Sunday, July 27, 2008

Comic Con

Honestly, I go to Comic Con largely because Shane goes. Sydney and I just sort of tag along and usually do our own thing most of the time. However, this year I have spent more time looking around the floor and found so much great inspiration.

We love filling Sydney's room with original artwork or at least prints of fun pieces to inspire her imagination. We met Travis Hanson Saturday and he drew each of us our own sketches: Shane received a robot, I received a girl reading under a tree, and Sydney asked for a comic book with a girl in it. Then we also purchased a print for in her room.

Here are some other prints I liked.

Seaside Village by Dan Thompson

Braid Hair by Vera Brosgol

Check Point by Mike Lee
I really like the composition and color in this one.

These next two are both from artist Chris Appelhans.

Boston Common

Dance Bot

And these two are from Kazu Kibuishi.

Good Life Scene

Charnon House

Sort of a wide variety but I guess I like variety. They do all seem to be whimsical to some decree, maybe that is what draws me to them. I do feel inspired and ready to get home and start creating.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Catching up....again

Has it really been over three weeks since I posted? Wow. Well we have been busy with family summer fun and a little family stress. For the most part we are recovering and trying to get back in the swing of life. During my lapse, my little girl turned THREE! I am not sure how that happened but low and behold here we are. As I mentioned before we celebrated with a red birthday bash in San Diego.

She was all too pleased to wake up to a red carpet to walk down, a table full of red treats, and a stack of red gifts. I hope the rest of the summer is a little less eventful but a quick glance at the calendar reminds me of a different plan. Hopefully, the rest will be the family fun type craze. I am looking forward to more trips to San Diego (here we come Comic Con), more trips to the zoo, lunches with Shane at Dreamworks, and hopefully time for sewing and crafts.