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Sunday, October 29, 2006

More FLESH

You know, for close up detail, just click on the picture. About Miss Piggy, you'll know which one she is...well she came to the party uninvited. I decided she could stay.
So now what, you ask. I probably won't work much more this weekend and I can tell you I'm getting FLESH out of my system. I was challenged to try a different FLESH tone for each of these color fairies. Working this small is also a challenge.
I hope you are enjoying watching my page in progress. Are you?
More later,
Sharon

FLESH




More later,
Sharon

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I Choose FLESH

The end results may not be spectacular but you can watch as I go. Start at the bottom of this post and scroll up. This will be the inside front cover page of my True Colors Journal.








Friday, October 27, 2006

Controlling Luck

True Color Princess
She sits inside of the back cover of my True Colors Journal. Remember my focus color is flesh and I really enjoyed the challenge of this princess on acrylic paper.
My doodles earlier this week have inspired me. I can't wait for the weekend so I can start on the inside front cover with this inspiration. Actually, I might get a little Art-At-The-Desk Time for a 'head' start. (pun intended)
More later,
Sharon

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yesterday's Doodle

Art-at-the-Desk
My www was down most of yesterday here at the office. So, I had time on my brain. I'm challenged with this little Sharpie. You have to move fast because it bleeds on this scrapbook cardstock...no erasing.
I have soap-at-the-desk time too. Yesterday I was watching and one of the characters had this really cute scarf tied on her head. INSPIRATION! So that is how this started. I just really like scrunching all these little faces together and letting one lead to another. I have a stack of this cardstock this size right handy. It was the end that I cut off when I made Norah'S Cookbook.
Must tell (cause I can't show yet) that I worked on another page for my FLESH project. So fun! This is the first time I have used my heavy body acrylic on paper. What a challenge! That's what it is all about. Inspiration and Challenge and FLESH.
Maybe I will finish the collage tonight and show tomorrow. Hope so.
More later,
Sharon

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Today's doodle


makes
no
sense
brain
on
auto
day
dreaming
can
this
be
a
birthday
card
no
think
not
more

later
sharon

Happy Birthday....DH

My Catch of the Day
Yep, this ole man is mine and today is his Happy Birthday. Not a very good pic of this layout but it works. Love you.
More later,
Sharon

Sunday, October 22, 2006

True Colors Back Cover


I haven't done much more to the front cover. Just a little tweaking. I guess I will finish it when I know what the title is. You know, it's one of those things that you wake up one morning and know. In the meantime, I'm am loving the challenge of Flesh, my color.
Have you ever done a piece of art and been pleased with it enough to show and tell and then many years later you come across the piece and wonder why you thought it was good or at least OK? I'm wondering if someday I will feel that way about the things that I am doing these days.
More later,
Sharon

Sunday, October 15, 2006

True Colors Cover

I choose Flesh

I may or may not be finished with this front cover for my True Colors Journal. Probably not, because I have such a hard time with collage. I have to study it for a while. It doesn't come easy for me. But oh how I do love this lady and this is my first real effort with my new heavy body acrylics. You may remember I told about this new project back in early September. Can't believe it has taken me over a month to get started.

For my cover, I'm using an old gutted peel and stick album. It is actually the one on top shown on the left. I recovered it with a duck or canvas cloth and gessoed it. I plan to work on my pages unbound so I can have the freedom of working flat. I still have some work to do with my chosen color, flesh, before starting with the color inspiration of each artist featured in the True Colors book.

