Friday, December 31, 2010

Random People

Been working my butt off. Here's a sneak peek at various components of a recent project. Stay tuned for details!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Illustration Friday: Phenomenon

This week's word for Illustration Friday is Phenomenon. I have been enthralled with the story of Anastasia since I was a little girl. I still am. Anastasia Romanov was the most mischievous of Nicholas' daughters. Their family was murdered in 1918 by forces of the Bolshevik secret police. It was believed that Anastasia and Alexei escaped the slaughter because their bodies were not found with the family- sparking a worldwide phenomenon of various loons pretending to be the heir to the throne. It was only in 2009, thanks to DNA, they were finally accounted for- they did, in fact, die with the family but were buried in a separate grave. So tragic.

I've overlapped a hint of Ravel's Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess.) I love playing that one on the piano- some of the most beautiful music ever written.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Holidays

Our Christmas Card for 2010! Happy Holidays to all my blog friends.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Illustration Friday: Prehistoric

Boy, I hope she had a good personality. The Venus of Willendorf, also known as the Woman of Willendorf, is a 4.3" statuette estimated to have been made between 22,000 B.C.E. and 21,000 B.C.E out of oolitic limestone. She was discovered in 1908 near a village in lower Austria. Her name is kind of funny because she predates the mythological figure of Venus by millennia. The original has no face, so I took the liberty of adding one. I imagine if ol' V of W could speak- she's say something like "get me more ribs".