SAVORING roughAlways a treat/challenge to be asked to get in the mood for spring, Live Happy Magazine asked me Savor the Moment,a double page spread, full page ,third page double spread and a hot spot!

I need the words.Food for thought and drawings.Look at my crazy loose rough sketches. Condensed onto one page for the Amazing Kathryn Finney to sift and pull what she and the Editor prefer for concepts for the illustrations. My hearts desire had been to simplify.Minimal content .Big on color.Less is MUCH more…Turned out Not for this assingment; )The  abstract painter in me has to be still.Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 10.23.14 AMso we went with dappled sunlight under a heavily laden blossom tree.I do like abit of discovery…so adding in my crazy black birds makes me happy..wheres Waldo in Bird terms.Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 10.23.52 AMbit of detail

Below . lower 1/3 page double page spread…i do love mixing upscales,Peeps, textures, flowers and DOGS!!! Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 2.15.27 PMSPW_opener-roughFinishing at my starting point.Savoring this moment.