Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Fabulous Life

Well I did say I was not going to post tonight but it was very quiet around here for Halloween we only got about 50 kids and it was all done at about 8:30. So I went down to the studio to work on this piece some more. I am actually doing this women on canvas for my bedroom. Of course the canvas is long and skinny the background is not the same, and the woman is more defined, this was just a quick outline piece for my art journal. On the canvas there will be no words....Well tomorrow night is out with the girls, for a few drinks, dinner and good times. If I have time I might post and have some pictures to show you. Hope you all had a great Halloween.

Mixed Media Monday-Birds

Here is my entry for mixed media monday...I painted and sketched this bird in the summer, it landed on my deck. You might have seen it on my blog before. I made it as part of a gift exchange and sent it on...Hope you like it it took about 5 minutes but I think turned out pretty good.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Who Says you can't go home.

I was listening to this song on the radio today on the way to work. It stuck with me all through work, you know when you can't get something out of your mind. So on the way home from work I thought ok I should make a journal page about my hometown with some of the lyrics to the song. So here it is my hometown (well some of it)I used acrylics, watercolour, colored pencil and gesso. I use gesso alot to get the page ready to paint, I mix in with some colours to give it a muddy appearance. I love gesso..Well i was not going to post tonight, but no work in the studio tommorow as it is Halloween and all the little trick or treaters will be about. My puppy is going to go crazy, I haven't decided what to do about that, she might have to go downstairs till its all done. Well gotta go Happy Halloween and lets have some comments I really like them.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hotel California

I am so done with Halloween art, there will be no more from me. I dont even really like Halloween, never did even as a kid, did not like the whole dressing up bit, but did like the candy. This is my favourite group of all time. They have a new CD coming out tommorow Long Road out of Eden, debuting at Walmart if you will, a 2 disc compliation and I am so going to go get it as soon as work is over. Since I like them so much I decided to make an art journal page about here, so here is my work. When you look at the hotel it looks a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, oh well, its not about perfection it is all about perception (I dont know if I spelled that right). Well its time to go once again, hey dont be shy leave some comments, I like to hear from all of you, dont have to comment on my art you can just comment and I will answer back....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Skinny Saturday Challenge-Halloween

Here is my entry...hope you like it, paint and black felt pen.....

Halloween-4x4 FRiday Challenge

Here is my Halloween 4x4 Friday challenge....

Friday, October 26, 2007

Inspiration Thursday-All things Halloween - The underworld

I had a blast doing this one, Underworld
The wind begins to howl and moan
A coyote is on the prowl and all alone
The from nowhere the ground opens up and what should appear
The devil in a glossy coat of green is here
He hunts alone and with his spear
Sniffs the air and knows his prey is near
He seizes the man who moans in fear
The ground opens up and they both disappear


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Another Late night...

Yes here it is another late night for me..I get my second wind at 11:00 but my body does not thank me at 6:00am when I have to get up for work..I have been in the studio, trying ideas, working in my art journal and looking at the canvas that I am working on. I just look at it, I have sketched in my idea, but cannot bring myself to put paintbrush to paint. What am I afraid of, I have done this before, but never for myself. I am keeping this one for me and putting it in the bedroom. Oh well I better get going and I will talk to you tommorow.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Love your curves...

Another art journal page. Well had a great weekend, the weather was beautiful, did not do to much. Hung out with the family, daughter included she is studying for mid terms (so she was home for a change). Did lots of comfort cooking and baking muffins (much needed around here nobody has time for breakfast/ Well its back to work tommorow. Looking forward to this week Friday I am taking a day off.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Getting in touch with my inner muse

Here is another art journal page that I worked on tonight....Getting in touch with me.....I also started my new picture on canvas....drew in what I wanted.left it against the wall to come back to it tommorow and touch up the drawing part if needed. Then its the painting, I already know I want a red dress......I will leave you with that little tidbit to guess and think about what I am painting...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Love Blooms all around the world

This is one of my journal pages that I have been making with suziblu. I love that site, it was to use collage techniques, not to much of that here, but she posted the man for us to use, and I painted him and sketched and painted the girl and did the rest. I cant belive I have not posted since Sunday. I have been bogged under at work, working till 6:00 at night, on Saturday and I feel wiped out. I am glad the weekend is here. I missed all of you, but I am back and will be posting more.

4x4 challenge - Create

Here is my entry for the challenge. I am awed by all the talent at this site. The stuff that these artists come up with is amazing.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I had a bad day....

