Hello! Hope this little post finds you cozy and warm. We’ve had lots of cloudy Pacific Northwest days lately. It’s that time of year. While I LOVE the sun (and need lots of it), I actually enjoy the get-cozy-inside part of these cold, wet, dark winter days. I think it makes my moments in the studio more productive because I am not being enticed to go outside as much. So that’s exactly what I’ve been doing…. Spending little man’s naps and my evenings out in the studio – creating away.
I thought I would share a few pics from around here lately. (If you follow me on Instagram, you might recognize some of these.)
I’ve been working on building some new collections for licensing – including a holiday collection. (No, the irony of the timing is not lost on me. So I’m a little behind…) I’m not sure where these little kids will end up, but I sure had a lot of fun creating them. Funny thing is I totally saw this scene when we got a little new snow last weekend. Funny kiddos running around with their mouths open trying to catch the big fat snowflakes falling. So cute! (BTW – If you’re curious about the sketches and background, I start my collages with sketches on gessoed cardboard. Then I do the collage over the sketch. Later, I scan and clean them up in Photoshop. You can watch my process video right over here.)
I’ve also been dreaming of spring. I try to create something every day . So on those days that I don’t get out the studio, I usually try to spend a little time sketching. Have been watching these guys working away through the winter – always on the lookout for something to nibble.
Spotted this little scrap of paper on the path to my studio from the house. So funny. I seem to shed paper “breadcrumbs” wherever I go. Hmmmm….. maybe a paper artist is near. 🙂
Finally, I had to share this photo that little man insisted on taking when the sun came out for a moment the other day. He suddenly jumped up from where he was playing on the floor and shouted “YAY!!! Sun come out!!!!” I feel the same way. He’s a kid after my own heart. Gotta celebrate the light when you see it!
Hope you all are having a lovely week. Keep celebrating the light!