Friday, November 25, 2005

Illustration Friday - Small

Okay- It's Easter morning and every one is wearing there best gear. Ladies with there brightest color and Oh! let's mention those hats. Some hats are considered a work of art alone. So your sitting in church maybe you haven't been in awhile. Doesnt matter! Why? 'Cause Etta Pearl is sitting in front of you and you can't but help stare at that big hat and wonder who chose to make that hat in that color and why would they make it so big ... Forgive me father for I know not what I say ...

On a serious note- as you can see I have been dabbling with some digital work and I have been enjoying it. So let me know your thoughts- and Thank You so much for all who have been giving me feedback and some assistance.

Free again. This is another experiment with digital painting- this time I decided to try Painter.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


I have been very curious about adding color in Photoshop - lately. I admired Amy Fox's illustration so much from last weeks Illustration Friday entry - Strength. So I decided to ask for some help. Thanks Amy!!! This is my first attempt at adding color- I decided to add the color to a previous entry this past week based on some feedback from Toni Kelly. I need to marinate on this one. Not sure if I'm heading in the right direction. But, I will continue to work on it.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Illustration Friday - Free

"A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself"

-Francis Picabia

Being Free with yourself.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Being Free - A doodle I did last night.


Sunday, November 13, 2005

Illustration Friday - Strength
This week I thought of the author Maya Angelou. I will never forget having the honor of seeing her speak one year. This woman captivates you with the tone of her voice so soft and raspy - yet so very powerful. The words she chooses create wonderful imagery.
So I struggled this week trying to think of what to do using one of her poems for inspiration. I began to think of women in general and how we play dual roles whether we are mothers, sisters, business women, or friends. It's amazing the loads we carry on our backs and how we manage to awaken everyday to start anew. To all women who do a phenomenal job of just being you and having the strength to do what you do my hats go off to you.

Phenomenal Woman

written by author and poet - Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Friday, November 11, 2005

You Belong in Paris

Stylish and a little sassy, you were meant for Paris.
The art, the fashion, the wine, the men!
Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a beautiful park...
You'll love living in the most chic place on earth.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Illustration Friday
A miracle occured that night.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rosa Parks
February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005
Buried November 2, 2005