Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday again

It's Wednesday again and another WOYWW. Which means you get to see my desk again. Well here it is.

I don't need to comment that, do I? And here is my trusting helper. Charlie the Cat. Sleeping on my easel. :)

Some of you wanted to know how those ATC's from last Wednesday's post ended up. They were all done on request. So here they are.

The middle one is Flareon from Pokemon. I have heard of Pokemon but never had any interest in finding out what's it all about. I still don't have a clue but I had to google some Pokemon images and came across Pokemon evolution threads so this Flareon is my kind of evolution. :) Or is it Eevee evolving into Flareon? Again, I have no clue. :) Let's just say my Flareon is all grown up. :)


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Whoot

I'm writing this post on Sunday night because I have a feeling I'm gonna sleep in tomorrow. :) I just spent a day celebrating my cousin's boy's 1th Birthday. And what do kids have at their birthday parties? A lot of other kids. :)

I have a lot of cousins and they have a lot of kids. Add cousins and siblings from my cousin's partner and add their kids. Are you picturing a number yet? A lot of kids! But it was fun. :) And I'll show up pretty much anywhere for a cake. :)

Anyway, I wanted to share some owls with you today. I did another ATC swap over at ATCsforAll forum. I didn't go for the whimsical kind this time.:) Me like them.


I am linking to The Butterfly Effect even though I don't know if I qualify cause I only used watercolor pencils and an acrylic pen for the background. Oh, wait! There's some acrylic paint in there, too. And some india ink pens. :) Well, I guess I do qualify. :)

How many media do you have to use to call it mixed media? I had to Google it. :) Wiki says more then one. But when watercolor artists use a black pen with their watercolor they don't call it mixed media. Why is that? And if collage artist use paint to enhance color over their collage they still call it collage and not mixed media. Is there a rule what kind of media you need to use? Wiki says no but I'd like to hear your thoughts. :)

P.S. I had to Google the plural for media also. I found out that media is the plural. :) I was so tempted to write mediums. :) I was also tempted to write watercolorist and collagist. :) Ignore me, please. I'm tired. :)


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap blog hop is here

Kat Sloma organized a postcard swap a couple of months ago. We were asked to send in 5 printed postcards of our artwork whatever it might be and we'd get back 5 postcards from 5 different participants in the swap. All the cards have been swaped, mailed and (hopefully) received so here we are blog hopping. :) I only heard from 2 who got my postcards so I hope the rest of them got home alright.

I forgot to take a picture of my cards but I think I sent these.

In return I received these 5 postcards.
Rhiannon Connelly sent best wishes from Scotland. :)

And a quote:
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. " Richard Avedon
Elaine Millar is from Portland, Oregon, USA

She said to plant a peeking garden. Ok, I can't really read the "peeking" part but it's eather that or puking. :) I went with peeking. I'm sure you would too. :)
Marie Otero sent greeting from New York, USA

Tara Romasanta from Las Vegas, USA

Said my dreams were worth pursuing. :)
Diane Stanley said Hi from California, USA

And said she loves making quilts and recently discovered she likes making bags, too.
The lovely hostess Kat sent me one too, thanking me for the participation in the swap. :)

Thank you all for the lovely postcards and to Kat for organizing the event. I enjoyed visiting your blogs and getting to know you and your art through them. :)


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Subconscious travel and an interview


You didn't expect this did you? :) This is the same painting from last Wednesday. I felt it was a bit too bright so I added some black to it. What do you think?

For some reason this painting makes me happy. It's bright and dark at the same time. I love looking at all those layers. But I have to tell you it was hard covering all that yummy background. I was stressing about covering too much. It's easy to say to keep the good parts but when the whole thing is one bright mess you can't really tell which parts are good and which not. It's only when you "frame" them that you get to see if it works or not.

Close up
All in all the stress was worth it. I like how it came out and it makes me feel. Do you know what I mean? When you look at something and you just "feel" it. I'm calling this one "Subconscious travel". Does that even make sense? I don't know. When I look at this painting those words kind of fit.

Close up
Linking to PPF.

Now for my first interview go check out the lovely Deborah's site Scat N Style. :) It will also appear at DangerousLee.Biz later on. Let me know what you think. :)


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The making of ...


