Entries Tagged as: animals

Circle Bird

November 21st, 2010, Comments (20)

I had to wait a long time to post my art for day 21 of Art Every Day Month because it took forever to dry! I decided to experiment with some glass bead gel over collage and acrylic paint. It wasn't a complete success, because something smudged and I couldn't see it until after it dried. But what I learned (and loved) is that gold paint over collage with glass bead gel looks really cool! And also, this stuff is hard to photograph! Ah well. Sometimes, you need to play and make some mistakes to move on to the next thing! This little guy is about 4"x4" on panel.

Flyaway Thoughts

November 20th, 2010, Comments (17)

For day 20 of Art Every Day Month, I got off to a bit of a late start. We had a late night at the movies and then we had a fun afternoon babysitting my best friends 1 year old twins (so cute!) After a nap, I sat down to sketch and this idea popped right into my head. Again, I worked with the Inktense pencils on watercolor paper.

The latest Harry Potter movie was great by the way. The only part I didn't like was the crew of teenage girls who talked through the entire movie. Grr. But I thought it was one of the best of the series and very well acted. I may have to see it again (hopefully in a quieter theater!)

Apple Tree

November 19th, 2010, Comments (19)

For day of Art Every Day Month, I did a simple drawing with Inktense pencils. The little owl snuck in at the last minute. I'm thinking if I have a girl, I might do an owl nursery.

Tonight, the hubster and I are off to see the Harry Potter movie and I'm so excited!

I hope your weekends are brilliantly creative and fun!

p.s. If you pre-order my 2011 calendar by Thanksgiving (right around the corner!) you can get a personal drawing on your birthday! Get yours here.

Singing Bird

November 18th, 2010, Comments (22)

I drew a little bird in my sketchbook last night, so I decided to bring it to life today for Art Every Day Month, with collage, paint, and ink. It's about 6"x7" on paper. More birdfeeder inspiration I think. Although there are mothering images in the collage, that got entirely painted over, so I think it's a mother bird as well. :-)

Cardinal Tree

November 16th, 2010, Comments (33)

For day 16 of Art Every Day Month, I've done a simple drawing of a tree full of cardinals. I was inspired by the bright, bright red cardinals in our yard today. They're so pretty! Their color is even more jolting on gray days like today. I've drawn it in in on 6"x12" canvas paper.

I think this would look cute on a holiday card!

The Owl and the Pussycat, Take Two

November 14th, 2010, Comments (19)

Day 14 of Art Every Day Month. You may remember that I did an Owl and the Pussycat painting already this month (on the first day!), but I came across a different sketch I'd done for this painting and really wanted to bring it to life too. So I did! This one is also acrylic paint on 6"x6" panel.

I can't believe we'll be half-way through the month tomorrow. Time flies! I hope you're having fun with this. I am. :-)

Squirrel in a Snow Storm

November 8th, 2010, Comments (14)

Day 8 of Art Every Day Month. Not every day can in a direction you like and today's art did not go the way I hoped. Ah well. I do like the little squirrel, inspired by the crazy squirrel I've seen flying through the air to get on top of our bird feeder during the crazy wind storm we're having. He's an acrobat! And it was still fun to play.

And by the way, weather gods, I'm not looking to call the snow forth by painting snow! Heh. I'm not ready!

The Owl and the Pussycat

November 1st, 2010, Comments (29)

Day One of Art Every Day Month has begun and it's been so fun to see people checking in! My first creation for AEDM is a 6"x6" painting of "The Owl and the Pussycat." I remember reading this story as a child, but I didn't read it again before painting this, I just went for a simple image of my memory of it.

Happy creating, everyone!

Mermaid with Stars

September 2nd, 2010, Comments (10)

I started this mixed-media piece thinking about the water theme and how water is so much of who we are, the foundation of life. I put down pieces of rice paper to create texture, putting them in a circular shape. Water makes me think of circles, the womb, life, an individual cell.

The stars were unplanned, they just came up. I think I was inspired by the teeny tiny baby starfish I've seen wandering around our fish tank at night. So cute.

Where is the water theme bringing you?

Little Pockets of Bliss

June 3rd, 2010, Comments (20)

Sometimes, the simplest way to grow the joy around you is to notice all the little bits of bliss around you. Try this: Take out a piece of paper or your sketchbook and number 1 - 20. Then list 20 little things that make you happy. They could be teeny tiny things like rasberry jam on toasted english muffins or the peony that just bloomed in your backyard. Or they could be larger things like your daughter or your beloved pet. Write the first twenty things that come to your mind. Bonus points for bringing your list up to 50! or 100!

It could also be an ongoing list, like a grocery list that you keep adding to as  you think of things. You might keep a little piece of paper folded in your wallet that you can add to or keep your list in a moleskine notebook that travels in your purse. I love the idea of having a list of bliss tucked in your pocket!

Just noticing the little things that bring you joy, tends to bring even more joy in. So start listing! Maybe even start a small list in the comments of 5 things!

Here's five of mine for today: silly songs from the hubster to wake me up the morning, a flower petaled sidewalk, Emma the cat snoozing in the window seat, clean sheets, cold lemonade.