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.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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
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
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.
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