This novel cropped up on book shelves all over the place a few years ago and more recently in the "recommended" and "employee favorite" sections of our local bookstores. Always on the lookout for solid science fiction, especially explorations into genetic experimentation, I picked up the audio book with high hopes. The Blurb: The future … Continue reading Book Review: Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
I've finally reached the final day of my Art Improvement Hell Challenge! Granted, the 30 day challenge took me closer to two and a half months... but who's counting? The last assignment for the challenge was to re-invent a piece of artwork created earlier in the year. Glancing back through my sketch pad, I found … Continue reading Art Improvement Day 30! Art Comparison
Second to last project for the Art Improvement Hell Challenge! It's day 29 and the assignment was to draw fan art 🙂 I've already drawn a few other fan pieces during this challenge, so I wanted to use it as an opportunity to play with color. This particular project started with an ink outline, followed … Continue reading Art Improvement Day 29: Fan Art!
Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit for many reasons. There's the architecture, food, entertainment, and tons of awesome artwork. My husband and I usually navigate the city using the subway trains, so there are plenty of opportunities to check out the colorful street art 🙂 The industrial brick and skillful paint work … Continue reading Travel Updates: Chicago Trains
Ugh... I spent way too long on this particular piece. Not to self- don't try to shade large areas of shadow using only a mechanical pencil... The assignment for Day 28 of the Art Improvement Hell Challenge was to draw an actor or actress. I chose Hugh Jackman as Wolverine for this assignment. What do … Continue reading Art Improvement Day 28: Actor Portrait of Hugh Jackman
During my latest excursion to the library, I stumbled upon Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire on audio book and was super excited. He's the author of Wicked and Son of a Witch, both of which I loved. I'm a sucker for fairy tale re-tellings and Maguire has a knack for flipping a well-loved story on … Continue reading Book Review: Mirror, Mirror By Gregory Maguire
The assignment for day 27 of the Art Improvement Hell Challenge was a little strange: draw three shapes using your feet and then turn those shapes into characters. The shapes were pretty awkward and so were the subsequent characters: the sad fish, the lopsided bird, and the crazy composer. What do you think?