New book

Well I finished the Valentine’s book and I am on to the next holiday. I don’t know if St Patrick’s Day is technically a holiday but my mom will like the Irish post cards.

Although I am part Irish, I don’t understand the need to party and get wasted on St Patrick’s Day, which seems to have escalated from a day of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, Irish Soda bread and Irish potatoes to a month long celebration of partying and parades. Living in Florida, it can be a looooonngggg March with the revelers, then piling partying snowbirds and spring breakers on top of that. We pretty much sit back and watch the show.

This month’s sketchbook will lean toward the “green,” but I will probably mix things up a bit with the subject matter and I will experiment with some varied media and techniques.

The sketchbook page was damaged during the process of creating this page. The background is watercolor but I had to use acrylic to “seal” the torn spots which actually gave it texture.

This little guy is from my morning pages. The color pattern was derived from the random shapes on the page.

Randy is Shamrock Eater. He thinks that 4 leafed clovers are especially tasty. He’ll also eat asparagus and spinach. He likes gardens….for dinner.

Madame Papillon and Fifi

Madame Papillon is a very snobby fluffy dog who is obsessed with fashion and is always impeccably groomed. Until one very muddy Spring thaw.

Fifi and her owner live in an apartment overlooking a huge park. Their perfectly styled hair always matches their outfits and they were very popular.

Valentine Birds

The Pink Heart bird delivers Valentine’s greetings on Valentine’s Day. However, one year, because of a strong wind, the deliveries didn’t go as planned.

Scarlet lives in a field of flowers. Her bedroom is built on an old sunflower, decorated with pink flower hearts and has a great view.

Edgar and Igor

These creatures came from sketches done in my morning pages. They started out as a random shape, that I move around until I find something I can work with in that shape, and then pull a creature out of it.

Edgar is a lonely bird-like creature who has stubby wing looking arms and webbed feet. He can’t fly or swim and has a broken heart.

Igor is a naughty candy heart stealing dragon who is angry at the world because he doesn’t have wings.

Imaginary Dogs

These creatures came from sketches done in my morning pages. They started out as a random shape, that I move around until I find something I can work with in that shape, and then pull a creature out of it.

Chili is a dapper little dog. He’s an explorer of the city and knows all the fun dog parks and yummy eating spots.

Brinkley is a Thief of Hearts, that grow in his neighbor’s gardens. He steals them and hides them in the wood pile behind his family’s shed.

Love gives you wings

These creatures came from sketches done in my morning pages. They started out as a random shape, that I move around until I find something I can work with in that shape, and then pull a creature out of it.

Wally the owl is obsessed with hearts and loves Valentine’s Day. He loves hearts decorated on everything, including his food. Wally is afraid to fly.

This is Corky the Cupid Kitty. Corky has a very important task to do for Valentine’s Day.

If he could only remember what that task is…