Besides taking photographs of nature, I enjoy drawing with pencils, markers or on my Wacom Bamboo tablet, and painting. I don’t have as much time as I’d like to draw so my drawings are often goofy doodles for my kids’ enjoyment. The more impromptu and genuine, the more they like it.

In December 2013, I created a Christmas countdown on our white board and I changed the drawings every few days. Here are just a few of the drawings I made to entertain my kids.

Christmas countdown: the elf on the shelf

Christmas countdown: the elf on the shelf

Christmas countdown: baby penguin

Christmas countdown: baby penguin

Christmas countdown: baby polar bear

Christmas countdown: baby polar bear

I play around on my tablet to create characters for my children’s book ideas, like these two funny guys, who are looking for something really fun to do together.

Tablet drawing: rabbit and sheep waiting to play together

Tablet drawing: rabbit and sheep waiting to play together

When I have a little time, I use my watercolor pencils to draw some more elaborate, like this yellow seahorse painting.

Watercolor painting of a seahorse swimming in sea weeds

Watercolor painting of a seahorse swimming in sea weeds

I like to play around with my art in Photoshop, like this mosaic I created of my yellow seahorse swimming in the seaweeds.

Mosaic of a yellow seahorse swimming underwater

Mosaic of a yellow seahorse swimming underwater

I also have a lot of fun spotting funny shapes every day, especially in food. Grape vines are great creators of food art, like a reindeer, a giraffe, and a runaway man.

Food art with grape vines: giraffe

Food art with grape vines: giraffe

Food art with grape vines: reindeer

Food art with grape vines: reindeer

Food art with grape vines: runaway man

Food art with grape vines: runaway man

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