July 30th, 2008

Illustration Friday – Canned

Illustration Friday – Canned

I love skinless and boneless Norwegian sardines and have been eating them a lot recently. These are “Fancy Norwegian Sardines in Oil”. They are wearing their best Sunday outfits and are swimming in oil. It is a soft carved print (or eraser carving).


July 24th, 2008

Illustration Friday – Enough

Not Enough!

I participated again this week in Illustration Friday. The topic this week is “enough”. It’s a small digital painting about 5″ x 6″ and was made in Adobe Illustrator. This is the first time I used the Live Paint feature, which took a little while to get used to.


July 18th, 2008

Illustration Friday – Foggy

Searching for Bertram in the fog

I found the delightful website, “Illustration Friday”, and decided to participate this week. “Illustration Friday” is a weekly art exhibit that anyone, illustrators and artists of any skill level, can participate in by creating a picture in any medium that responds to the week’s one word topic.


July 14th, 2008

Rennie on my new website

Rennie, a 7 1/2″ bear made of a sparse, beige German mohair that I hand shaded is now on my website. I made his crocheted wool scarf with handmade tiny pompoms and his wool felt slippers with crocheted tops and braided edges. You can see him here.

July 13th, 2008

Website Up – Using Dreamweaver and Illustrator

I finally got my website, ellifolks.com, up and working. It’s here, if you would like to take a look. I designed the site in Dreamweaver. The graphics were made in Adobe Illustrator, and then were saved “for web and devices” as gifs. Graphics can be added to Dreamweaver from inside the root site folder there. […]

July 7th, 2008

Homeschooling and Reading Together

Daughter (age 5) and mom reading favorite “vampire” book together.

Like many parents, we read to our daughter from the time she was a baby. She always loved books. As a one-year-old, she would toddle over to her low bookshelf, pick out a favorite book, and bring it to me […]