Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine for Ellie

With St. Valentine's Day approaching, I wanted to send special Valentines to the kiddos in the family. I made Ellie a unicorn Valentine for a little girl who loves her horses.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sketching

Here's another sketch inspired by the winter weather. I love this penguin and the way he came out because the colored pencils looked like watercolor. I also liked the expression on his face.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Going on a Python Hunt


Florida has been invaded by pythons, a snake not native to the area that feasts on local wildlife and has no predators in the state. In response, there is a "Python Challenge" for a month were hunters obtain a permit and go on the hunt for the beasts.
How did pythons, native of India and Asia, find their way to Florida?
It's unknown, but officials speculate that unwanted pets were released into the wild following Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Are pythons as dangerous as they sound?
Pythons can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh 200 pounds. They eat deer, raccoons, birds, panthers, bobcat, rabbits, and even bear.
Does this competition help curb the python population?
The first competition in 2013 netted 60 snakes.
How many snakes have been caught this year?
To date, 90 snakes have been caught this year... (as of Feb 4, 2016 counting date).
For more information, click here.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Sketching

This sketch is appropriate for the weather (6+ inches of snow) that NH is experiencing as we speak. It's very different from my normal style, as it's more of a loose sketch. This family of penguins is looking for a place to keep warm.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Blessings

This week has been full of blessings.
Jon and I met a group of tennis friends for dinner. The group... of 43 people filled the restaurant and then went dancing! We didn't have the stamina to go dancing with them, but had a great time anyway.
Jon's father sent us 2 boxes of beef! I made our first meal with it and they were delicious.
At one of my tennis matches this week, I stopped in the pro shop and found these amazingly comfortable hats. They're designed to stay on with a ponytail. They have wide elastic in the back and are completely machine washable! I bought them in white and black.
 This little cutie had a snow day and she and her mom took advantage of the weather and went snowshoeing. A typical Maine youngster!
Here are two more cuties. They are Lego-Makers Extraordinaire. The birthday boy assembled this Millennium Falcon in just a few days. Each of these angels also made their Valentine puppy. I have a great family!