Monthly Archives: June 2020
🐮🐑🐱 HI DEARS! FRIENDSHIP AND ANIMALS ARE GOOD PARTNERS OF ART.
After 7 days in the hospital I was good to go home at last– to my family; people, fuzzies and friends– to recuperate. With the help of my loved ones, a little red wine and some medicinal herb, I was able to put the past week behind me and heal pretty quickly.
After a week or so at home, the surgical pain was gone and I was eager to get back to painting. Although I was still in a cast, my arm was bandaged nearly straight (approx 90° angle) which allowed me to paint– broader, looser strokes anyway. I managed to work on the farm animal diptych begun in November from the Painting With Attitude class with Nancy Mitchnick. A couple weeks later, the stitches were out and I was freed from the cast. I completed the painting, which my older son has endearingly named, “Barnyard Surprise!”
In early March…
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✏👸✏👸✏👸 HI LOVELIES! SOMETIMES WE MUST REMEMBER THAT A SIMPLE PENCIL IS QUEEN OR KING OF THE STUFF TO SKETCH AS ROXANNA DID.
An homage to Breanna, I didn’t know her but she had a beautiful smile, she worked at a job she loved as an EMT, left this life too young. I know when I was 26, my life was only beginning.
Her mother, Tamika Palmer, told The Louisville Courier Journal that Taylor was a young woman who adored her family above all else and who had made plans to succeed.
Officers from the Lousiville Metro Police Department’s Criminal Interdiction Division used a battering ram to break down the door and rushed into the house on Springfield Drive at 1 a.m., waking Taylor and her boyfriend, Walker. Walker shot at the officers, wounding one, and the three who entered fired some 22 shots back, according to Eggert, Walker’s defense attorney; Taylor was shot eight times and died.
Eggert told local news station WDBR that Walker was acting in self-defense and said…
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❄ WELL LOVELIES! SKETCHES ALSO ARE USEFUL TO REMEMBER OTHERS SITUATIONS OR SEASONS LIKE THIS.
I was first inspired by cold wind and how it can be both refreshing and also unwelcome. It’s also wildly unpredictable and can change directions in an instance. The emotion I wanted to portray was obvious discomfort, but in that discomfort, peace.
I started out with a reference photo of an upturned head and created a sketch with a mechanical pencil. I prefer mechanical purely out of lazy motivation, I hate having to constantly sharpen drawing pencils. As for line weight, I use pen or paint later in the process. For her body, I tried to capture a relaxed position, returning to the theme of peace. Next, I rolled an eraser across the pencil lines to erase most of them but leave enough for me to see the basic outlines. I used a magenta colored pencil for the finalized lines, but if I could go back in time…
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🌿🌿🌿 WELL DEARS, THESE ARE NOT ONLY TWO GORGEOUS WORKS ABOUT LEAVES, THERE COULD BE TWO PRI NTS FOR WONDERFUL DRESSES.
What would it be like
If you could flap your wings, fly
Soar over the earth.
Art Prescription: Watching birds, I always wonder what it would be like to fly. Just lift off a branch and soar.
This morning I used some leaves and plastic wrap to create a pattern.
I also used some acrylic paint to imprint leaves.
Here are my results which will be used to make hand-bound journals.
HELLO BEAUTIES. AS YOU CAN SEE ART ALWAYS BEGINS WITH A SKETCH.
This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country.
I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make a nice colour scheme. With a paler fabric I could have drawn my layout straight onto the material but here I had to sew the flowers on without any guidelines.
The design is my own with inspiration from Pinterest (as usual). The letters are embroidered mainly with french knots.
Happy birthday C! 💝💐
🙇WELL BEAUTIES! SOMETIMES GORGEOUS ART LIKE THIS, DOESN’T NEED EXPLANATIONS.
trails flames of solstice–
moon shines dark
Inspired by Nina’s gouache painting, above, and Frank Tassone’s #Haikai challege to choose our own summer kigo.
Nina’s painting made me think of flowers and butterflies. And when I saw the photo of Martha Graham dancing in the Times, I felt immediately that she must be holding the moon.
Summer solstice this year coincides with a solar eclipse of the new moon. Magic is afoot!