It's been so long since I've posted on this blog! Partly because I've been using facebook more, and partly I suppose because I've been busy finishing a book illustration project. I'd like to get back in the routine here, though! In the meantime, here is a quick sketch I drew and painted the other day.
Ever since I stopped drinking out of plastic containers, I've wanted a SIGG bottle but couldn't decide on which one I wanted. So I decided to try their design your own option! Fun! I like how it turned out- I used a watercolor sketch from my moleskine book. I think I'll make one for my laptop next.
I've been doodling before falling asleep...a nice way to end the day.
Foxy was out today, almost white!
I'm so happy to have my table space back. It's been taken up by that giant sign I was working on. I'm thinking of painting the walls, or one wall. It's a small corner with a window that brings in nice light. Not sure on colors though. I have a hard time deciding on wall paint colors. Any ideas?
Here's a view of the books Im looking at this week. Most exciting are the three Japanese decor books that I just received...from Japan! I emailed Paumes, the publisher, and they were super friendly and the books arrived so fast! I found later that you can also order them at Yvestown. So these books, although I can't read them because they're written entirely in Japanese, are completely enjoyable and total eye candy from cover to cover. I got the one about children's rooms in Copenhagen, Paris, and small Paris apartments. Wow, talk about inspiration overload. I highly highly recommend these beautiful books!
and they sent the books with some cute picture cards, and possibly the most beautiful receipt I've ever seen:
So much goodness in one day! Oh and now Project Runway is on! Have I mentioned how much I love that show?
Today was so cold that the schools and many businesses were closed. It got down to around 45 below zero, with wind chills at 65 below! Then the whole town lost power for about an hour, which was so scary because it doesn't take long for pipes to freeze etc. Thank the lucky stars someone was able to get power back on for us. It's times like this that I think about the people of the northern climates throughout history who survived winters and made it through without electricity and cars and grocery stores full of food.
Here's a photo of my grandmother's little blue glass vase, in front of the window that happens to have frost on the inside...Also snowball candle and star lamps reflecting in window.