Oh, it has been a rough couple of months. February and march flew by with way, way, WAY too much going on, so this poor little bloggy got left in the lurch. But, Spring is finally here (although we did get more snow last night) and it is time to get the house in order. So, a quick little post to set the stage on what is coming…
B taking over the drawing tablet.
Going forward, I will be back with my Friday Favorite posts. April’s favorites will be focused on writing. Hopefully there will be some tidbits you enjoy and find interesting, even if you are not a writer.
Tuesday totals are just going to be posted once a month. First Tuesday of the month. Which means next week gets one on April first. April fool’s day! Should I go serious on that one, or have a bit of fun?
Garden updates will also be starting! We have 3 more raised beds to add to the plan this year and are getting the first of our cold weather crops in this weekend. I’ll be keeping you up to date on our progress there and May’s favorites will be garden related as well.
And then there will be the random writing and drawing posts, and whatever else may be catching my fancy. Let me know if there is anything you want to see more of.
So a little backstory on this one. I write (I need to post more of my writing on this site, but that is another topic). Or, I tell stories. I often spend trips in the car telling stories to my daughter based on her requests. This has developed some favorites (like the one about the horses and the dragons), and has led to more requests. Typically in the vein of “Mommy, tell me a story that has X and Y.” (Fill in the X and Y variables with any random topic in the mind of a 5 year old – things can get pretty interesting and challenging)
So, one of these requests was for a story with Fairies and Zombies. After writing this story, I went looking for pictures of cute zombies online, which is when I found this one, and fell in love with Charles Santoso’s work.
The cute zombie boy I found by Charles Santoso
His aesthetic is very endearing, cute, fun, and fantastical all at once. This is another one of my favorites, from a series he did after the Japan tsunami.
Hope – Charles Santoso
You can check out more of his work at his website or his tumblr.
I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do!
This week I have to share an artist with you.
Alex Konahin does these amazing ornately drawn pieces. Here are links to his insect drawings and to his anatomy drawings. Seriously, go check him out!
Here is another piece of my Zentangle inspired art, this one in response to The Diva’s weekly zentangle challenge. This week she challenged us with using the new official tangle “Quib”. I played around with it a bit and came up with a little tangled jellyfish.
Quib inspired jellyfishy thing
I dabbled with a bit of color in my shading for this one, although it does not show well in the picture. (Note to self: must get printer/scanner hooked back up to computer…)
Hope you enjoy and I’d love to hear your feedback.