I decided to spend my morning drawing cats. I have never owned a cat (I am allergic), but they are sooooo fun and cute. Every time Dan and I go to the zoo, I am always confused about how to draw the larger cats, so I thought if I took some time and completed some cat studies, I would feel more confident.

I found this random flickr account with all of these cute kitties jumping around. I used many of the photos for reference.

Officially on the hunt!

Since I finished school, I told myself I would take a vacation and get some well deserved R&R. Sadly, I found myself growing angrier and angrier every passing day. (Angry from relaxing... I know I'm a nut!)

It seems that I have a huge problem just sitting around and doing nothing... I went to the zoo, the beach, Wonderland, and yet I was still annoyed at everything. (I somewhat blame BMC for this... they can create a workaholic out of anyone!)

Dan finally convinced me that getting my CAREER job would be beneficial. Jeepers that sounds exciting... CAREER!!!!! Within minutes of deciding my mood has improved 100% and I am excited to start looking around!

Wish me luck!!!


The Happy Tapir

He's my favourite of all of the zoo animals!

Sun Dance

I decided to work with my hands today (and away from my computer and photoshop). I really enjoyed making this piece. I have never worked on this type of paper before... I think it turned out pretty well. I hope you enjoy this one!!!


A Toronto Zoo Moment...

I would like to give a shout out to all of the dads I saw at the zoo yesterday sporting little girl backpacks.  It is dads like you that make us daughters feel special (though a ride on your shoulders doesn't hurt)!


I had another nightmare

last night and it was no fun. I decided to paint the beast from my dreams... but he ended up looking a lot cuter than I had hoped.

My dream included this creepy daemon that played piano at night... I kept fetching dairy products for him... like yogurt and milk. When he asked for soft serve ice cream, I had to pry open the wall to get it. Sadly, I also disturbed some creepy spirit that convinced the beast to kill everyone.. including me. I don't like dying in my dreams. No fun at all.

Anyways! I did this just now to get it all out of my system so I can have a fun day at the beach!


I was excited...

...to go on a trip with my friend Steph. Sadly, it didn't work out.. at least not yet.

Sorry for the quality. The image was too large to scan.


I just don't know what to do with myself lately. It is funny how when you have the most free time, you are the least productive.

I really want to improve my drawing skills. I feel like there are just SO MANY talented artists out there and I cannot compare. I also was hoping to keep my Master's Research Project going. Sadly, I still need to figure out the navigation (evil php)... and I know it is going to take me a few months of learning before I can get something together that functions.

I feel like everyone has jobs already and I really just need to take some time off before I am ready to know where I want to spend my time. I am sure I'll figure myself out soon enough.


Remember slimes?

This looks nothing like the slimes from my childhood. I did it in about 10 minutes while Dan was in the shower.

angry bird

30 minute painting from this morning. I'm trying to fill my mornings with exercise, figure drawing and then some photoshop painting. Hopefully I will see some improvement if I do it every day!