Category: Doodles

My Mother’s Day Gift to You

Being a mother is exhausting and wonderful,

Hopeful and scary,

Joyful and nerve wracking.

Rewarding and draining.

It is the best and the hardest job you could have.

Regardless of your situation YOU are the Mother God gave to your children and He knew what He was doing.

Have a blessed Mother’s Day.

This was a last minute doodle but I wanted to give each and every one of you beautiful ladies something for Mother’s Day–since I can’t give flowerrs to everyone this is what I’ve got.  Feel free to pass this on to your favorite mother.

Illustration Friday plus one for my husband

This weeks IF was Wrinkles.  I have hardly had time to think  on it since I was busy with the web server and then with this painting I need to finish (and, um, well, I have been reading a lot as well.)  Anyway, I finally came up with something about 5 minutes ago and thought I would post it so I don’t skip another week even though I didn’t do anything to it since I NEED to get to bed.

What could be more wrinkled than the basket of clothes that has been sitting in my living room while I do all this other stuff?

And this is for my husband who requested that I color the doodle of him I did yesterday so he could use it as his forum icon.  He is so funny.  I would have used this for wrinkles since he is starting to get them but they are only visible when he smiles and you can’t see them from the back of his head–which is what we usually see. 🙂

Three of my favorite things

A doodle I did of my husband last night. This is the view we usually have of him. 🙂

Tsuji Ayano An incredible Japanese singer who plays the ukelele and whom I am currently addicted to listening to.

Studio Ghibli Our favorite anime studio. Home of Miyazaki, a brilliant anime director. If you want to try out anime but have no idea where to start Studio Ghibli productions are the best starting point.

My Neighbor Totoro
Whisper of the Heart (my knew favorite)
Porco Rosso
Spirited Away
The Cat Returns
Howl’s Moving Castle (the book is MUCH better though the movie is wonderful.)
Castle in the Sky

I should note that these are the ones we have seen. There are others we have not seen. My husband and I watch each first then decide if it is suitable for our children–you might say these are comparable to older Disney animations, and in fact, Disney now helps produce them here. Some of these have scary bits but I would say all are suited to 7 and up.  Keep in mind–we don’t have cable tv.  Our kids don’t experience American tv very often and my husband and I prefer it that way.