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

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunday Face May 4 and Paper 53 Dress

Made with Paper 53
I must be in my Marathon Shape to wear certain dresses this is one of them. Lots of running involved.
Sunday Worship Journal

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vintage Dr. Martins's Radiant Concentrated Water Color Set

My husband loves to go to estate sales. I usually tag along. Today we went to a sale at a famous local artist house. There were lots of unsigned art, one of which I really wanted but thought it was overpriced to be unsigned. However they did have her Dr. Martin water color set for sale, it was marked $10 but I purchased it for $5. I was so excited, all of the colors are still good. When people saw me with it, they asked what is it? One lady thought it was spices.