Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I was very excited about painting this new picture but then I had to refocus and finish my reading goal for 2009. So instead of painting I finished my last two books. Yeah! I didn't want to do what I did last year by not completing my goal. Although the book was over 500 pages, my sister said that I should count that as 2 books but that'a not my way of counting. Hopefully I can work on the painting some more before my vacation is over.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Yeah! I went in my studio and painted on a Monday Night. I didn't watch the football game because if I want more time to paint I will have to make time for it.
This current painting is called Snow Joy. As a child I loved the snow. I lived up North and I can remember sleigh rides, snowball fights, and of course making snowmen. When I was a teenager I loved to sit in the upstairs window and watch it falling. I live in Colorado after I was married, the snow was so beautiful in the morning before it was touched by humans and their machines. I didn't mind walking my children to school in the morning. But sad to say I live in Georgia now it's not a place where you know snow will fall. We did get snow briefly the beginning of January 2009 and it brought back all the wonderful "snow joy".
Sunday, December 13, 2009
"These are mine" just keeping them warm until they hatch.
I've skipped the last couple of weeks of Illustration Friday and I really wanted to post something this week. I am not a sinister person but all I could think of was eggs hatching and I wanted to do something funny. My husband said that a cat keeping eggs warm was unrealistic. Well I hope everyone gets it. I have a cat named Sage. If you are a bird lover it's just for fun.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
"This painting depicts 2 girls coming of age. It was a special occassion and their mother allowed them to wear black.
I am the mother of 4 daughters. I tell everyone that I have 2 generations my first two are 26 and 22 the second generation are 15 and 13. My second generation is coming of age. While I was together with my family for the holidays my sister said that she couldn't get over how shapely my 13 yr old daughter has become. She wears a size 3 but she does have a figure. I never looked like that when I was 13. My nickname was "Bones" I would tell my firends that "thin was in" and they would reply,"but skinny is out.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This is my current drawing. I'm still adding ink to it. I was hoping to draw something in the background but I'm not sure what it will be. I would like to add more detail in my drawings. Although the coat seems simple I've spent an hour or so filling it in already. It is not quite what I wanted but I am please with it. See inspirational photo www.flickr.com/photos/diletta81/3229199533/
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Everyday matters challenge is to draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen. This tin cannister is older than 3 of my 4 children. My oldest being 26. It was originally filled with my favorite Uncle Ben's rice, which it what my mother used. Whenever I visit my sisters I like to look in their cabinets to see if they continue to use the same products that our mother used. I wonder if my daughters will only stick to products that I used.
Monday, December 7, 2009
In November I brought a new moleskin sketchbook with the intent that I would start from the beginning with Danny Gregory's Everyday Matters Challenge. My hope was to go thru the list in order. This is number 6 draw your favorite well-loved object/ or a childhood toy. Well my beloved is my iphone. How could I have ever lived without it. While we were on vacation I wanted to read while my husband slept and my book light was broken so I added the light app for my phone. Now I don't ever have to worry about buying another book light. My iphone is my beloved.