Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fairy No. 2...

Well, here she is, "His" counterpart :) I made her so she's looking at him .... gazing at him... wanting him to want her.  I think they make a lovely pair... I also included a pic of them together. This was my first duo drawing, how fun it was to create them as a pair!

Fairy glow

Fairy glow cropped

Together watermark better color glow_edited-1

They are each on 11X14 card stock I hope she decides to frame them using a matted frame, together I think can be stunning!


On to the next project...what shall it be? ... I simply love staring at a blank sheet of paper, lol. Anything is possible ;)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I've missed you more than you'll ever know...

This is an exerpt from my photography blog one year ago tittled "I'll miss you more than you'll ever know"...I thought it fitting to blog about him here today because it was after his passing that my passion for art was awakened...I've always loved to draw, but for the first time in my life I can see clearly that this is what I was *meant* to do...

"I'm blogging the kids are at school, and for the first time since September 24th, the day of my Dad's surgery, I don't have anywhere to go to visit him...He's gone.  He's gone now, & I have no where to go to see him.  He passed on Monday November 15th, peacefully in his sleep.  He had cancer and he just never recovered.  He tried so hard, but I could see him slowly slipping away with each week that went by.  I feel so empty inside right now.  There is so much in my soul that I can credit him for, he was truly my Kindred Spirit.  & I'm going to miss him more than words can express.  He gave me my love for music, my love for drawing, my love for animals, my love for photography.  It was the simple things in life that I can appreciate and know that he would always relate to.  There was never a pretty flower or a tall tree that he would pass up and not notice. All that is good and pure in me came from him, it's that feeling in my heart that tells me so.  He was such a unique, quiet man with the capacity to love more than I've ever seen in a person.  He cherished his grand kids and spoke of my mom as if she were an angel.  & during his last days, when he couldn't even speak, lay there staring at my mom and me as if he was laying his eyes on us for the last time.  The day before he passed, he saw my Jason with a tear in his eye and I knew then this was the last time we would see his precious brown eyes.

Although I'll miss him terribly, each time I look at my kids I will think of him & know that he will live each day through them. Rest in peace sweet Daddy."


Friday, November 4, 2011

A Most Original Commission...

I have to admit, I've never drawn anything like this before...but was more than excited to take on the challenge when I received the request to make a male fairy... It was someone who stumbled upon the piece I created of the portrait of the little girl recently.  She was so taken with that piece that she just had to have me create this unique drawing for her very own... (I'm still not used to hearing these sorts of things...too good to be true, if you know what I mean) Well, here is the final work of art & I really hope that she's pleased & that he brings her many years of magic & mystery...


Just when I thought I was finished with this post... to my surprise, the client has just requested a female fairy to go along with this piece! I'm besides myself with anticipation to begin his significant other...  I've got very particular details that my customer is requesting she look like...I won't give away anything yet, you'll just have to stay tuned!