Monday, February 21, 2011

sketching some recent attempts

Hi everyone,  I am taking Alisa Burke's Sketchbook delight class and am really enjoying it.  Here are a few attempts I have make.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hi Everyone,  If you haven't heard already there is a free art class called Art, Heart & Healing over at willowing that you may want to check out.   I have enjoyed it and here is my results from week 1 (week 3 was just posted today).  No worries if you still want to join it is all do at your own pace and you can join any time.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Copying the masters

Do you do this?  I like to look at something and try to draw/paint it as a way to practice and improve.   Here is a picture I "copied" from a children's book.   What are your thoughts on this practice?  I was thinking it is ok for my personal journal.  But now that I have been blogging etc and reading things I really would like input on what is "appropriate"  I think that it may still be ok but that I should keep a record of where I saw the image and make sure it is noted somewhere in my journal.  What do you think?

Ten of somethin'

I did something the other day I haven't done in a long while.  I bought ten of something (eleven actually)  I have been known on occasion to used retail therapy to ease my pain (hahaha).  And since this was at the dollar store I didn't do too much damage.  Ever since I learned the tissue paper technique from ihanna in the 21 secrets class I have been craving tissue paper.  So here is what I bought and here are a couple of projects I did.  A journal page, an art card and decorated envelope (painted the outside with acrylics and put tissue paper on the inside) to mail the card in.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blast from the past

Ok just a few more older pages from my journals

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Is it worth it?

Ok, as you heard I got a bunch of art supplies at a yard sale and last night I spent over an hour reconstituting jars of Tempura paint.  Adding water and stirring (alot) I love a bargain and feel good about recycling but as I was doing this the thrill of having all these new paints wore off some and I began to wonder.  (Our time is worth a lot)  But I stopped when it really got tedious and now I am very happy to know I have all these wonderful paints ready for a project.  I also got a big roll of paper the same day (same purchase $25 filled my living room. wish I would have taken a picture before I put it all away)  I am going to do something huge on the paper with the tempura paints.    The picture shows the test doodle I did to see if the paints were ok and what they looked like.  I got two full shoe box size containers of paint.