Friday, October 31, 2014

Project Runway the little black dress

We want to welcome the new judge this week Tom Ford to the panel.  Well Tom what do you think of this weeks challenge.  I really like it Heidi, every woman should
have that little black dress in her closet.  I see that the designers have updated the
dress to show a tiny bit of colour made it more 2014. After all a little colour is
great on every woman curvy, or small.  Well thanks for that Tom, next week
its going to be all about clubbing, what the Gals want to wear when they
go out clubbing.  Till next time Project Runway signing off.

Check out this painter of design dresses

am linking to

Thursday, October 30, 2014

when your Brain gets in the way

this is what happens to my brain when I
am trying to learn to draw it better, I have
pages and pages of these all different, trying
to make them right.  In my brain, I know
they look fine, they are my style, but something
in there is saying, your buildings should look
realistic, but I know its not my style.  I wish
the other side of my brain would just shut
the hell up and the listen to the rational part once in a while

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The flowers dont have it.....

this is a card I made to enter into the Strathmore Card Contest
after I finished it, I realized it wasn't quite up to there standard, so instead of
submitting it, I am giving a thank you card to a friend.  I am going to enter
but it just wont be this design, and I think it will be watercolours.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ready set we have takeoff

I did this one down in Arizonia, it looks like we are ready
to take off......straight like a solider.
Well its been a few days from hell around here, we
have had the renos going on, and its like we are
camping, no water, no sinks, and I am no camper.
Today the plumbers are coming for the taps, (hubby thought
he could do it, but he is no handyman), and then
Friday the backsplash will be installed and then its over.
Pictures will follow on Monday.

Monday, October 27, 2014

tricks of the trade

Good morning, how are you all doing, well woke up today to
snow on the ground, so how do you think I am doing.....
Usually snow on the ground means it sticks around and
will here until spring. Oh well whats a girl going to do,
I am adapting, last week in 95 degree weather, and this
week snow.
Ok enough moaning about the weather, as you will
notice the faces are the same, but the back ground is
different.  I make backgrounds, slaving away in the studio,
scan them, and store them on the computer.  And when
I don't like the way a picture turns out, I go to photoshop
and switch up my backgrounds, and its like you have
a whole new picture.  That's one of my tricks of the trade,
do you have any, lets share.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hey I wanna be your friend,

my favourite song by Bruno Mars,
what's yours?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

girls gone middle aged

let the bells ring out I am home.  My homecoming was less than
thrilling, you know all the time you spend waiting at the
airport, and then when you finally get home, I am
not feeling so great.  My stomach is rolling around
and I am thinking I have got some kind of bug,
and then its like a mild flu bug, but it
keeps you down for about two days.  Today
I finally feel more like myself.  Anway  I had a great
time with my gal pals, we shopped and shopped,
and still I did not spend my limit, what's that
about, I must have contracted that fever early.  We also went to
to three movies, I know , I know are you middle-aged bordering on
old or what.  But honestly movies are 6.50 there for a senior
I think senior age there is 50, my age, that's my story and
I am sticking to it.  And to top it all off you buy one bag of
popcorn, you save the bag and bring it back the next time
you are at a movie, and free popcorn.
Here where I live in Canada, if you want to go out to the
movies, first you mortgage your house, and if you want
1000 million calorie laden popcorn (and who doesn't) plus the diet coke to counter balance the effect of the popcorn,
you have to sell your first born.  I would move there
just for the movie deal.  Ok enough about my cheapness,
this is us deciding what movie to go to, and before we
left we had seen  three of them, but missed the Judge

and after all that if you want to see a great song video and a sneak peek at my daughters main squeeze who just happens to sing on the video take a look at the link.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Project Runway its all about pattern.

