Sunday, January 27, 2008
I don't have much to show for my weekend.
Just lazied around.
Played a little art on the couch.
Just cutting stuff.
I made a Cookie Can for the Princess.
We miss her.
Also, played with paper dolls and mailing envelopes for them.
Started one canvas but didn't paint one stroke...just sketched.
Floors didn't get blessed.
I'm getting good at that.
Early to bed.
I have a busting ear ache.
Don't remember ever having one.
Will see doc tomorrow.
Borrowed a friends camera to try out.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thank you, she who flies, who gave me this award on January 2nd.
The writers strike nearly got me.
The three winners need to send address.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
We had so much fun. I thought I would just show a little of the mess that we made. I haven't cleaned it up yet. I've just pushed it back to make a little spot to play today.
Several of you have shown your paper dolls on your blog and I can't even put into words the feeling that I get in my heart when I go to see them. It is amazing and is the reason the I love to share.
Don't forget to leave a link in the party comments if you made a doll. You know what, I'm thinking that will give you two chances to win Retro Pinkie. Because when I draw names, I'm going to print and cut up the comments for drawing.
When the winning announcement post is made, I want to give the links to everyone who made a paper doll. So, if you made one, tell us so we can come for a visit.
The party didn't exactly end for me Saturday night. I got up early Sunday and continued. I am officially hooked on paper dolls. I knew I should not have given in to the temptation. But it is so fun.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I used brads as you can see to attach the head and legs.
I had to trim a little off and then I rounded the corner.
I gathered up some other bits and pieces that I thought I might glue down.
Well, I think I will go back and play some more.
If you're just getting here, check out the first post today.
Having a little extra time at the desk yesterday, I started thinking about making paper dolls. It is something I have been resisting. I wanted to trade with my fRieNd rElLa so I jumped in.
I knew I wanted to use these legs and red shoes so I went to my photos and looked for a head that would work. She is one of my first sketches from way back in the beginning of blogging.
She is perfect for a paper doll.
I printed the images on card stock and then gave you a little tease.
That's all I managed to do yesterday.I'm thinking you may have a stamp of a head to use or maybe an old vintage photograph that you can scan and print. How about something out of the ever-lovin advertisements in the newspaper. Or you could just do a quick little sketch. Same goes for feet.
I don't know how to tell you how to size all the components other than be a little girl playing with paper and
Don't you want some snacks? You sure are quite.
This set of hands were from two different models. I am using a right and left but it is OK with me if you want to use two rights or two lefts.
I found these little strips of heavy watercolor paper that I had saved for ....in case.
They are perfect to make arms with. So, I first glued the hands down and then I sketched an arm shape.
II played with some skin tone paint and of course added white and red. I was just trying to make a matching flesh. And you will notice I change the size of the lower arm section.
Then I used a brown watercolor pencil and went around the arms.
Using Golden gel matte medium, I blend and smudge the watercolor pencil. Now it is permanent.
The gel medium does that.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Last Tuesday morning I bounced out of bed with a new mission in mind. Instead of doing my 30 minute morning wiggle in bed while dear husband was in the shower, I decided enough bed time.
I pulled on the pants and shirt that I had peeled out of the night before and in my bare feet, started walking the path right here in my house.
I walked around and around and around for 30 minutes. I have walked every day since and tomorrow will be seven days straight.
The layout of my home is such that I can go around and around without disturbing anyone. I found it to be much more interesting than walking the treadmill at my office. I will continue.
This is going to work for me. I can already tell. Oh yes, Tim remembered his word. It is "Passion". Melissa's is "Peace".
It wasn't planned but I think using the sunflower napkin on my "enough" project is an interesting choice. I feed my wild birds sunflower seeds. My one resolution for 2008 is to feed the birds. They just can't seem to get "enough".
Friday, January 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
The strangest thing happens to me when I have finished a painting. Especially one that has given the the pleasure of being "in the zone" as this one did. It is no secret that I am a real Chatty Kathy most of the time. I Can't help it that I do go on and on. Well kinda like right now.
So here is the weird thing, at these moments right after the signature on the painting, I just want to show and am not comfortable telling anything. I really did have so much more to tell about this painting. But now, I'm done.
Last night I watched a great movie. Sorry I can't tell you the name of it or what it was about because that is just the way I watch movies. Entertained "in the moment". But while the movie was going on, I am so proud to say that I disassembled Christmas and put it away. I really did like the tree sitting there with those words, "angel", "joy", "peace", "noel", "snow", and "merry". Right there in the middle of the room it didn't seem intrusive at all. I was real tempted to leave it up; however, if I did, I knew there was a huge chance that it would still be right there come next Thanksgiving. Just like the icicles that were left up from three years ago and the stocking hangers left up since last year. I put them all away. So, I am either way ahead of last year or way behind next year. I don't know.
I do believe I am going to make some more words and find a place to hang them in my house. Isn't that a good idea. You know how a lot of you are using a single word in lieu of a resolution. I wasn't going to do that. I'm having second thoughts now.
Last year, my words were focus and balance. I think I did focus on my art, but I'm a real failure on the balance part. So maybe this year I should repeat "balance" and I'm going to think of some more words to make and hang. Or maybe I will ask each person in the house to give me a word. That way if they are hanging out there where we all see them, we will all enjoy the benefit. Or maybe we will each "get" each other.
Well, OK I didn't mean to go on and on. I just wanted the side-by-side up there for me. Some of you have noticed that when your work is on the screen, you see more than in real life. Me too.
Again, I wish to thank you for commenting. It means the world to me. Truth is, I wouldn't get half as much done art wise if you weren't out there feeding my addiction to comments.