Thursday, October 29, 2015

N is for Neptune

 N is for Neptune

Yes, it is another letter N
Maybe it is I am on a roll, but when thinking up the idea for N is for Nightingale in my previous post, the idea of using the Greek god Neptune also came to mind. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

N is for Nightingale

N is for Nightingale

Every time I do a show, I realize I need to expand my selection of letters. A friend named Nelly had stopped by at one of my shows early this summer, and needless to say, my letter N selection of two options was not blowing up her skirt. 

So this is my new stab at another option of the letter N.

N is for Nightingale,  
 and the newspaper pattern in the branches. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

I is for Indian

I is for Indian on an Island with an Idea

I think the letter I, although simple in shape, is one of the more difficult letters to design to. Most of the words associated with the letter I tend to be adjectives. Of the nouns, most of them do not lend themselves to the shape of the letter I.

After two other illustrations of the letter I, designing it as an Indian seemed to be my next choice as opposed to an ibex or an iguana. So this Indian who finds himself on an island needs to use his imagination to come up with an illuminating idea; note the incandescent light bulb. 

Yes, maybe I was stretching it there.

Monday, September 7, 2015

M is for Mountains and Moon

M is for Mountains & Moon

Every time I do a show, I realize I need to expand my offering in various letters. The Letter M became a new candidate for a new design. The moon was a request from Carol Mason who politely suggested I could add another M to my collection.

So here is the latest letter M with Mountains, Moon, Moose & Maps!
Those maps being one of the stars in the background and the state of Montana in the foreground!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

R is for Rose

R is for Rose

Okay, this is the fourth letter R that I have designed! But 2 of them are, well not feminine at all, and one is definitely for kids, so I felt I would take another stab at it.

So if you like roses, or your name is Rose, this letter R is right up your alley.
Of course, I like to add a few ladybugs for luck!

Friday, August 21, 2015

On the Bright Side

 On the Bright Side

The blue skies of summer are quickly passing. Because I have a birthday during the summer, this time of year is a reminder of getting yet another year older.

In youth, I could not wait till I became an adult. Youth gives one the promise of the wondrous journey ahead. Age gives you the lens of time to see what you have learned along the way. 

Now that I have seen 64 summers, I have come to appreciate the miracles in my life and have come to know and appreciate what God has tried to teach us through so many people over time. What few commandments that God has given us while honoring his gift of free agency, I have come to find to be protections out of His love for us, rather than restrictions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

R is for Rocket

R is for Rocket

Now that I have a grandson, I have noticed that I need to add more "boy" interest to some of my 

illustrated letters. Many young children come into my booth when I do shows and search for letters 

that they can relate to. So for all the boys that like the letter R, this one is for you.

Have a blast!