Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
While visiting Kari's blog I couldn't resist getting my own peculiar title, no need to curtsy.
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
What's your peculiar title?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Here's some goodies to share now that my friends Kris and Christy have celebrated their birthdays. Below are the crowns I made for each of them...I have to admit I'm getting kind of addicted to making them! I started with a plastic princess crown and added springs of leaves and beads with the hot glue gun and covered the side pieces that fit on the head with ribbon, the trick is to keep layering until it's as full as you want.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
My next finished pieces are two mini 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" canvases I painted for a swap I'm in. Now these weren't sitting on my unfinished shelf they were supplies I've had with an idea in mind . I painted them with acrylic paints and added the moss and bird in the opening. You can see from the one picture just how tiny they are.
Back side of canvases
Monday, October 15, 2007
- Sketch Pad
- Drawing pencils
- Micron or Pitt Pens
- Watercolor Pencils
- Eraser (yes its okay to erase!)
I was just sharing with a friend how liberating it feels to be doing so much drawing, I feel so free! In saying this I realized that it was because I feel comfortable with my drawing, be it good or bad it doesn't matter. My whole purpose of sharing my drawings is to encourage other people to draw and hopefully get across to others that it's okay if its not perfect the point is to just keep at it. There was a time that I would have been too embarrassed to share any of my drawings out of fear that they weren't *good enough* or that they weren't perfect. They are far from perfect I'll be the first to admit that LOL, but the key here is that I'm enjoying it and that I can see a difference in myself the more I keep at it, so let my ranting encourage those of you who read my blog to put together your own travel drawing kit and JUST DRAW! :-)
I must confess the second gypsy is not my original design like the others are. Its an ME design from a flag I have hanging up although, I did draw my own variation of it.My scanner is on the fritz so I used my digital camera and took pictures which is why they aren't the best quality pictures. Below is a Mermaid Fairy I painted using regular watercolors and gouache paints and a white sailor pen:
Listen to some fun Halloween themed music at Live365. I know I've mentioned 365 before, but its worth mentioning again. I love listening to it from my computer when I'm in my office/studio working. There's a plethora of music genres to choose from some I've never even heard of! You can check it out at the link below:
Friday, October 12, 2007
I played Taxi driver today for my sister who had hand surgery recently which means that I had a lot of waiting time in between appointments, so I took my sketch book with me. Here's a martini I drew using a pen and watercolor pencils.
Yep, there's actually a Taxi Cab Martini see the recipe below::
2 oz. Whiskey of choice
2 oz. Orange juice
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
Lemon twist for garnish
Combine whiskey and juices in mixing glass. Add ice and stir to chill. Strain into a Swank Martini Glass and garnish with a twist.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Herm & Ethel are home for Halloween! The spent a little too much time on the beach!
They both wish you a Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Boy what a week, lots going on and not a whole lot of time for art. I have several Displaced Fairies(http://www.outsidethemargins.com/dfairies.html ) I've been working on here's one I just finished up for a friend.
Fairy Queen of Mirth and Magic