Actually, it will be summer in just a few days, but I'm running a little late this year. I have been very busy with non-art projects, but I have been working in my sketchbook with some new ideas for upcoming cards and prints.
My dearest friend is an old-school comic book illustrator and he showed me how people in his field sketch with a non-photo blue pencil to start with. It is so freeing! I don't know why, but it has really helped me to do more sketching and love it!
I also love this toned paper sketchbook!
It's nearly the beginning of November, so that means time to start thinking about Christmas! I know, I know, too early! It is for me too, but not for handmade cards and gifts. This year's card features Southwest animals gathered together joyfully singing carols under a starry sky. They are available in my Esty shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BethNeelyArt
I found this great frame with doors which was perfect for the print of my illustration, I Really Wanted to See You that features a little pink pig standing in a doorway with his blown-out umbrella and a bouquet of wilted violets.