Monday, August 23, 2010


Beezus and Thor.
2.5" x 3.5"

Beezus and Thor.
2.5" x 3.5"

I love painting my children, and I love painting ATC, so this is a natural pairing. I actually have been thinking about painting Thor so much lately because his default facial expression right now is so much like a cartoon (see right), I am always thinking about painting it. I have about fifty pictures of him in this exact facial expression. So, this weekend I gave it a shot. The top one is the first one I did, and I was not happy with it. I stopped using ink to outline my ATC illustrations. I don't know. I just like the look of all watercolor and realized it was more a function of my crappy brushes than my abilities, so I bought a good brush for outlining my figures. Anyway, the mouth of this one ran a bit and I "fixed it", if you can call it fixing it when it still looks wonky. Beezus also claims that she has too much hair and it is not yellow enough. (Critics come in small packages.) So, I painted another one between bathtime and bedtime, so it is a quicky. 

I also did a few needle felted projects this weekend, which I am thinking of listing on my Etsy site as pins, or magnets. I haven't decided.

Bacon and eggs.
3.5" x 2.5"

2.5"x 2"

Maguro Nigiri Sushi.
2" x 1"

And to wrap up, I would give a (small) finger for some sushi right now. So, after posting this, I am starving--Maguro Nigiri. Get in my Belly.


after iris said...

I really love the paintings. Fab.

I think selling your needlefelting is a fantastic idea. I love my magnet. I would definitely buy them as gifts. I know literally 100s of people who would like them! They're so cute and witty.

Hope's Mama said...

Magnets for sure! I get so many comments on mine. And I'm with Jess, love the paintings. Thor is such a ripper of a baby!

Magpie said...

cool stuff. the sushi & eggs crack me up.