October 20, 2017

and this little piggy is on it's way to a halloween party!

i have been rather quiet.
which is wonderful since september was a "full" month
and then we had Thanksgiving.

last week i wondered around the studio not sure
what i wanted to create next.

a little lost i would say.
(and i was settling in to the quiet here at home with my boys being away)

it gave me time to think... about my art and set some personal goals.
blocking out some of the noise in my head like...

"what I should create"
"what everyone else wants me to create"
"where and how can I sell my art" 
and so much more that rattles away in my head.

and so i began.
i have been working on new characters.
trying to expand my portfolio so maybe I will be able 
to create that children's book that I have always dreamed of.
(to push my art that much further.)

small steps I keep telling myself.

it has been a productive week
and I have been pleasantly surprised with how it is coming along.
although, I still have far to go and much more drawing to do.
(sorry I am not quite ready to share yet)

yesterday however,
I kind of started to get a little frustrated with my drawings
and thinking way to much again.
so, i put my drawings aside.
and ran with a persistent idea that kept on coming to me while working
on my new characters.

a little piggy on his way with his friends to celebrate halloween!
funny ... it wan't until i took these photos that i realized
that i had sewed a pig costume for one of my boys one halloween.
(i guess my mother's heart was guiding me once again)

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. I love the way you make your little animal characters so childlike. I can just imagine this little guy tottering off to a Halloween parade.

  2. thank you Deni(se) and Denimo! your words are so kind!