Monday, February 27, 2006
Tomorrow is the last pink day - I really hope to have something to post, but if I don't, well...I don't. :-) March will roar in like an orange lion - ready to devour some paper...Now that Linda has shared about the liquid watercolors, I may have to investigate the oranges... I've already purchased my orange Tombow pens - trying to plan ahead a little...
For those of you following along - I'll make sure the mango chairs are the first March post - we'll start off with a bang.
Man, are they ever orange...
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
I had one of those rare days about a week ago where I dropped the boys off at school and really had absolutely nothing pressing to do. So I went home and turned on the TV, got in my favorite recliner, and watched some nonsense on the tube. I didn't last long before I grabbed my Moleskine and started sketching. I tried to see if I could capture the essence of some people in the few minutes I could see them. This is what I came up with:
New baseball hats for the boys. We went to a Tennessee basketball game, and they wanted to fit in. As an Alabama alum, it pained me to purchase these hats. Luckily, they were on sale. I decided to sketch them for my pink book, just so I wouldn't have to use orange...I actually love orange - one of my very favorites - but spend some time in Knoxville, and you'll see what I mean. Okay - I just decided...March is going to be orange month. I'm going try to overcome my Vol orange overload...
A hibiscus in pink, red and orange. This was for the WDE last weekend, although I never did post it on WetCanvas. No reason why - just forgot, I guess. Oops. I really am enjoying these watersoluble crayons. They are a lot of fun to play with.
Another WDE item. This cat reminded me of our dear departed Shmoo kitty - gone now about 3 or so years. I know...it's not pink, but oh well - sometimes I find it hard to follow the rules. Even my own.Happy sketching everyone!
Oh - by the way - any of you that remember the mango chairs in one of my posts this month - I'm heading down to Birmingham this weekend to pick them up...talked the store owner down to a reasonable amount -
Just in time for Mango March Madness...
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
I got a new cell phone the other day - one I've been wanting for a while - so I thought I would use it for the Everyday Matters challenge #13. I'm still in my pink mode - so it worked out perfectly - the actual phone is pink!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
This is a sketch of our 20 year old, 6 pound cat, Pugsley. She's not 6 pounds because she's 20 years old. She's always been that size. She eats like a horse and drinks a ton of water and will probably outlive me.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I'm participating in an art postcard exchange, sponsored by the folks over at WetCanvas! . 25 members signed up and agreed to exchange postcards - so I have to create 24 postcard sized (5x7 for me) works of art to mail to the other participating artists over the next year. I've received 4 so far, and my first 2 were received today! Here they are - both in acrylic ink.
Fire Kitty. If you've been following along, you may have seen something similar. Same reference - different crop. This card ended up in Bozeman, Montana.
Yellow Rose. This one is in Avis, Pennylvania.
I've sent out two more, and haven't heard if they've arrived or not. One went to Washington, DC (so I expect to hear very soon) and the other to Liverpool, England (so I don't expect to hear very soon!)
I'm still working on my pinks - I'll update tomorrow, I hope!!
Friday, February 03, 2006
Having been inspired by Laura, and all her many colors over the last year, I decided to give over a month to one color and investigate all it's many gradations. I have decided to start with my favorite - PINK. In particular, I am totally in love with dark shades of the color - my quinacridone magenta paint tube is constantly running out. Can't get enough of it! So - here's the beginning...