Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mel has been beggin me to start posting more.  He's telling me things like, "come on Lael, it's halloween, this is your time of year when you come alive and start posting."..."let's have it!"

so, Mel, here ya go.  it's a pumkin.  Happy Halloween everyone.  be safe.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Things have been busy for me lately...I'm feeling a little ragged.  I've been working on fixing up my little rental house for a couple months now.  Things go slow when you do everything yourself...and it done at night after work. 
Here are some doodles from my desk at work...I know, nothing that great.  (I'm not sure if anyone even comes by my blog anymore.)  I guess if I want to read some comments, I'll  have to dig a little deeper and put up something comment worthy.  Maybe next time.  Until then, this is all I've got.  "puka shell necklace"...I'm loosin it.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Annual Fishing Trip!!

Last weekend was our annual trip to the Uintah mountains.  We went to a less traveled spot way up the east black fork drainage.  I had a great time with my brothers and friends.  Here is a very quick sketch that my little brother should enjoy... documenting the rare occurrence of out fishing me. :-)

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm not dead yet...and to prove it...

it's been a fun summer, been busy working and wrenching on my ghia and going on vacations.
here are a few doodles from my desk at work. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer is almost here!

Looks like we've made it through another winter.  This last winter wasn't as bad here in Utah, but honestly there are days when I really miss my other southern California life.  When I lived there, I was young, and I had summers off.  I miss that.  This week is the last week of school for my kids, and then...let the fun and craziness begin!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Illustration Friday: Jump

It has been a real long time since I've done anything for Illustration Friday, but I've been in a real slump lately so I thought just do a little something and see what came out.  Do any of you remember being young and stupid.  Honestly sometimes I think back so some of the stuff I did on a daily basis and wonder how I ever survived.  I look at this poor kid and think this isn't going to end well, but when I was young, I would have gone off this jump...500 times...for several days...until it got boring.  Oh to be young...and stupid again.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Boogie Boarder

I'm not all that great at character design, but I thought this little drawing had some fun things going for it. I woke up this morning to a few fresh inches of snow on my front lawn...that got me thinking about my warmer life in CA.

It's been a long time, but I used to have a lot of fun with my old boogie board (that I won in a drawing back in '78) Anyway, I guess that me dreaming about the "warmer and younger days" was what brought this sketch on. Have a great Easter weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

doodles from my desk

when I get bored I draw faces...these were a few from my desk.

Friday, March 30, 2012

2nd post for March! Not feeling it!

Feeling pretty run down lately...creatively tired. I hope spring and some warmer weather can turn this around.

Here is another little doodle.

Friday, March 16, 2012

happy st patty's day everyone!

Here is a painting I started several years ago...back then it was small,quick and a bit rough. I blew it up really big and tried to clean it up a bit. (I like to get in a noodle sometimes) Been a while since I've done much digital painting, so it was fun!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

bug on the brain.

I sold my blue bug a few weeks back and it got picked up yesterday...I would be sad, but I've got another project already. The "orange" Ghia above is next up. This one is much better than what I usually start with, so

should be fun!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Look at this...another post! that's two this week! Hopefully a sign of things to come. Here is a sexy young mermaid. I had fun drawing her, and am fairly happy with the way she turned out. Even if a sketch is awful, I like when it has happy little moments of drawing...and that's how this one was for me...some fun moments.

Hope ya like it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

just a sketch book page

just a couple quick stetch from a page of my sketchbook...not much I know.

Two posts this month...I can do better than that!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!!

One of my new year's resolutions is to post more...unfortunatly this resolution is going about as well as all the rest of my resolutions...anyway...

I recently had to do some illustrations for work for a story about a kid and a cat...these two drawings were some of my cat exploration...I don't really draw cats. These were too stylized for what I was doing, but I still kind of liked them...the drawings, not cats!