Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

This is what the Easter Bunny has to deal with these days:


This is the second year we've give a book by the dynamic duo: Sally Lloyd Jones and Jago. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is a wonderful devotional for children. It's written in such a way that the deepest thoughts and feelings in the hearts of children are easily and lovingly laid out in beautiful illustrations. This has prompted lovely bedtime discussions about life and faith with my children. Jago rocks. Sally too.

@sallylloydjones  and @jagosilver  have made it into our Easter baskets the last two years. #thoughtstomakeyourheartsing

What would Easter be without a little Perler Beads art?


– jenny

Friday, March 29, 2013

In Panera

There is a man who works every day in Panera. He always wears a loud Hawaiian shirt. I've brought my markers to sketch him. He has no legs.


– jenny

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting and Sketch Books

I do a lot of waiting.

Dental office patterns. Waiting for cavity filling of the small person.

Waiting for doctors, waiting for dance class, waiting for school pickup ... just waiting! I always find myself waiting without any kind of sketcbook and you know what happens when the mind wanders. You want to sketch your ideas! It's harder to do on a napkin so I end up writing the idea down on a scrap of paper, lose it, and then wonder what the heck I was going to sketch.

And then I sketch yet another dog.

So I remembered to bring along my sketchbook a few times and decided to really challenge myself!

Sketching in the car.

Emotions in a face are so hard to capture sometimes but yet so essential in conveying the action or feelings of an image. This was frustrating at first, but then really fun as I tried to think of different emotions like the "How are You Feeling Today?" magnets.

Next time I actually remember to throw the sketchbook in my purse, perhaps I'll come up with something great!

– jenny