Monday, February 28, 2011

what I'm working on...



Sunday, February 27, 2011

6 boxes of paint, brushes, pastels, pencil crayons, paper, canvas...

When my husband and I decided to go traveling a couple of years ago, my parents were kind enough to store our stuff for us. Since our return, when ever a member of my family comes to the city, they bring a load of our stuff. A couple of days ago I got my drawing table and the last of my art supplies so today was spent unpacking, cleaning and putting everything away. It feels really good to have a clean, fully stocked studio. Can't wait to get to work in the morning :)

I also spent some time tonight tweaking the design of my blog. Nothing drastic, but I think it looks much better now.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

one of my favorite travel quotes:


I've been finishing up some loose ends in my 3rd and final travel journal, things like coloring in letters that I had drawn but hadn't had time to finish, gluing in some bits of paper, filling in a map with all the places that we visited... I've already posted some pages from my first 2 journals (here, here and here; and here, here and here), but because it wasn't finished I haven't posted anything from this one.

I'm also trying to scan my travel journals so that I can have a section just for them on my website. I'll let you know when I get it done.

Monday, February 21, 2011

erin boake

© Erin Boake

Calgary based painter and good friend of mine, Erin Boake, recently started a blog. Check it out. You can also see more of her work here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

cloud nine


(see the process photos in the previous post)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

what i'm working on






Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

book cover


While we were living in Edinburgh, I was asked if one of my sketches could be used as the cover art for a collection of short stories titled 'Argentinos Stories' by Mariana Dietl. She said that "the accordion is a powerful symbol in my native country, very associated to tango and to the country's inherent melancholy." She said that my illustration portrayed exactly what she tried to portray in her stories: sadness and melancholy all mixed up with a certain lightness and playfulness.

I had my copies of the book sent to my parent's address in Saskatchewan where they stayed for almost a year, until we returned to Canada. I finally saw the physical books this past Christmas but hadn't gotten around to posting about them until now.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

man in spotted coat


Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

sketchbook ladies



Thursday, February 3, 2011


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

illustration friday

What a great day this is turning out to be!
Thank you to Illustration Friday for mentioning me on their blog.
Check it out here.

uppercase community profile


Check out my profile in the Community section of the Uppercase website. It's actually been up for a while but I never got around to blogging about it. (The bio needs an update now - I submitted it last summer when we were still living in Sarajevo)