Happy Valentines Day!

Being snowed in almost all week sure does not make a girl feel very girly and valentines-y! Thankfully the sun has come out, so maybe I can get my car out and get to the mall for a pretty date night outfit :) One very big thing has happened recently that I have not blogged about- I got engaged on Christmas <3 So this will be our millionth Valentines day together, but our first as a betrothed couple. I made a little printable if you’d like to download it:

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Just click to enlarge, save and print! This song has been in my head for days, not that I mind. I’m also on the hunt for a new printer and scanner to step up my art game. This painting is so much prettier and richer than my scanner gives it credit for. I’m thinking this printer¬†which everyone who sells prints on easy seems to be obsessed with, and this scanner¬†which had really good reviews.

And speaking of upping my art game, I’ve registered for my first SCBWI event!

From the website: “Are you ready to take your career in illustration to the next level? Are you working on a dummy, revamping or beginning a portfolio, ready to put together a successful marketing campaign? This could be just the program you’ve been looking for!

Um Yes, and yes! As nerve wracking as it is to have my art critiqued, this is also the kick in the pants that I need- I will actually make goals and figure out how to get where I want with my art. Or they’ll tell me to not quit my day job- at least I hope that they are honest with me. My portfolio is tiny but I am really trying to work on it even though school and life keeps me busy. I am also supposed to have postcards ready by then to hand out, which I must get a move on with! Ok I have a lot to do- until next time!

Snow Day!

Unfortunately in the age of the internet I don’t get to completely take this snow day off, I still have to sign on to my class website and hand work in- but at least I don’t have to be at school all night like I usually am! Today we finished up Valentines for my sons class-

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Busy at work! We looked around on Pinterest for a while, but wound up kind of making something up as we went along. I cut out pink and red hearts from construction paper, and he stamped and decorated them- with spider-man stamps and stickers of course. Nothing says Valentines Day like spidey ;)

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We then glued them to a large popsicle stick (since we have a million of them).

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We also glued some black hearts to the other side to make it more finished looking.

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We made a special one for Grandpa-

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He would not make a normal face at all, but thats ok. Also when taking photos I should probably make sure he wears matching pjs..snow day rules!

We made these in two separate days, he had to make 22 altogether I think! Writing his name became especially boring for him, so some were finished up by me. All in all though he had a lot of fun, and even learned how to cut a heart out by folding the paper and cutting half a heart out (drawn by me) it was like he just witnessed magic :) So fun to watch him!