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Cheap! I mean “Cheep!”

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Every year the Society of Illustrators has a members show. This year the proceeds from the sale of the art go to The Family Center Art Therapy Family Support Program. It’s a chance for you to purchase original art by the members at incredibly favorable prices. I’ve donated the following:

Talk about bargain air fares!

Talk about bargain air fares!

It’s a finish of a similar sketch from a previous post. All the art works are 12″ x 12″ and framed. They can be viewed here with more (including mine) to be added during the week. Contact Society of Illustrators DirectorĀ Anelle Miller for more information.

Drawing on an Elephant

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Once, when my daughter was very young, we were in Trinity College, Dublin to view the Book of Kells. There was a display explaining how the monks used vellum made from hides. I asked my daughter how they got the cows to stand still while the monks wrote. She said they must have had to tie them in place (she’s always been sensible and creative). Well, I’ve had the chance to draw on an elephant. The part I used was definitely still and I didn’t have to tie it down. My sister, who often finds strange and wonderful gifts, sent me a sketch book made from recycled paper and elephant poo! It’s very nice to draw on and has a warm (that brings unpleasant thoughts to mind) tone rather than stark white paper. You can get Ellie Poo paper here.

TinTin never got this close to an elephant.

TinTin never got this close to an elephant.

You can get Rhino and Reindeer, too.

You can get Rhino and Reindeer, too.

Confused

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Do I press this button or that one? Technology is supposed to make things easier but, occasionally, it all gets too much. All I wanted to do was check-in. Since it was the little puddle-jumper subsidiary of a major airline, we were given no choice but to use the automated (Ha!) check-in at the airport. It took about twice as long and an attendant still had to come over and review our documents.

If you live in a swamp but but drink coffee through a straw and have blonde hair, please press 1.

If you live in a swamp but drink coffee through a straw and have blonde hair, please press 1.