Thursday, August 30, 2007
Last night Brendan lost a tooth. He was quick to put a glass of plain water by his bedside. When he woke up this morning he discovered that his tooth fairy had turquoise wings. This was more exciting than the dollar the fairy also left behind. The magic of childhood. All of this great inspiration led me to create my tooth fairy. She hangs here in our bathroom. Of course my kid's know she's not the real thing--just mommy's version. ; )
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
1) Smooth the pencils hair.
2) Now scream "Summer's Over!" while rubbing the pencil between your hands
note: these instructions are just to get you started. My frustration pencils back in the 70's never had clothes...My daughter Cara and her friend came up with that!
update: due to an overwhelming amount of mail I received about the frustration of finding craft fur I've gone and put together my very own Frustration Pencil Craft Kits. Visit my etsy store at www.junepfaffdaley.etsy.com for more details.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
I design a wide variety of stuff including logos, magazines, posters, newsletters and brochures. Some weeks are busier than others and I admit to putting in some crazy hours. There is definitely no 9-5 and no routine schedule. The best part, besides being my own boss, is that my days are never boring (having three kids helps with that too.)
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The other day I thought of this sweet photo (above) and treated myself to fresh cut flowers. I only wish these came from my garden, but instead I have Trader Joe's to thank. Today, I took an hour or so with my morning coffee (before any little feet were up) and painted. It's been a long time since I painted something as simple, yet complex as flowers. This was a good reminder to me that I need to stop and look at nature's color palette, textures and patterns more often. And maybe slow down a bit too!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Presenting Miss Marie...and I swear she started from legs up! I'm thinking even fairies have rough days which is this gal's story--waking up with a bent wing and her hair a mess. (My wings are bent every morning until coffee!) I'll be working on more friends for this fairy so stay tuned. Now you know where those dancing feet came from.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I stumbled upon these old wood pegs at an estate sale. I had no idea what I would do with them at the time, but I loved the shapes not to mention those cool boxes that they lived in. I carted them off for $1 a box. Weeks later as I was staring at the pegs, I started to see lots of tiny legs. I began sketching and before the pegs knew it they were being transformed into funky fairy legs.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Today marks the first official day of my blog. It all feels like blank canvas. Making the first mark is always the hardest so here it is. I'm dipping my brush into paint without worrying about which color to choose or where it should be placed. I can't promise daily or even weekly posts, but I've started something. Today starting is enough.