Monday, September 14, 2009


We had a busy weekend, with myself and my husband taking turns feeling sickly. I 'worked' a few hours at the new job, watching some other folks work, chatting with the new boss and getting a feel for how my day might run. We also helped my sister move into my mom's house and played a whole lot of Lego Batman on the Xbox. We hit up our favourite pub for delicious grub and black and tans that I just cannot resist.

In between all of the excitement and sleep, I managed to get some art done. I'm in the final stages of work on my giveaway prize for Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween, finished up almost all of my Halloween swap packages (I'm taking a major swap break after this season) and was even able to work up a few prototypes of the vintage/primitive style characters I want to list in my shop. I finalized a few designs, and started to work them up. Tonight I plan to begin the painting phase on some of these little sprites.

Here's a sneak peak of one of the prototypes, taken on my not so amazing camera phone and vignetted with picnik:

When I go to list them, I'll take photos with the real camera. Since I wasn't feeling up to dragging out the camera and lights, you get a blurry low res sneak peak that makes his whiskers and mouth look pixelated. ;)


  1. even though he looks a little pixelated, I think he is adorable.

  2. oh he is too cute!! I do have to ask what black and tans are?? Here a black and tan is a type of hunting dog :)

  3. he's cute! i can't wait to see what other types you are coming up with.

  4. I hope you are feeling better:)
    I love your kitty ~ we have a black kitty named Maya but everyone calls her Little Girl.
    I'll look forward to seeing more photos!

  5. Thanks everyone! Glad the crummy camera isn't making anyone like his cute face any less. ;)

    Lisa, a black and tan is a drink made with a pale ale and a stout. In the case of the pub I frequent, it's half Guinness half Harp and all delicious! ;)

  6. Sorry you were feeling under the weather - hope you and your hubby have kicked the bug!

    Love Mr. Cat - he looks like my Dexter!

  7. Mr. Cat reminds me of my Maria and Satchmo. Love my black furbabies!

  8. Too cute!

    P.S. I love this:
    Whoops! Your tongue is now a magnet. Whatever will you use for silverware?

    Actual silver ware, since silver is not magnetic.


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