Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zion National Park (Part I)

This has been my view for the past five days. Zion National Park is beyond beautiful. It's almost impossible to capture the magnificence of the mountains in a photo, but I tried my best. I'll be back with more photos soon. Cheers! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 39/52

The air is getting cooler and the lake is finally crisp and refreshing again. Fall is most definitely on the horizon. Murphy and I have been savoring every spare moment we have down by the water. He seems so content there and I love spending the afternoon gazing out over the water with him.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Illustrated: The Fruit Mawn-Stuhs

All my friends are turning 32 this year! Here's another "32" inspired birthday card illustration. Which fruit mawn-stuh is your favorite?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 38/52

Murphy and I were honored to be photographed by the incredibly talented Kelly from Grace Hill Photography. We've never had official pics taken together since I'm always the one behind the camera. It was a bit strange at first, but having my best buddy along helped calm my nerves. Murphy was a great sport and let me squeeze, kiss, and pose him in all kinds of ways!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Illustrated: Welcome Home

I illustrated this card for a couple friends who just purchased their first home. I chose the colors that spoke to me on that particular day and just love the patriotic flair that ended up shining through.  On the back of the envelope I wrote the lyrics to CSNY, Our House (is a very, very fine house). There was also a little monster inside saying hello!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles Special Edition: Tongue Action (37/52)

Murphy and I spent a lovely and lazy Sunday by the lake. He ate treats and duck poop while I read and attempted to sketch a portrait of him. I managed to catch some seriously impressive tongue photos. This dog could have been in Kiss!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Goodbye / Hello

Goodbye (soon) to sweet summer tomato sandwiches, layered with sprouted bread, white cheddar, sauerkraut, and mayo. You've brought many meals of joy to my belly this season. 

Hello, to crisp fall air, changing leaves, bright root vegetables and kale. I'm ready.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 36/52

Throwback of Murphy on the beach last Christmas. Even when it's chilly, I'd rather be at the beach than most anywhere. How about you?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Illustrated: A Return to Cyclops

I love illustration and have been a doodler for as long as I can remember; any time I take notes they end up covered with random designs. In school, it drove my teachers batty, but it truly helps me concentrate. Lately, illustration has helped me stay calm and escape in moments of worry and stress. I've been sharing my art with friends and family and love how my goofy little drawings make them smile. I thought I'd start sharing them here as well, hopefully to make YOU smile! In 2010 I shared my love of cyclops. I decided to return to my favorite character in honor of a close friend's 32nd birthday by drawing one cyclops for each year of her life so far. I had so much fun creating these little "clops"! Which one is your favorite?