Friday, September 26, 2008

IF's Word of the week "Packed"


CoCo loaded up the Choco bar packed with her delicious truffle treats and headed out to make the world right with her chocolate goodness. I did this illustration early this morning. I love to create characters and stories to go along with them.
Meet little Miss Coco Delight. She loves chocolate and believes that is can cure anything from
a bad mood to unemployment. (I wish) Have a smile on me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Watercolor Wednesday "Happy Birthday"


Hope that your day is filled with much happiness, excitement and joy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

IF's Word of the week "Clique"


Zach tried to convince the peas to let Speckels be part of their Clique.
I'm sure if you guys would just join together in my mouth we could all be friends." said Zach.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

His World


There is something so wonderful about living in the city. I'm talking about NEW YORK! I go often to get
inspired. There is something about the neighborhoods that I see and the people that live and work there.
It's a feeling that I really can't explain in word so I made a word picture. I love to people watch and children
are the ice cream and cake for me! I love to see them in their world enjoying every single moment! Blissful unaware that they are being watched and then illustrated. I hope that this little guy make you smile. Have a wonderful day!

Ruby and The Booker Boys strikes again!


Hello Everyone,
Well I am happy to announce that the third "Ruby Booker" book is out in stores. My cousins from
South Carolina called to let me know they had just purchased copies of all three books. My cousins in Boston
also called to say they saw it in the bookstore and brought copies for every child in the family. I'm amazed and humbled myself. God is so very good! I am so glad to have been given the chance to illustrate the writings of Mr. Derrick Barnes. He is so very funny and talented. I look forward to doing more "Ruby Booker" books for many years to come

Watercolor Wednesday "Lion's and Tigers and Bears Oh My"


Content and frustrated and mad oh my!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

And the award goes to....



Two of my favorite blogging friends have awarded me these wonderful awards.
Thanks so much Fannie and Senta. They are just to kind and I am so blessed to have them as blogging friends.
Many thanks ladies. Good things are headed your way. Please visit their blogspots.
Fanniecarte.blogspot.com and Sentaplyer.blogspot.com. Just click on my favorite blogs in the side bar.
The rules for this award are:
1-Display the logo on your blog
2-Link back to the person you received the award from
3-Nominate 7 other blogs
4-Put links of those blogs on yours
5-Leave a message on their blogs so they know they've been nominated.
Here are the people that I have nominated for this wonderful award.
I love these blog and visit them at least once or twice sometimes three times a week.
You ladies and gentleman are awesome and your blogs ROCK!!!!
And the awards go to...
Scott of scottburroughs.blogspot.com
Ella of Ellasworks.blogspot.com
Eric of ericbarclay.blogspot.com
Linda of thedrawingmuse.blogspot.com
Linda Sarah of travelandsing.com
Kay of sniplings.blogspot.com
Bella of bellasabbagh.wordpress.com

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Watercolor Wednesday "Dancing"



I was asked to do these two illustrations for the opening night of my friend's new dance school
in New York. It's called ,"Footprints" The school is doing very well. I am so very proud of Freddie
and Karen. They are excellent dancers and very creative people.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Alice in Wonderland and French Shopper Paper Mache Doll




If you've visited my blog a few times, you may have read about my adventures down the "rabbit hole"
I am a lover of Alice In Wonderland. I make paper mache dolls too. I love them. Here is one I made called
"Alice" with red braids. This was was commission by a woman who loves Alice in Wonderland just as much as me. I have
also done some Parisian Theme dolls as well. They are all hand painted and numbered. Each one is different and on two are ever the same. They have been on display at the Parcel in Montclair, NJ. Many of them have been sold already. Nancy Laboz owner of the Parcel, has a few small ones left. If at all interested please visit shopparcel.com for more shopping information.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

IF's Word of the week "Clutter"


Peter's head was often filled with negative words that cluttered his mind and spirit.
His mom knew that it was time to help him clean house before it was to late.
Remember what our moms and dads told us when people said mean things to us?
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."
It sound good, but sadly it was a lie. I use to get my butt handed to me at school.
I was constantly picked on and bullied. It wasn't so much the hitting that injured
as it was the words that people said. Someone will always say, "You're to old, young,
skinny, fat, black, white, yellow, red, rich, poor or something. It has made me
so aware and careful of what comes out of my mouth. I can either bless and encourage
or curse and be negative. I rather bless and encourage. I now fill my head with positive words
and affirmations each day. I am always better than I think I am and I can do all thing through
Christ who gives me strength and creativity. I am a winner and so are you!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Watercolor Wednesday "Umbrella"


Princeton Pig was always very bright. He always carried a spare umbrella for just such an occasion. Hello there! Guess what? I won the Spotted Bunny Award for Watercolor Wednesday! I'm so proud to get this very special award. What an honor. I am so very humbled by this. Watercolor Wednesday has stretched me as an illustrator and I have grown in the time that I have been a member. I have meet the most wonderful and talented artists and I am proud to be a part of this fantastic blog. Look for when Watercolor Wednesday will open up again to accept more talented artists. Thanks for your support. Have a creative day. V

Monday, September 1, 2008

Imagination


I've gone down the rabbit hole of creativity and came back with this little number.
Imagination is such the most important tool to an artist or illustrator. Have a wonderful
day and a safe and pleasant holiday!