Jun 24, 2011

Illustration Friday "Midsummer Night"

Summer Solstice and Midsummer Night Mixed Media
Midsummer Night is Solstice and celebrating this night is a big deal for my family. Some years we throw a big open house party outside with lots of food, music and twinkle lights and other years it is a family picnic and yard games at a local park. This year was sort of quieter and we rung in the longest day of the year with icecream. Midsummer Night's Dream is one of my favorite of the Shakespearean genre. All in all, midsummer night is my favorite day (and night) of the year!

Jun 17, 2011

Illustration Friday "Launch"

I design gift wrapping paper and children's illustrations so this is what I thought of when I saw this week's theme of "launch". Never one to care for heights or daring acts of bravery, I have never been personally launched. I try to imagine what it would be like to take off in the shuttle and see how high you're going. I have a hard time imagining the heights we reach flying and then of course the fear sets in of falling from this height! It still remains quite a remarkable human feat to have designed something to launch into space and land up there. Not for me though!