I have some thoughts about the direction I will go with this; however, since I never get where I'm going with my planned direction, I will just keep those thought to myself for now.
More later,
Sharon
PS I had a great ART weekend. How bout U?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today's ATC

I was going to stop these for a little while. But the muse said, "do it, do it now".
I feel a whole series coming on with butterflies, but not just now. I'll save this for weeknights. The muse is sending me in another direction now.
More later,
Sharon

Let the ART Weekend Begin

My Mother's Hanky
This isn't what I started out to do today; however, I am following my muse this weekend. This piece was in my unfinished stack. You may remember the page in my HeART Journal. Well I was inspired by my own work to do this mixed media collage on a 12 X 12 gallery stretched canvas. I have been working on it for a while but it just wasn't coming together and I think that because I had a preconceived notion of what I would do. I am pleased although there is always something I wish I had done differently.
More later,
Sharon

This is my HeART Journal page that inspired me.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Another Weekend almost here

Although I like the results, I'm not sure if it was worth the time spent making this background with little bitty squares for this ATC. Actually, I did it three times. Each time I thought...well I don't know what I thought. I am glad that I scanned it because now I can print it any size and use it in other ways. Love that.
This is the last ATC that I made and I did select it as one of three that I sent in for the International Quilt Festival in Houston as mentioned in an earlier post. My friend Susan made three and Tim sent his too. How cool is that?
More Later,
Sharon
PS The weekend plan? Not sure but it will definitely be about ART. Cause I have made time.

Tim's ATC


Timothy saw me having so much fun making ATCs that he wanted to make one too. This is the lady that I sketched using his sister as my model. I had printed it on pattern tissue and he ask to use it. He very strategically layered it over printed scrapbook paper. He has a real eye for design. That's my opinion.
More later,
Sharon

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Art-At-The-Desk-Time

While many of you had a day off for Columbus Day yesterday, I didn't. However, it was very quite and so I had Art-at-the-desk-time. This is what I did. These are so fun to make and I have not exhausted the theme I have going as I try to perfect my process. I am using a homemade rubber stamp in the background and my ladies printed on pattern tissue. I also finished up a couple more last night when I got home. Haven't scanned them yet, but will, don't you know. Must show.
More later,
Sharon

Monday, October 09, 2006

Would You Like To Trade?

Very first ATCs. My ladies printed on pattern tissue (of course). I learned that I had to paint
the face on the back side to block. In other words, I want some areas to be opaque but not all.
At this point,I'm realizing this could become a serious addiction.
I will trade. Will you?


So, the reason I have ventured into this new fun is because Cloth Paper Scissors will be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and they are hosting a mixed-media Artist Trading Card (ATC) exhibit and trade. I'm thinking about sending mine. For all the poop, you can go here.
More later,
Sharon

Sunday, October 08, 2006

ATCs..My First

I thought I would give it a try. I think I like it.
Just thought I would show as I go a little bit. The camera was right there.
Will scan and show the final results tomorrow.
More Later,
Sharon

Saturday, October 07, 2006

October Saturday

Took a little walk as there is not much ART going on just now. We are enjoying a beautiful October morning in Texas. The Tall Goldenrod Solidago altissima is beautiful. It blooms in September and October here.

Remember I grow weeds!
This is Common Wild Petunia Ruellia nudiflora. The bloom period here is April to October.




I believe this is Yellow Bitterweed Helenium amarum. An annual with a bloom period of April to November.




OK, so we will be attending our 45/44 year class reunion tonight. That should be fun. Can't wait to see who shows up.

In the meantime I think this golden and purple has inspired me.......but first, I must find my workspace. Know what I mean?
More later,
Sharon

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Meet Lady Susan

She is in my "in progress" stack. Maybe I will continue with her next. I am having trouble with energy at night. I am also having trouble with no "art at the desk" time.
But did I tell you that I spent over 2 hours on that "think tank"? Thinking and mowing. Boy that feels good even though I didn't finish. ART has trumped yard work this year. I'm OK with tall grass down by the creek and behind the tank and over by the Garden Palace. I just call it my Tall Grass Meadow.
I also blessed the bedroom and the big news is I moved that dad- blamed treadmill out of the bedroom and to the office. And even better news, I walked it yesterday and today.
More later,
Sharon

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Maybe I did this...


Yes, I did and now I can check this off the list. Was it on the list? Still tweaking my purse design and have others running around in my head. So now I will go get on the "think tank" and mow while I think.
More later,
Sharon