May 10, 2011

Small Moments

"Got no checkbooks, got no banks,
Still I'd like to express my thanks -
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night."
~Irving Berlin, "I Got the Sun in the Morning," 1946


Lately I've been trying to take advantage of wonderful little things that come my way.  I bought myself a little bottle of bubble solution, and sometimes I just sit outside and blow bubbles for a few minutes.  It's a quiet, calming thing.  I've recently begun riding my bike around the neighborhood from time to time; after a [very!] long hiatus from biking, I'd forgotten how pleasant it is to feel the gentle wind in your face and explore new places on a bike.  I may not have won any art contests lately, and I may not be rolling in money and fame -- but there's so much to be grateful for, like small moments of refreshment and delight.

On a side note, today is my dad's birthday.  Happy birthday, Dad! :-D


The theme at Illustration Friday this week is "Beginner", so I did a rough sketch of a wee laddie practicing the bagpipes.  This may or may not have been sketched while I was watching a documentary about the Massacre of Glencoe, so.. bagpipes.



"Zombies" was a recent Derby theme over at Shirt.Woot, so here we have my entries:
"Remember the Undead", with a zombie/sugar skull thing...



"Sock Monkey's Last Stand"



"Barrel of Zombies", which got an Honorable Mention.



For the "Amusement Park" Derby, I decided to focus on the glories of AP food.


8 comments:

Sugar Magnolia said...

The IF illustration is absolutely beautiful

artistaggie said...

Thanks, Sugar Magnolia! I had been aiming for cutesy, and it just wasn't working out. Then I switched gears and tried for a more Rockwellian cute/poignant style, with better results. :-)

josh pincus is crying said...

awesome drawing. you have a wonderful style.

artistaggie said...

Thanks, Josh! :-)

Jack Foster said...

Love the bagpipe boy Anne! Great lines!

artistaggie said...

Thank you, Jack! :-D

Alison said...

I love the boy with the bagpipes and his long-suffering Border collie.

artistaggie said...

Thanks, Alison -- Only a trusty companion would put up with bagpipe practice ;-)>