Friday, March 26, 2010

Thanks Sherry!!

She gave me this blog award!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWT! Go check out her awesome blog here.
All I have to do is pass it on to 5 wonderful bloggers, so in no particular order:
I also updated my facebook pic today and decided to change it here too. Don't you just love my background? That's my closet. See that black trash bag hanging up? It contains my oldest son't cap and gown for his upcoming graduation from high school!!!! WOOHOO!! The rest of what you see is your average "my closet is also my crafting space" , type stuffs. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.
Dawn Moore 3/26/2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Digital Painting Practice

Check out my last post for a new free digital stamp :). It's been forever since I've posted a new one, and didn't want cha to miss it! This is the image the cake digi came from. This dog wants cake, bad. BAD I TELL YA! lol. I hope he scores a little, bitty piece. I got texture happy with this one. I can already feel a new addiction coming on......I need to increase my texture collection. I need some grungy ones and a paisley one....or two. I am so happy you stopped by, I appreciate it.
Here's the original sketch.


Sooooooooooooo, I was creating a new image to practice painting digitally. I made the cake and thought to myself, this would look great on a card. So I seperated it from the rest of the image and VIOLA! I hope you like it :) Click on the image to get to the bigger, downloadable version. If you take a file, leave a comment, please. I appreciate em. Love to my peeps!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Illustraion Friday: Expired

The first thing that popped into my mind upon seeing this week's theme word at Illustration Friday: Expired, was expired milk. This was a fun one to do. I drew the original sketch, scanned it, did the line art in Illustrator and painted it in photoshop. It's supposed to be a cup of expired milk and someone making a bleh face over it .Hopefully it comes across that way :) Thanks for looking.

Oh the weightloss front, I haven't gained or lost anything so far this week. I am simply maintaining. I can deal with that :) I do still have a little soreness in my leg muscles from the evil, I mean lunges. I added the "Plank" to the ol' routine and holy hell that's hard! When the instructor on my wiifit says "10 more seconds", I wanna slap her around lol. What can I say, exercise makes me violent! I find myself looking for healthy activities to do on the weekends that have nothing to do with the Wii. So far I have played basketball (HORSE is playing basketball right?), tossed the frisbee to my kids, and played at the park. I find I don't get winded as easily (until I try to race my kids up a hill to the car that is, *insert wheezing here*.), I am thrilled with that. I also noticed that when I poke my own stomach, there is some firmness lying low under the jiggles. That wasn't the case before, I can tell you that! I see no changes to my body in the mirror. So I have to look harder to find the improvements. It's going to take time, and patience. Today I am happy to report that I continue to reach for the goal. Hope all is well in your world and that you have a fantastic day :D

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Amber Ink!! Check it out!

If you like digi stamps, then check out !!! You will find several freebies right now, so snatch em up!! You can even add a way cool badge to your blog, website, whatever!! Spread the word and show the love!! :)
Here's a blog link Amber's Inklings, the bunnies are soooooooo cuteeeeeeeee!! I fell in love with them! Here's hoping they become digi stamps. They would make for really cute Easter cards!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just a quick post

To let everyone know that I got 1st place in the skateboard exercise of our WiiFit. The top spot was held my 10 year old for months! Until last night, folks! WOOHOO!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have been drawing, honest.....

........but so far nothing is "singing" to me or compelling me to digitize it. I started doodling a bunny, but something went horribly wrong with his feet. Apparently I have trouble drawing any feet, not just the human variety. So I need to practice drawing them until I am relatively comfortable drawing them. Which means I end up with pages and pages of deformed looking feet. No one wants to use them on a card (trust me ya don't). Usually when I get ok at drawing one thing, I stumble into something else that has me frazzled, (ie hands, eyes, the list goes on and on!). I do however, enjoy practicing. I especially love when I draw something and it looks on paper how I envision it in my head. It doesn't happen often, so when it does, I smile.
On another note, I had a fantastic day yesterday, wanna know why? Two reasons, 1) Because I could sit on my porch in the sun with a sweatshirt on (without getting cold) and draw outside! It was marvelous!!! The birds were chirping, squirrels were doing cute squirrel things, and random people would walk by, and I would try to sketch them :) Most of em look a little wonky, but I don't care, it was fun and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The second reason is, I lost 2.4 pounds yesterday! I was totally and completely stoked, that's right, stoked! I felt so great about the weight loss that I added more strength training exercises to my Wii Fit Rountine. Today I am feeling the results of the lunge and side lunge. Those particular exercises are EVIL! Truly, completely EVIL! Which makes me a little sadistic to keep them in the line up, but there they stay. I am curious to see if I can "beat" them. Basically torture my muscles until doing said exercises no longer hurts. Time will tell who will win that contest lol.

Lastly, I have a question to anyone out there that has used software called Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 2010, is it any good? I have heard good things about it, but I don't know anyone that has actually used it. I'm curious to know if it's worth it's $100 price tag.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Illustration Friday: Subterranean

I will probably fiddle with this more this week, but I wanted to get the general idea on "paper" :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Illustration Friday: Brave

The word this week at Illustration Friday is Brave. Never in a million years would I have looked under my bed for a monster as a kid. I was scared if I left a hand or toe out from under the covers, and God forbid over the side of my bed, that something would grab me, yank me under there and I would disappear forever. The child in my drawing doesn't have that fear, or at least can push past it and check things out. Thanks for looking :)
The original sketch

I consider myself brave for posting this today. I wasn't going to because it's, well, whacked out. But I did it anyway :) Yay me! More practice using my tablet, and a way to see my progress. If'n there is any lol.

Thank you all so much

The thoughts, prayers, hugs and kisses did the trick because both of my family members are out of the hospital and doing better than ever. I was blown away by all the comments that were left here, thank you all so much for taking the time to do that :) My cup runeth over.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My heart is heavy....

UPDATE: My Uncle is out of the hospital and feeling much better at the moment. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers, they are appreciated more than you know :) I write this. Immediately upon waking my cell phone was ringing. My Grandma is in the hospital. They are trying to heal her, we pray that they will. I hang up with my aunt and go directly to email. There is an email from my mom telling me my uncle is back in the hospital. Her words go straight to my heart, well up , and spill out of my eyes. I wish I knew the magic words to hold my mom's pain at bay, but I don't, there aren't any. I will just keep my family in my thoughts and prayers and be there for those I love, no matter what. Hopefully tomorrow will bring better news.