mother’s day

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Huh.  I guess I thought it was Mothers’ Day, but it’s really Mother’s Day?  Weird.  In any case, I hope it was happy.  I’m not sure what it means that I chose to mark the day with a drawing of my mom’s most feared animal (actually, it’s probably a toss up between bears and sharks).  Sorry, Mom.  I’m sure you’d have nothing to fear from a mother bear, though… especially if she has her cubs with her.  Oh.  I just made myself feel a little sick thinking too much about bear attacks.

I spent way too long trying to dapple these bears with sun, but it ended up looking more like mange, so I gave up for now.

solstice celebration

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Happy winter solstice!  I had nothing going on in the idea department this week, so here is a husband-suggested drawing.  We finally got a nice layer of snow to hibernate under here in New England – just in time!  

The other day I had 37 crows in my backyard at once!  The squirrels looked on from a distance.

new drawings, familiar faces

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Welcome to the new and improved Doodle and Hoob!  The link images for my new front page took up so much time this week, I didn’t do my regular Sunday drawing.  Instead, here are larger versions of the links for you to peruse.  

I actually drew this first one a couple of weeks ago, before I drew “endgame …”  Maybe it’s the same guy – who some of you have assumed is my husband.  I guess I see the resemblance.  Whoever he is, he must be pretty secure in his masculinity to hang out with so many bears.  Any guesses on what the bear is saying?

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I apologize for the extra click to get to the blog, now.  For those of you with severe cases of impatience/carpal tunnel, you can always just bookmark this page.  This drawing was inspired by the seriously dorky cool Moleskine flickr groups.  

Don’t bother trying to read my “Latin” (you know you want to).  It’s just Lorem ipsum.

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Woodland creatures dig my stuff.  Or maybe they’re just freaking themselves out contemplating the horrors of formaldehyde.  

Check out my shop to see the new banner I made using last week’s drawing.

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I love how you’re not allowed to smile in passport pictures.  I got Doodle’s passport when he was just about a year old.  It took at least a half an hour to get the shot because he wouldn’t close his mouth!  

Now that I have a nice new link to my “about me” page, I really need to update my info and picture…  Maybe next week.

endgame: KQNRKP

chess-blog

I’ve spent the last hour or so mesmerized by complex and often hilarious chess terminology.  I haven’t played chess for years, but am thinking that my lazy brain would be in significantly better shape if I took it up.  I’ll have to work on my sportsmanship, though, because I seem to have a habit of flipping the board when things aren’t going my way, and apparently that’s not cool.  If I ever found myself playing any large carnivore, though, I’m pretty sure I would gracefully let him or her win.

Check out the new “gallery” tab at the top of the page.  More site spiffing to come…

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The best thing about having a toddler around Hallowe’en is that you get to eat all of his or her candy.  The worst thing is that, to get all that candy, you have to convince the toddler to wear weird stuff, sometimes on his or her head.  This bear is wearing the alien hat that my mom and I made Doodle for last Hallowe’en.  The thing has never been on Doodle’s head.  He absolutely refuses.  So, now my bear Bob (inherited by Doodle) wears it most of the time.

The rest of the story here is that Doodle regularly asks to hear stories about going up into space in a rocket with various toys of his.  He sleeps with a goat named MaaMaa who gets to go in the rocket most nights.  I always get all excited, thinking he wants me (um, Mama) to go with him.  Then he corrects me like I’m some kind of fool.  Humph.

guess what

Today’s drawing comes with an announcement.  Guess what!  No, I didn’t eat Doodle.  But, as some of you already know, Doodle is going to be a big brother (and Hoob is going to be a big… dog sister?)!  Yay!

This drawing was kind of inspired by Sarah Varon‘s pregnant bunny in her awesome Sweaterweather.  Although all those little bunnies swimming around in their mum’s pregnant tummy are super cute, I felt inclined to chose an animal that has, um, fewer babies.  It’s not that I fancy myself a bear (or some kind of bearish creature) or anything.

In other D&H news, check out the nice write-up I got on this blog.  Thanks so much to Susan of Kiddlebug.  Check out the rest of her blog for some great kid-related finds and mom musings, and check out her Etsy shop for cute felty kids’ stuff.

PS – Happy Canada Day, everyone!  I won’t be up Canada way for a couple of weeks, but at least I have Stompin’ Tom here to help me celebrate (link included for non-Canadians only, obviously).