Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Whoa

I belong to several art teams and groups, all of them filled with wonderful artists and crafters: EHAG (Halloween art), PFATT(folk art), Whoa Ebay Group (horse art) & Whoa Etsy Team to name a few. I wish I had time to be more active in these groups but I do what I can, when I can.

Over a year ago I read an article about a group of artists that mailed a sketchbook around to each other. I thought this was such a fun idea and bought a sketchbook for my horse art group with the idea that we could pass it around and auction it off for a horse charity when it was completed. Along the way we hit a few snags. It got held up for various reasons (including my own). I am so happy to say that all the artists who wanted to participate now have their sketches and artwork complete and it will be up for auction soon! I finished my work just this afternoon and I wanted to share.
Here is the link to see all the sketches. Please scroll down and click on "older posts" so you get to see every one's work. This book has made quite a journey and we are all so proud of each other!

Here are two of my sketches...




PS. I saw this squirrel outside my dining room windor this morning and he made me laugh. Just had to share...


23 comments:

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Funniest. Squirrel. Ever! Love the last photo - like, "Hey, why isn't this thing going!"
Your sketches are beautiful (as always), I'm off to check out the other items :)

Bonnie Story said...

The Quick Brown Squirrel Jumped Over the Lazy Fox! Your sketches are exquisite - wow. I am reminded of the wonderful drawings that accompanied "Billy and Blaze" - I am going to look at my books now and recall that artist's name. One of my favorites! I'm such a huge fan of your artwork. Happy holidays!!! PS: Wonderful shots of Toots the other day, just great!

JeniQ said...

LOL I thought the squirrel picture was photoshopped to look like it was riding a fox - then realized that's your yard ornament! Too cool !

Birgit said...

Oh my gosh -- the second squirrel photo is a hoot!!! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Sarah said...

Giggle..I just adore the squirrel picture..heehee!! So cute!
I so understand what you are saying about being active in groups..I have to limit my time or I get no work done at all!!
I love the idea of passing a sketch book..off to look!!
Hugs, Sarah

Sares said...

what a neat idea! Your sketches are fantastic too. That little squirrel IS funny! He looks like he's full of personality, love his little paws too.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

The sketches are both wonderful Jenn. You are such a talent!! The squirrel photos are a stitch...I take it this wasn't the first time the little guy was riding the fox! He looks way too comfortable.
Laurie

Erica Lea said...

And this will teach me to be more involved in my teams, as I would have loved to have contributed:-) Your sketches are beautiful! Oh, and the little squirrel's pretty darn cute, too;-)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Wonderful Jen! I had forgotten you hadn't done your sketches yet with all the other problems we were experiencing with the book.

Jennifer Rose said...

great squirrel pics :D

the sketchbook idea is a great one and auctioning it off for charity is a wonderful thing to do :)

Heather said...

Oh, lovely sketches!!! I will be clicking on that link as soon as I'm done commenting!!

I love squirrels... they have 'tude :)

But more than that, I LOVE your fox hanger!!! Red Fox are my favorite.

Janine said...

Your squirrelfotos are sensationell.
So funny.

petoskystone said...

the sketchbook is a wonderful idea. ride, squirrel,ride!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

What a cutiepie squirrely! ... and the multi artist sketchbook is such a super idea. Amazing!

First Draught Farm said...

Hang on, Mr. Squirrel! Lovely artwork too (of course!)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Beautiful sketches, Jen! That squirrel is a riot! Doesn't he realize that he should really face the other direction if he wants to ride the fox??? LOL :) Theresa

Tammie Lee said...

Fun photos of the squirrel. Your art has a wonderfully lively feel.

DeLaRenaissance said...

Jen your sketches are absolutely wonderful! All the gals who worked in the book did a super job and created a beautiful book for the equine/art lover!

And that squirrel! What awesome photos!

Gwen Buchanan said...

These squirrel pictures are hilarious.. and I needed good laugh just about now.. Thanks...

Designs By CK said...

Have a great weekend & happy holidays Jen!

CK (-:

Zan Asha said...

The sketches are lovely--and yes, those are some remarkable photo pics

Linda said...

Have a great Christmas Holiday Jen and a wonderful New Year. Lindax

By Way of Salem said...

He's obviously resting from taking a few flights on that bird feeder of yours! HAHA!