Thursday, October 25, 2012

Artists in Blogland-Challenge on Fall, Fearless and Fly #2

I made this art journal page for the Fall, Fearless, and Fly art challenge #2. Take a Chance is the title for it.
I used the question prompt which reads: When did you take a chance or a leap of faith?
My answer: I take a leap of faith everyday, and God-well, He catches me.
That is how I really feel most days. It is an experience that is quite unnerving to me and I have been struggling for about a year or so now with learning how to deal with my autistic son. He recently had an experience that brought out his autistic tendencies along with ADD, Anxiety and depression. He has drastically changed from a boy I knew and raised to someone I have to get to know all over again. It is a big learning experience to say the least! (for the whole family)

I also used the second prompt-color prompt, which says:
Which color do you like least? Use it!
I used browns, which I like the least. I don't decorate my home with it and I don't wear it or use it in my artwork very often. After this challenge I just might use it more often because I have discovered it is a very useful color. It is found in nature, it reminds me of fall which is one of my favorite seasons, and there are so many different shades or tints of brown that one can use! I have rediscovered brown!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciate comments! And come again sometime!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Orange Cat, Blue Dog

Orange Cat, Blue Dog

I did this painting in my art journal this week. When I was checking out some of the online challenges this idea popped into my head. I love cats and this one isn't too happy about the dog walking along down the street. I love using bright colors! I especially like using colors on subjects that you don't usually see them in like the blue dog. I guess cats can be orange, but I have never seen one a bright orange like this.

I am including this page in the challenge over at Artists in Blogland called Fall, Fearless, and Fly.  I incorporated the colors for the Fall, Fearless, and Fly challenge, which is the second prompt. They wanted Oranges, reds, pinks, and yellows. I could have included more of the prompts but they don't really fit with this painting. You can check it out by following the link if you are interested in finding out more about this challenge. I am also posting this on the Inspiration Avenue site. The challenge is that we were supposed to use orange in our work and I think my orange cat satisfies that requirement. I view orange as a happy color. I also love contrasting colors and blue is one of my favs. I love to wear orange clothing, or any shade of orange. Coral is another of my favorite colors.

I used acrylics for this painting. I hope you enjoy it. I would really appreciate any comments you would like to leave. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 8, 2012

kelly rae

I was just reading on Kelly Rae's blog. This is what I came across:

"The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be” – Neale Donald Walsch

No wonder I've been going around in circles! I was trying to find me and all the time I should have been thinking, "who do I want to be?"  I think this is going to be so much easier to do because I already know who I want to be....

I want to be an artist. I already consider this done.
I want to be a kind, compassionate, caring, and creative person. I want to be helpful, supportive, and friendly. Oh, the list could go on and on but I won't bore you with it all. You should make your own list, yeah, that is a good idea, don't you think?

If you would like to read kelly's blog for yourself, here is the link:
I hope you enjoy reading her stuff like I do.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Sketch

I went out to Vermont a couple of weeks ago and I met for the first time my new niece named by my brother-Dallas. She is just a little sweetheart! I quickly drew a sketch of her to capture her image. Dallas is about 8 months old now. I don't get back to Vermont very often but I plan to change that in the future. I had a great time with my family. The weather was perfect and the leaves were changing.

This is done with graphite (pencil) which is my most favorite medium.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate any comments you want to leave!

I'm posting this on blue chair diary-Sunday Sketches

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Leaf Art Journal Page for Fall

I love to make these art journal pages! I also feel that there should probably be more on here but what the heck, I like it like this! It is my tribute to fall and all the pretty colors out in nature at this time of year. I am originally from the east coast-Vermont-where all the trees are so beautiful.....I now live in Minnesota where the trees are still pretty but it doesn't last very long.

I used paint and ink sprays on this page. I also stamped leaf images and used some fluid chalk inks to add more colors. What do you think?

I'm posting this on the following website:

I appreciate you visiting my blog and also any comments!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Back from Vacation

I just wanted to tell all my followers that I am back now and working on some projects so I can post. I went out of town for a week and I've had some other commitments that I've had to take care of. When I have a lot of other stuff going on my creative side gets hidden and I have a difficult time working on projects. I'm sure there are others of you out there that this happens to. Keeping your balance is so tricky...

I am getting things done now that I am back and that frees up my schedule to work on getting my fingers dirty. I want to do so many things....