells in the picture! (Damn, I've got to learn to leave work AT WORK!!)

This one was an experiment with layers. I put each element on a separate layer, & played around. A lesson learned for sure! Kind of rushed the background, but you get the idea....

Anyway, as always, I appreciate your visits, & your comments! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Illustration Friday - SUSPEND
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Emmajean had her eye on a new hat, and Maurice was just the friend to help her get it!

This week's challenge word was SUSPEND. I'm happy with the concept, not so much with the execution. But here it is, Wednesday night (well, technically almost Thursday!) AGAIN, & I've run out of time! Oh well! Hopefully it evoked a smile anyway!

The new Illustration Friday website is absolutely beautiful, but I'm afraid not so easy to browse, with the artwork taking so long to load. I used to like to start from the very first post and work backwards, visiting the different artist's sites whose thumbnails caught my eye, but I can't do that anymore, & I'm afraid I'm missing out on some of my favorites I hadn't subscribed to. *Sigh!* If you don't want to miss any posts on THIS blog, please become a follower by clicking in the box to the right. Thanks, and I hope to "see" you next week! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Illustration Friday - REFRESH
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Refreshment comes in many forms.....

When I saw this week's word, I immediately thought of this favorite piece that I did last summer, inspired by a particularly hot day. Some of you may have noticed him at the bottom of my blog. I've never NOT drawn a NEW image for Illustration Friday before, but I admit, I had a few days off from work, and was slacking off at the beach.... And now here it is, already Wednesday, & I haven't come up with anything better yet, so this guy will have to do!  :)