Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Best friends | Os melhores amigos

Happy New Year, everyone! Let there be peace on Earth!

Feliz Ano Novo a todos! Paz na Terra para todos nós!

A gift for me? | Um presente para mim?

I guess Bunny is done knitting... :-)

Acho que o Coelhinho acabou de tricotar... :-)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Freddie is here!

Freddie the Escape Artist has arrived and, as you can see, Lolly there on the right is already smitten. :-)

Both are Original Sock Dogs created by plush artist and illustrator Stacey Hsu from Three Red Trees. I was the very lucky winner of a surprise raffle on her blog and, thanks to her generosity, was able to add Freddie to our family.

Thank you, Stacey!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In color! | Colorido!

So here is the color version of this sketch, created for Watercolor Wednesdays. I've been trying to loosen up my ink strokes and washes, trying for a more natural look. I think it's working, but I still have a long way to go. :-)

Aqui então está a versão colorida deste desenho, feito para o blog Watercolor Wednesdays.  Tenho tentado soltar mais o meu traço e aquareladas, em busca de um estilo mais natural.  Acho que estou conseguindo, mas ainda tenho muito o que aprender. :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm a Surprise Winner!!

Stacey Hsu, an immensely talented and very generous plush artist and illustrator, has given me a fantastic gift. I am the winner of one of her beautiful creations, which you can find both on her blog and on her etsy store, Three Red Trees. She's the creator of the Original Sock Dog, and 10% of every Original Sock Dog purchase is donated to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. How cool is that?? Above you can see a few of her creations (there are many, many more!) The last one, that cute black dog with the red collar is Lolly, based on one of Stacey's own dogs and who now lives with me. Lolly is a total sweetheart! :-)

I've been a fan of her work (and blog) for a while, and I'm sure you will too. I'll post a picture of my gift (Freddie, the Escape Artist!) when he arrives, but meanwhile make sure you check all of her work. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Watercolor Wednesdays

The prompt this month for Watercolor Wednesday has to do with gift giving between friends. Here's my sketch -- I have a feeling you can guess where this is going! :-)

A atividade deste mês para o blog Watercolor Wednesday é criar uma ilustração de um amigo dando um presente a um outro.  Aqui está o meu desenho -- acho que vocês devem imaginar por onde vai essa estória! :-)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Illustration Friday | Similar

Similar, but not exactly the same...
I did this some time ago, playing around with the same illustration but using different media (and different flowers). I haven't done that in a while, but it was fun and a good way of practicing.

Parecido, mas não exatamente igual...
Fiz este trabalho há algum tempo atrás, usando a mesma ilustração, mas com materials diferentes (e flores diferentes também). Faz tempo que não faço isso, mas foi divertido e uma boa maneira de praticar.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Many, many thanks to Bee at Bee's Blog for this lovely and encouraging award!

Here are the rules.  The winner may:
1. Put the logo on their blog;
2. Put a link to the person that sent them the award;
3. Nominate 5 blogs for the award.

I'd like to nominate these very talented and creative people and their blogs:

Check out their wonderful and diverse work!