Lighting the Proverbial Fire

So I think I mentioned that lately I've been in a bit of a creative funk. Luckily for me, my mom reminded my sorry ass that she had signed us both up for a weekend workshop on bookmaking. I got to leave the spawn with Grandpa (Grandpa, nervously watching X waddle around with precarious balance: "He's not going to fall and land on his head or anything, is he?" Me: "Um...yeah, pretty much constantly. Just keep him away from sharp objects, you'll be fine.") and spend a glorious 6-1/2 hours at a fun workshop hosted by Martha Cole. There's nothing quite like spending the day surrounded by enthusiastic little old ladies women of vintage to get your creative juices flowing.

(My mother probably just wrote me out of the will there).


Plus, I finally have something to post for Maternal Spark's Monday Muse! Yeah!

Yeah, I suck

Okay, so as if you needed another reason why Mondays suck, I haven't got my poop in a group to finish this week's superheroine. Mostly because I've been waylaid by birthday parties and inlaws and cake (I used to LIKE cake), but also because I'm trying to use my new tablet and do the piece entirely in Photoshop, without drawing it on paper first and it's FoN after all so I want it to be good (yeah, that's why. Not because I'm a flake, because I love my friend and I want her superheroine to be superheroic. Yeah.).

Also, I didn't get a chance to participate in this Monday's Muse over at Maternal Spark, but that isn't stopping YOU from checking it out. Off you go! Yes, you! Get off your butt and go!

...Sheesh. Lazy buggers.

Monday's Muse and Slackfest

Sometimes an artists inspiration is in the tools. This week my Monday Muse is the Bamboo Fun tablet I just bought. So. Cool.

Except it's also the reason my weekly superheroine is going to be a little late. Once you get going with the Bamboo, it's a whole lot faster to digitally ink & colour than with a mouse, but there's a bit of a learning curve. Hopefully she'll show her sassy self later on today.