Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Alice...

She's waiting for her collage. I think I'll do it in pinks.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Inspires Me...

The first day of Autumn I started putting together
this collage. It has many papers, cloth
and an acrylic face that I enlarged drew and
painted on.

Because of the different textures the lens had trouble,
getting the face as clear as really shows up.

I am trying to decide to seal it with wax or an acrylic
finish in semi gloss. I think wax looks richer but if you want
to mail or transport, not as versatile. I have heard of a wax
additive to ad to allow it to harden but never have used.
Any body out there with info on this I'd greatly

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coming in October, Atc Workshop...

A while back I started adding tips to the back of my Atc's. In all trades it seems that some cards needed some help. I got a lot of response about putting these tips on my blog. I also got many replies about how to make them and what they were exactly. I love doing them. So I have decided to have my blog focus on the wonder and amazement of these very addicting little pieces of art. And for free! All of October will be spent talking about tips and showing to the best of my ability what they are exactly. October is a great month for Atc making. I would bet more Atc (Artist Trading Cards) are made in October than any other month! Please pass the word and to my other followers who are not into this hang in there for a month. I will have tips and supply info for just about all art also. I am not an expert but it seems there is a need out there for the information, so I'll try my best. I have made over a thousand cards and have many examples. Come join me in October and if you would like to add this picture from my side bar
you are welcome!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Marie Antoinnette's Garden....

I love how the colors turned out.
I would like to take a walk here
with Ruby!

16x24 and that is why it took me so long. I still have to wax
finish. I have to say that her class was easy for me as I had
some knowledge of face painting first, but if you want to learn from Suzi Blu,
Take her longer class Petite Dolls first. It was loads of fun!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Beauty in Blue...

I ran across this
image and thought
I would share it
with you. Kind
of how I feel

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Petite Marie-Suzi Blu on line class...

I am taking this little on-line class for a mere $15.00. It is pdf's and video's to walk you through the steps of this painting. I will make mine a little different but basically Marie. I'll let you know how this goes with pictures this week!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Friday Fantasy... Unicorns

I don't usually like the art containing unicorns, but I have found a book with a few images that I do like. This one is beautiful to me I hope you enjoy.This guy is interesting, hard to say who he is waiting for?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Evaline Ness Picture...

The only picture I could find of her. She is gazing at her famous husbands picture.

Little Tid Bit on Evaline Ness...

Evaline Ness the last posts illustrater has many books that she did art work for and she was a successful advertising artist. She won the Caldecott Medal for "Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine." What I didn't know was that she grew up in Pontiac Michigan and was married to Elliot Ness. The actual Elliot Ness of crime fighting that is famous and portrayed in TV show and Movie! Funny the things you learn on the internet!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Illustration by Evaline Ness...

Only sepia colors but the expressions really come through.
A real New England feel, maybe fall?

I love this book about a girl that can tell a tall tail.

This little girl Sam is great!

Hope you liked my little 3 day weekend illustrations posts!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More 60's Illustrations...

This book is mostly about bugs and science.
This is the inside cover. Most of the pages are a lot of black and white but with some color.

Fireflies are hard to show. They did a great job.

Very good science book.

This had all kinds of styles of art in the era.

Don't have to name the next two.

Love this girl with her black tights and cute bow!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Who's at the door? 1959 Book

I was very surprised to see this was copy written in 1959. I love the pinks in this and the story is funny to me now as the children let in everyone that comes to the door. The story might be different 50 years later.

This is so cute! The lace curtains and shapes seem to be block stamped.

Now if a monkey came to my door I might let him in, as long as he was sweet like this guy.

I had to add this funky chair page. Seems to me it needs to be on an Atc. I will have more in the following days. I am so happy because it is raining here in our dry desert. I hope Cali gets some help from rain to put out the fires too.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Funky Fantasy Art Friday

One of the many things that I have collected are books from the end of the 60's, beginning of the 70's that have art work of a certain look. I don't know if there is a name for the style of art or it was just popular then. The art or illustrations have bright colors or 70's colors and a lot of straight lines versus rounded shapes. This book is a good example.
The artist here is Morritz Kennel also spelled Maurice Kennel inside the book. It definitely has that 70's look.

There are so many pictures to choose from that it was hard to choose. I think it is nice to see a little different illustration of this story than the usual. I will show more examples of the art I am talking about all this weekend! Happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Atc's : Dolls!

The topic is "dolls". I used my sewing machine. My favorite doll is probably a cupie doll. Third card is a paper doll made from one of my paintings last year.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Picture and some of it's parts...

This was a wonderful background to do. Book pages applied and then pink and white tissue that was striped. Followed by a little white gesso and then clear gesso over that. Painting and staining and background to dry.

The cut out dress parts. Finding the papers for the colors to mix was my hardest problem.
I like her hair and you can finally see my style coming through.

She needed a butterfly bow!

I still have the final painting of lips and eyes so they will show better and of coarse the satin finish. This is destined for my granddaughter. 11x14.