Illustration Friday theme ‘swim’.
Illustration Friday theme ‘swim’.
I’ve been thinking about how quickly my little guy is growing and learning. It amazes me how he learns new things everyday and is getting taller and taller. I still call him my baby but he’s much more of a toddler now, walking, talking and getting into mischief. It feels like just yesterday he was a tiny baby swaddled in my arms, now he’s an active toddler and who knows how he’ll change tomorrow.
I found so many adorable photos of paper mache little boats so I decided to try to make some too. I started making one little boat then kinda liked the design so I made a bunch more. I’m going to make some little sails and oars for them next sooo cute!
Then a small monkey wanted to give it a try. : )
Two weekends ago my husband and I took Aaron to the model train museum here in Toronto. I expected that the trip would only appeal to the boys but I found these mini towns fascinating. The detail and amount of work that went into building the scenes I can really appreciate. It was the last weekend it would be open before they took it all down to rebuild in another location. The process for re-building is very long and they will not be re-opening for four years.
This miniature set is huge! It spans the entire basement level of an old factory building. It has also been around since 1946, so we were so glad we were able to see it before it was taken down. Have a look at their website it also has a video.
My little guy really loves boxes! He likes it best when we push him around in one like its a car, but just relaxing with a snack is pretty good too.
Every once in a while I have a burst of creative energy that inspires me to just draw. It’s not planned and organized and more often than not I just end up doodling. But the other day I drew some things that I really like, and it did start out as a doodle but by the end of the day I had a couple drawings of Aaron that I was happy with.
This time of year always has me reevaluating what I’ve done the year before and what I want to do this year. The boredom of winter makes me restless as well, I feel the need to reorganize my weeks and improve my work situation. As it is I don’t have a dedicated work space, the apartment has been toddler proofed so all of my drawing supplies are kept in our bedroom until I need to use them. The dinning table then turns into my desk, until dinner time when I have to pack it all up again.
I wonder how other parents work from home but still keep the space kid friendly?
I’ve been looking at some really good Illustrator Tutorials and spending the last little while improving my working knowledge of creating vector drawings.
Here are a couple I’ve read recently;
Well back to practicing, I really want to improve the way I create my critters.
The little man takes up most of my time, he is so much fun and I want to experience the discoveries he has each day.
When I’m taking a break from being a Mom I like to curl up with a good book. Since my husband got me an e-reader it has been way to easy to get a new book every time I finish one so I’ve been reading whole series back-to-back-to-back… The Game of Thrones is a very engrossing read by the way.
So with all of this discovery and reading I’ve spent very little time on my illustrations and all week I’ve been having the itch to make something. Today I finally decided I would get a little work done and I spent a couple hours turning one of my favorite acrylic paintings into a vector. It was originally painted in layers of blocked colours which really translates well into vectors. The image I’ve posted up is what I got done today and if the little man allows it, I hope to finish off tomorrow.