Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Angel Eyes

loved creating this little sample in my art book, I was doodling around came up with her, blah blah, then I thought  need a background.  Then it hit me I used those pages that I created with citro solve,pages and here it is, she not that pretty, I am still practising my portrait drawings, but I like my women funky looking.

On another note, lately well reading blogs, it has come to my attention that fellow bloggers are trying to pass off work that they did not do as there own.  Now come on people you are giving artists a bad name.  Just do your own work.  If this keeps us we wont see our fellow artists showing us there work, or even letting us know how they do it.  Its all about sharing, but to a point.  If your a true artist you learn by looking but not stealing and making it your own.  Here is a link to a great article on it on  http://www.julieprichard.com/blog/2011/5/30/i-will-not-remain-silent-artists-stand-up.html

Monday, May 30, 2011

walking on sunshine

don't let this title fool you, its not about walking on sunshine.  When I was creating this post I am working on collages for Kelly Kilmer Class the Journey of you.  I found out that one of my friends had left her husband.  I for one was shocked, here I am her friend and did not know that she and he had a problem. How could I have missed that, I saw them all the time, but truthfully as you and I know you show only what you want others to  This page is really about t life is not about what you  see on the outside, but what you dont see. what is on the inside.  Both you and I know that we keep some things to our selves that's just human nature, you don't want everything about your life out there, especially the bad parts.  Truthfully you need someone to listen to you and feel your pain with you, I hope she had someone like that for her.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The journey of Me

I am taking http://kellykilmer.blogspot.com/ online class.  This is the first Jo l Collage Page that  did for the class.  I always like to tell a story when creating a collage.  This is hard for me to do usually I put in a drawing of something,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Come one come all to the Studio Tour

double click and you will see a slideshow of the stuido

Took to many photos to one at a time so here it is:  still needs alot more sorting and getting rid of :

Monday, May 23, 2011

Holiday Monday

This is an old postcard that I made for a trade, I dont always love my art, but when I finished it I loved it, and I hope the person who got it loved it to.

Well today in Canada it was Victoria Day so most people had the day off.  Today was rainy and cold, so all I did was go down to the studio and purge.  I just purged not to long ago, but decided It needed more, I took a better look and really got to business.  If I hadnt looked at it or thought about it in over a year and could not think what I was going to do with it , it went either to good will, or the garbage.

Still a work in progress, but I am taking pictures tommorow. 


Friday, May 20, 2011

I am not a gardener

I can draw flowers better than I can plant them.  In fact I don't plant, I buy them already planted, hanging baskets, deck containers.  I envy people who have the knack for flowers.  I don't like digging in the dirt on my knees, planting, etc.  I have done it many years ago, but never with much luck, so now we just buy them and then at the end of the season not much to clean up.

But I like to look part, you know the Housewives of the OC in their long flowing dresses and hats.  Well I look like hell in a hat and I am not kidding, my daughter has notified me if I wear a hat around her she will pretend not to know me.  I have been on look out for one of those long flowing cool looking dresses that they wear around.  Now what do I wear now around the house, an old TShirt, Capri's, old shorts, sometimes a bra, or pjs.  But I can just picture myself on the deck in that dress having a glass of wine and just enjoying my life in Alberta, (ok lets just say its not California).  But the dress eludes me I try them and don't get that picture in my head, I see a tad overweight over the age of 30 woman who should not be wearing these dresses.  Oh well we can all dream

This weekend is the long weekend, (Victoria Day) Monday off for everyone, always off for me.  Big Family BBQ planned for Sunday 11 people, weather is going to be perfect, we are getting the deck ready and cleaned up, pictures to come.

