Liz Draws Monsters! The Debut!

This is a BRAND NEW FEATURE!
My dear husband, Steve, encouraged me to start making videos of myself drawing–with both my left and right hands, because I can. 😉
So, I am working on a nice tidy YouTube Channel, and here is one of the first videos, just a quick one filmed in my car while I was getting ready to go into Target. Hope you like it!

 

 

 

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So I made myself an Easter basket..

I am one of those eternal, materialistic children that still loves getting an Easter basket. My mother used to put together the most amazing, fun little Easter baskets that it was like having a second Christmas. There was nothing big or stupendous or expensive, but she has always had a keen sense of fun and would put the most nifty items in the ones I received all my life.

So, I made a little Target and Five Below trip and assembled a few things I love, and only one thing was over four dollars(the basket). Let’s take a look! (click on the pics for descriptions)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s Nine Green Things I Love!

What better way to appreciate a day of wearing green than to celebrate things that are green?
It was hard to narrow down the list, but here are nine green things that I find especially cool:

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1) Portrait of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster, by Basil Gogos.
The Monster is my favorite of the “classic” monsters. I find the original movie so heartbreaking. Basil Gogos was an American illustrator best known for his portraits of movie monsters which appeared on the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and painted these characters in an amazing array of c Continue reading

Possibly Millicent Patrick(?) in the Usborne World of the Unknown: MONSTERS book!

I won’t go into the story of Millicent Patrick here, but it needs to be told. This blog tells it much better than I can.

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That being said, I thought I would tell you about an interesting little illustration I noticed in an old monster book of mine:

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Not the original cover. The old cover was ten thousand times better. I found this copy on ebay.

I checked out this book dozens and dozens of times as a child from our library; I just couldn’t get enough of the fantastic illustrations, the far-reaching stories or the fact that it had a monster glossary in the back.

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