A Visitor in the Studio

Well hi there! Happy Saturday to you.
Our house was a little fuller this week, as we had Jack in town for his spring break. 

 I can't ever get him to pose for a picture, so this is the best I got of him all week! 

We spent Wednesday working together in the "capsule" (my tiny studio.)

 Jack worked on a Flash animation.

  I worked on a Dala horse for Matt. 
He's been asking me for a year to make him one. Sorry it took so long Matty! 

We peacefully coexisted in these tight quarters all afternoon. 
Here are the end results. Enjoy! 

Just Jack

Hi. How are you? I'm feeling a little tired today. Too much sun, I think.

I completed "Just Jack" (featuring my stepson) a few weeks back. This is the first figurative work I've done in almost 9 years! For being so rusty, I'm quite happy with the results. It really captures the likeness and spirit of 12 year old Jack.

Jack, on the other hand, is not thrilled with this piece. He thinks he looks like "Michael Jackson??" I don't quite understand that..... I guess it's his fedora???

I'm happy to report that this piece is already sold. Yahoo! Its sale motivates me to make more figurative pieces. Stay tuned for more!

Ta-Ta for now.

Falling Food

Last weekend, Jack (my boyfriend's 9 year old son) and I did some drawing in our sketchbooks. Jack started drawing every food he could think of. (He says it's his best subject.) I love how he included cast shadow for each of the foods.

We were running out of ideas of foods to draw, so I got out the illustrated Italian book my mom had given us. (We are traveling to Italy this summer and attempting to learn some Italian.) I decided to include the Italian names with each illustration.

In other news, my passport arrived this week! With my airfare now bought and paid for and my passport in hand, I'm almost ready for my Italian adventure. Matt has booked all of our lodgings in Venice, Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. Now we just wait until June!

Happy Sunday friends.