Friday, January 25, 2013

acrylic face & owls

A woman's face, this time in acrylic paint, done on a canvas sheet. I may turn this into a book cover.

acrylic on 9X12 canvas

Constructive criticism appreciated!

I also joined an ATC swap over on the ATCFUN group. Owls! naturally I joined! These are done in watercolor.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bird Brain

Yes! I still have birds on the brain. What can I say I love birds.

Short bird story.
After hearing a ruckus on the deck I walked out to see what wonderful little tid-bit my cat brought me. He was surprisingly innocent.  I interrupted a Mississippi Kite about to invade the birds at the feeder. Brazen bully! I'm glad I interrupted him. I love my little birdies. Now if it would have been an owl I would just say, "Well it's gotta eat"! (The feeders are too high for the cat, Just sayin')

I have a couple of friends that also love birds, if you can imagine that, (not that I have friends but that they like birds), so I did up a small watercolor for each of them.

5X5 Bluebird
5X7 Owl

Hope to get these in the mail tomorrow.
Thanks for looking. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nothing Much

I have been in a funk now for way too long. I just haven't been in the mood to be creative. I made a few ATC's but not many. I haven't worked in my journal, I've been doing a watercolor for a friend that I just can't finish. Hopefully all will be well soon!

Pink boots ATC
I found these boots and hat in a box as a line drawing. I'm thinking it was drawn early last year. About time I added a little color.

This month's lottery on the ATCFUN group is Medieval architecture/castles. I like castles. Well really I like Dragons and they are always going after the princess in the castle so . . . I drew a castle for the lottery and a dragon for me.

I also joined a swap on the ATCWORLD yahoo group called "Snow Day". I realize most kids now probably just play video games on snow days but there weren't such things back in my school days.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

imagine the possibilities

 I did a little creating today after not even feeling like getting out of bed. Sore throat, headache, but I did get up and several cups of coffee later, I felt better!

In my ATCFUN group I joined a mingle where we start with a 6X6 piece of corrugated cardboard. It actually turned out pretty well. The scan didn't turn out very well so I used my phone. It isn't great but it's a lot better than the scan.

It all started with a leaf. You know those dried up skeleton leaves that come in a package? You used to could get them. I've had these a long time so I'm not sure they still sell them. Just looking at them gave me several possible ways to use them. I finally settled on one. Although it changed several times along the way.

Hope you are having a Happy Day!