I had a bad day...just like the song.. On Saturday things did not seem to bright for me...just a bad day. Well today Sunday I look back and say it really wasn't that here is my art journal page I made tonight just to remind myself....On a brighter note the weather is perfect and all is right with the world. Except its late again and I need to get to sleep for work tomorrow. I hope you all had a great weekend and here's to next weekend....The dress was made from old paper towels that I use to wipe my paint brushes with, its take paint and felt pens really well..

Friday, October 12, 2007

Inspire me Thursday - Hats

Its all about Hats today. I had fun with this one thinking of what to do. I immediately thought of Cancer, and how women wear so many hats during one day of there life. So here they are I hope you like them.

4x4 challenge-Numbers

I decided on this because of peoples obession with wieght and the scale the numbers mean everything to them.....

Thursday, October 11, 2007

So you think your sexy....

Well another art journal page. I am really loving working on my art journal.....This weekend I am leaving the journal and going to work on a canvas that I am going to do for my bedroom. Keep your fingers crossed that It turns out the way I see it. I wont finish it but I want to get a good start on it. I think that I am going to do a small version of it first to get it right and then go for the big one. If the peice turns out the way I want it I will show it on my blog if not you will never see it.....Today was a perfect fall day, it was warm, a hint of a breeze. Went out with my daughter and mother for dinner (hubby was at a meeting)a little shopping at the mall (bought a couple of christmas presents it is never to early to start your Christmas shopping. This year I am going to make Christmas cards, paint a something. I just dont know what yet. Have you ever made christmas cards, what did you do....

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Old work, reworked

This piece (the girl with the wild hair) is an older one I had laying around, was never to happy with it. So I reworked or recyled it.....I made it into a journal page in my art journal, I added paint, words, an older picture from a magazine and kind of made it a story -. Well I am having that early night tonight so gotta to you tommorow.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

4x4 Challenge Men

Here is my 4x4 Men challenge hope you all like it....

It's all about not being a target

This is my newest page for my art journal. Its all about women not being targets for anyone. I love creating these art journal pages, its still about art but its like creating a scene. Well it was back to work today and the usual routine....after the long weekend its hard to get back in routine. I have exciting news to tell, I have won a framed print of my favourite artist Karine Swenson, (see the side of my blog) go there you will see what I have won. I put my name in and won. I am not that lucky so I did my happy dance, can hardly wait to get it. Well times ticking have to check my fabourite sites and then hit the sack. Will talk to you all tommorow...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Its Thanksgiving in Canada and I am turkeyed out..

Had a great day today family, food, and fun. Even better its a holiday tommorow and leftover turkey for sandwiches. Nothing better than a turkey sandwich. Well this is picture I did a few days ago in my art journal Its cancer month in Canada, I had a friend in walked for the weekend to end breast cancer, 60 kilometers and in the end all her toenails fell off. She raised I think just about support the walk. So this picture is in honor of her...

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Inspire me Thursday-Birds

Inspiration Thursday is all about Birds this week. As it happens I have been drawing birds lately for practice
so here they are in all there glory. I wanted to try and draw a turkey vulture, which I did with felt pens, I like the way it turned out
This one was a gift (my first ever painted,drawn gift for someone at make a connection I felt safe giving it to her because she didn't know me)
This last one I made I think almost a year ago, as you can see no legs, pretend they are under them. So here they are my birds. As it happens my favourite movie of all times is the Birds, to this day I am afraid of birds that sit on telephone wires, haha.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Working on my Art Journal

Assignment as Suszblu blog was to do a self portrait, ok this is not what I look like, but the intent was not to try to draw what you look like...well I succeeded. I am having alot of fun with my art journal....Tonight I went to my fav store Ikea with my daughter, bought a new down filled comforter and duvet for her, winter is coming, today felt like it a few items for my self, came home and did a little clean up, cleaned out the fridge which need it badly. And here I am posting at 11:19.....My sister from Winnipeg arrives on Thursday for the long weekend in Canada its Thanksgiving weekend this weekend. She is coming without the kids they are going to the dads, she hasnt really been here since she was born here. So my mom is coming for the weekend as well as her so should have alot of good times....

Monday, October 01, 2007

Inspiration Thursday-Intimacy

Whether it is the intimacy of your studio, the intimate relationships between colors or images, an intimate knowledge of your technique, or other intimate issues, this week, let us find inspiration in intimacy.

Again I found this one hard and was not going to participate, and then this one came to. No I have never done this, somewhere in my youth maybe I would have liked to but no. So this is my take on Intimacy.....

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