Today was warm and sunny so when I woke up I decided I wanted to try to paint outside at the top of my steps. I’m hoping to be able to do some Plein Air paintings during vacation this year too, so I figured I might as well try it in a more controlled environment… Continue reading Plein Air fun
Earlier this year I made a list of goals – I’ve done quite a few so far and yesterday, we gave ourselves an early anniversary present, which I also happened to put on my “what I want to do this year” list. We got a cat! and named him Tonks. I had an idea… Continue reading Tonks and Blue Shadows.
I painted today. Experimented with my idea of using dictionary cutouts on canvas (mixed media!). It was tricky getting them to stay at first, but liberal amounts of glue-stick glue and acrylic paint seemed to help and gives the painting a really nice effect. I went with a simple still life piece and think it… Continue reading Dictionary Leaves
I finished my second fairy house today. Added all the decorations, admittedly, mostly glitter. I also found a few other odds and ends to put inside – my compact mirror and some tiny animals from boxes of Red Rose tea (or whatever it’s called). I used my bottle cap to top the thread-spool-crochet-topped mushroom table… Continue reading I think I used too much glitter…
Yesterday, I finally got some brushes – a spotter and two rounds of varying sizes. I LOVE THEM. Ran out of watercolor paper and the bookstore didn’t have what I needed in stock, so I made three ACEO’s while listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I made a FACE without… Continue reading Brushes and Art Cards
because…. I HAVE BLUE HAIR. I feel like I can legitimately say “I’m an artist” now. I finally stopped telling myself “no” (giving myself permission to be creative with my hair, not just canvas)- and then Alex surprised me by setting up an appointment for me. I feel free and beautiful. I haven’t… Continue reading I may be just a tad excited
Today we started Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – and I remembered an idea I had at one point, which was to make a white tree with a blue background. Which I did, and then decided color would be interesting, so I added that as the Weasely’s were finding the Port Key.
So today, I got in my gaming keypad and spent the morning getting used to it while listening to some podcast about Sherlock Holmes (the movie, with RDJr.). I found a sweet spot in Nagrand above the throne of elementals where, well, all the elementals live and you can farm for motes to your hearts… Continue reading Bubble Fairy (and Transmutation)
She restores life where-ever she goes and when her light fades new life shines. Her last breath will be her most beautiful moment – her life fulfilled in restoring others to see the beauty in theirs. (16×20 Acrylic) Based on my Concept.
I sent in an application to be in an art show in April, and decided to go with my fairies if I get in. So today, I thought it would be fun to make a time-lapse-ish video of what it looks like for me to paint a fairy on an Art Card. I’m right handed… Continue reading The Making of a Fairy