Thursday, March 11, 2010

January themed doodle ATC's

And here are some snowmen I did for a swap. I wanted to make them sort of steampunk but also doodly. The green inside the snowman is supposed to represent Spring hidden under the snow. I colored them with watercolors after I was finished drawing.

Fall doodle ATC's

Here are the mostly final versions of my Fall ATC's that I did for a swap. I added some red ink around the edges after this, and then they were done. I really like how they turned out.

What a fabulous hat!

And, of course, an adorable baby. I could have put this pic on my Mommy blog, but I wanted to share it here because I knit this hit for Lily and I've had so many complimens on it that I thought, "Hey, I guess I'm pretty good at this knitting thing!" Best of all, Lily loves wearing the hat.

Puzzle Time

I love doing jigsaw puzzles and recently set up a table in the living room to have space just for doing puzzles. We all like doing them and I think it encourages Lily to do her puzzles, too. And we'll give her pieces to put in the big puzzle so she's part of it, too. I think puzzles work your brain in a way most everyday activities don't. Better than TV, if I can do more than sit up lately.

My favorite kind of puzzles are ones with lots of little details, like Charles Wysocki puzzles. Those puzzles with one big picture on them are really boring for me. Not my kind of challenge. So this is one we just finished. Wysocki is an Americana artist and not really the kind of art I'd want on my walls, but they're fabulous for puzzles.