Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry and Bright

Mele Kalikimaka!
Merry Christmas to you all! xox, -w

Monday, December 17, 2007

It's ..

The little cats are his. Really.

beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

Here's a thought: The Virtual Cookie Exchange is a holiday cookie/yummy exchange. I'm still working through a couple of boxes of chocolate samplers. Even just the idea of cookies, real or otherwise, ehhh, even for a chocoholic like me, it's a bit too much. I say let's enjoy the real nummies and cookies and food and company, and we'll celebrate with photos and documentation of all sorts of Virtual yummies from all the holidays, all the way through New Years. In the meantime, Marta has been doing some nice coffee mugs. They'd go so nicely with cookies, eh?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

White gouache

20071212_white_gouache Click to see this photo's flickr page

I've been looking at all these great images and photos and sketches of the holidays, so this squooshed tube of white gouache really feels very much not in keeping with the season.

[Sigh] Oh well. We're in the home stretch. Finals and grading papers and final exams and figuring out grades and turning them in and grad show and school will all be done very soon and our holidays will begin in earnest. We'll return to being the cookie-baking and -eating snuggly bunnies that we were meant to be.

White gouache (opaque watercolor paint) is better applied, you know, as icing on paintings of cookies, the light white dusting of snow that lingers on our mountains, the beautiful formations of clouds in the mornings, the spray of the ocean, highlights on shiny things, and that sneaky glint in your eye. That'll have to wait just a few more days.

It also works when you're out of liquid paper, too. But I digress.

Hope that you've been well.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Tired of drawing my food

Trying posting directly from Flickr

I wanted to play with drawing the leaves in the negative space behind the chair, in a more graphic style, but got distracted. Maybe another morning.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Easier to eat quickly than to draw quickly
This isn't a holiday cookie, just finishing baking up a log of some pre-mixed cookie dough. I'm not sure baking several batches of different holiday cookies is such a good idea. The cookies barely survive past the cool-on-a-wire-rack stage ... The bears 'round here seem to get to them far too quickly.

At this rate, I wouldn't have any cookies that survive long enough to share. And the bears around would be in serious danger of getting ... too ... tubby.


Sunday, December 02, 2007

Woo Hoo!

Huh? University of Hawai'i Warriors hang on to beat Washington and complete undefeated season! Woo!
The faithful stay up late to watch the games!