New Art: Beach Days

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Making all these illustration about childhood memories has been so fun. This new illustration is called Beach Days. I didn't spend a ton of time at the beach as a kid, and I would get burnt pretty easily as well, so being in the sun meant being covered up.

Every year though we would go camping, and the campground had a man-made lake for fishing and swimming, complete with a metal slide that was always a challenge to go down. Some of my fondest summer memories are from camping and hanging out all day at the beach. 

New Art: Spring Walk

 

The plan was to have a video for this piece, but alas it did not come together as planned. This piece came out of left field for me, and was unexpected. I probably should go back in and clean it up a bit more, but I'm so excited to share it with you. I was able to reuse the flowers from my garden journal, which is always a surprise to me, but inspiration comes from everywhere.

The illustration was inspired by my daughters love for her baby dolls, and it reminds me so much of myself as kid. I had so many dolls, and they went everywhere. The ones that my mom saved are pretty worn out, but that hasn't stopped them from being played with once again. 

Art Video: Blanket Fort

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I'm so excited about this illustration, it was so much fun to make. I loved making tents out of blankets, couch cushions, and anything else that was available when I was kid. It was so much to create another world inside of these forts. Once my brothers, cousins, and me created a blanket fort that spanned two rooms and a hallway, it even had places to look out that were perched higher up on the beds. It was such a blast, and we also liked to build these forts to have nerf wars as well. I'm looking forward to creating these for my kids, we already have done this a few times, but as they get bigger and we can make them more elaborate we will have so much fun I'm sure. Hopefully won't be too long until I get the next illustration and video done. This has been such a fun series to explore, and I can't wait to show you the completed Calendar when it is all done.

Art Video: Sledding

sledding illustration
sledding illustration

This is the second video in this series of 12! I'm hoping to continue the video series with more art as I go, but for now just getting these 12 done is proving to be a challenge. I present to you Sledding! One of my favorite winter activities, too bad my son doesn't feel the same. Hoping next winter I can get him to go down a hill or two, he definitely is a cautious one, which I'm entirely ok with!

Snowball Fight

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snowball fight illustration

I'm currently working on a calendar project. It is about childhood memories, and I've decided to start creating some videos to show the process behind the art. This is the first one, but I may end up having another go at it as I nail down the style I want to use throughout these illustrations.

Snowball fights were pretty epic when I was a kid, we would build forts, stockpile snowballs, and have these fights spanning three houses of kids. It was a ton of fun, and one of the many things I look forward to sharing with my own children.