What are you doing this weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

spending money and taking pictures what a life

I entered a trade at LaWenda's and this is what I received from LaWenda
if you want to see what I sent her go to http://lawendula.blogspot.com/
I have been looking for this for ages, and found it today at Winners, I am going to paint and stuff on it, so my art room  does not look so messy
, I will take a picture when I do it

Went to my fav scrapbook store today (urban scrapbook) had a 40 percent off, and bought some 7 gypsies tissue paper, and stamper anyo stamps, watch for eye stuff coming.  My feet were not included

And last put not least I needed a little non stick fry pan to cook myself one egg if i wanted it and found it at winners as well.  Had a great day, beautiful weather and lots of good bargains.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

sketcbooks I have a few

When I first started with art again, I only had one sketchbook/visual journal/everything book.  Now I have branched out, I have a doodle book, I have a visual journal, I have a portrait journal which is above.  I use a
moleskin grid one, don't ask why the grid, I have no idea.  Here I only do portraits, and not great ones, This is a book I hope to look back on in one years time and see that I have made progress in my bid to increase my skill at portraits.  I would love to have the people look actually like something I sketched. But we will see, I like drawing and sketching, I find it relaxing and something I can do while watching TV with the hubby.  I only use, pencil and black ink in this book.I like to date them, tell where I found the picture .  I am thinking of putting the actual photo next to the picture which would be I think a good idea.

So how books do you work at and are they meant for something specific.

Thanks for all the comments on the blog, I finally settled on this, but who knows might change tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A little survey on the new blog look

decided to change up the blog for summer, changed all the colours
what do you think
to much
hard to read
wouldn't want to read it blinded by all the bright colours
think your in a Mexican tavern whenyou  come here
expect a marching band to come on any minute
find yourself having to wear sunglasses

 When  I go to a blog and if it is hard to read, because its to dark or to light, I don't go back.  I don't want that happening, so I want you all to comment and tell what you like about the new design and what you don't like.  Then I will take all your comments into consideration and then totally do the opposite. (lol)

Monday, May 16, 2011

mish mash monday

Watching Becoming Chaz on OWN
Going out to dinner tonight with Hubby
CATSCAN one today results in 5-7 days
Vacumming, dusting, and laundry is a womans work never done
Sitting on the deck enjoying the weather
What arre you doing today?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beware Bad clown art ahead

So your looking at this collage and thinking is she obsessed with the circus, because didn't she just post a art journal entry on the same subject.  And you know you would be right.  But I am not obsessed with the circus, i don't even like the circus, and I don't like clowns, they never have made me laugh, and I find them pointless.  I know how heartless am I.  But I do like the visison of bad clown, you know the scary kind in scary movies.  So last night while hubby watched the hockey game, I was doodling around and came up with this and it kinda reminded me of the bad scary clown, and then I decided to collage and wanted it look like a really old poster, it is not actually like i pictured it in my mind but here it is.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

these high heels wont be walking

Disclaimer note:  This post is about flat feet and high heels, nothing more.  What can I say
its Saturday morning and I have not one thing of importance to dispel today:

Okay back to the high heels, I love them, I love the look of them on a leg.  How they
lengthen the leg, how they can make you look slimmer, how they look with clothes.  But
alas this girl has never worn a pair of high heels.  I have flat feet, achy feet, bad feet, big feet, what else can one say about the foot I have it.  No matter how I try to squish this big foot into a pair of
delicate high heels they just wont go.  So I admire high heels from a far, as I shop for a pair of sensible Clarks, or something that will fit my orthodics.

Friday, May 13, 2011

mish mash friday

blogger has eaten Thursdays post
favourite new show for may is THE VOICE
going to take devil dog to the vet
taking bottles to recycling
cleaning the house for the weekend
making plans for a big family get together
sitting on the deck and soaking in the sunshine
going to have a great weekend what are you going to do

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A perfect day

today was about
Perfeect weather
Sleeping In
Buying New Shoes
Meeting good friends
sharing laughs over lunch
Walking the dog

watch this video technique it is so cool, love her videos

Monday, May 09, 2011

The daily dose monday

Mothers day:  had a great day lounged around in PJ's and did nothing just let the man servant wait on me all day, since the shopper was working.  When the shopper finished work and came over I gave the man servant time off, and the shopper took over. The manservant and I went to the cemetery to put a flower on my mothers grave (not really a grave but a small box in a wall)and someone had been there and put a flower there, now this is a mystery as my moms friends are all in there 80 don't drive and could not have been there.  It was not a real flower, but a beautiful artificial one, tied with a flowing ribbon.  My sister lives in another province, my daughter did not do it, so who could have done it.  My story is my mother had a secret admirer from her building, who misses her, she would get a laugh out of that story, so that's my story and I am sticking to it.  I miss her so much you think that when your older and married and have a family you wouldn't miss your parents as much.  But that is your family, the family you were born in grew up in, and was loved and nurtured in.

