Sunday, November 6, 2011

Starting a New Book

Hello all and welcome! I am joining Sunday Sketches this week and below is my submission:

It doesn't look like much, but before I could start my sketches, I had to use sandpaper and gesso for each page in the board book. Then I planned out each page with the words and pictures. Finally, I could start the pages themselves. I still have more to paint, but I wanted to show you what I had so far. I just wish I had a better name for the main character, the owl. I originally thought of Olivia. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I spent last week with my daughter, who just had her second child, a girl! Here is Josie Ann, in one of her Halloween outfits:

She is the sweetest baby who hardly ever cries! (Well, I hear she does at 3am!)
Levi is now 2, here is a picture of him:

How cute are those cheeks!
My other grandson Grant, also had a birthday recently and is now 3! Here he is with his favorite gift!

Is that the happiest face or what!
My other granddaughter, Ashlyn, also had a birthday recently and is now 1.

She is so cute! I'm certainly blessed with 4 wonderful grandchildren!
I hope you will join us this week for Sunday Sketches! (The link is on the right)
Have a wonderful week!

18 comments:

Christine said...

whimsical sketch! Is that his little house there? Cute. As are your adorable grandkids, lucky you! The baby made me go 'awww'.

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful sketch and the little kiddies are perfect!

MollyGirl said...

I love hearing about your process and seeing your work in it's early stages. Can't wait to see more!

And your grandchildren are adorable-- they all look so happy!

Victoria said...

Beautiful sketch..i love the sweet owl..how gorgeous! Lovely photos!
Victoria

WrightStuff said...

Hmm, let's go for something un-owlish like Lavinia or for some reason the name 'Switch' just popped in my head. Well, whatever you call her, I'm sure she'll have plenty of great stories to tell through your art.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hello Debbie,
so happy to meet you! I love Jesus too and I am so happy to find yet another blogger who has discovered art like me.

Your art has freshness and honesty and sweetness. And your grandchildren are beautiful. I am a grandma too : )

Missy said...

Your grandchildren are ADORABLE! Your board book also looks like it's on it's way to adorable!

Teri C said...

sounds like quite an involved process.
Such beautiful grands!! and one proud Gram!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the sketch ~ going to be great, I can tell ~ Children are absolutely adorable! Love them ~ fun! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy S S ^_^

Is Horatio too much for Owl's name?

portgas_d_ann said...

look at those happy faces!!

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you for the glimpse of your wip! Olivia sounds like a beautiful name for the owl. Joining sketchbook Sundays.

Heather said...

what a cute owl...i like olivia! and darling grandkids...love the smile in the last photo!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh the WIP is looking good. And your grans..oh they are gorgeous and the newest one is so cute:)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

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Sophia said...

Awwww...ADORE the owl, Debbie. And very good tree. Love seeing your artwork unfold in many beautiful ways. :)

Your grandbabies are incredibly cute. You must be so proud.

Hugs

Marilyn Rock said...

I love your creations including your family! Your grandchildren are beautiful; congrats to all on the new addition - gorgeous! Good health!

xxoo

Azure Islands Designs said...

Great book Debbie...Olivia is a great name or even Ollie...that is kind of cute too!

Love the photos of all your grandchildren...you are so very lucky to be blessed with 4!!! I know you are thrilled...
Enjoy each and every minute!
Cheers

pquinn53 said...

What beautiful grandchildren! I'm new to the arting world, too. Starting with some art journals. And learning along the way. Your drawings are very cute! How about Hootie or someone suggested Horatio, maybe Hoo-ratio. I love the name Olivia, but there is a cartoon character on Nick Jr. called Olivia and she's a pig, literally! People may get confused. Can't wait to see your progress on the book!