Thursday, August 28, 2014

I Surrender

Sometimes you may feel like surrendering when life throws you some very hard blows, but don't surrender. God has the answers, but you have to go to his word, believe, and trust. Surrender only to God!
 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalm 56:3

Monday, August 25, 2014

CED: Unknown

I haven't been very creative this summer, but now that school is back in session I can get back to creativity.
My submission for Creative Everyday: Unknown. When you take that leap into marriage you leap into the unknown "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part."
The painting inspiration came from a magazine photo, I can't remember which one. I left out the flowers and turned her suit into a dress. Sorry I can't give the proper credits.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Post Backlog

The ending of a school year always puts me behind. I've missed a few Sunday post. Here is my backlog.

May 11, 2014 Happy Mother's Day
Sunday Notes

May 18, 2014 - Love this Dress - Wrinkle Free Fabric

Sunday Notes

May 25, 2014 - Favorite Silk Blouse

Sunday Notes

June 1, 2014 - Favorite Summer Dress

Sunday Notes

Friday, May 23, 2014

Portrait Request

One of my students requested that I do a portrait of her, so did a more detailed portrait instead of one of my quick illustrations. I worked on this for a month.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

More With Paper 53

Great Clips with Husband
The Woman

Not A Work of Art

 I want to create great works of art, but its not flowing from me. I'm not content with what I am creating, but I will post it any way. Maybe I will like it better later.
Paint, Gelatos, Oil Pastels

Watercolor, Copic Marker, Micron

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fourborne has been Gardening

Recently I wrote a post about gardening, which inspired me to get back out there in the dirt. The new house we moved into doesn't have the yard space as my old house, but I like it. Hostas had already been planted in backyard, however I had to move some of them, also I split some of them so I would have more. I made a little green house but I want a real one made with recycled windows. I only have two windows but I hope to keep collecting until I have enough to do what I want. I placed two new frogs in my garden and two bird houses. Although one is not a real bird house it's a cabinet that I am using to store some of my gardening tools. I found a bench while I was cleaning the yard. I hope to repair it. The arms are cast iron. I made a path with some tiles I found behind the shed. A pathway always seems enchanting.

Hosta Frances Williams

Hosta Empress Wu

Hosta Silver Bay

Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Hosta Sum and Substance

Hosta Blue Angel

The Frog Prince

Kerme G
Tool Bird House
Thrift store find

Bird House
The Dream

Beginning of Green House
The Enchanted Dream

Vegetables Growing
Old bench I found while cleaning up yard

I made a pathway

Hosta Lakeside Baby 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oil Pastels and Gelatos

 Finally I made something with oil pastels and gelatos that might look like art. I never quite got the hang of using oil pastels, but as in the words of the Space Commander from Galaxy Quest "Never give up, Never surrender!" For those of you who don't know, I am a self taught artist. I haven't taken any classes, not even online. Although I sometimes think about it, but I am enjoying teaching myself. I purchased the oil pastels 2 years ago and gave up, but pulled them out when I recently brought this gelatos kit from Michael's.

Monday, May 19, 2014

In the Clinic -More Paper 53 Drawings

Suffering from Allergies
I wish I could be an artist out on the town drawing scenic views but I have to draw what I live and this is it, helping students.
Time out and Personal Reasons



Twisted Ankle

Change of clothes

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Making Art with Paper 53 and iPad 2


I've been enjoying my Paper 53 app, I even purchase the Pencil. Although it doesn't connect by bluetooth to my iPad 2 it still works as a stylus. I can also use it with my husbands iPad mini. I didn't have to purchase the painting tools again because they are free if you have the pencil.
The stomach ache
The hurt ankle