Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lovey-Dovey Turtles

February is almost here! I'm not trying to rush you or anything but you realize that if we start celebrating February, pretty soon it will be March, yes, it will probably still be snowy and cold BUT the first day of Spring is March 20th.....and then it will be April and then....JUNE! Oh, the anticipation! In my opinion, God made winter to toughen me up and teach me to hope and wait for what I desire. And I always desire SUMMER!

In celebration of February I've been working on more Love Turtles for Valentine's Day. First, I finished the "Love is in Season" Turtle:

And then I made him into a card!
Then I drew some Tango-ing Turtles.
And made them into cards. I couldn't decide which design I liked best...they're all so cute!

Can you see...the caption says "It takes two...." Because of course, it takes two to tango! These designs are already listed over in my Etsy shop. I'm starting to get the hang of Etsy and am really amazed at all the artists and crafters on there. So much talent! I just made my first sale through Etsy this week! Hooray! Thank you, Maria!
I planned to attempt the deadline for Illustration Friday this week. The topic was "climbing" and I had an idea and a sketch drawn out but just couldn't get it done. I'm really hoping to start participating in that forum. It is very inspiring to look at other artists/illustrators submissions, they are SO beautiful! And it is very good practice for coming up with a concept, sketch and finished illustration quickly. Just look at some of my favorites this week....

Laura Zarrin
Carmen Keys
Mike Desantis
Aren't they beautiful? I aspire to be as good as these artists! Some day....


  1. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today Elena! Good to meet you! :) I am glad you commented, otherwise I might never have discovered your ADORABLE TURTLES. Whimsically delightful, love them!!!

  2. Thank you for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it. Thanks for the link back, too!!! Great turtles. So cute!

  3. Hey Elena!!! Your mom, through Gians Facebook, sent me a hello and sent your blog address. This is wonderful! How cute are these little guys!

    How in the world are you??? It would be great to catch up with you...You can find me on Facebook, or at my "blog"
    Love and miss you guys!

  4. I thought that I posted my previous comment but it's not showing so please forgive me if this is a repeat. I'm always surfing for turtle pics and came across yours. Your illustrations are so unique and amazing. I've really enjoyed looking at all of your artwork. I sure wish that I had your talent!

  5. Awwww those are amazing. I adore Turtles and I own baby sea turtles. This post just made my day.

    I am going to follow your blog :) ...