Friday, December 30, 2011

Old new borrowed and blue

She was visiting her grandmother for Christmas. She had a wonderful new floaty blue dress, her grandmother gave her a very old beaded purse, and told her she could borrow any book she wanted!

For the Inspiration Ave challenge old,new borrowed and blue.

And for Paint Party Friday I had a hard time deciding which post to link to?

Here is the other one, I think they both round the year off.

All the best for 2012!

Highlight, could it be a secret?

 He whispered in her ear a secret, a joke? Whatever it was she laughed with pure joy.

One of my highlights this year is the men in red work shirts, you can find more here and here. There are even more....They speak to me of romance. I love a little romantic story as well.

For illustration friday highlight challenge.
An ending for the year; met my own goal of 100 posts! What will next year bring?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Angel

A little Christmas Angel for the Three Muses Angel challenge. Reincarnated a figure from here, she looks quite different!

Using watercolor and digital painting.

Friday, December 23, 2011

A little bird told me so.....

The message was to wear a red Christmas dress, the messenger was a little bird, he told me so.
What a party it was all those red Christmas dresses!

Well Fred was a busy bird he spread the message. All those wearing red turned up, the music was great. Wonderful dancing, great party!

Some Christmas color for illustration friday messenger challenge, paint party friday and Artists in blogland.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

At the sink

At the Sink
The little helper. My children occasionally helped when they were little, as they grew older not so much....
But the fascination with all the water and bubbles was joyful if short lived :)

Inspiration the sink illustration friday challenge. A little paint party friday, artists in blogland, Sunday Sketches and Creative Everyday

Christmas is almost here, programs are finished at the Library. Puppet plays survived :) Holidays almost ready to begin, a year to reflect on.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sisters Always: Together or Separated

Recalling winter walking, each snow fall no matter how old she gets she remembers that walk with her older sister.

Even though they are separated by a continent they will always be sisters.

Family ties that connect us to our siblings, especially at Christmas.

Another version is here.

For illustration friday separate challenge.
Also Artists in Blogland and Sunday Sketches

A Little Christmas Wish

A little Christmas wish, inspired by Inspiration Ave Christmas ball challenge.

Also Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day there is another version of this here.

We almost had snow today, the Christmas parties are in full swing. I had a dream last night that all my family and quests arrived for Christmas dinner and I hadn't bought any food!

One more puppet play and then library programs are over for the year! It's been fun but holidays are welcome.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bye Bye Butterfly

A little rhyme that is from a cloth book I have put together for a spoonflower baby book challenge. I will post the rest of the images but you can check out the fabric book layout at the link above. It was interesting to figure out the paging. I'm not too sure my instructions on how to sew it together are all that clear.

My mind has been consumed by Christmas puppet plays....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Waiting for Mr Darcy

English literature challenge from Inspiration Ave.

Also Creative Tuesdays Mistletoe  challenge.

Also Paint Party Friday & Artists in Blogland
 and Web of Wimsy , and Creative Everyday this has me thinking of kissing frogs....

Next week at the library we are doing a short puppet play with Santa as a frog, the elf is a chimp, Frosty is a green fuzzy spider, there is a Christmas fairy and Rudolf is a mouse with a red nose! Wish me luck!!!!

Little boys brigade

Little boys at play, they can be completely independent of one another and yet united.
They form their own little play brigades. Illustration Friday brigade challenge, may they never be in a real military brigade.
Something for Sunday Sketches.