This is Elv. When I want to just disappear into another world for a little while, I read. The last few days I have fallen into another one of Alice Hoffman's books, The Story Sisters. The first 1/3 of the book is filled with some really wonderful imagery. I have BIG plans for a series of illustrations of the Story sisters. Elv is the oldest of the 3 sisters. She spends many evenings in a Hawthorn tree outside of her bedroom window. After digging a little, I found out that there are some suspicions and folk stories about the Hawthorn tree. I love Hoffman.
I thought that I was made of some pretty strong stuff. My seams have been tested a lot this year and I fear I have come "undone" more than a few times. It is a good thing I am handy with a needle and thread.
I was instantly inspired upon hearing Dave Matthew's new song "You and Me"! I went to work sketching this right away and it worked out perfectly for this weeks topic. Click the link below to hear this great song!
The ultimate "SKINNY" jeans. I saw a Gibbon at the Columbus zoo this summer and the small creature left quite an impression on me. He had these amazingly LONG skinny fingers and a sad look on his face. When I got home I did this sketch. Not the Gibbon, obviously, but inspired by him none the less. I colored the sketch for this weeks topic.
That is just how I did this sketch, FAST. My son LOVES going fast, he has no fear. My daughter is the cautious one. I was remembering one trip to the sledding hill when my son was 2. He flew down the huge snowy hill on a saucer yelling "Happy New Year". He was smiling from ear to ear.