Saturday, November 28, 2009

Faces of my Imagination 2

I've been playing with these closeups and here's another I painted using all acrylics.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Faces of my Imaginations 1

I started drawing these faces a bit earlier in the month, but finally got them colored.  I used mostly acrylics with a bit of watercolor.  I think this one's a bit resembling halloween!  Not sure why, but I've been loving drawing and painting these close up faces.  More to come in the next few days.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Zentangle Crow

While waiting at the Doctor's office, here's something I did.  I try to keep in my purse a couple of blank ATCs and a pencil and sharpie.  Zentangles are just random designs made on white background with a black marker.  I had a long enough wait to create this!

Tulip Toles

I've been quite sick lately and didn't get as much art done this month as I was hoping to.  In between lying around gathering my strength, I worked on a bunch of cards a bit at a time.  So, here's a couple I finished and scanned and I'll post the rest as I put finishing touches to them and get them scanned.  These two are tole cards on black backgrounds and painted with acrylics.
Toles are old fashioned floral designs started in the Scandanavian countries and can be seen on many pennsylvania dutch artwork.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall in the Air

Today was a busy day running errands, taking my kid to soccer, doing know how it is.  But, I managed to get some quite time sitting on my front porch sipping tea and looking at this view.  Fall is just ablaze surround my house.  Life should never be so hectic that a view like this can't be enjoyed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mad Hatter - Inks vs. Watercolor?

I'm in a swap for "Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate" on the stamp-shack. With my muse missing in action of late, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do, so I started pursuing through my collection of stamps to see if something called to my muse. My DS saw me shuffling through my stamps and asked what I was doing. When I told him, he said, it would be great if you had a mad hatter! You see, my son just finished reading the Lewis Carol version of Alice in Wonderland and aboslutely loves it. Well, as luck would have it, I had a Mad Hatter stamp!! I rarely collect word stamps, but the saying I used on this card, I just loved, so paired with the Mad Hatter stamp just felt perfect to me! I made this one last night. I played with a handful of layouts and on a couple of different papers. I was just playing, but in that play, I lost time. Isn't that the best!! This one is done with different distress inks, which is not a medium I use often. I finished is last night, but didn't upload it because I wanted to try something else too.

My favorite medium is watercolors and acrylics. So, I decided to do this layout all over again, but in watercolors. So, first thing this morning, I played all over again. I'm just loving this layout. I think, next I'll do it on tiles!

If you notice, the Mad Hatter has a pretty cool cup of tea. It's only half a cup of tea, but I love that it's cut in half lengthwise (taken from the story!) and the tea doesn't fall out!! OK, so which one do you like better, the inks or the watercolors?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Paris Fashion

Since I've been under the weather a bit lately, I decided to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and my laptop for some creative reading. I decided to go blog hopping. I didn't make it very far! When I got to "Mother Henna's" blog, I saw that she was participating in something called the "Art Every Day Month". I've been in a slump this past bit and have been pushing to find my muse. So, I knew this challenge wasn't for me. But the more I read and then checked out Leah's challenge, I thought, why not!!! The worse would be that I wouldn't get 30 projects done, but I knew that if I accepted this challenge, I'd get some creating done. Besides, her challenge isn't to create a complete project each day, it's to do Art each day! So with a light step and a song in my heart, I'm going to play in this challenge, and I hope that somewhere along the way, my muse will join me!!

This is a collage I started a while back and just sitting at my desk and clearing things out, I found all the pieces I wanted to add to it!


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