Sunday, February 27, 2011

All my owls....

...well not ALL of them. That would be exhausting.

 My beautiful Sophie by Mrs. Skunkboy

Pewter owl statue not sure where I got it.
 I love the little white owl. He's so tiny and sweet. The glass owl was my moms, I always thought it was an owl with eggs in her tummy. It's kinda weird.
 Glass owl my best friends mom gave me. It's kind broken. 

I have three owl banks. How does that happen?

Left to right
My brother gave me this lamp. Not very bright but the cutest
Yellow hoot bank from my secret santa.
My favoritest mug EVER!
Another Skunkboy original, Amelia
(please excuse the dirty painted table top)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Life Drawing Thursdays

I've decided to do a new feature of mine called LIFE DRAWING THURSDAYS! Every day Monday through Thursday I draw a nude model for two hours. This is the result of those eight hours. I'm rather proud of this drawing. It was done in pastels. I hope in the future I can share the rest of the previous ones I've done.
And shoot, I've just past 12am. Now its Life Drawing Fridays. No just kidding.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Circus Fish

I am currently reading Water For Elephants, thanks to Cal from Boardwalk to Eden suggestions. AND I LOVE IT! Its about a man who finds himself working on the circus in the 1930's as a veterinarian. It's going to become a movie soon also. I am so obsessed with the circus right now.  Its all I can think about. I wish I could just take one day off of everything and finish the book. I also really want to watch Dumbo now. The fact that is around the 30's  just gives it that creepy feel that I love. If you are looking for a new book.... READ it! But I warn you that Im not even half way finished and there is some sad bits. I can only assume it will get worse.

This is a great circus song by Vermillion Lies!

Me at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I really want to make a quilt! They are so comfy, cozy, and perfect for when you are sick. I want to do some sort of  fabric swap. I love the idea of getting many different fabric from all over the world. Then maybe a tutorial of how to make one. If anyone is actually interested I can start getting things together. Eeep, I'm excited!
miss flowers

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I am currently obsessed with this song!

Artist Evening Part 4

My best girl friend from school Bri is obsessed with anything Disney. In fact she is there right now, and she worked there for a year. Her Disney obsession is rubbing off on me a little bit. I saw these two paper images and was floored. I'm not sure what I love about them. Its just something calling to me. The artist name is Brittney Lee and here is her blog. She has a lot more artwork and some lovely illustrations. Maybe what I like about her work is that it almost looks like the style of Mary Blair. Mary Blair did some concept art for Disney in the 1950's. I can stop looking at them!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Consider My Deer

I just needed some lovely Consider My Deer inspiration.
I love deers!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chicago is cold

After about 20 inches of snow and being in the house all day we had to get out. I suggested that Mike and I get some fast food, so we bundled up and went into the snow. Luckily living in Wrigleyville food is only a short walk away.


 lots of snow

Mike is king of the snow mound!!

But then he fell down...

Then some strange dogs came to attack him....

I was scared, and clearly not wearing any make-up 

Thank goodness the dogs liked him....

 It was just the dogs from downstairs....
 and their owner was nowhere to be found (ghetto)

and this is what I made on my snow day.