Sunday, October 3, 2010

Illustration Friday - Beneath

It's Halloween night, and two baby owls fearlessly move through the forest beneath the candle light.

 Hello Friends. I really wanted to illustrate this week's topic, and had a mermaid in mind, but alas, I was afraid I would run out of time. So here is an ACEO I just finished today which fits the topic perfectly I think.

It's now official, I am a terrible blogger. I keep meaning to update, but when I get here I feel there's nothing interesting to say. I'm still reading my favorite blogs, just not updating my own, lol!

The above sketch is what I was hoping to add to Illustration Friday, she is  a mermaid, but she is not done yet. I pictured in my mind a murky background, with her face obscured with color, but not sure when I can get to it. So many other things to do.

Today I started decorating for Halloween. I brought out my skeleton and ghost tealights, and a pumpking which lights up when you plug it in.. There is fall garland, and lots of seasonal candles for display. Can't forget the purple and orange lights!
In one month, the Halloween stuff gets put away, and I start preparing for my favorite holiday of all, Christmas! Would you think I was strange if I admited that I played Christmas music yesterday, haha! I stopped after 2 songs, I didn't want to get sick of them already :-)

Coming soon will be some witch paintings for Halloween.
Thanks for putting up with this absent blogger (yup, that's me).


NatashaMay said...

Halloween owls look awesome! And the mermaid is beautiful. I't nice to hear from you. :)

Rosemary said...

Your Halloween owls are fantastic. Love it. Your lady is very mystical.. great work.

Missy said...

I love your owls, they make me want to go trick or treating and your mermaid so far is quite pretty.

James P Powell said...

I really like your style and the look of your blog. Awesome idea with the owls!

Fair Rosamund said...

The owl aceo is so sweet!! Your mermaid is gorgeous already, I can't wait to see what you add :) ~Lauren

Nicola said...

Oh she is beautiful! I love that sketch, can't wait to see what she looks like painted!! Love your illustration Friday piece too so cute!!!

Cameron said...

Too cute are those excited little owls!....and when you do get around to that mermaid, she's going to be gorgeous!!!

I love her already :)

Lee said...

This is a TREAT!
Love those little owls engaged in seasonal activities :D

Mermaid in progress is gorgeous...can't wait to see where you go with it.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your mermaid is BEAUTIFUL. Her eyes are haunting. And those owls are super cute - I love owls so much. I just finished decorating the house for fall and Halloween. Needs a few additional touches, but the bulk of it is done. :) Theresa

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey absent! I love the sketch of the Mermaid's face!! I just finished decorating for Halloween too. You would have loved that Halloween store I raided in Buffalo! Oh and I have been watching Christmas movies already- so don't feel silly for listening to the music. After all, it's just 2 1/2 months away!

Sandy xo

Tammie Lee said...

your halloween piece is charming as can be.
and your mermaid has dreamy watery eyes, she is lovely.

Sue said...

I have a 'thing' for owls, so really enjoyed seeing your ACEO. The drawing of the mermaid is great - want to see it completed.

Thank you so much for you post and support re Nicole. I will be posting an update sometime today.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.



michelleK said...

There is something otherworldly about owls isnt there. Love the pic :D and the mermaid is coming along beautifully.

<3 Michelle

readingsully2 said...

Cute little Halloween card.

Your mermaid is gorgeous too.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Betty - Love your Halloween ACEO's and looking forward to the Witches!

Beautiful Mermaid. I love the simplicity of her right now, can't wait to see her when she's done!

Hmmm I should go hall out my Halloween stuff too. Although I don't have a lot of it.

I can't wait for Christmas, that's my favorite holiday of all too.

And P.S. I am doing a horrible job of updating my blog too. If we have nothing to say it's hard to say anything. lol

The Vintage Sister said...

lol, looks like your back off the blog train again! i go weeks with nothing to post too. post pictures of your Halloween decorations! i'd love to see:)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Adorable ACEO! Love the cutie owls! Your mermaid is beautiful! Continued creative blessings to you! :)

apinkdreamer said...

lovely work as usual!!!
please tell me which day and what time can i listen to dr dyer at the radio?
i'm having a huge givaway this saturday!!!

apinkdreamer said...

ok i found the program! it is on monday at 1 pm! isn't it?

Lisa said...

Well they are just wonderful! and your sketch is amazing! Super Work!
Would love to for you to visit my blog! Have a giveaway going on:) Thanks Lisa

audrey said...

Betty... Thanks for stopping by ~ I love that you visited me.
Your owl ACEO is adorable! I need to get back to making ACEOs ~ it has been a long time for me.
Your mermaid is going to me very pretty.
How kind of you to mention the death of my brother. It has been hard, but I know he is at peace and hears me when I talk to him.
I promise to be back to visit again soon. I hope you do the same.
Happy Fall!
♥ audrey