I’ve sold quite a few Zazzle.com products with my pomeranian, Sushi, on them. She was my heart of hearts. She’s been gone about five years now but she lives on and is becoming popular around the world with her picture on magnets, keychains and the like. Thank you Sushi! And for more splashes of orange go to Orange You Glad It’s Friday
For Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day I have a fast sketch I did a few months ago and a WIP. My refrigerator was driving me crazy with so much junk stuck on the doors so I took everything off and organized and rearranged some of what was there before – and it looks pretty good! One of things I had was a magnetic strip of a bone, heart, and paw. So I took each piece out of the magnetic strip and had this great stencil of a bone, heart and paw! I’m not sure how to proceed from here. Normally, I’d just use some watercolor or acrylic paint but made the mistake of buying an art journal that doesn’t have thick pages and too much paint or water and the pages ripple terribly! So I’ll probably use stamps and tissue. Are there any suggestions as to a glue that is least likely to ripple the pages?
Happy Sunday everyone! I really didn’t think I’d be able to scavenge up enough photos to fill the prompts, but you decide if these fill the bill:
Vintage or Retro
This cake server is at least fifty maybe even seventy years old and belonged to my husband’s mother or grandmother.
Sunny is all dressed up for Halloween!
Here from my archives is a watercolor sketch I did a few years ago. This was a still life set up in a watercolor class I was in. That is a cake with an number eight candle on it; so it should qualify for the cooking prompt.
This sun ray plaque is hanging on one of my patio columns. It’s my favorite this week, and besides being part of Scavenger Hunt Sunday, I’m sharing with Sunday Sketches, since I transformed my photograph into digital art.
Here is a sketch from a still life of mums and a big flower that may be a sunflower (not sure). I’m posting two pieces here: The first picture is a combination of my original sketch and some digital artwork. The second one is the original, as is. Feedback welcome! Which do you like best? For more sketches and other art creations go to Paint Party Friday and Creative Everyday.
Happy Sunday everyone! Today on our Scavenger Hunt Sunday we have to take a photo of something related to these words: Yellow -Getting Ready – Bright – Teeny Tiny – and Connections. All but one of these was taken just recently.
Sunny is getting ready! There is a crisket on the ceiling and she is just waiting for it to come down.
Remember the blue moon last month? It sure was bright! I captured this from my back yard.
How big was it? It was just teeny tiny – this big!
Sunny and Sparky definitely have a connection. Share and share alike!
For Sunday Sketches I’m sharing a whimsical illustration I did in my art journal. I will be slowly working towards more involved journal entries. Right now, I’m just getting used to entering something in a book – something I’ve never felt comfortable doing. I used stamps, colored pencils and colored pastel.
Just Journals Link Party is a blog I discovered today that gives a challenge or a theme that participants can, if they want to, use to help them have a focus for their journal. Like, September’s prompt is to clip a magazine image, glue it in journal and then use a marker drawing a line through image and onto rest of journal. Just Journals Link Party will be the first Friday of every month. Anyhow, for now, this is what I did yesterday.
Cool, calm and collected
With demure allure
And much delight she draws men
To her like bees to honey
Here is a sketch I did today with soft charcoal. This is just a figment of my imagination and no live person, so I can call her whatever I want to, right? How about Lalla? Lalla Palooza 🙂 I would appreciate some real critiquing – like, her eyes are too close together, her head is… or proportion is… or whatever you may think is off or out of perspective. Just leave a comment – much appreciated!
Definition of discipline (one of them): train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. Example: “Parents must discipline their children”. So I guess that is why I find it hard to pick up my sketch pad and pencil – it requires DISCIPLINE. groan. And yet when I start getting into it I don’t want to quit. That’s what is so good about Blue Chair Diary Illustrations weekly challenge of Sunday Sketchers. It’s challenging you to sit down, pick up your pencil or brush and create!
In the seventh grade, many years ago, our orientation teacher, Miss Wood, gave us a list of words that were important to succeeding in life and we were supposed to write out the definition of each word. This was a terrible task! I knew what the words meant but I couldn’t write down what they meant. I sat there through the whole class period trying to put down on paper what I knew the words meant. The definition of these words were traits important to succeeding in the world. There were about four of them, for the life of me, I couldn’t write out a definition but the words have stuck with me (up until my memory started going on me here lately). I just remembered this one, discipline, and decided to tell this story. A few of the others were determination, perseverance and adaptable.
You’ve got to start somewhere, right? This is my first sketch for the Blue Chair Diary Illustrations Sunday Sketches. And what better to sketch than my work space – how I’d like it to look! My intentions were to sketch everything, all the mail piled on the left, and stacked in front of the TV on the right, TV remotes, pencils everywhere, scraps of paper everywhere, you name it, it’s there.
After sketching the main ingredients I started running out of steam so the brilliant idea came to me, why not sketch my work station like I’d like to be able to keep it? Clear, not messy – ha! I’ve tried that so many times – like, over and over and over. It only takes one day, maybe two and then it looks like I’ve never ever cleaned it. Anyone else have that problem? What’s the answer? Oh well, here is my desk which is located in my big kitchen. It’s pretty nice because it is large enough to hold my printer, tower, computer, and TV with multiple drawers on each side.
And, of course, I was tuned into the Blue Chair Diary Illustrations so decided to sketch that on the computer. I’m really looking forward to next week – see you then!