Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hope for Children and Families


This is an illustration I'm doing for an auction for Children and Families of Iowa. 60% of the proceeds go to charity. The theme is "hope", so of course I thought of doves, which are a symbol of hope. I also thought that without imagination or creativity, often things can seem hopeless. That is what I hope to portray. It will be done in oil...and I only have 5 more days to finish it! AHHH Can I do it? I'm concerned it will be a disaster because, well... I'm always concerned that every illustration will be a disaster!

And I got this lovely card from Erin Waineo today. She made it. It's a thank you note for letting her stay at my house with our other friend Jenn last weekend. They drove to see me all the way from Michigan. On top of that...a gift certificate to go out to eat! How nice can you be? I was SO glad to have some female company for once. Normally I just spend time with my husband Ken and our two sugar gliders (Conan and Pip) ...both MALE! We spent the weekend shopping at antique stores and checking out hip boutiques, and maybe a margarita or two! I should be thanking THEM for visiting ME! Thanks guys, it was so great having you around for a weekend that flew by.

4 comments:

erin said...

no really, thank you candace. you and ken were such gracious hosts, we really appreciated everything.

i can't wait to see the final of this sketch ...

NANCY LEFKO said...

this sketch is wonderful and I KNOW the painting will be fabulous...you are so talented.

Aren't girls' weekends the BEST !!! I have one coming up in two weeks.....woo hoo !!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace...your work is wonderful and can never be a disaster....I look forward to the finished piece ...the sketch is awesome!

Chickengirl said...

i love the kids on the doves...cant wait to see the final!