Entries Tagged as: art

Day 21: Wish I Might

November 21st, 2013, Comments (7)

Just a little piece today. Both Annabelle and I are sick. Yuck! She's been a great sport, but not a lot of time for art-making today. She actually did manage to sit and draw pages of circles in her little sketchbook. So cute. :-)  

My little piece is Inktense watercolor pencils on watercolor paper. Some folks have asked me if I'll be selling the pieces I'm making this month. I will for most of them (prints when available and prints). I've already sold one. There are a couple in my shop already, along with my 2014 calendar. But if there's something you really want a print of before it goes in the shop, just shoot me an email and I'll make arrangements with you privately! 

Day 19: Worst Hiders Club

November 19th, 2013, Comments (2)

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you've probably seen my "Worst Hiders Club" pictures of Annabelle and her friends hiding terribly. It's really funny. She will hide behind a small couch pillow, with a box on her head, only halfway behind a tree, etc... Today, I took the idea to paint. When I showed it to Annabelle and explained the inspiration, she said, "Oh, what pretty shoes!" haha. 

Annabelle had art class today and it was tree day! She spent half the class dancing in circles with her friends, but she did enjoy painting and stamping and having a messy, good time. 

Day 17: Hot Air Balloons

November 17th, 2013, Comments (3)

Today, I drew an image with oil pastels, just to mix it up. Doodling around before drawing, I came up with the image of a woman releasing miniature hot air balloons. 

Today, we got Annabelle her own sketchbook, along with some twistable crayons to color with. She had a blast coloring with them. She's saying, "Ta da!" in the picture. 

Day 16: Say Something

November 16th, 2013, Comments (9)

Last night I was listening to the song "Say Something" and this image popped into my head. I sketched it onto a post-it note on my nightstand, so I wouldn't forget it and then painted it out on watercolor paper this morning. 

I haven't had time to create with Annabelle yet today and she has little friends over now, but I'm sure she'll get up to something creative today. 

Day 15: Sweet Dreams

November 15th, 2013, Comments (5)

I was doodling last night and this idea came out, so today I brought it to life in acrylic paint and ink on paper. I'm calling it Sweet Dreams, something I say to Annabelle each night before I leave her room. 

Today, Annabelle asked to play with play dough while I was painting. Here's she's showing off the giant caterpillar she made. 

Day 14, Winter Fairy

November 14th, 2013, Comments (5)

The idea for this was in my sketchbook, but it was originally stars falling from her hands. I decided to make her a snow fairy instead. It's acrylic on a small 6"x6" canvas. 

Annabelle had dance class today and learned about jetes. So cute! That was going to be her art for the day, but we ended up doing a Christmas crafty activity with a friend this afternoon. A pom pom Christmas tree! Don't worry, she was eating banana chips in the picture, not pom poms. :)

Day 13: Girl with the Yellow Hair

November 13th, 2013, Comments (4)

This afternoon I had a headache and the intuitive piece I was working on was just not flowing. Today was a day to stop and let it be, even though I was not satisfied. I cropped out the part I liked best and said, "good enough for today!" And that's ok! Some days are like that. 

Annabelle had a great time painting some heart frames. I love the serious face she gets when painting! 

Day 12: Tall Shadow

November 12th, 2013, Comments (7)

Today both Annabelle and I played with shadows in art. I painted a monochromatic piece on watercolor paper. I don't want to say too much about it, I'll let it speak for itself! 

Annabelle has been noticing shadows a lot lately, so i thought it would be fun to play with shadows in art today with her. We made shapes with our bodies on a big piece of paper, then traced them, and then colored in and around the shapes. After we did some body tracing on the other side of the paper, which she got a big kick out of. 

2014 Calendar!

November 12th, 2013, Comments (2)

My 2014 Calendar is now available for pre-order! As you can see, I've included a few pieces from this month in the calendar, along with a mix of old favorites. If you order the calendar by 11/30, I will include a drawing on your birthdate (or the birthday of your calendar recipient if it's a gift). Please order by 12/5 to receive by the holidays! I sell out of these most years, so please order soon if you want one! You can purchase the calendar here

Day 11, Rainy Day Thoughts

November 11th, 2013, Comments (5)

Today's painting was a burst of inspiration, based on a sketch in my sketchbook. I put it together with acrylic paint and ink on a 5"x5" panel. Rainy days make me contemplative! 

Annabelle is still recovering, but she was better today. She loved playing with her magic ink pens!