Friday, May 29, 2009

Something Wicked

A piece just for fun. I wanted to have a tiny bit more environment and shtuff going on than usual. Perhaps it's me in a past life... Some of my ancestors were gypsies. Let me know what you think :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

8 Of Cups

Back in Texas, all moved in. I am really enjoying my new studio setup... it's sexy.

I have been wanting to do a tarot card illustration for a while, and decided to just go with something visually pleasing. I did not know the meaning of 8 of cups before illustrating it. I looked it up later and it's pretty accurate to what's going on in my life.... creepy.

Watercolor, gouache & acrylic on paper, mounted on illo board. Hope you like!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two days

Well, I head back to Texas in two days. I figured I'd scan a few things before I pack away my computer stuffs.... I'm going to miss Atlanta.

When I can't decide what to draw, I just scribble on the page a bunch and make things out of the scribbles. This one came out pretty funny:

Oh, and I thought I'd share that I got a tattoo. I got it with Watts on the same weekend. I've always wanted to share the sense of humor I have about my hearing loss, so what better way than tattooing "What?" behind my ear.

And one more thing. Me & Sarah drove town to Ringling for the senior show. It was a blast, and really great to see everyone and to get some sun. On the way back Sarah took a scenic route while I slept, and when I woke up I immediately gasped - we drove right past a herd of longhorns. They were so majestic and awesome. And in my opinion, a good omen about Texas.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Listen to the snow

I have to share this with y'all... this is a poem my mother wrote about me. It made me pretty teary because it's a true story. My mom is so sweet. (BTW, Ringling people... in my family, I'm Little Sarah. I think it's kinda funny considering I was Big Sarah in college & Watts was Little Sarah. haha.) I'm going to illustrate it, and who knows, maybe we can get it published. I've got two very big projects now to keep me busy when I get back to Texas - I'm leaving May 15th. Time to pack!

Enjoy the poem. :)

Listen to the Snow by Elizabeth Caterisano

Once upon a time
Not so long ago
My little Sarah said to me,
"Is she listening to the snow?"

I saw her teacher's smiling face
In the morning light
Snow glistened on her ear muffs
Such a pretty sight!

Little Sarah was born with hearing loss
Which means she can not hear
All the things that we do
Quite as loud and not as clear

I turned to her and said the snow
Falls silently on the ground
Although I really wish that we
Could listen to the sound

She turned and said "I hear it!
I hear it with my eyes!
Can you hear it mommy?"
And much to my surprise...

I heard so many things that day
She pointed out to me
"We'll listen while we play outside,
can you hear that tree?"

We heard the snowy sunshine
We heard the clouds drift by
We heard the black birds flap their wings
As they soared so high

We listened to the ducks that swam
Upon the icy lake
We watched the sun set slowly
To hear the sound it makes

She put her head against my heart
Not so long ago
"Can you hear it snowing mommy?"
"Yes, I hear the snow"