This is the finished portrait of my grandmother that I gave my mom (pictured here) for Christmas '06. She told me later that she has really enjoyed it and thought I did a great job capturing her. High praise, indeed, so I'm tickled..
Now to just make time for continuing to work on my skills. Having recently started a part-time job in addition to homeschooling and try to sell a house (i.e. cleaning more often than I normally would! lol), I'm finding it hard to carve out time. If the family could manage to stay well more than a week or two at a time, that might help as well. I know there are always "seasons" for things, and the house will sell and I will eventually have an even better "studio" area in which to create (hopefully!), so for now I'll just "hang on" and sketch and create where I can.
These "cartoon" portraits were an idea I had that I wanted to try. They are my kids and they are now hanging in my husband's office at work. It was fun to do something light and colorful and reminiscent of my coloring book days.