The making of ATC's. You get a close up this week and see all the mess. :) And it's not a creative mess either. Half of it is just garbage I'm too lazy to throw in the bin. The rest are my basic supplies for making ATC's. Watercolor pencils, acrylics and india ink pens that you can only see a blurred glimpse of on the left.

Oh, look! Even my address is there. How generous am I to post my address like this so all the freaks can find me. :) But if you're not a freak and you want to send me something nice you're welcome to. :)

Not an interesting post today. If you want some eye candy you can go see the zombies in my Monday's post. :) Or you can go over to WOYWW and take a look around all the other desks in Blogland on this lovely Wednesday.

Is it hot where you are? Cause it's freaking hot here. I mean I'm not complaining since only a week or so ago I was freezing my butt off. But it could be just a tid bit less hot then right now. It was 35°C yesterday and it will be 35°C today and 35°C the entire week. That's 95°F for all of you Fahrenheit-ers. :)


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Totaly unexpected. :)



My Penny with pigtails print was featured on Front Page of Etsy. :) My first! I'm so excited.


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Monday, August 22, 2011

I love me some Zombies

I really didn't think that zombies would by my thing. I mean I'll take a vampire any day but zombies not so much. That is until I joined a Zetti Zombie swap over at ATCsforAll forum. :)



I know I told you on Friday I should get back to painting canvases but I have so many ATC's that I need to show you. :) I love making ATC's. They are small and get finished quickly and with swaps I get challenged to make things I otherwise would never think of drawing. Like someone saw my zombies and challenged me to make him a pin up zombie. I said bring it on! :)

I'm full of excuses, I know. :) I'm off to paint now. I promise I'll have a painting for you on Friday. I'm totaly linking these zombies to The Butterfly Effect cause they like this sort of stuff over there. :)


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Friday, August 19, 2011

Journal page


While I was painting the big canvas I was wiping the brush in my journal. This is what came out. Hope you like. :) It was Flora Bowley inspired but I don't think it resembles her style at all.

It's about time I get my ass back to painting, don't you think? Like the one I showed on Wednesday. I had my first interview a couple of days ago and I had to pick some pictures to go along. Well, I checked my blog for the past two months and all that's there are ATC's and inspired by famous paintings. Nothing that I can say, this is my painting, this is my style. It got me worried that I might have side tracked a bit. I mean this is all fun but if I plan to make this my carrier I need stuff to show and sell. And I can't sell ATC's and interpretations of famous paintings. I need to have fun on a bigger scale and preferably on canvas. :)

I'm linking to The Butterfly Effect and PPF. Head on over there to see other artist's creations.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Playing with paint


We've been having some decent weather lately so I went on the terrace to play. Having fun just splashing the paint on the canvas.:)

Wow! I really don't have much to say today. I think the heat might be effecting my thinking abilities. :)

To snoop around some art and craft desks go over to WOYWW .


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Cotton Candy Girlz and a secret

When I made my first Cotton Candy Girl everybody wanted one. So I made her some sisters to spread the love around. :)

And I'm telling you a secret. I'm planning my first on-line workshop. :) I'm so excited. I did some examples already so I have a visual what I'll be doing. I think there will be 8 lessons all together and some bonus ones. I'll see how the filming will go. :) It will probably take me about a month to get it all together but I'll keep you posted. :) I'm telling you all this now so I won't get side tracked and forget all about it. Cause I tend to do that. :)


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Friday, August 12, 2011

O-oh!

O-oh! I have no "Inspired by famous paintings" painting today. Honestly I'm a little tired of doing them. I have wood blocks for 3 of them left and I think 5 sketches. I started on Frida and I know I want to do Klimt but haven't decided yet on the third one.

I'm doing loads of ATC's right now so I'm thinking I should share some of them. :) Or would you rather see journal pages? Or fearless paintings from Connie's Total Alignment class? Or Flora Bowley inspired paintings? See, I have loads to share I just don't know where to start. :) Let me know what you would like to see next Friday.

Today I'm sharing some naked Gnomes. :) They were done for a Gnaked Gnomes Swap over at ATCsforAll forum.


Head on over to PPF to see other artist's creations. And I'm linking to The Butterfly Effect as well cause I want as many people possible to see these naked gnomes. :) I'm so proud of them. :))


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