Illustrations by Nancy C. Sampson

Archive for ‘February, 2012’

In January, I asked people to suggest and then vote on what my pigeon character’s name should be. Holly Moser suggested the name that ended up getting the most votes, so she wins a portrait of: Percival Featherington III!

I have begun working on the prize… and decided to show off some of the preliminary sketches. Above are sketches of Percival in his signature Santa hat, and below is the frame drawing, transferred onto fabric and ready for stitching. The final product will be a digital file with these 2 elements and others combined with my Photoshop collage-ing technique.

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Earlier this month, HQ sent out a call for members and friends to contribute handmade or vintage Valentine greeting cards to be distributed to Citymeals-on-Wheels clients on Valentine’s Day. What fun it would be, I thought, to invite friends to join me on Saturday night for dinner and crafting… and it was!

Elaine, Elle, Kat, Holly, and Janet came over to my place last weekend. I served Penne Alla Vodka and my favorite salad. After dinner and some wine, we spread out ourselves and our craft supplies on the living room floor to start creating. There was some trepidation at first, but once we began putting things together, inspiration took hold. Listening to our favorite tunes from the 80s helped, too! In the end, we had 18 Valentine’s cards to contribute to Etsy’s cause! I would have been happy if we had 1 or 2 cards per person, so I’m bowled over by everyone’s efforts. Links and results follow:

Craft Central!

Janet working on one of her cards.

Holly’s delicious chocolate-cherry cupcakes for dessert!

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