are christmas shopping and christmas wrapping and christmas sending and christmas decorating and christmas baking and christmas treats and christmas tree and, and, and... but done is my christmas dust bunny.
Check back on christmas day to see what exciting part of the world this little dust bunny will be relocating to in January 2010. And in case you want him to move in with you, there are still 4 days left to take part in my christmas present contest - see my last blog entry. And hey... I still have 4 days to do all the other stuff!
In trying to pinpoint the difference between 'undone' and 'unfinished', I remembered the saying... 'a woman's work is never done'... which clearly leaves it undone (or available for another family member to tackle) and made me think of piles of dirty dishes, grass stains and dust bunnies. Dust bunnies being the most fun to illustrate, I went looking for them and realized that when your dust bunnies are as high as your belly button, it's time to confront them. Do it, go tackle those dust bunnies!
Merry Christmas everyone! I have some leftover homemade dust so just spontaneously decided to embrace the christmas spirit of giving and send one lucky little dust bunny to one lucky big or little person who wants to give him a good home. I have not made him yet but he will be small and matted and related to the dust bunny family above.
If you want to take part in my christmas present contest, all you have to do is leave a comment completing my sentence with your own creative verb.
_______ that dust bunny! (p.s. - tackle is already taken)
Use your imagination... the deadline is christmas eve and the winner will be chosen and notified on christmas day naturally.
Have fun + don't forget to relax and enjoy your holidays.
This is an old one which has been lying around in the drawer for a few years. I painted it back in 2003/04 when I decided (for the 2nd time) to make a serious attempt at telling a story with pictures. Since then, I've studied illustration for 2 years at the 'Fachhochschule' in Muenster and I try to sketch/draw/paint/whatever every day. Today, I see so many things that don't work in this picture (Hmmm, where are that giraffe's legs?) and I also like to hope that my watercolor technique has improved since then. I still like the characters though and am motivated to let them out of their drawer, recycle them and see what happens.
Still thinking about how I want to render the polar bear's shadow and if I still want to add some darker tones to the rear part of its body. I also need to work on his ear. But first, I'll add color to the ringed seal and the ice fisherman. Stay tuned.