Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Commission

Now I can share what filled a chunk of my pre-holiday elfin magic :)

This lovely home is located in Colleton River Plantation. The view of the river from the equally large back porch is outstanding.

Thank you Linda and Nancy for the opportunity to surprise your folks this Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bear Tree

I've been walking by this interesting Live Oak for a year and a half, and finally, just the right day arrived to sketch it! I don't know if I achieved the look of a bear face in my drawing, but in real life it really does resemble one :)

The tree stands along a sidewalk in our neighborhood. I had to set my chair right in the middle of the walkway to capture the entire tree.  When I stood in front of the bear face for the close up, a delightful Fox Squirrel peeked from behind the tree. It was quite curious about the human standing there. At one point I thought it was going to leave the tree and inspect me up close!

Our lowcountry weather has been so absolutely balmy this November and December as compared to the last two years.  We really need a freeze. Our early spring wildflowers are thinking it's time to bloom!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Waxing Moon

I so love it when the Moon smiles in the sky.

No Full Moon painting for me this month. Our sky was socked in with clouds.

I've two more sketches to do of the  convergence of Jupiter and the waxing Moon. Right now they are just hen scratchings on a piece of scrap paper and laying in my 'to do' pile :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The 2012 LowCountry Sketchbook Calendar is Ready!!

Thank you all for your patience.  It sure has been an adventure to publish this calendar. Please click this link to preview and purchase my inaugural LowCountry Sketchbook Calendar.  That's just in case the video link below doesn't work.... ha ha, I'm so confident with my tech skills :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

2012 Calendars Will Be Available Soon!


I've had such a good response to the calendars I made as gifts from Staples, that I'm very busy downloading my most popular journal pages into Lulu.com's calendar publisher.  I hope to have them ready to order by late next week.  The cost is $20 plus any applicable taxes and shipping.

Unfortunately, unless you have them shipped by ground, they won't arrive for Christmas. If you'd like to give this as a Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa gift, let me know and I'll send you an image you can print and put into a card.....  Yes, I've been last minute with gifts before :)  But, I find a preview of what's to come really goes over well.  Sometimes, I've even wrapped the preview in a box... making it real special!  In this case, just blame it on the artist..... she has great ideas but an issue with timing... ha ha!

 Lulu.com offers very high quality printing.  The wall calendar opens to 17 x 11 inches and contains US and Canadian holidays. I've added Full and New Moon dates and other fun celestial events.... what a surprise, huh?

Stay tuned for the release date announcement! I will provide a link directly to my page on Lulu.com.

Back to the studio I go!  This elf is busy, busy :)