How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading

As you may or may not know balloon animals often visit the Idea Emporium Bakery and are partial to ice cream sodas. I don’t know a great deal about balloon animals that have came to life, but I can only theorize then, that the balloon animals are not lactose intolerant, which is a good thing….

A Dose of the Magical

Wow. What a crazy year. Seems like every morning I check the news feed and I learn about a natural disaster happening, a crazy person driving into a street of people, or some fundamental right taken away from me. It’s easy to be down and discouraged. The one thing that helps me feel hopeful and…

They are my favorites, dang it! The message of being true

There is a program on Instagram that will pick out your best posts of 2017. I fiddled around with it and it worked once. The second time it looped over and over saying my images were very large and to wait a moment. After waiting too many moments, I took the hint and walked away…

Gallery of Cupcakes

Care to join the virtual designers with your own cupcake design to the Gallery of Cupcakes? Fun Activity: Help Design Some Cupcakes Enter the Cupcake Room, and design a cupcake, but don’t be afraid of making mistakes (see reject cupcakes). Print out and download the sheet below to play. Send me your pics and I…

Flight

I’ve been obsessed lately with Flight and Movement. Starts with doodling. Add color. Animate next. Birds inspired by Alexander Calder exhibit. Animate these guys next. My Fly mug available here. One of my Comfort Cards. The movement of the balloons. More movement