Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Thoughts

Playing with digital patterns. Combination of two APPS, Type Drawing and Percolater and organized on my PC with CorelDRAW. I think I am addicted to this process this week.

In the meantime and separately from this digital art making, I have sketched out rough designs of every page for my picture book story.
I am planning to do three finished double page spreads and then I will put them all together with the manuscript and if I can actually MAKE myself put it into an envelope I will mail it off.
This is a plan and I hope I can do it. Mailing things off is my biggest problem but I have been reading some of Elizabeth Gilbert's advice for writers and I think her words are giving me some courage.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Today is the anniversary of that terrible day when the world was changed forever. I was up late last night working on this design and today it seems to fit the mood.

3 Characters

Creative process today. I think I am getting into this doodling thing and so happy to have the free time to play with it. And no one is standing over me expecting anything.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Doodle

It was a beautiful day in Vancouver. Sunshine. Not too hot. Perfect for long walks.
This is Freddy. I am not sure where he came from or where he is going but at least he is here to entertain.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Monday Thoughts

 I started feeling really tired and achy yesterday and today I decided to take it easy on myself and rest. So I rested.
I've been watching episodes of Breaking Bad and reading the Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert and in between enjoying those things I have taken long walks with my dog Maggie.

I am looking for my muse again, and trying to get back into drawing. Perhaps my angel is trying to get the message through to me to put that picture book manuscript into the mail. I mean, what is the worst thing that could happen?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Two new friends on my iPad appeared on the screen last night as I experimented with two Apps, TYPE DRAWING and PERCOLATER and I know I am on a wave of making useless doodles.
This is Freddy and his friend Frank. I think they are up to no good.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Rain & Stars

It is raining in Vancouver on this first day of school when only private school kids get to go to school because the government won't bend for the striking public system teachers and the teachers stand their ground. I support  the teachers. My daughter-in-law had a heart attack three years ago when she had to deal with  a large grade seven class with 18 special needs kids and no help. It almost killed her. At forty four she was in the hospital with a heart attack! This is not fair. So let's think about the kids please. And the teachers too.

As I listened to CBC radio this morning this unhappy mutt stared back at me from my ipad.

"How did I get here? Where do I come from? Where do we go from here?"
I have no idea but it was fun drawing with stars.

Loving my iPad. Feeling sad for the kids.