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Illustration friday

June 21, 2012

Illustration Friday is The Secret……

Play that funky music….

What’s the secret to getting a robot to dance?  Play that funky music…



Illustration friday- Separate

December 14, 2011

Here’s my offering for IF this week. I cant remember when I  last managed to do one in a timely fashion.

Here’s a mermaid and her octopus friend. I think his legs are somewhat tangled and he needs help to separate him. That’s what his best mermaid friend is there for.

I think Octopus needs help separating his legs......

I don’t think anyone should count too carefully. I definitely got confused as I was painting the legs. There may or may not be 8…..

Not finished yet... his boat is called the sea monkey( or it will be)

pictures are a bit blurry darn it

not finished either

This is some artwork I’ve been working on….. I have lots of stuff to do  like buy, wrap, mail packages to England….. Oh my!!!    and I’m off to mexico next week. Im going Cancun with the family. I can’t wait….









Illustration Friday-Mesmerizing

September 22, 2011

Here’s my Illustration friday picture -Mesmerizing.


I used water colours and then some markers  and then because  I think I messed it up , I put a warming filter on it in Photo shop to clam it down. Here’s the original sketch that I drew and painted  while watching X-factor , Up all night and Modern family….. too many shows to watch.


I hated that big purple mark on her left side.

On a different note, this a monkey picture I’m working on. I have a series of them… i ever get anything finished.

Don’t be scared , I haven’t put eyes on her yet. I’m not leaving it that way. I’m not sure why. I think I’m scared !!!! Of ruining it, Because  I quite like how  it’s turning out. Silly I know.

Monkey see no evil!!!!!!


Illustration Friday- Boundaries

September 13, 2011

The theme this week is: boundaries…. I say our imagination should have no boundaries.

This is what I keep telling myself. So I’m sticking to it.

Meanwhile on a side note, I would love to whine about my frustrations with trying to create a treasury list for Etsy.

Grrrr I can have a whole bunch listed and then I may put the etsy item url just slightly over the box and it loses every item that just took me ages to build in my list. It’s then gone for good. I must have tried to make as many as 15 treasuries and I haven’t finished one yet.

I certainly have my boundaries have that’s concerned. Waaah!




Illustration friday- Mysterious

September 8, 2011

Well, I’m just getting in my IF post before the midnight deadline… Oops. I always mean to be on time. Instead I’m always a little tardy!!!!

My Mum  always used to say….. “Collette was born 3 weeks late and she’s never been early since!!!!”

Which is not entirely true, because my husband is a little anal over time, so I’m much better now.

Here’s my post. mysterious.

So, is this a mystery?

Say what you will. I know he’s one of my Flying Piggies so he has wings.. But it’s still a mystery how he fits in the nest. Poor chicks  and why he thinks he belongs there at all.

He’s made from paint and paper on a canvas… He was lots of fun to make. The leaves are cut from one of my  birthday cards this year. I loved the colour of the card.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on my dog Blue… since we’ve given her jellyfish supplements she’s a frickin’ genius.

Illustration Friday- Disguise

August 31, 2011

This is a picture that I did a while ago. I was In a chick phase. I made a whole bunch of silly chicks.

In disguise

This reminds me of Jess when she was younger.We recently came across a whole load of photos of Jess. Most were naked, she loved to strip and run.(Like a streaker. does anyone remember that song. “They called him the streak!” I think.) There were SO many. With hats, tiara’s and of course fairy wings. Lots of naked fairies. Tons of Jess poking her tongue out at the camera too. I have those shots from 1-year-old to her  current  age of 21. A whole series of them. I think it’s a theme.

We found a picture that I will not post here, with Jess, half-naked, cheekily showing her bum to the camera, but wearing a Groucho Marx  nose and glasses.  She joked that she could post it on Facebook.( the horror)  I said she actually could, because at least she was in disguise!!!!!

Totally in disguise

Illustration Friday – perennial

July 29, 2011

Well here’s my post for IF this week. True to form, I’m being last minute Lucy again. I could only think of flowers. I was getting ready to go to Atlanta Georgia with my friend Kim. I was get plus one on an Aflac weekend. So far we’ve had fun. dancing last night and an we also went to Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles. I had southern fried chicken of course. Delicious.

Anyway, back to my post. I was doodling on a school notebook as I wrote my list of things to pack and when I looked I realized the drawing could be a perennial interpretation, and here’s my thought process here……
Plants – perennial school- perennial.
Not much of a thought process I admit.


Illustration Friday- Launch

June 21, 2011

Here’s my post for IF. Look how early I am, I usually just manage to get it in by the Thursday night deadline.

I have been busy getting my boys ready for camp. They are so excited to go. They leave this  coming Saturday. But their bags were picked up Saturday just gone. It was all I could think about. My living room was cluttered with their stuff. So messy. It still is as I haven’t been motivated to really clean. But I’ll get to it….. eventually. When I get my energy back.

So this week is all about doing fun stuff and Jack taking his regents exams.

Which means I didn’t have time to make a new IF so I’m using an older painting of mine. It’s of one of my flying pigs, and it’s called

“Fly Pig Fly”.  


This was one of my first flying pigs,  and maybe my favourite..  He’s so happy, and pleased with himself. Pleased as punch, I guess you could say, that he launched himself in to the air.!!!!!!!  See that , did you see how I used launch.


Illustration Friday- Shadow

June 8, 2011

Here I am again posting my illustration  1 day before the new word. Oh well!!!!

This is a little owl family I made , not too long ago. They are definitely sitting in the shadows. I think they are waiting for something or just enjoying the summer’s night.

Sitting in the Shadows of the Moon

Illustration Friday- Asleep

June 2, 2011

I feel like I’m cheating because  I have posted this before. But it’s so perfect for asleep…… I just had to post it again……


I used to stalk the illustration Friday site for a long time before I actually posted anything, marvelling at everyone’s excellent work. Eventually I plucked up courage and I think this may have been one of my first posts. So maybe no one will remember.


While I’m at it I have a few others to post. Not  really for illustration friday, but one was a second safari picture I did of the same elephant from last week. I couldn’t really commit to one design ( what’s new) so I did both.

safari elephant 2

Hmm,  maybe that bird looks a little sleepy. I’m not sure if the print is too harsh on the elephant!

And last but not least a girl I’ve been working on from an art class I took with Christy Tomlinson online. I’m really enjoying the pink and orange. I’ve had so much fun and now I’m ready to explore with a whole bunch of new tools under my belt. So many ideas, so little time. You know how it is. I just have to remember to write the ideas down as they pop into my head.

I think the sun will make her sleepy before long.

I’m sitting here, ready for bed.  I’m so tired but I had to go to an important soccer meeting which didn’t end until 11,20. I’m so tired. Wahhh.  However just before i went a croissant set alight in my toaster oven. Thank god I alwyas tell the kids not to cook and definitely nt to use that when I’m out. (now they know i wasn;t just nagging. My house still smells of smoke. The stupid fire extinguisher didnt work…

So as the flames grew I managed to unplug the thing, and with my oven mitts i put the firey toaster oven  with the door shut thank goodness  but it was starting to melt)  in my pampered chef big pizza stone and tried not to trip over the dogs as I made my way to the garden, and there we doused it with water.  A little scary. My house stinks of smoke. It’s all in the back of my throat . Yuk. I was a little shaky afterwards… but we were lucky. Lucky I was in the room , lucky I was home,  Lucky in so many ways. ( my lovely In-laws house burnt down a few years ago. They were in it at the time, but they were so lucky too.)