My Baby Barbarian

BabyBarbarianSometimes I worry that my baby Daniel is just a little barbarian. He speaks in incomprehensible gurgles and sticks out his tongue in delight. He adorns his chin with glistening drool but shuns respectable attire. He devours food with gluttonous guzzles and finishes with a tremendous burp. The little heathen even interrupts both scriptures and prayers with irreverent laughter! Barbaric though he may be, he’s awfully cute about it, so instead of civilizing him… I drew his portrait 🙂 Enjoy!

Dress Up

My little family moved to Seattle this summer because my husband Eric has an internship with Microsoft. On the way to Washington we stopped by my parent’s house to visit. As so often happens at my parent’s house, we found ourselves dressed up in elaborate fantastical costumes of my mom’s creation. This time we were posing for a news paper ad to promote a play my mom was directing at the community theater. Seeing my gorgeous littlest sister Sala dressed up as Puck, I couldn’t resist taking out my own camera and shooting some photo reference.

I then had my sister put on another costume and shot reference until she was tired of it (which, to her credit, was much longer than I expected).

With dozens of inspiring photos to work with, I have my work cut out for me.

I decided to do a digital piece since Photoshop is a lot more compatible with a baby that toxic oil paints (and I want to play with my relatively new Intuous tablet). Here’s what I’m working on right now:



I began this piece around Memorial Day and eventually I plan for this image to be a tragic piece about war and the memory of those lost. Obviously it’s still very much a work in progress, so check back in a week or so to see how it’s coming along. Or better yet, add my blog to your RSS feed for an automatic notification whenever I add new updates.

My new project

Four months ago I began working on the biggest project I’ve ever started. It took me nine months to develop and now I spend the vast majority of my time working on it. I call this project Daniel, my four month old son. Motherhood is the most ambitious, most fulfilling and most time consuming project I’ve ever dared to undertake and it leaves me with precious little time to work on other projects. However I still manage to make time for a little art here and there and for those who care to read it, I intend to post my progress on this blog.