October Wallpaper

I'm finally happy with this desktop wallpaper! Patience is not one of my strong suits, and neither is starting over, but I see now how often my first ideas are not my strongest, and it will always take a few tries to get something that I'm satisfied with. (Time to let the neuroses go, Kinnon!)

Tomorrow I hope you have a blustery, leafy, hopefully sunny October.

not a good day for kites

Little old ladies

This was my first attempt at trying to create a desktop wallpaper. I've got some resolution issues, so I'll have to keep trying, but I like how it's not just a traditional scene - there is some abstraction to it - and I could even see a pattern of those little windswept old ladies in my near future....


I love fall. Seriously, the chill in the air this morning actually made me smile. I had this foolish grin on my face when I got my thickest, wooliest sweaters down from the closet shelf and when I fished out my slippers. Slippers!
I love watching the wind pull the leaves off of the trees outside my living room window. I love wrapping myself in scarves and jackets and taking a stroll through parks not yet raked. I love sunny fall days, but I also love the grey ones too.
I don't want to delve too deeply into the whys and wherefores, because I believe that there are some things you don't need to analyze. You just need to love them. And I do.

Illustration Friday: Old Fashioned

Well, my show is finally open and I have my days back to myself. I was surprised how little energy I had to keep drawing while we were in rehearsals. I guess I shouldn't have been - we were working 8 - 9 hour days - but I have a lot more respect now for those who can keep creatively working outside of another full-time job. Oodles and oodles of respect.

Anyway, it's great to get back in, especially with Illustration Friday. This week's post is a little comment on what we will now perceive as being "old fashioned" in light of our ever-advancing technologies.