Well this week the challenge is all about patterns, the designers have been busy in the studio, and we have seen some wild ones on the runway.  Now this designer LeeLee
likes to use color and her pattern challenge is quite the eyeopener.  I don't know
if the judges will go for this one, I for one Heidi think that the pattern is to tame  , for a good pattern  design.
Well on that note, next week I think the challenge will be all about the little black dress, you know ladies that dress you want to wear out and about.
Well how do you like the challenges so far, if you like them great, what about some of you participating, leave your link and we will go have a look.  I am back in the

Friday, October 17, 2014

project runway week 4 swimsuit challenge

Welcome to the swim suit challenge.  And it is a challenge
for the designers this week, some of the suits are not
fitting to well in the bodice, or gaping in the back, its
all about the fit in a
bathing suit, and you need a great set of not only designing skills, you need to know how to fit, and sew.  Now this suit, seems to meet all our criteria Nina, and the model even have a tan.  Love the color and the classic little skirt at the bottom, and the two toned bodice, this just might be a winner.
Stay tuned next week for the Pattern challenge

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Its Turkey Lurkey......

Just one more sleep
Will be posting from the road
Having a big Turkey dinner tonight family and friends
Great weather
Talk to you soon
Happy thanksgiving from your Canadian friend 


Saturday, October 11, 2014

paperbag art

I did this one the other day while I was out shopping,|
I was taking a break and had just bought something
that came in a paper bag,  took my trusty black
pen out of my bag and this took 2 minutes or less
and it looks like it, I continued to draw and write
all over the bag, had to put into my journal
could not bear to throw it out.

Friday, October 10, 2014

project runway week 3 workout wear

Well Heidi this is the week I have been waiting to see.  It's very hard
for a designer to design for a curvy woman.  They tend to put them all in
older women clothes.  Curvy women no matter what age, want and
need great workout clothes, or clothes in general.  I see that the designer
Lee has tended to the bright colours and stripes, but you know Heidi, this
I am linking to another project runway great artist go check out her designs
linking to paint party friday 
Next week its all about bathing suits, see you then.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The countdown begins

today I got the suitcase out
 getting excited about the trip
invited some friends over for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday(Canadian)
a little cleaning in the art room
lots of getting rid of stuff in the storage room
trying to lighten our load
only 6 days till I am out of here...

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

You have come along way baby....

there was a comment left yesterday, about how far I have come as an artist.  And you know she is completely right.  The other day I was looking at my first ever journal, and I even cringed at it.  But you know what I might have cringed but I put it out there, bad or good so I pat myself on my back.  I managed to find somewhat of a style along the journey, how much I like color, I think my style might lean towards illustrative.  How I like to try all different techniques, did I mention how much I like color (lol).  So I want to know do you go back and look at your art from when you first started and see how much you have grown?

Monday, October 06, 2014

A pesky bug....

I got it, that bad cold that is going around.
Last week the hubster got it, and he lost his voice, okay
I liked that part.  Now I thought I was going to dodge
the bullet, I have not had a cold I bet in 15 years.
But got up today and its bad, and least its not next
week when I would be jetting off to Phoenix, so bring
it on so I wont be down for the count in Arizona, also
got some Cold fx to take care of this bug.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Pumpkin pie, and sweet potatoe fries

the last of the nice fall days are just about upon us
so tonight its bbq hamburgers and
sweet potatoes fries in the oven,
and pumpkin pie
next weekend is thanksgiving around these parts
and I was given this delicious pumpkin pie
by my neighbour, so the shopper and
the boyfriend are coming for dinner, so
should be gone by tonight.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Splotchy color is in....

Her face is splotchy
but I still like the way she turned out
today is a Costco Run, god help me
need new pens from my favourite art store
its cold, so warm coat weather
next week on project runway stay tuned for plus size exercise wear
I am having a lot of fun designing these outfits and drawing the girls

Friday, October 03, 2014

project runway week 2 challenge pink and yellow/orange

Well it looks like Week 2 got off to a good start, the first designer is
India, oh just a minute does that skirt look like it's seams are finished.
No Heidi it looks like she used safety pins to finish, oh my that's
sure to go against her. But otherwise her designs are crisp, and
clean, and something I would wear out shopping.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

bad hair thursday

Lets just say I am no beauty when I wake up

Welcome October

Welcome October
cold nights
and glorious days
comfort foods
cozy pjs
falling leaves
winter jackets
long walks
great photo ops

Site Meter