ummm cake

Friday, May 26, 2006

ummm cake
Originally uploaded by MagpieSkinny.

This is for Illustration Friday, Topic--- Cake! Hooray! I love cake. :)

This was done quite a while ago, paying homage to the delicious strawberry cake made at Westport Coffehouse. Umm umm...

Happy Friday!


Under Water
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Here's an illy I did recently... :) I haven't been posting or arting much lately, need to rectify that!

So lately... I've been kinda bored. I don't know why, I've been super busy, running around socializing and attempting to get my own stuff done... And yet I'm bored. I've heard the saying, if you're bored then you must be boring.. Hmm....

Anyway, I went to C's last night and mowed with his tractor mower, felt pretty impressed with my studliness until I nearly got it stuck in a corner and couldn't get it to go in reverse. ha! But I made it out. Still kinda looks like a drunk monkey is doing the job, but I'll get better.

C gets back next week sometime... gotta say I really, really miss him. Before he left I made him a fake newspaper article with this, talking about his trip. :D very fun tool.

Then I went to BL's b-day party. He's a hoot that boy and so is A. I really really enjoy my friends. I know some amazingly kind, funny people.

Gift Tag Swap

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Frog Gift Tag
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This is one of my gift tags for the swap with Head Full of Pixies, a lovely lady with a great blog. I hope they are good enough. They're kind of simple, but that's the mood I was in...

I've been burning the candles at both ends, staying up too late (jt-sopranos) and getting up too early (s- breakfast), but it's been fun.

Tonight I'm going to stay in, get some cleaning done and do some screen printing. That's the plan at least... :D And I gotta say... I miss C. He's off rafting and whatnot for 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS!! :) I'm a smidge jealous, but mostly miss him a whole lot.

Here's a little man who's close to my heart, my nephew (i made the pic a watercolor in photoshop...). He's hammin' it up, as usual!


Monday, May 22, 2006

Originally uploaded by MagpieSkinny.

My illy for Illustration Friday, topic - Sorry. :)

Jungle babies

Friday, May 19, 2006

Jungle babies
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This is an illustration I did for my nephew's birth announcements. :) That's been a while ago, but I've been mad busy and haven't created much or had time to scan anything fairly new.

I saw this great quote on this blog: "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
- Leonardo da Vinci

That is sooo true. I've got to get busy!! I'm still learning to screen print, can't wait to be producing stuff..

In gardening news, I've got two tomato plants on my balcony and a pot with carnation sprouts that I'm hoping will be good tomato producers and bloom with a vengence, respectively. :) I'll have to take some pics.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Good Fortune ATC
Originally uploaded by MagpieSkinny.

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted.

These are the ATCs I did for a Good Fortune Swap. I think they turned out pretty good...

Recap of what I've been up to...

I bought a screen printing kit and am figuring that out.
I rode in a mt bike race with my friend M and took 3rd.
I helped C building his barn and used a nail gun. Tough girl. :D
I learned to run his tractor mower. Tough girl again... Nothing says tough like a tractor mower. ha!
Work is much the same.
C's leaving to raft the Grand Canyon for 3 weeks, lucky devil.
I've been road biking to build up some strength.

So you can see things have been tremendously exciting. ha!