Tuesday, December 31, 2013

* 2014 ~ Ready, set, create!

To be the bearer of one's own bad news is an unfortunate fate, but such is one that I must face. 
I, to no fault but my own, did not meet with my 2013 resolution goals.

*whips herself in shame* 

 But, no matter! The world keeps on spinning. 

Moving on now.

According to Blogger, I have doubled my posts with each upcoming year since 2011. I many not have reached my goal of 365 posts, but I still made more than last year!

*pats herself in the back*

So my goals for 2014 are simple:

* Double my posts again for next year (preferably more, if possible)

*open etsy shop

*Draw, draw, and draw some more!

As always, I wish you all a Creative New Year! 
May you greet 2014 with a positive vibe and the fierce determination to achieve your goals.

~  >__<  Jenny

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The art of gift making.

So, finally managed to finish two important pieces for the holidays. 

First, the commissioned Christmas gift: 

Chaos, the Golumpki Prince. 


Chaos, the Golumpki Prince, Mixed Media on Wood. © Jenny De La Torre. 2013


Wip photos:

Chaos is a tom-cat who belongs to my dear friend, Aby. He is a magnificent ball of fur, down to the very last whisker and was the focus for this special Christmas gift. I lived with Aby some time ago, and luckily managed to find a photo of Chaos in my collection. 

And what exactly is Golumpki, you may ask? 
Well, if you ever go to Aby's house, you will surely be fortunate enough to feast upon her mother's Polish cuisine. Golumpki, or stuffed cabbage, is only my second favorite Polish delicacy next to Pierogi. 


And this tiny pink rabbit represents Aby. 
If you ever see one around in future illustrations, you can rest assured that mischief will surely follow. 

* * *

Next, the Engagement/Christmas Gift.

The guest list features: fairies, goldfish, red squirrels, unicorns, narwhals, goats, deer, penguins, owls and more!

Congratulations to Jenn and Nicole!


Something Blue!

Bella and Olive are featured here again. They were last seen in  "Mustache" surrounded by a whimsical mushroom forest. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

* * Merry Christmas! * *

Happy Holidays to all! 

I wish you much happiness on this special day. May you find yourself in the company of loved ones, delicious food and presents under the Christmas tree!


Saturday, December 07, 2013

The art of * Multitasking * ~ a.k.a, "Holiday Crunch Time"

So, aside from working on the Engagement/Christmas present from this post, I've also been working on a super-secret-ultra-undercover gift a friend commissioned me for a loved one. Unfortunately, I can't show the final piece yet, but I can give you a sneak peek.