Archive for February, 2013

I used to do photography.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

My niece in her disturbing-lack-of-eyebrow phase.

About 3,000 years ago I used to do Photography.

San Diego County Fair, possibly 1996?

Yes, besides oil painting, watercolor, embroidery, quilting and illustration I did b/w photography.  Before you get too impressed please note that I have a lot of trouble counting any higher than 10 and putting my shirt on right side out seems to pose problems for me.

Another niece and creepy rabbit with matching smiles.

These were originally created in the darkroom.  I have started scanning them into my computer and working on them in Photoshop.  When they’re finished I will be posting them.  It’s really fun for me to see these images since they’ve been stored away for 10 to 15 years.

Baby Lincoln

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

This is a new image that I am thinking about putting in my portfolio.

You won’t believe it! A NEW free embroidery pattern!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

You know, you guys have put up with a lot from me over the years.  First, there was Oil-Painting Andrea, then Craft-Girl Andrea, Stupid-Story Andrea and now Children’s-Book-Illustrator Andrea.  What can I say?  I wear many hats and some of my hats are wee pointy things with glitter on them, but I digress.  I vaguely remember promising to give you, my loyal minions, a new free pattern every month (what was I thinking?) and that seems to have disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle of my life.

But guess what!  A free pattern has snuck in! Right under my nose too (it’s probably because of me having a cold).   And it’s topical!  That’s right, it is!  It’s an Easter Bunny.  Can’t you just image him hippity hopping into your house on Easter night and depositing his eggs?  Oh the joy.

So go ahead and have your way with him.  Make me proud!

You can click on the pattern above for a large view.