Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I have been in kind of a lull so I gathered up all the old sketchbooks/pads I have collected over the years and found this sketch in one of them. It has some drips of color from somewhere I can't imagine. I did this sketch from memory of a woman I met named Irene when I lived in Eastern Washington in the early 1980's. I wanted to paint her. She had such a worn face, so many wrinkles more than I drew that is for sure. But those wrinkles were charming on her. She looked so wise, she had bright red hair and sparkling water blue eyes that lit up when she spoke. Always a cigarette in her hand. I wonder whatever happened to her?
Lull's...what can I say about them, darn, I guess they are necessary. I have been cutting up papers from ArtChix studio and Lisa's Altered Art. I am pasting them onto tags just to keep busy and creative I have no plans for them, maybe I will add some black silk ribbon.
I want to paint something, I have some inspiration that I am mulling in my mind. Funny, lulling and mulling, lol! Oh I hope I get beyond those stages soon! It is as if I am waiting for something monumental to happen!
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I was about to say Another day another dollar but thought to myself "Self that doesn't sound right" since I am still trying to earn a dollar...lol! So Another day another Gut Art muslin piece. This one I stamped on, water colored painted, water color crayon painted, heat set and colored penciled as well as colored gel penned! I started this one a while back and just found it again and had some fun. That is the good thing about starting something and then rediscovering it! Anyway, a post to let you who are curious know that I am still around. Now maybe some boggle? Ah welllll.....
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I can't believe how hard it was to use my colored pencils today. I felt like I was trying to walk through a very thick bog. It must be the seemingly abrupt change in weather. At least it seems abrupt to me. It seems as if it wasn't too long ago I was freezing in my workshop waiting for my dolls to dry out! Now here it is again, cold and it's funny but my cats are staying close to home...well at least Fwed is. Circe has always loved her backyard and deck. She loves to have us nearby but do not touch her, unless she wants you too! She has a terrifying growl but I now know my growl is worse and she no longer scares me with it. I just growl back and hiss at her to behave...lol, yes I really do! Fwed is the wanderer, but lately he just wants to play with me or sleep inside. I bought him a new toy and he drags it all over the house looking for me to play with him. It has gotten to the point that I have hidden it to catch a break!!! Fwed was to be a pet for Circe, but now I am his pet and he is mine! I think Circe was a feral kitten when she was taken to the shelter where we got her. She is so aloof, only lets you touch her when she is ready. She was so crazy when we got her I really had second thoughts! So we got her a pet and Fwed was it. It seemed to help she has mellowed somewhat and she is entertaining that is for sure. Anyway, enough of cat talk! Sorry! I have taken a break from the muslin pieces...I have added a piece to my journal. I have been playing with my journal and am still wondering how to put my muslin pieces to use. I think I will back them, at least some of them. I may use one for a book cover. So many ideas and maybe it is what is bogging me down, ideas and the weather! lol
I am sketching once again. The round face is for a doll I am planning to make out of paperclay. I was thinking I might try to transfer this face onto the clay. I am not sure if it will work I have several ideas about how to do it and I love the experimenting process so we will see. I am not sure what I will do with the other sketches, maybe journal them. The strange looking green thing is an idea from a leaf I saw, it seemed there was a little creature emerging so I used my water colors to bring it out.
I am taking an online class with Mystele...Gut Art! It so far has inspired me to get back to drawing and painting...the playing part comes easily for me! We will see! I am excited about it! I have to keep on creating, drawing, everyday or I will be in a bog a mental one! Some days it is hard but I keep pushing. I wish I could add things to my drawings like some artists do like an ethereal animal or dreamy like surroundings, etc. I am going to have to work on that. I get a face drawn and seem to stop most times. I need to push myself harder! I think Mystele's class will help!
The moment waits for you....
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