Monday, March 28, 2016

I'm Claiming My Stake sketch. Need Propping Up?

I'm loving sketching and learning about my graphics tablet these days. The only things I seem to want to sketch are gentle little cartoons, my "flower child" drawings, and I just put another one in the collection. If you're interested you can see a greeting card version of this one on Etsy.

I find it really fun to anthropomorphize flowers in pots (sometimes out of their pots). There are so many interesting metaphors there! They have readymade faces which can have expression, leaves which make perfect arms, a home they're in (their pot), needs and vulnerabilities. They need light and water, they can be happy and flourish, and they can be droopy and in need of nourishment and care. They can have kids (ok, seeds), they can get overgrown, attacked by weeds and pests, become rootbound, bend to face the light....I mean it just goes on and on! Love it!

Anyway, here's my sketch "Claiming my Stake"

Have you claimed a stake in your life?
The meaning, sortof obviously, is one's need to stake a claim in God's promise of love and care for those who look to Him for His love and forgiveness. Oh, to have peace of mind, PLEASE God, and it's the only source I know for the REAL solutions for our messed up minds.

Here's hoping you find peace of mind!



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

And some Photography

Okay, so I'm posting the occasional art photo too

Indignant Flower

Another one, this one indignant
A version of this flower, done in a charcoal style, is in this little ebook of printable cartoon flower greetings for sale on my Etsy sketch store

Another Day in the Can - free dog art note card

Another one, brand new. Not all of my cartoons are about dejection :) but this one, like the previous might express my solidarity with those who are dejected, depressed, anxious. BUT, there is hope, so hold tight! If you want to check out my new Etsy cartoon/sketch/experimental art and photography store, you can go to !
And here's a little free indignant yorkie note card : click here for pdf

Thanks for looking and check back for more!

My New Sketch and Cartoon Blog! free greeting card and WELCOME from Susan

Thanks for checking out my NEW cartoon and sketch blog! I'm in the throes of a new obsession, and I feel a little bit ambivalent about it. To those of you who may be familiar with my fine art (you can check some of it out at it's a little embarrassing. I've been sketching morning, noon and night (ask my husband) pictures of...ahem...anthropomorphized cartoon flowers. I haven't exactly filled up my sketchbooks yet, but I'm getting there, and I live in fear that I'll accidentally leave one on my desk at work, or on the floorboards of a friend's car, sitting there ready to reveal my very goofy mental illness/pastime.'s an example of my work:
So if you like it and would like a greeting card pdf which has this dejected flower and the greeting "Ok, God, it's Monday again", you can click here to get it free. (It's formatted and printable in a nice resolution)

Check out my little Etsy store which will be featuring my new greeting cards as I create them, and check back here, too, to see my new cartoons!

Thanks!! Susan