Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Little Grandpuppy

Introducing the newest member of the Knowles family:

Lola Bones (a.k.a., our grandpuppy)

Lola is our son Jordan's puppy, she brightened our Thanksgiving by spending the day with us. If there's anything cuter in the universe, I'd seriously like to know what it is!

Lola and Jordan (we obviously raised Jordan right!)

Lola with Aunt Violet (lookit how tiny she is!!)

Lola with Grandpa Chris, on whose lap she spent the better part of Thanksgiving.

Uncle Mr. Wiggles was less than overjoyed, in fact he was terrified!

Lola just being cute!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Illustration Friday - Opinion

4th Scariest

Maybe we can’t all win ”Best in Show”, but I say “4th Scariest” is pretty darned good, and it really is just a matter of opinion anyway. Those 4-H judges can be pretty tough on contestants like Clucky & the other chickens, roosters, ducks & such.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Illustration Friday AND Nibblefest!

So it happened that this week's Illustration Friday themes overlapped and I was able to do one painting for both. I love it when that happens!

Illustration Friday's topic is "Pretend", and Nibblefest's is "Christmas Trees," so the obvious solution was to paint a squid pretending to be a Christmas Tree. I'm just worried now that more people will have done the same thing. Oh well.

Anyway, here's my entry:

"Merry Squidmas!"

(Click painting to see the auction)

Sparky is really excited for Christmas and is having so much fun wearing his little elf hat and decorating the tree! Too bad it isn’t a real tree – I hate to say it, but either Sparky’s really stupid or someone spiked the eggnog.

Remember, all Nibblefest auctions start at just 99¢, no reserve! This one ends on Thanksgiving, so if you're thinking of bidding, please do so early or use a sniping software such as esnipe (which I swear by, btw. I'd do a commercial for them!)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Illustration Friday - Wise

I haven't done Illustration Friday for awhile, but when I saw this week's theme I knew I had to participate.

Oil on Canvas

You all know how owls are supposed to be wise, right? They're pretty much the poster birds for wisdom, and none are so wise as Jowly, the quintessential wise owl (who also happens to be my personal advisor).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Vintage Inky Wibbles!

So I was organizing my closet a few weeks ago and came across an old sketchbook mixed in with some photos. Generally looking at my old work makes me cringe a bit, but frankly these made me wonder what the "F" was going on in my head! These drawings were pure stream of consciousness and similar to the rapidograph drawings I posted back in May, although older (maybe from around 1989ish) and a bit darker - I confess they do frighten me a little. I suffered from depression for a long time and I think it's interesting to see the changes in my artwork as I started feeling better over the years.

Anyway here they are, they're all pretty small (3"x4") and a little beaten-up. Unfortunately I don't have clever titles or stories to go with them, but oh well:

I was pretty lucky, for some reason after I found these drawings I took them downstairs right away - the next night we had a fire in our room and these probably would have been ruined if I'd left them lying around (the way I usually do). I'm not sure, but there's probably a lesson in there for me!

I think the original plan was to do paintings of these, maybe I could do something along those lines (eventually).