What a weekend! I made new friends, learned new stuff and of course, I bought a teeny bit of yarn! It was wonderful. I just hate that I have to wait for next April to do it again. My favorite yarns were Kismet's silk/baby camel blend and everything Dragonfly. I can't wait until the Naked Sheep Yarn Shop has all their new stuff on the shelves too. I need a nap!
The people at A Hundred Ravens were really cool too. I'm working on a top secret project and they helped me with a neat set of rainbow sock yarn. It is really soft and delicious and I can't wait to do some awesome color work with it.
Lastly, I can't believe how wonderful Marly Bird is. She is just a really wonderful, genuine, ethical, kind person. I <3 her! And her podcast is great.
I take better notes and listen better when I draw. I had a wonderful time drawing Natasha Dawkins who spoke at the retreat last weekend. It made me happy.
In November, I was scribbling on large sheets of paper with Sharpies, and couldn't figure out what to do with them... until a few weeks ago. I plastered this one onto a canvas and painted over it and had fun, not worrying about wrinkles in the paper or anything else.
I've become more interested in just sketching people around me. Big, small, fat, thin, tall, short and everything in between. I guess I'm seeing a sort of beauty in paying attention to the details... Here's one from my sketchbook, done in Sketchbook Pro. i'm using my new Jot Classic stylus, and I love it. I don't love the clicking noise it makes as it bumps against the Gorilla Glass on the iPad, but, then again, I'm usually listening to a tWit podcast anyway, so it is more likely to annoy those around me.
This is for an article at the Big Hitter Club. I enjoyed doing this one, using a photo and doing my own type overlay. Not a traditional illustration, but it works for the purpose.