Friday, June 26, 2009

Strength

Here's a new illustration I did for the tarot card "Strength." It has an interesting meaning to it. I think the reason I like tarot cards so much is that they all have a story and a lesson - they don't have to tell your future for you to learn something from them.



This one's story is about the Fool. The Fool is powerful and arrogant, and victorious over his enemies. He sees a maiden struggling with a lion, and as he runs to help he realizes that she is gently but firmly shutting the lion's mouth shut. In awe, he asks how she does it and she explains, "There are many unworthy impulses inside us. It is not wrong to have them. But it is wrong to let them control us. We are human, not beast, and we can command such energy, use them for higher purposes." The important message of the strength card is not to give up. To have the courage to keep at it till you succeed and to have the faith and optimism that you will succeed.
I hope it reminds you to do the same. Thanks for checkin it out, hope you like it. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In Progress



Hope everyone's doing well, here's a sneak peek of a work in progress. It's for the tarot card Strength. Should have it done over the weekend.

I'm going to see Erin + Adam in Shreveport tomorrow, that will be fun. They're living there (Well, Erin half lives there) working on a very cool project that I'm not sure if I can talk about, so I won't. But it will be a real treat when it's done. I wonder if we'll go to a casino?

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, June 05, 2009

The Most Wild Thing of All



I am so excited an honored to have been invited by Cory Godbey to participate on his project, Terrible Yellow Eyes! It is a non-profit collection of works all done as an homage to the beloved book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This children's book was a major part of my childhood; I remember loving reading it, and building piles of pillows and blankets in my bed to pretend they were in my boat with me. I've always wanted to draw his monsters and get away with it! A few other Ringling buddies are on the site, as well.
The artworks submitted up to today are going to be given to Mr. Sendak himself in the form of a book on his 81st birthday - on June 10th. How cool! Thank you again Cory :)


Sketches

Hello!

I'd like to share some pages from my sketchbooks. Since I moved back to Texas, I have been drawing a lot more. I've sort of started a ritual of drawing things before I go to sleep....let's just say when I'm really sleepy, my sense of humor is pretty wacky. The last few are examples of these wacky sleep-drawings (the tamer ones, I must add.)




-caty reminiscing about her childhood


-there's lots of construction around here


-caty described an old man riding down the street on a blue bike, cleaning his ears with a Q-tip. I had to draw him.


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-extreme sleepy wackiness


Thanks for stopping by :)