Monday, September 26, 2011

Penelope Pancakes

My Sweet Penelope Pancakes
My little hamster nugget, Penelope Pancakes, is very very sick. She is 2 years old and is losing steam. This picture is from February of this year, when she was feeling perkier. We're trying to keep her comfortable and have some special food to feed her from the vets. I've also been giving her water from a syringe so she doesn't have to try so hard to get it from her water bottle. I held her as she slept for an hour tonight. She wouldn't stay still like that if she was feeling well.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Resting Tot

Resting Tot


To catch up on the blog, I'm going back through years of photos I've taken and making computer wallpapers for you to use. Here is a photo of Tater Tot I took in May 2008, resting on the dining room floor. 

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Boomer the Puggle

Boomer

A little present for my friends, the Hammer family. It's a picture of their dog Boomer that I took years ago and I edited it some tonight. Look how cute his crazy face is.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Statuesque Horse

Asian Horse
To catch up on the blog, I'm going back through years of photos I've taken and making computer wallpapers for you to use. This is a statue I photographed at the St Louis Art Museum in March 2009. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gorilla Family

Gorilla Family
To catch up on the blog, I'm going back through years of photos I've taken and making computer wallpapers for you to use. This is Binti Jua and her baby in May 2006 at the Brookfield Zoo. 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Colorway Butterfly

My Favorite
To catch up on the blog, I'm going back through years of photos I've taken and making computer wallpapers for you to use. This butterfly was at the Brookfield Zoo in June 2007. I used to get in the butterfly house for free since I was a volunteer. It was a peaceful place to wander around. 

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Space Rhino

Space Rhino
To catch up on the blog, I'm going back through years of photos I've taken and making computer wallpapers for you to use. This rhino was at the St. Louis Zoo in March 2009....in space....Spaaaaaceeeeee. 

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Penguin Grooming

Penguin
To catch up on the blog, I'm going back through years of photos I've taken and making computer wallpapers for you to use. This penguin was at the St. Louis Zoo in March 2009. Some of the penguins were outside and right up against the side of their enclosure so I could take pictures of them really really close.


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Silvery Magenta Baby Dinosaur

Baby Dino
I think dinosaurs were brightly colored with silver speckles ....weren't they?

also from "How to Draw Baby Animals"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Silvery Sheep

Silvery sheep
I can't put the metallic silver sharpie marker down!

also from "How to Draw Baby Animals"

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Silvery Seal

Silvery Seal
Back in March I drew a few critters from a "How To Draw Baby Animals" book. I unearthed the book from my crafting bookcase and drew a few more. This little seal is bouncing a ball on his nose. I used a metallic silver Sharpie to color him in.

Seal
If you tilt the drawing, you can really see how shimmery the silver is. I really like it.

How To Draw Baby Animals

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Robin Cat Toy

Neo n Robin
"What did you find now, Neo?"

Robin
Is it a little Robin cat toy with a floppy little tail? Cute!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tadpole Cat Toy

Tadpole
And now Neo shows off the cat toy version of last week's Business Tadpole drawing.

Tadpole
The tadpole lost it's hat and briefcase somewhere though!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pig Cat Toy

Piggie Neo
Neo helps show off the cat toy version of last week's Pig Relaxing drawing.

Piggie
I doodled on the spots with Sharpie and embroidered around them.

Piggie butt
Pig Tail!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How to draw a Radish Week: A Whale

Whale
Lesson 11. An Island...Variation: whale

Take away the tail and color it green and it would look like an island :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

How to draw a Radish Week: A Sleepy Dog

Sleepy pup
Lesson 6. A Sleepy Dog

For some reason he is green...maybe because he wants to be like the business tadpole...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

How to draw a Radish Week: Business Tadpole

Tadpole
Lesson 23a. Tadpole going to work on Monday morning.

I adore his tiny briefcase. What does he keep in it though??

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This post is a bit different....

I have been struggling to work on my art and my blog for the last few weeks. I have just been feeling awful. I posted last week I was having some health problems and I've been to the doctor a few times. I have diagnosis's now and a plan to try to feel better.

I don't want to stop creating art. I miss embroidering and making stuffed animals. I need to decide if I update a few times a week with multiple items I've made. I guess I'll have to wait and see how I react to the medications they're going to give me.

I feel a bit lost in the direction of my blog right now but I want to figure it out. I will have some more art posted in the next few days to catch up. Thanks for your patience.

How to draw a Radish Week: A Very Strong Wren

Wren
Lesson 59. A Very Strong Wren

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

How to draw a Radish Week: Pig Relaxing

I've had this book How To Draw A Radish And Other Fun Things To Do At Work by Joy Sikorski for years. The first page says "drawing is easy and fun" and I agree. I'm going to follow her lessons this week to get back in the swing of blogging.

Lesson 70
The instructions in this book state - 1. Open to any page  2. Proceed. Sounds good to me! There are over 80 lessons in the book and I'll randomly open the pages until I find something crittery to draw.

Pig Relaxing
Today's lesson is Lesson 70. Pig Relaxing

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Buckeye Butterfly

Purple Orange Brown
From the butterfly house in June of 2007. I played around with some filters on this one - the original photo was titled "Purple Orange Brown". I think it looks peaceful this way.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Critters from Cheeseblarg's Scavenger Hunt!

One of my favorite blogs is having a scavenger hunt - Cheeseblarg's First Official Scavenger Hunt! JRose posted this on Wednesday and I see a bunch of people have already submitted their hunt results - Yay! I drew a few of the more crittery hunt items this morning.

Cheeseblarg Scavenger Hunt 1.
1. A cat in a window

Feeeet
2. Bare feet in grass
(and my addition of bear feet in grass) :P

A squeaker
4. A squeaker


Ooooooooooh and I just realized that some of my previous critters can totally work for this hunt too!

Smeepins goes to Hogwarts
7. Someone wearing a hat
(From July 9th)

Bernice
8. A bird, not in a tree
(From July 26th)

Unicorn Noggin
14. Something I talk about all the time but have not put on the list
How about a unicorn! (From March 7th)

Patronus
17. Something nerdy
Hermione's otter Patronus (From July 14th)

Now I'm inspired to try to finish the scavenger hunt this weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sunning Giraffes

Long Necks
Another zoo picture I took back when I volunteered at the zoo. Frannie and Jasiri, sunning themselves at Brookfield Zoo in May 2007.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Good'day Mate

Kookaburras
More photos from days gone by that I took, made into computer wallpapers. These guys lived in the Hamill Family Play Zoo at the Brookfield Zoo back in June 2007. One was named Goodday and one was Mate :)

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