We Reproduced!

Our daughter (that’s still weird to say) was born on December 19th! Her name is Fern Noelle Wright. Labor and delivery went great, and I will be forever grateful to Fern for not having too big or bulbous of a baby head. She is the sweetest, easy-going baby, and I’m always torn between wanting to cuddle her and wanting to get stuff done. Since her birth I’ve gained a whole new respect for moms… and for dairy cows.

Here’s the official birth announcement.

wit & whistle birth announcement

Here are some gratuitous baby photos, since I know some of you are into this sort of thing. ;)

wit & whistle birth announcement

wit & whistle birth announcement

wit & whistle birth announcement

wit & whistle birth announcement

wit & whistle birth announcement

Drawing Challenge 2016 – Week 4

This was the last week of my drawing challenge! I’m really glad I took it on. It helped me (mostly) maintain my sanity amidst the new baby madness. (I’ll have some baby pics for you next week.)

7. draw a houseplant

My Christmas cactus is blooming! I’ve had it for years and it never flowered, but I finally figured out why. I keep it in a room with lights on almost 24-7, and they need a period of dark to bloom. So in the fall I moved it to the basement for about a month, just until it developed buds. Then I brought it back upstairs, and voilà—it’s blooming like a champ!

drawing challenge

8. draw something geometric

Is there anything more geometric than squares and cubes? I think not.

drawing challenge

Drawing Challenge 2016 – Week 2

I’m a little late posting my drawings for week 2 of the drawing challenge, but I finally got them done! I love using this pocket box of watercolors when I want to add color to my sketches.

3. draw your favorite letter of the alphabet

After much consideration I decided capital letter “H” is my favorite. It’s so sturdy, symmetrical, and balanced.

wit & whistle drawing challenge

wit & whistle drawing challenge

4. draw a map

Iceland is one of the most magical places I’ve ever been. It’s obvious from my map I didn’t get to explore northern Iceland, so I’ll have to go back some day!

wit & whistle drawing challenge

Drawing Challenge 2016 – Week 1

Week 1 of my drawing challenge is complete! These were drawn with a baby in one arm—multitasking at its finest.

1. draw your favorite childhood toy

I had an obsession with troll dolls as a kid. I had 20 or 30 of them, and I remember lining them all up around the perimeter of my bed, which in hindsight was pretty creepy.

Wit & Whistle Drawing Challenge 2016

2. draw a monster

I don’t even know on this one. Inventing a monster ended up being harder than I thought. I kept accidentally drawing cats or alligators dressed up like turtles.

Wit & Whistle Drawing Challenge 2016