This is a recent doodle in my sketchbook. After having a good aggressive cuddle with my dog and kitten I thought they’d be much better as one animal. Then, I could cuddle them as a unit instead of struggling to get them to cuddle me at the same time.
I’m participating in Light Grey Art Labs’ Make My Holiday art exchange and this is the piece I just completed for my partner! I’m going to send this out to her soon and am excited to see what she sends me. I’ll be sure to share it once it arrives.
This drawing was inspired by a dream (as usual). I can’t really remember the details of the dream, I just remember holding this little purple and pink and aqua colored cub-cat-kitten-tiger-creature. Since I just remember such a small bit a portrait seemed the appropriate way to capture that memory.
The sixth piece in my Ancestors, Sisters, Descendants series. This is the second of the unknown future descendants. I have two more in this group that I’d like to draw and then I think I might go back to the grandmothers.
What I bought today
I have a bit of a holiday shindig to attend for my husband’s job. Seeing as I work from home and don’t go out and about to do anything particularly fancy these days, I’m lacking in the party dress department. I also feel like anything I made myself might be a bit too crazy so I decided to purchase a party dress. Not something I’ve done in a long time. I also picked up some stockings and a sweater. Luckily, I have some decent shoes. There is a 20′s theme for the party so I went with Modcloth for a pretty, vaguely 1920′s beaded dress,stockings with a false seam, and a long sweater so I can hide and be a proper wallflower in cozy style.
What I cooked in my sleep today
Having forgot to assemble a breakfast fruit crumble the night before I wasn’t sure what to make for breakfast this morning. I did not feel much like eggs so decided to throw together some gluten-free pancakes and made a wild blueberry sauce to go with it. They were very yummy but I could not begin to tell you what I put in them since I was half-asleep. I know I put some mirin into the blueberry sauce though and that made it quite yum.
What the Governor did today
Governor Talulah Bobco Fler spent her morning snuggling in the folds of the daughter’s bathrobe. She spent the rest of the day acting like a general spaz and sleeping.
What I worked on today
Why, more drawing of course. Well, in the case of the waves I suppose that was more painting than drawing. Somehow painting with gouache counts as drawing in this case. Illustrating, perhaps?
What I baked today.
I’ve been mostly snacking on local apples with slices of goat cheddar cheese these days but today was caught off guard when I ran out of snack apples. Obviously, the only other thing to do was make brownies. I whipped up this batter of Grain-free Cocoa Olive Oil Brownies in about 2 minutes…alas too fast to write down a proper recipe. They are soooo delicious though I feel like I should give you some very ROUGH estimates of what I quickly dumped in that batter. I threw in the bowl APPROXIMATELY: 1/2 cup of olive oil, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of coconut sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup tapioca starch, 1/3 cup coconut flour, 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder, heart pinch of salt, 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Then I stirred that batter like crazy, sprayed a cake pan with olive oil cooking spray, spread the batter, and baked it for 25 minutes while I read (Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler). It makes a very cakey but moist brownie. I usually prefer a fudgey brownie but still like this a lot.
The next baking project was for my dearest husband. He has a potluck at work for Thanksgiving so I made him a batch of Gluten-free Sage Sweet Potato Biscuits. These were crazy good and even though I doubled the recipe there was only enough for us to have a few with our own dinner. I used someone else’s recipe with a few adjustment. The original recipe was from Happiness is a Pork Bun. I made the following adjustments:
- I used Pamela’s GF Artisan Flour Blend
- I used coconut sugar rather than regular brown sugar
- I skipped the baking soda
- I used a lot of fresh sage (like a whole package for a double batch)
- heavy cream instead of buttermilk
I suppose I could write the recipe all out and stuff but…eh. The recipe is delicious and I think I might make another batch for our holiday table next week.
What I worked on today
More drawing. This is a detail from the next installment of my Dream Scene series and boy, is this one a doozy. There are animals, angels, and these girls in bathing suits. It’s a large, complicated drawing so I’m sure I’ll be at this one for awhile.
What I finished today
I redesigned my website…again! I’ve been working hard submitting my work to various galleries, illustration agencies, and magazines and wanted a fresh look for my site. I chose a template that didn’t require much in the customizing department with a bright and airy look. The art is HUGE now. You may not be able to see a piece entirely on the screen but you can really see all of the little details in my drawings now. I’m super excited about it. Please check it out!
What I’m selling today
I’m selling everything on SALE! My entire Etsy shop is on SALE. All original art is under $100 and most is ready-to-hang making it a perfectly affordable holiday gift! All prints are $8, you can chose a perfect assortment as a colorful and thoughtful holiday gift. If you’ve had your eye on anything special in the shop now is the time to pick it up!
What I’m working on today
Drawing! I’ve been working on lots and lots of drawing. I have three pieces that I’m working on right now. Hoping to finish at least one of them tomorrow.