Friday, December 27, 2013

From Angel Time

An old sketch from the period when I was painting angels.  Here is the first large painting that came out of this composition: 

And then, unsatisfied with this, I painted over.   Here is the second try:

And that one got painted over too.   With something else altogether.  

Friday, December 20, 2013


From the old sketchbook.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peaceful World

I remember this as a sketch for a painting that I worked on for a while and then didn't keep.  Fun to find birds were there already.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Back to an old notebook (marked 2004 to 2010!)   Already then, I used to enjoy finding hidden figures in random shapes. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Companion again

Felt like retrying yesterday's drawing.  Here is the Queen's beloved companion again.

Note:  I cannot sustain my drawing-a-day while working on the finishes of my book.  I will reluctantly put this drawing exercise on hold.  In the meantime I will post images from old notebooks.  

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Companion

Starting the week with the Queen's companion.  Who is never without a book!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Little Demon

The Queen has to deal daily with a relentless little demon.  Negative comments, odious comparisons, self-esteem attacks are some of his specialties.  There were years of debilitating aggravation.  The Queen has figured a few tricks of her own. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Friend

The Queen and her friend have known each other for many years.  They take walks together and talk.  (Food, the human brain, family issues, literature, art, health insurance.) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Fool

Today, the Fool.  Very present in the Queen's world.  He comes with joie de vivre and also with foolish hopes.  With impromptu plans and impossible projects.  Why is he carrying a piglet today?  No clue.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Child

The most important person in the Queen's life.  Eliciting all kinds of feelings, from elation to exasperation to anxiety:  the Child.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Queen

Ripped last drawing.   Was great in my mind.  A mess in reality.  Felt at a loss and decided to go back to basics.  My main "character", the Queen, will be followed by portraits of her entourage. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Peaceful Moment

4 creatures living in peace.  My wish for the world.  Or at least for the weekend.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cup of Tea Break

Life has felt very hectic lately.  Peace can come from an image if not from the real thing.  

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Inspired by the last piece in Risa and Laird's Ganesha collection.  The tenderness of the gesture spoke to me.  Plus I like elephants.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


The queen occasionally spends time re-evaluating.  I need to do the same.  But there is so little time!