Saturday, February 19, 2011

A bump in the road....

I'm going through a tough time at the moment, and I will tell you about it after I can let it all sink in myself. Just know I appreciate your visit and your friendship!!
I'll be back :)
Hugs and happy vibes to you all!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I was going to go and buy little holiday chocolates for my grandkids but then remembered that I LOVE TO MAKE CUPCAKES! And why not use the holiday as an excuse to do so?!~
I tried a whipped cream recipe for the icing this time and it's so much lighter and not so mega-sweet like buttercream can be. I think I'll use it again!

Yesterday morning I also worked in my art journal a little bit. This time I did the background completely and then pulled out an image from it. It's fun how the face shape and body shape come together in spite of it all....not necessarily how I would have drawn them, but somehow they still work I think. That's what I love about my art journal...I don't expect things to look great or 'realistic' by any means, but they give me the opportunity to play with colors, napkins, stamps and stencils! It's like a little bit of artsy heaven :)

Hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

11 x 14 Canvas

Last night I just felt like trying something new....different in a way. I put all kinds of paper on this canvas, mostly for texture and then added color....LOTS of color :) I was thinking of painting a girl or angel but I took a left turn and I enjoyed the trip. haha

I love painting with these colors but at this point it doesn't really match my home and decor. I think my next home will have white or off white walls (ick?) and then I will fill it with pops of color from artwork.

I hope to get more pics taken and get this on Etsy this afternoon. There is a part of me that wants to keep it though ;)

Have a great Tuesday!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Coffee Lover Series

A couple of months ago I did a little coffee girl on an ACEO card and after it sold I had several requests to do larger ones. I totally forgot until a friend mentioned it again recently.
So today I enjoyed the whole day painting up some new girls!

Are you watching the super bowl? I'm flipping between a Lifetime movie and the bowl :) Halftime was 'lit up' but now that it's over I'll go back to finding out how the new wife proves her husband is a killer :) Lifetime movies....they're all the same pretty much. haha
Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

She's just not ready

Boy, sometimes I start out with what I 'think' is a soft, gentle look to a girl and then something subconsciously (?) bitter takes over and she develops her own personality. This one's an icy one for sure :)

He offered her his heart as others have before him, but she's just not ready to trust that it's for real....again.

Will he hurt her too? Is it even worth hangin' around to see?

Bee Patient

I sketched this little girl the other night and really took my time in thinking how I'd paint her up. I got started and things were going so well until I speared black on her white translucent wing and had to change them up a bit. Then..........JUST as I was putting finishing touches on her, she got a HUGE black smudge on her face! I took the end of my paintbrush and dabbed spots on the bee's antennae and somehow my sleeve caught it before it dried, smearing them and landing on her face :( Grrrrrrrrrrr

This is the point where the heart stickers (bandaids) came into play. Since this is in my art journal, there was no way of really correcting the smudges. I tried but they got worse and the paper started to tear away.

Oh well, lesson learned. PATIENCE, Darla............patience!

Happy Ground Hog Day! I hope he gives us what we want...........EARLY SPRING!!