Filed under: Illustration • September 12, 2012

Art inspired by Illustration Friday’s prompt: IMAGINATION

I’ve wanted to participate in Illustration Friday for a long time, and now that I have a blog I have no excuses! Except for time limitations. I only get 1-2 kid-free days per week to work on big, time-consuming illustrations, paintings and my writing. So, those days are off limits. But I’m challenging myself to this: once a week, gestural, light, fun images, inspired by Illustration Friday, that make me feel like a kid again! No pressures to impress. Just 20 minutes (with my sweet pea painting by my side too) and that’s it to get a concept/gesture created. I’ll be learning to tell little stories one at a time, and I believe this will be SO good for my soul :)

Here is HJ’s painting:


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  • Shanda, I enjoy reading your blog so much and love seeing what you’ve been doing. (chasing a 2 year old around can be a full time job in itself)!! Keep up the fantastic dream, I know you will soar!!!!

    Comment by Julie Caponigro — September 12, 2012 @ 9:46 pm
  • Thanks, Mrs C.! Your encouragement has always helped me along :)

    Comment by Shanda — September 13, 2012 @ 12:56 am
  • Adorable! That is one creepy big insect looking monster though, yikes! I would be more scared than she is. Also, welcome to IF!

    Comment by Cindy D. — September 15, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
  • I recognize those cake stands, I think you helped me register for them. :)

    Comment by Kendra — September 24, 2012 @ 9:41 pm
  • Yes ma’am! I believe I did :) Thanks for visiting my site, Kendra!

    Comment by Shanda — September 24, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

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Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author