Archive for September, 2008

With our anniversary sunday and my sil’s baby shower I completely forgot to post this weeks sketch.  I have to admith that I have been posting old sketches I did awhile ago.  I just haven’t had the time to create any new ones.  Luckily I have quite a stockpile.


On a kind of funny note, I went in the kitchen to get a drink and this is where I found Tyler.  He is actually fast asleep.  He has a approximately 3 night a week sleep walking habit. Inver know where I;m going to find him.


Thank goodness for scrap challenges or else I’d never get any scrapping done.  This one was for Catherine’s monday challenge at Playground of Memories.  Here’s the challenge in the challenge queen’s own words.

“The challenge this week is kind of interesting. It’s also an opportunity for you to use some scraps. I want you to create a layout using patterned paper as a background. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, that patterned paper has to be cut into strips….and the largest strip can only be 1 1/2″ wide. Yep, you read that right. ”

This layout came together really quickly.  I created the title a few days ago in ps (see previous post).  With the addition of the paper I had on my desk cut into strips and an overlay it came together like scrambled eggs and catsup.

Check this icy title out.  I can’t take credit for it  though.  Found a tutorial in Photoshop User magazine.  I picked it up at Barnes and Noble on a whim…..what a great publication!  Lots of info and great tutorials.  I may have to get a subscription.

One thing I’m learning about photoshop, you can do just about anything by combining layers and adjusting transparencies. Alot of it is just trial and error and a little bit of knowledge.  Thank God there are smart people out there willing to share their findings

Happy anniversary

Posted: September 28, 2008 in everyday life

to the man I love, the man who puts up with my moods, the most beautiful soul I know, the man who still turns my knees to jelly and presses the right button, the best father in the world, the man who understands me, all of me……

eleven years ago…….


I love you now and always…if you don’t kill me first !

The end of innocence?

Posted: September 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

Today madison discovered you tube.  One of her friends told her about it.  I told her she had to be supervised whenever she used it.  She’s now happily engrossed in horrible quality Pokemon videos.  It’s like her eyes have been opened to a whole new world!

Today we finished our eraser drawn horse skull and candlestick combo.  Last week I was almost in tears over this one. Absolutely convinced that I lacked the skills necessary to complete the project.  this week I learned that perseverence pays off.  This is what the drawing looked like last week

This is the completed piece.  Although I made the mistake of telling the professor it was done.  Of course, he found lots of ways of improving my “completed” drawing.  Next time I’ll just keep my mouth shut.

Here’s the before and after of the eraser I used to “draw” this masterpece


This is my friend Janae’s version.  She was obviously sitting behind the setup since she got to draw the ass end of the skull.

Wondering what it was supposed to look like?  Well, wait no longer, here’s the original.

Our homework is to use any of the techniques we used in class so far to draw any item we want.  Guess which one I won’t be choosing???

“I don’t mean to be smart.  it just happens.  It’s not  my fault”.  Emily is one of my fellow students in Drawing I class.  This was in response to a nerd vs. geek discussion we were having before class.