Monday, November 28, 2011

It's that time of Year!

Hi all, it's that time of year again, yeah, you guessed season! Well, not quite but soon. The deal is that I have gone back to work at the tax office. I will be there part time for the rest of the year and full time in January. I will still try to find some time to draw-my passion! I am working on a project called the Sketchbook project. I posted info about it back in September or earlier, I think. What it is -- I signed up to fill a sketchbook with my art and in January I will send it back to New York and they will put it in a library with lots of other sketchbooks that anyone can check out and look at. It will be in the Brooklyn Art Library. When I send it in, it will also be digitized, and anyone will also be able to look at it online. I will post the information in January so you will be able to look at it. I will post a little bit of it here too, if not all.

Wish me luck in trying to find the time to work on it, so I can actually get it all done.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Shari Nelson

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The eyes have it....

Okay, I was practicing last night and I came up with this picture.
 I was trying to draw my grand-daughter. I didn't quite capture her look but I thought this drawing was pretty good so that is why I am posting it.
It's all about practice!
 I know that the eyes are darker than the rest of the picture, I just like eyes. That's also probably why I like Renoir's art a lot, he also emphasizes the eyes.
 Let me know what you think!
And, thanks for looking!

Shari Nelson Nov 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Grandson

This is a drawing of my grandson-Jackson. I drew this from a picture I have of him because if I tried to draw him in real time, the picture would be a blur. He is full of energy and fun loving.

I am going to send a copy of this picture to him in the mail. I told him I would send him a picture. He is so sweet.

I will have to do one of his sister too.

I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

AJC- Fight


This is one of the words we had to journal about. When I think of fighting I think of all the negative things about fighting. After I ponder it for awhile I start thinking of all the causes that I feel are important enough to fight for. Some are my right to free speech, and to worship the way I want. My right to vote and choose my own leaders. These are all good things to fight for.

"My saying on the page, "I don't wanna fight..." stands for my feelings about the physical fighting or argueing. Those things I don't want.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 3, 2011



{My affirmation}
"I do not fear the future, I do not regret the past, I live in the present enjoying each moment as it happens."

Another page for my Art Journal Caravan adventure! What do you think?
I think I am getting better at this digital scrapbooking.
At least that is what I think. I look at other digital scrapbook pages done by other scrappers and wish I could do what they do. Do you ever feel that way? I have to remember that no one has the "correct" way and that every one is different. That is what is so great about being, that we are all different from each other. So, we all do things differently than the next person.

I can't tell you what all the images mean on this page because I don't even know myself. I just put things on there that I like and some things that remind me of Halloween. If you noticed I added some bright colors to the mix too. I love bright colors, they make me feel happy.

I really believe the affirmation too. I try to live in the present every day! No worries, right?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



I took this as the Process of becoming Me. I put some elements on the page that mean something for me.
The Queen represents something that I am in my home-the Queen. The moon and stars are full of mystery and intrigue, the camel represents the adventure, the heart means love of course, do everything with love. The wand is my magic wand which helps me to get things done.

It is just a scrapbook page. I love "playing" with my Photoshop software.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



Another scrapbook page for the Art Journal Caravan adventure. The words on it are as follows:
I love to sit and watch nature as it moves on by. It is my joy, my pleasure, and my amusement!
I love the bright colors, and I also love pastel colors. Seeing these colors make me happy. Enjoy and thanks for looking!