Monday, June 29, 2015

Goodbye June....hello July!

This little porcupine, from a snippet of a recent project, sends a fond farewell to June, and welcomes in July! Hope you all have been well!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice in Wonderland...a "sketch-painting" between projects

Hello! I hope this finds you all well and I just thougth I'd share something I've been working on in the wee hours of the morning between projects I'm working on concurrently. I've found that I have to paint a personal sketch to keep fresh. It started as a pencil sketch straight on my hot pressed watercolor paper, and the other night I decided to just start painting it up. I loved getting into the little bits and adding dots and stripes and brushstrokes in white on top of the final piece.

We are officially on summer break now and I can't be happier regarding how my kids' school year went..the constantly amaze me!! Between music lessons, sports practices and games, and academics, they are just such talented and bright, wonderful human beings who I truly enjoy from morning to night. We're hopeful for a smooth and enjoyable few summer months ahead and hope that you all are well and getting some rest and relaxation too.

Thank you for visiting this dusty ol' blog, I really appreciate it!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Memorial Day, and a big thank you to all who have sacrificed their lives to serve and protect our country.

Happy birthday dad (yesterday, May 24th) - who turned a very young 81! :) Dad celebrated with good food, chocolate and family. Yay! I'm grateful for such wonderful brothers and such a great dad...I can't ask for better.

Had a little time to sketch and paint last night..there's little time now between work-work, but it's something I have to do to keep balance.

Hope everyone's enjoying this long weekend in the USA, and hope everyone beyond is off to a great start to the week! ~ Shirley

Friday, May 15, 2015

What a wonderful thing..a baby beluga!!

Congratulations to momma Maris, a resident female whale at the Georgia Aquarium, who delivered her calf on Mother's Day, May 10th, at 1:25 a.m. We are rootin' for you little one!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Oh my lovely little persimmon!

Dedicated to my mom..I can't believe it's been 4 years since she's passed. I love you mom, you're with me every single day.

In the summertime, mom loved watching squirrels grab persimmons from the neighbors tree, and then head back to her part of the fence and eat them.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

As promised, here is the full piece I recently created for While sketching these characters, all I could think about was how cool it would be to be small and see giant flowers all around. :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone! ~ Shirley