Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Sam - "Suzy, I love you, but you have no idea what you're talking about."

This was the quote that stuck in my head after seeing the movie, Moonrise Kingdom.

Sam was replying to Suzy who had just stated that she wished she was an orphan because all of her favorite characters in her books were orphans.

I thought this moment was a clever way to acknowledge the overuse of orphan characters in children's literature in the context of a movie about an orphan character.

I highly recommend you go see it in the theater while you can.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to the Future

The past few weeks have got me thinking about finding the delicate balance between planning for the future and living in the moment.

Today I had a full day (a rare thing in the summer) in the art studio which has me craving more.  
I must figure out how to get there.

In the meantime I am savoring all the (many) good things in my life.

This week's Illustration Friday word reminded me of this Ryan Montbleau song.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Get Out the Map

Happy Summer!

It has been a couple of weeks since I've posted.

That's because it is Summer!

In our neck of the woods this is the time for more of everything.

More work.
More play.
More food.
More family.
More friends.
More drink.
More sunshine.
More swimming.
More ice cream.

The only thing there is not more of is time in the art studio.

However, arty things have been popping up like flowers that I planted in the Spring.

I was a featured illustrator over at the fabulous Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Blog.

I donated a painting for a fundraiser at my local library.

Another painting got the interest of a local magazine.
I added some more images to Fine Art America.

I updated my website.

And I did some watercolor painting with my five-year-old niece.

Here's to more.