SkADaMo Day 11

November 11, 2012

Another last minute sketch. A redo from a couple of years ago.

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swell

August 18, 2011


Elliot may have been no taller than a juice box, but he sure could perform some swell rope tricks.

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The Illustration Friday theme for this week… for another 2.5 hours, is “swell”. So I thought it would be swell to post another snippet of the dummy I just completed just in time for the SCBWI L.A. Conference.

obsession

August 3, 2011

Despite his diminutive size, Elliot’s obsession was to become a cowboy hero.

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Frantically preparing for the L.A. SCWBI conference on Friday! It’s always down to the wire with me. Guess I love the drama!

Anywho, this little guy will be accompanying me to the conference in the form of a picture book dummy. He’s got a lot more confidence than I do, so hopefully he’ll keep me calm.

reverse

February 8, 2011

La Bruja refused to reverse the shrinking spell she had cast. Undaunted, Elliot Malloy, now a tiny cowboy, hopped upon his trusty steed, Peanut, and rode off into the sunset.

mission: top secret

March 27, 2008

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I’m not sure what the statute of limitation is on memes but the lovely, talented and whimsical Faruffa tagged me eons ago. She’s a sweetie for thinking of me and, it’s high time I took the challenge.

So here’s the deal. I am to reveal 6 top secrets about myself and pass the mission on to six others. So here goes:

1. I secretly wish I was a cowgirl. Together with my cat Joey and a saddlebag full of Luna Bars and kibble, we would ride the range together. We would shout at all the little dawgies to git along! The cattle we’d drive would be dairy cows. Yes, dairy cows, riding the range, giving milk, living free, (it could happen.)

2. I not so secretly tend to avoid bread, because it makes me puff up like a blow fish. This generally lasts for mmmmmm… a week or two, at which point I binge on all the bread I can get my grubby mitts on and… puff up like a blowfish.

3. I have a secret, irrational fear of emptying the trash on my computer. I am certain that an urgently, important, life altering file has been flung in there by some ill-fated, slip of the wrist and I won’t notice it until I hit “empty trash.” Am I so wrong?

4. For those who know me, it’s no secret that it took an inordinate amount of time and copious amounts of frog kissing to finally find a partner that I not only love, but also like… a lot. That would be Tom, my husband. The best part is, he actually has the patience to put up with my exhausting, shenanigans and still… he thinks I’m cute. I’m lucky.

5. I use ellipses and parenthesis way too much… (it’s a curse.)

6. My usual sun-shiney personality can, at times, be marred with the occasional crankiness. Especially if I’m being judged for using ellipses and parenthesis too much. For instance, that person on number 5… judging me. Hey, number 5, you talkin’ to me?

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Alright, I’ve decided this mission is far too dangerous to pass along, so I am going it alone on this one. Your secrets are safe for now. Unless, of course, any of you brave souls want to go for it!

Ciao!

not even sure why

February 27, 2008

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Today, I was having one of those days.

You know. One of THOSE days.

Nothing especially horrendous happened, but when a string of coffee spillings, eyeglass misplacements, late to work gettings, rude cell phone intrusions, tailgatings, client kvetchings, kitchen sink pipe cloggings and gym shoe forgettings occur, nothing brightens your day quite like a cowboy bunny maniacally flailing on the back of an annoyed giraffe.

You know what I’m sayin’?