Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Where did she go?

Where did I go for a year?  I wish I could say that it was to this idyllic place above, to hear the wind rustling through the leaves, to see ducks, geese, and swans glide gracefully by while I sat on the banks of Crystal Lake, and to have creativity flow out of my soul and onto pages of my sketchbook through my pencil. Alas, nothing so inspiring. Truth is I worked 65 hours a week while my day job was getting ready for a major software change, and while prospectively searching for, finding, then buying a house, then moving and settling in.  I was a little tired. I also moved out of the shared studio space (I'm surprised I remembered where it was) and now have my own space in the house.

So I've been regaining my hand-eye coordination and have been puttering around the new studio.
Here's one of the new ones I worked on when I first got settled.  I'm thinking of calling it "The Wary Hare" just because it sounds funny. But he's not a hare, he's a bunny rabbit. I found some old pictures that I took at the Topsfield Fair one year. My friend and fellow artist Claudia Marchand turned me on to the wonderful illustrator Wendell Minor and I was inspired to do a small animal illustration. There's a soft wash of watercolor in the background and in the log, and mostly colored pencil in the rabbit's fur. I need to arrange some better lighting to take the pictures with, though. The colors are more vibrant than they look.

I also updated the look of the blog, hope you like it.

So here's me getting back to creativity, I really missed it.  I'll see you again soon, I promise!

Lisa B.