Follow along, It'll be fun!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

12 more black and white designs

These designs were done in adobe illustrator like the last 30. The inspiration for these designs came from japanese characters (letters).
Oh how I miss color!


I have been dying to paint on canvas. I have an idea that is itching to get out. Let's see if I ever get that canvas...

Sorry if this is not very interesting. This is all I have these days.:)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Iron Chef!

My husband, the chef, was in a powerlifting tournament this past weekend. The competition was raw (no lifting suits or gear) and it was also a drug free tournament. (My husband is lifetime drug free-meaning he has never used steroids)

This clip was his second attempt in the squat at 587 lbs He now holds the records in Florida for squat, deadlift and total for his weight class of 242.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A short visual story

It's time to post something on my blog. February is turning out to be a month with little to say.
So here is a short story without words! Actually this was the next assignment in my digital imaging class. This is part II of the last assignment that I posted HERE.

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The challenge was to take elements from the 30 designs (5 elements) element A was a character that morphed into character E. Element B was a character who increased than decreased in size while moving around the frame. Element C was a character that stayed the same size but was carried from one frame to the next forming an implied line. Element D was to be introduced in frame 3 than double in frame 4 and double again in frame 5, finally back to two in frame 6. We were to tell our story using these guidelines and only 6 frames for our storyboard.

Do you see the story?:)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I can not believe I have not entered a single post this month! It is February 10th and this is my first post!
Maybe it's because I haven't been feeling well. I have a weird cold that has just been swooshing around in my head for the past week or so. Or maybe it's because I've been busy, subbing, going to school, shipping chalkboards. Or maybe it's because I've been running around with the kids to appointments, practices etc while the chef has been working 15 hour days six days a week.

I hope I'm not complaining. I don't usually do that on my happy blog:) Maybe that's why I haven't been blogging, because I don't want to complain in my happy, creative, fun place:) But oops! I think I just may have complained:( Oh well!

I don't want to feel like this in the month that's about love and romance. Come to think of it, maybe that's why I'm grumpy. I love Valentine's Day but as a chef's wife it never seems to live up to the expectations. Ok, I'll stop there!

Blogger's block is dangerous! I seem to resort to complaining.

Ok enough of that!:)
To try and get out of my funk, I picked up my chalk pastels last night and scribbled a few hearts on paper.
The thick powdery sticks of bright color lifted my spirits as they glided across the toothy pastel paper.(Look at all those adjectives! Can you tell I've been subbing for a Language Arts teacher for the past few days? haha) Hearts always make me happy!

I have so many thoughts swirling around in my head. Now, to just get it unclogged and moving again! Hopefully the block will be lifted soon. Maybe a few more hearts will do the trick:)

Do you ever get bloggers block? What do you do to unblock?