The shopper and the man servant took me and the mother inlaw out for brunch on Saturday as Sunday is always crazy all in all I had a great mothers day.

Today:  The manservant had to go out of town for 3 days, so guess who is going to dance around the house, not make supper unless I want to, rent movies, sip wine, talk all night on the phone, and create art till all hours of the night.  and not pick up the vacuum, or dust cloth
.Yep you got it right me, except today I am off to the Dr.  I have this thing on my eye, that this specialist is going to take off, so I am a tad nervous about that, I might come home looking the pirate.  I will probably have to crack open a bottle of wine and get started early.

Okay enough about my life, what did you do for mothers day. 

Thursday, May 05, 2011

here's looking at you

favourite new art blog for the month of may

have a great day


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

10 things you never wanted to know about me

10 things that I like: this month

1. Extreme Couponing on TV
2.  a drink called Blue Breeze that I had in a bar in San Fransisco
Vodka//blue curacao/pineapple juice/orange juice/7up and lots of ice
3. getting audio books from the library and uploading to my mps3 and listening while walking devil dog
4.  doodling while watching TV you don't have to think to much and its like you are multi tasking (lol)
5. putting on last seasons clothes and they still fit without laying on the bed trying to close them
6. getting up in the morning and seeing sunshine and grass
7.listening to an oldie but goodie "under the boardwalk" by the drifters and singing at the top of my lungs, while dancing around the house
8. meeting someone who met the great Steve Jobs(the apple guy) and not knowing who he was
9.  Finding a great gel black pen at staples called sonix
10. the whole blog community who continues to support each and everyone one of us


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The daily dose.

watching the fallout from the Canadian Election
enjoying the sunshine on the deck
reading the best book ever called "The Help"
Listening to Van Morrision in the car
watching Donna Downey on youtube create a newspaper journal
thinking of what to make for dinner
having a glass of white wine

Monday, May 02, 2011

Sometimes routine is good for your soul

spring is finally here no snow left except a tiny bit
I can now officially wear my flip flops
today I am off to lunch with the \mother inlaw
got up early made muffins, got some spagetti sauce cooking and made a fruit salad, yes you may call me Suzy Homemaker (lol)
I hung up all my new purchases that I got in San Fran
I went to the coach outlet store and it happened to be a one day sale and bought myself a coach purse the best deal of the trip
went to Dick Blick in San Fran was disappointed I don't know what I thought It would be , but i did spend some money
I don't know what people do in San Fran no book store, one art store
So today its lunch out, a quick trip to library to return books, a long walk with devil dog and then I am
hitting the studio.  i have had a mixed media piece in my head for the last 3 weeks, and I need to get it down, or at least get it started.  I hope it turns out as good as it does in my head (lol)
So whats on your schedule for May 2

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Its back to reality as I know it

I do love San Fransisco
I dont love how many homeless people on the streets
I love the cable cars
dont love the price 5.00 one way
I love that you can get a muni pass and it covers the cable cars
i do not love waiting in line for 50 minutes for it
I do love all the different restaurants
I dont love the hawkers on the street pressuring you to try theres
I do love that it only takes 2.5 hours to get there from my house
I don't love the price of the airline ticket
I don't love that United charges you for every bag
I do love that hertz will bring your car to the hotel
I don't love that when you return it , its a completed mystery where to take it
I love that there is great outlet shopping and regular shopping just 1.5 hours away
I don't love that you have to rent a car to get there
I don't love that there is no bookstore in San Fransisco proper
I love to eat at Cheesecake on the balcony overlooking Union Square
don't love pigeons trying to steal my food
I do love the wharf area of San Fran
I do love the chowder soup and lobster bisque, crab
i don't love that stuff is not fresh at my house
I don't love that i had to come home and its back to regular life and the holiday is over

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