Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WORDLESS Wednesday... well maybe a few words!

A little hint of where my blog is going in August!
For my sister, we have been studying men faces for drawing. I found this in my stash. They all look grumpy and mean. I pick #5 even though he has facial hair, which I usually don't like. I hate mustaches on their own. Any one out there feel the same?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Journey of the 3 Muses...

Long face shape, love the gray green eyes. They all seem so bored? hehe I have blended the colors of the face with paint so you can see the difference. The other two I added more colors and haven't been painted on yet.
Heart shaped face with eyes to match her dress.

I tried to get a younger girl look with round face, I think her hair will be black. As soon as I learn how it is done!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Showing the process, still to be finished...

The drawing class evolved into color with pencils.
Then a little paint.
Still feeling out the process.
This stylized girl was fun.
More to come!
The colors are bright now but will calm out a bit as the paint and glaze is applied.
It is so new to me it (stylized) is going to be great for journaling and maybe putting these to my real family members for stories. Absolutely fun!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thrift Store Find Makes Me Happy...

This book is filled with color pics on all pages.
At first I thought I would use it to alter into 70's hippy book.
But I just can't goof it up so I may use images in
some other art projects.

Inside cover is wonderful!

Each page a fiesta of different mushrooms.

This looks like something under water. Text by Bernard Dupre', translated by David Macrae. From Galahad Books. Printed in West-Germany in 1974. Some times the one good thing you find is a treasure. This one is a color fest!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thank you...

I want to give a big thank you for all the kind comments!
Now I am looking at all the faces I see with
a new eye. This class is opening my mind
to a new way of seeing. I am also collecting
words to be able to write in my journal
with more interest. Does any one have a word that they
absolutely love? It is hard to pick just one, isn't it?

Monday, July 20, 2009

I am drawing...

I am very timid but, if I can learn to draw it would be easy to take art with me every where.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A New Journal Begins...

I have only began putting down some gesso and back grounds. Love the painting and adding some collage pictures and papers. More gesso and working with some water soluble wax pastels for shading. I wonder if they make a gesso that dries faster. I won't complain as the summer here in AZ. provides fast drying. The acrylics almost set too fast. Here are the insides below!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lacy Skin...

I have tattood eye liner. I have hardly any eye lashes so it seemed the thing to do. Now they have some medicine to make your lashes grow. Side effect, maybe irises turning brown. No way, I have green eyes with an uncommon yellow ring. I wouldn't want to goof up natures art! I love these gals though. By the way,I am almost done with "On the Road" and am enjoying it very much. I am a slow reader by nature.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Atc Sneek Peek...

I am getting all my Atc's done for the next couple of month trades so I will have time to start a drawing class. Do I draw? Not yet. Pictionary is the only drawing I have done. Mostly stick figures. So... a class is called for. Looking forward to it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Morning Project...

I have had this started and finally got to it this morning. I usually shy away from western, (not my style) but this girl on a picture I really liked. I was most pleased with the outcome of the hat. I have an old piece of velvet trim waiting to go across the bottom.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Doisneau 4Th of July...

Love this pick all though this weather would ruin a few picnics around here. Arizona could use some rain like this.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Atc Exchange at Mystic Paper...

The subject is black and white with a little red.
To me means sepia.
He just fit great!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009