Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Digital Scrapbook page

Another one of my digital scrapbook pages in my Art Journal Caravan book. The saying is this:

I understand that the right to choose
my own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.

It is a good quote. The elements on the page are from Scrapbookgraphics digital art. I use a lot of art work from Tangie Baxter. (You can too if you visit or and get some for yourself.)

I used the frogs singing image because it "talks" about impossible possibilities, but sometimes it is only how we view things that make them impossible. So, that is there to remind me that I need to change my thinking about possibilities and be open to more of them. The camel reminds me that I am on a journey. The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of my dreams, and the animals-the bunny and horse- represent one of my favorite subjects. I once thought that I might want to be a veterinarian but they wasn't what I really wanted, it was what my parents thought would be a good choice for me. I tried it and decided not to pursue that idea.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Wedding Dress

A Wedding dress...
 I drew this from a picture in a magazine. It is easier to draw something that has already been flattened and that is what cameras do, they flatten images.
 It's not that I want it to be easier, it's just that I don't have this kind of subject to draw from real life. I was intreged by the layers of fabric in her dress and wanted to see if I could draw the layers and folds. I always have trouble with hands too. So it was good practice for that.
 This was a good pic for practicing the figure and a challenge for the layering. That is what a lot of art is...practice, practice, and more practice. Let me know what you think. I also need honest feedback so I can improve my skills.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Wolf?

Okay, I'm back! I have a few drawings I have been working on. This one is actually a drawing of a picture of a wolf. Most people I've shown this to say it looks like a dog. I think it does too. It looks a little off because of his nose. I would have to work on it a lot more to get it to look just right, but I am not willing to do that on this one. The hair takes a lot of time. (and I mean alot of time!) It was good practice to try this, a person has to have a lot of patience to draw animals with hair.
Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Blue ATC

Happiness-that's what the chinese symbol means on this ATC card. I had the hardest time finishing this card and still I'm not satisfied with how it looks. I was making a wedding card with these butterflies and decided to add them to this ATC so I could be done with it. It is the last one in my series of color. I posted three other cards for this group previously on my blog.
You can see them here, and here, and here.

I wanted to talk about color in association with these ATC cards. I used blue here, yellow, red, and green previous. Color is very important in art. It implies a feeling usually, thus an emotion. The emotion that the artist feels is not always the same as the observer, thus art is interpretive.

 I probably chose unwisely when I used blue for happiness, blue usually implies sadness....But when I look at the blue sky and the "blue" water in a lake, I feel happy. I love the color blue, it is very comforting, it goes with most anything (clothes), and looks good on almost anyone. So, blue doesn't always mean sadness to me. What makes you happy?

I will be moving my ATC cards to my other blog at
so if you want to see more of them, that's where they will be.
I have other cards and stuff on that blog too!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Working on projects

I just wanted to let everyone know who views this blog that I am busy working on projects to post here. Life seems to get in the way a lot with so much going on all the time. I am trying to work on my art, make money doing this and that, and keeping up with all my home "duties." I wouldn't be me if I didn't have many projects going on all at once. I like my "way" of doing things, it keeps my life interesting and keeps me involved.
Did I say that cooking is another one of my passions? Well, it is and right now I have been trying to find some time to make homemade granola bars. First I looked for recipes, and then I gathered some ingredients, and hopefully today I will actually make them.

 Like I said, life is full of activities for me....