Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

The End Draweth Nigh

But before we go, I have to jump in the melee of resolution making. Today - 10 things I will do more often in 2007. Tomorrow - 10 things I will do less often. And at the beginning of the new year, I'll consider an art plan for the year. I know you are all hanging on the edge of your seat.

Friday, December 29, 2006

A Lot of Catching Up To Do

I started a new sketchbook on our trip to Stone Mountain. It's a 5x5 hand*book journal that I ordered a month or so ago, and have been saving until I finished my last Moleskine sketchbook. I'm liking it so far - the paper has more tooth (of course, everything has more tooth) that the Moleskine, and it accepts washes very well, although they do bleed through on occasion. So - here are my pages to catch up before the end of the year...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It's All Relative, you know.

Inspired by our trip to the American Museum of Science and Energy a few weeks back...

24"x24" Acrylic on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mojo Risin'

I don't know why I have this, but I found it while cleaning out a closet. You know who you are...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Always Learning

Well, we are back from lovely and warm winter's weekend at Stone Mountain, Georgia. We climbed the mountain, which is only a 1.4 mile trek, but the last little bit of it is challenging for the early elementary and the mid to late 30s crowd. But, we made it!! It was wonderful at the top, although gusty 35 mph winds kept us from staying too long on the day we climbed. The next day, after we rode the skylift up, was much nicer and we explored much longer. I'm still figuring out how to use the new camera, so the pics weren't as nice as I had hoped - some strange colors and weird focusing, but I'm getting it - slowly and surely...

This is the boys' and my feet at the geodetic marker on top of the mountain - 1873 feet above sea level. Not tall by most mountain standards - but certainly impressive considering the rest of the landscape surrounding it.

And...I did get some art done, too. I'll post up the final of this one later on!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Speaking of Pink...

This is in response to the gruesome boy toys on the previous page. I bought these lovely pink, orange, green, and sparkly gold ornaments this year...just for me...(I had to do something to balance out the Star Wars collection ornaments). I LOVE them, and have them (all glorious 8 of them) amongst the greenery on my mantle. I think I'm probably the only one in this house that likes them, but that's okay with me!

Also - just so you all know - this is the last page in my second Moleskine sketchbook. I bought my first one last year at this time, and after a hate/love relationship with it for a while, I finally grew to love it and become a little panicky when I didn't have it with me. So...the first went from December to May, the second from June to December. I've just gotten a new sketchbook - a 5" square hand*book journal that I will crack open tomorrow on our camping trip to Stone Mountain. I'm looking forward to trying a new paper and format - and interested to see if I like it as well as I ended up liking the Moleskine. I'm still working in a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook, so the style is not completely lost!

I'll post up some pics of the trip and the new book when I get back...after I take some pics with my NEW CAMERA...Merry Early Christmas to ME!

Boy Toys

I'm outnumbered by the boys in my house, and their toys end up all over the place. These two were left on the kitchen table this morning, as we made our way out the door to school, and they made me ponder the innate, inborn differences between boys and girls. Now, as a young girl, I was not exactly girly-girly. I played with my brother's GI Joe action figures and romped through the woods and creeks of my grandparents place. But I think I never would have touched something like these - they are just so grotesque and gruesome. For some reason, though, my little guys just think they are the coolest. Some things a girl just can't get.

I think I should go by something pink...

in large Moleskine sketchbook, ink and watercolor

Monday, December 11, 2006

Color Challenge

AlfredArt over at WetCanvas hosted the Weekly Drawing Event that started on Friday. He posted all black and white photos and challenged us to add the color ourselves. This is my answer to his challenge, using a photo of his dachshund, Cookie.

Still no camera - thank goodness for scanners. I'm still hoping to find the money to replace my busted up digital in the next month or two. Until then, my film SLR is loaded and ready to go for Christmas, and maybe I'll break out the video camera for a change. I'm having some digital camera withdrawal, though...