Monday, November 1, 2010

trick or treat...

2 happy trick or treaters….and one not so happy tiger ;(…Happy November!
Onward to the Christmas Season… favourite!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

before and after...

Reworking old paintings into new paintings….

Monday, October 18, 2010


Just finished up this painting this morning.  She is a donation for a Charity Auction to raise money for a friend on her way to Africa on a Mission.  I originally understood that it was a silent auction…but have since learned that there will be a live Auctioneer as well! gulp…hope that she helps raise some money for this worthy cause!

Monday, August 30, 2010


check out the Treasury HERE!


Thank you lauraprill for putting together this "friendship" theme! I am loving this collection.(thats me in the bottom left)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ETSY Treasury!

Made my first ETSY treasury….Check it out here!

The Theme is…"LEAN ON ME".  Cool and interesting takes on the same idea!

Monday, July 19, 2010

i'm a star (and so are you)

i'm a star (and so are you)
Originally uploaded by rybecca
So…I was considering honing my digital artiste skills with an online class or two. After a lot of thought, I have decided that I like the raw and unfinished touch that my illustrations have. I am developing my own style that is changing with a naturally evolving ebb and flow.
I think it is great that many blogger-artists are offering online workshops. And learning some new expertise can be invaluable. On the other hand, it is so easy to lose yourself in other admirable artists work and style. Just remember to be true to you and let your own style shine through!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Originally uploaded by rybecca
more of these to come…doodles are like free therapy!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

alphabet illustrations

curtesy of the trusty sketchbook and Photoshop

Thursday, July 8, 2010

be the leader

be the leader
Originally uploaded by rybecca
I was going through the archives and I had forgot about this one….I am blowing the dust off of my sketchbook tomorrow and will post a few illustrations that have been circling around in my head.

Monday, June 28, 2010

grad present...

This is a painting I made for my daughter ….we are on our way to her elementary school graduation! Congratulations Georgia! We are so excited for your future!   What do you paint for a 14 year old ? hmmmm…song lyrics are perfect!  Took me awhile to find some that were appropriate…sad..but true!   Off to celebrate!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

creative energy!

I have carved a few hours of alone time out of my day…ahhhhhh…a quick post then plans to get elbow deep in drippy, messy, colourful paint and whatever else I can get my hands on.  Feeling a burst of creative energy today….I must not let that go to waste.  It seems to happen so rarely these days :(….maybe this is the start of a positive trend…..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

london calling

   In my day...birthday parties...home reno's....and last but not least....lots of zzzzzz's!  I am excited to announce that a new little bean will be welcomed into our family in early December! We are over the moon excited! My son is hoping for a brother...he thinks that 4 sisters would be far too much to handle!!! And I think he might be right! A little more testosterone and a little less estrogen might swing the balance a little more in a manageable direction..but...we still have em beat on leaving the seat down!  Stay a few weeks we hope to find out...if the little one cooperates and lets us get a peek!  Either way...we are blessed!
 On a side note....Josh and I are visiting London for a week sans kids! It is fabulous! I now can say that I have experienced jetleg.... but the city is so beautiful I wouldn't dare complain.  We are off to see Jersey Boys tomorrow night...the theaters are incredible and the city is full of so much history it is almost overwhelming!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Lately, I have been completely addicted to some fabulous design blogs….such as…aesthetic outburst and…desire to inspire and…  absolutely beautiful things .  *sigh…check them out, you will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

for Sydney Rae

A birthday gift for our lovely friend Sydney! I hope "14" is beyond spectacular in every way!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

him and her

him and her
Originally uploaded by rybecca
imagination+pencil+sketchbook+ Photoshop=him and her

Friday, March 12, 2010

newest addition

 "MARCIA"… a new mixed media original has been added to the ETSY SHOP!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

my iPhone app now available on iTunes

This is my new iphone app available at the iTunes store!  It is a puzzle scramble game comprised of 12 of my illustrations. So cool! My kids think i'm beyond brilliant and near famous...I didn't have the heart to tell them that anyone can do it!
 APPLIYA STUDIO is an iPhone AppBuilder available for free. Check it out!!!   
and don't forget to check out my app... art and such   
Available at iTunes for a mere $1.99  
compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.

Monday, March 1, 2010


New 16"x20" painting completed! Adding her to my ETSY SHOP this colour combo but also hoping that I am not over doing it! It is time to retreat my favourite colours to the back and move those less used dusty bottles of colourful greatness to the front lines! Do you have favourite colours you just can't live without...the ones that make an appearance in every painting in an ever so subtle way...or with complete and full on paintbrush abandon?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

olympic pride

Ode to the Olympics...

stripes and such

More sketchbook illustrations...enhanced with colour in Photoshop. Who are these people who exist in my imagination anyway?

Monday, January 25, 2010

owl love...

I have been doing some drawing with my Wacom tablet in Illustrator and these little love birds are the result. I still prefer my sketchbook, although experimenting with new mediums and ideas are what keep me inspired.
I have been working on my website that I have hopes of launching in the very near future! Finding it tedious but I wanted to design it myself and learn what I can along the way. Such a time consuming process...I found lots of great tutorials out there!!! Check out this link that a friend shared with me...not only tons of info but easy to follow...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Delusions Of Grandeur

Delusions Of Grandeur
Originally uploaded by rybecca
despite the wrinkles that she sees in her reflection at the watering hole...she feels like she looks gorgeously divine!

imagination+illustrator + photoshop

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


My poor blog has been neglected! A belated Happy New Year! And that leads me to a resolution to be a more diligent blogger. That having been said, I also need to get back at the drawing board so I can post some new creations! Here is one from the archives... to inspire me!