Saturday, November 15, 2014

Building Spelunking done wrong.

Spot Coffee, Buffalo NY

A few weeks ago, Mark and I decided to have a date "day" instead of a date night. Our plan? To explore an old, abandoned building. So, we packed ourselves up and set off on our adventure.

Here is what you shouldn't do if you are going to "explore" an old, abandoned building:

1. Don't go during the day, during the week.
This was my first time and I was terrified scared. I scare easily and I just spent last year watching American Horror Story Season 2 Asylum (I know, I'm way behind), so I know exactly what happens in a decrepit, ghost-ridden building. It was bad enough that the interior was going to be dark and creepy, I most certainly did not need the outside world to be dark and creepy too. The problem with daytime exploration is that people are out and about, you know, working and stuff. They see you. They ask you questions. They want to know what you are doing on private property. They follow you in there big, work trucks to be sure you don't come back. It is all very complicated. Go at night.

2. Don't wear bright red sweatpants when trying to enter an old, abandoned building during the daytime.
Again, this was my first time, you know, breaking and entering (which never happened so just relax). Wear all black or brown.

3. Don't pick a building that is near a populated area. 
See number 1 above.

Anyway, despite our failure to actually do any building spelunking, we had a great date day. We walked some pretty trails during a beautiful season, we ate good food, we laughed, and best of all we were together.

Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo NY

I see a face, do you?
Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo NY

Spot Coffee, Buffalo NY

Friday, November 7, 2014

Comic: Broken Heart

We have all done it and we have all been on the receiving end of it...the broken heart. 

Why do we hurt the ones that love us the most? :( 

I was hoping to get this done for inktober but I've been learning to knit making a big mess with a ball of yarn and some needles, and well, starting my SIMPLE, BEGINNER knitting project over and over again because I didn't know how to fix my mistakes mixed with my OCD took up a lot of my time.

Anyway, this is the first panel of a three panel comic. Their story does get better, I promise. Time really does heal everything. :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

#Inktober #Love Giraffes

The month of October in the art world is known as Inktober, it is a 31 day drawing challenge created by Jake Parker

Anybody can participate. Here are the rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)

3) Hashtag it with #inktober

4) Repeat

I have been wanting to work on some ink drawings to create greeting cards for my Etsy shop, so this challenge comes at the perfect time for me. It is time to get off of my butt and ink some pictures! I don't know that I will have the time to create one drawing a day but I will do my best to ink at least one drawing a week. 

But if my Midnight love doesn't give me some room, I'm not sure I will be able to complete much of anything. He is too sweet. :)

Love Giraffes is my first drawing for the first week of October ♥

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sharing is caring is love.

I'm not sure if you can tell what has changed in my drawing studio. 
Can you see it? 

I will give you a clue. Ready? 
I drew a big heart around it because it is my new favorite thing in the room (besides Teddy and my cat, Midnight).
That's right! It's my handsome husband. :)

I have a large room and it gets lonely hanging out in here all by myself, so I asked Mark if he would move in and he said Yes!

This is going to be great fun! 
Working side by side, talking with each other, and thinking about one another. I'm a very lucky girl. 

Our 7 year old son took this picture of us. I think he did a pretty good job.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Working on...

I'm still working on this guy...but I'm thinking of switching gears to sort of reboot my creative flow, cuz' I haven't had one. :)

So, I started sketching out this...

I realize these sketches are very rough, my frog needs much improvement. They're more about getting a vibe to see if it is something I want to pursue. I'm thinking a steampunk style to the drawing. The top sketch is the one that I'm leaning toward.

What do you think?