Sunday, February 20, 2011

The sun has been out and shining these past few days...

Circe, almost catching a cat nap!


The moon the other night!


I have been journaling, it is so relaxing!

The sun is intoxicating! It has been cold and sometimes windy the skies are blue and beautiful!

I have straightened up one of my craft rooms and it feels good. The cats were so curious when they came in. They had to explore, especially Circe. Here is a picture of her in a sleepy mood.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Conversations with my self today! I was visiting Lynne Hoppe's blog...






Lynne's blog always inspires and is fun to visit. I love the links and her experimentations. Well today I told myself damnit get on with it! You want to paint and play just do it! I am meant to do it! It is what I can do well enough to say so! It doesn't matter what the outcome is just do it! I have been collecting paints, pastels of all kinds, watercolors and journals now use them, fill them up! I am going back to my old WIP's and here is one you may remember it from an old post last year. Well, it is almost done and at the same time I am just drawing. It is the last one, the mixed media portrait of my mother from the 1940's. I am calling A Rose in the Garden. The others are playing with various tools, chalk pastels, watercolor, ink, pencil, etc. I have so many sketch books to fill and I intend to do it this year! It doesn't matter if I sell or not. I won't focus on that, it can be such a downer! Maybe someday I will find a person who can set up my Etsy and Ebay at a later date. We will see, right now it is just my year to concentrate on playing and improving and exploring!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Playing with Daniel Smith's new Watercolor Ground.



I am not a watercolorist but I am learning to love the medium. I am fairly new to it. I put the DS Watercolor Ground onto cardboard and after 24 hours I sanded it a bit. It took the watercolor well, no seepage. I like the product so far, it doesn't feel like Gesso it is more chalk like! I have to try it in my journal I have a feeling it might work very well, I want to see if the copic pens will bleed through it. I haven't tried this medium on cloth or canvas yet but will soon. I found that the watercolor pencil blended well with water but they were even better when I had applied the pencil over a wash. Oh and it was fun to carve some grooves and watch the color follow them. Anyway, that was this mornings project, I just haven't felt like painting much lately.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Folk art!





After going through my wood pile I came up with this for my Etsy shop. Inspired by Jane DesRosier's wood block doll from December, I believe it was. Mine is different but that is ok. I have more in the works. I can't tell you how much better in person these look. I have some of my other pieces lined up on a mantel and I love the look. I will have to get a picture soon to show you.

I am waiting for my watercolor ground from Daniel Smith to dry right now. I will let you know how it goes with some pics.

The moment waits for you....

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