Wednesday, July 31, 2013

finding my way in lines

I've been feeling a bit lost lately. Don't know quite which direction to go.
I've been mostly drawing lately. People and imaginary creatures. I decided to get back on the computer, and created a very simple line drawing to play with.






































It isn't a masterpiece, but it made my heart sing.
And when you can make your heart sing, especially after it hasn't been singing in while, it is a good feeling.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

the time consuming world of blobimals

I am very slowly plugging away at the books we started making in the Blobimal class this week. It is a very slow process for me, and at times difficult, but it is a fun one.






Wednesday, July 24, 2013

the beginnings of blobimals

Blobimalblogbug

This week I'm busy booking holidays, taking care of a sick pup, dealing with a child that won't eat his dinner, going to work meetings, trying new recipes, but most importantly making time daily for Carla Sonheim's Blobimal Artist Book camp this week.

I don't have much to share yet, but it's pretty fun.


 Can you see the makings for any blobimals? I can!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Week 3 Fabulous Faces

This week the lesson was on 3/4 portraits. Always need more practicing, but pretty happy so far.

This week I'm thinking I may take a break from faces to make Blobimals with Carla Sonheim.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

little cartoon cuties

 
I doodled my pup into a little cartoon character (wearing a top hat of course). I quite adore him. So then I needed to create a little kitty softpaws (the crazy cat that lives upstairs).
It was fun to just play with some digital stuff, as I have been away from my computer for a while.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fabulous Faces: Week 2

I painted this face with acrylics, instead of watercolors which is what the class taught (because the paper I was working on couldn't handle the water)...so I still need to practice the watercolor way. I'm relatively happy with her, and looking forward to playing more!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

elephant collage

Inspired by the lovely Asian elephants I met last week in Thailand, I wanted to play and create a little elephant collage piece to play along with the elephant challenge on Willowing.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Week 1 Fabulous Faces

Practically as soon as I walked in the door from Thailand, I signed up for Fabulous Faces at Willowing Arts. I couldn't wait to get started.
Week 1 involves only shading with pencil, no painting yet, which made me a bit nervous, but I'm actually really happy with how it came out.
Now I'm torn between drawing more, and getting on with the things I "should" be doing!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

travel journal

For the last ten days I've been soaking up the sun in southern Thailand. Now I'm home and trying to get caught up on work, life, laundry and sleep. I've just signed up for Fabulous Faces online class. I've got a brand new journal that I can't wait to start working in. I've got all sorts of things I want to get going on, but right now I don't have much to share so thought I would just share a bit of my little travel journal.







 
Filled with ticket stubs, envelopes, boarding passes, maps, business cards, money and other little paper goodness.