Saturday, August 30, 2008

Illustration Friday | Memories

Looking at old family albums can bring back wonderful memories. My aunt Margarida has put together an album of our family, and I love looking at the pictures, even the ones taken before I was born, where I see my grandparents and great grandparents so young. It makes one wish one could time travel...

Folhear álbuns de fotografias de família trazem lembranças maravilhosas. Minha tia Margarida fez um álbum da nossa família, e eu adoro olhar as fotos, mesmo aquelas que foram tiradas antes de eu nascer, quando vejo meu avós e bisavós tão jovens. Dá vontade de poder viajar no tempo...

Watercolor Wednesday | Beatrix Potter

This week's theme for Watercolor Wednesdays is a homage to Beatrix Potter. As I became familiar with her life and work, I was always fascinated by her illustrated letters, her beautiful line drawings, and the start of her career as a storyteller.
So I did my own interpretation of her now very famous letter to Noel, about a little rabbit named Peter. :-)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Illustration Friday | Constance's Morning Routine

In case you cannot read the captions, this is Constance's morning routine:
1) Wake up, Beagle Girl!
2) Come on, Constance, time to get up.
3) Cooonnnstaannce!
4) Eat breakfast.
5) Beg for more breakfast.
6) Run in the park!

Ah, the good life :-)

Caso não consigam ler os subtítulos, esta é a rotina matinal da Constance:
1) Acorde, Beagle Girl!
2) Vamos, Constance, hora de levantar.
3) Cooonnnstaannce!
4) Comer café da manhã.
5) Pedir mais café da manhã.
6) Correr pelo parque!

Ah, que vida boa :-)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Dog Lover Blog Award 2008!!!

Look what I got!  The super talented Eunice Rosado from This nice dog has created, designed and given me this wonderful award, and I'm very happy and honored to display it here on my blog!  We are allowed to pass the award on to others.  I know many other artists/bloggers out there who genuinely love and care about dogs (and all animals, really!) so I'd like to nominate:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Illustration Friday | Detach

Ooops... that wasn't supposed to happen! Luckily, there's a doll hospital just around the corner.

Ooopa... isso não era para ter acontecido! Ainda bem, tem um Hospital de Bonecas logo lá na esquina.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Krisztina Maros of Sketchpause has given me an award!  She is an amazing artist (check out her beautiful, color rich watercolors!) and I couldn't be happier. 

I now get to spread the joy and give this award to other bloggers who bring art and inspiration to our world.  Pretty cool...

Here are the rules: 
1-Display the logo on your blog
2-Link back to the person you received the award from.
3-Nominate 7 other blogs
4-Put links of those blogs on  yours
5-Leave a message on their blogs so they know they've been nominated.

That's always the hardest part. But here we go:

Lil Kim from lil kim's illo blog
Paola from La Señorita Pil
Kristin from Illustration blog
Eunice from This nice dog
Stacey from Three Red Trees

Of course, there many, many, many more...  :-)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators


Time to talk about another favorite author/illustrator of mine: Stephen Michael King from Australia.  He has a wonderful, playful and loose style done in pen and ink and watercolor.  The book "Leaf" was recently published in Australia, and I learned that the U.S. rights were bought by Roaring Book Press.  I can't wait to see his latest work!  Meanwhile, look for books written and/or illustrated at your local library and check out his website.  It's a lot of fun!

Friday, August 15, 2008

One more for Watercolor Wednesdays

The theme this week is "Triplets." If you can, visit us there to see the work of the other artists.

O tema desta semana é "trigêmeos."  Se puder, visite-nos e veja o trabalho dos outros artistas.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Illustration Friday | Sail

Sure, they're great swimmers. But sometimes even penguins feel like trying something different!

Claro, eles são excelentes nadadores. Mas mesmo penguins às vezes sentem vontade de tentar algo diferente!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators

A new day to talk about picture books and illustrators I admire: Sundays!

And here's the pick of this week: Peter McCarty and his books about two adorable characters. The first book, Hondo and Fabian, came out in 2002 and was a Caldecott Honor Book.  The illustrations are beautiful and original, color pencil on watercolor paper, and the story simple, fun and charming.  In 2007, Peter published a sequel, Fabian escapes, and it's just as wonderful. 
Have you read them?  If not, check them out!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sketch for Watercolor Wednesdays

Here's the sketch for my entry this week for "Watercolor Wednesdays." You can see the finished illustration there (as well as the work of all the other artists!)

Aqui está o rascunho do meu desenho para a "Watercolor Wednesdays." Você pode ver a ilustração final lá (assim como o trabalho dos outros artistas!)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Illustration Friday | Poof

This is the first time for this little guy, and he's still learning! :-)

Essa é a primeira vez dele, ainda está aprendendo! :-)