Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Moo Cards....

It's true...nice things come in small packages!!! Today I received my Moo Cards!!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to use markers Zine

OK, I'm gonna give you all a sneak peek of my new project. "How to use markers to create whimsical work of art." I think I have one more chapter then I'll be done. For the longest time I've wanted to try my hand at putting together a zine. I didn't realize how much work is involved putting this together. In my zine I will cover everything from tools,photo references, using markers, and how to create your own whimsical work of art. And no experience is required!!! When I took on this project I had to have at least 20 pages. When I did my outline I thought "Oh no" I won't have enough information to fill 20 pages. Well I was pleasantly surprised. I'm hoping to have this done by the end of the month...that's the deadline I'm giving myself.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Japanese Moleskin journal

Yesterday I was in Dick Blick and bought a Moleskin Japanese journal. When I was looking at the moleskin in the store, I was surprised when I opened it up and all these pages just poured out. Now it's deciding what I will draw in the journal. I love getting new art supplies!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oaxacan Dotted Elephant

Carla Sonheim did a step by step process of creating a Oaxacan dotted elephant. This is my take on the tutorial. I think he'd be perfect for a greeting card.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Black and White Shih Tzu baby

As I was going through my drawings I found this drawing of a baby Shih tzu that wasn't more than 3 days old. He was so peaceful sleeping.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Black and White Shih Tzu puppy

It's amazing to see puppies grow. I remember seeing this puppy when it was just a few days old.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cute Shih Tzu puppy

I never get tired of seeing cute puppies, especially if there a Shih Tzu. There face is so's an AH moment.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shih Tzu

I haven't painted puppies in a while. This is a Shih Tzu puppy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hen with attitude

This is my interpretation of a Polish White Crested Buff Hen. Chickens seem to have their own's all in the eyes and beck. Acrylics, watercolors, and markers.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chickens anyone???

Have you ever had a moment where an idea,an image,a video, or a photo in a book or magazine caught your attention?

Well I'll tell you a little secret that only people that know me and have come to my house....I LOVE CHICKENS. I have roosters and chickens sprinkled all through the house. The French believe roosters and chickens are good luck for a house and kitchen. And you know, you never can have enough good luck; I happen to have over 75 pieces of good luck though out my house.

So yesterday I was flipping through some magazine in Barnes and Noble when I came a across an article about backyard chickens. It wasn't so much the article, it was the colorful images of chickens and roosters. I came home and googled different varieties of chickens and found a Polish Golden chicken that caught my attention. So I was inspired to draw and paint my interpretation of the chicken.

In my moleskin I did a quick contour drawing of the rooster in pencil. Then I added color using markers and watercolor paint.

I probably will go outside later and re-take this photo because it came out a little dark.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

IF -- Ripple

The canal water in Venice, Italy had a rippling effect as the boats gently moved side to side.

Chinese brush paintings

It's been a rather long couple of months that I haven't been able to go to my monthly Chinese Brush Painting class. Last Saturday I felt well enough to attend. We painted Chinese mountains and Cattleya flowers. After a few trial runs, my hand finally was steady enough to paint without making a whole bunch of mistakes.

New digital camera

Yesterday I bought my husband a new digital camera. It's a Sony Cyber Shot 14.1 mega pixels. It's an early Father's Day present. So I decided to try it out.

This is the very first picture I took of my favorite girl. I can see a painting coming out of this photo.

We already have a Sony Cyber-shot 8.1 mega pixel camera, which has taken some really wonderful pictures. We're hoping with the added benefit of more mega pixels that the photo's we snap will be just as wonderful, if not better.

Watercolor Journals

Last week I was knee deep in making watercolor journals. I finally got to use some of the pretty handmade papers that I've been hoarding over the years.This is just a sampling of what I made. Once I got the process done, the rest was easy.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

If-- trail was so difficult to push my red ball up the mountain trail.