Monday, June 09, 2008

Treehouse

Just a quickie post to show my latest piece. I've been relaxing in front of the tube a little too much lately during the magic "naptime hours", so a couple days ago I forced myself up into the studio to do some art. I'm always happy in the end when I do that, but sometimes it's just hard to muster the motivation when my DVR is calling me with all the shows I've recorded (So You Think You Can Dance, Legally Blonde: The Musical, to name a couple- you know, those ones that my husband just can't stomach, which is why I've recorded them!)

Anyway, this piece was a hard one- it took my three days worth of naptimes to finish, whereas most I can finish in one naptime plus a little time in the evening. It's because of the tree, which just gave me problems for some reason. In the end, I'm pretty happy, although there are still some things that bother me about it.


As always is the case, I used images that relate to my life. There are the two boys at the bottom, representing my boys, and the "rooms" in the house each illustrate something which is pertinent to our lives right now. Both boys are into elephants lately- Noah likes raising his arm to mimic the trunk, and Riley is in love with the movie "Dumbo". Much of our time is spent on our lanai playing with water toys and being in and out of the kiddie pool, thus the watering cans and the word "bottoms". I just let the kids play naked vs. taking diapers on and off, so I get to see lots and lots of two little bottoms! The face drawing is obviously from Riley's recent drawings, and the little book is because Noah is obsessed with looking at books recently.

The rainbows and clouds keep showing up in my pieces, which is odd because those really aren't images I'd ever see myself using, but they just always seem to feel right as I'm working. It's something I'll have to explore...

Well, my "quickie" post turned into a longer one, but that's okay! Hope you're all having a good week so far!

7 comments:

ittybittybirdy said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your process. I just love your work. I think they are just amazing!

Lisa said...

lovely! now - where can you buy your artwork>?

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

It turned out great! I bet the boys have a blast in the kiddy pool :-)
xox Britt

ArtsyMama said...

I really, really love this. Fabulous work!!!!
Kari

Anonymous said...

Corey I love your work and lately I have been thinking that you would be great at illustrating books. I think of that everytime I check your blog. You're a genius!

Tammy Akervold said...

Corey, I adore your new peice.The colors are dreamy and I love the clouds and the cute little rainbow...as usual, you have inspired me to add more of a personal aspect to my art...Thanks for sharing!

Dianna said...

Love it*!*

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