Tuesday, February 26, 2013

See you soon

I just wanted to let anyone interested know that i will be taking an internet break for a few months. I am putting the esty shop on vacation as well.... All is well but hopefully this will allow time to relax and restock and rejuvenate.....
Take care,

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy valentines day

photo.JPG by lelloavengers
photo.JPG, a photo by lelloavengers on Flickr.

Only a day late...

Peek at my sketchbook
New beginnings, old redo's
A gift from my son

Friday, February 8, 2013

I don't know how it got to be friday again so soon....

I did finish some art this week even though it flew by... In goldenrod, amber, or honey...
Whatever you like to call this color.

I really love this one particular zentangle, Mooka, that i used around the edges...but i alter it a bit from the official way of doing it. I think it was created by Maria, the founder of zentangles, who called it her "go to tangle".  It is named after Alphonse Mucha, who's art i have always loved. It looks so like art nouveau when you use a lot of it. I was staring at my mandala wall at work, as i tend to do too often, drifting off into a vegetative state now and then.... And i realized i put this tangle into almost half my mandalas. I can almost not  help myself from using it.

 Ideas ideas ideas, floating around my head just like circles on my wall.

 Then i used the same color and tangle again for hair....

A woman that i work with said they remind her of the spirograph toy she had as a kid, and i had been thinking the same thing myself days before. If i still had one, drawing the basic mandala shape would be so much easier.. I loved my Spirograph. I also loved kaleidoscopes of all kinds, i still do. So I guess my art hasn't changed so very much after all these years.

Lips shut, Eyes open,
possibly appearing still
Duende unexpressed

should lips part slightly
pandoras box is opened
light and bees pour forth

Friday, February 1, 2013

I explained last weekend about joining the Artful Readers Club... and here's the first book I read.

it's the only one on my list that is written for young adults. We have a table at work, called our lawn sale table, where people bring in what they don't want and we buy each other's junk, cheap. so i picked this up one day and bought it for 50 cents because i liked the sketches they used to illustrate it, plus I always love a book about time travel, even if it's for kids. The sketches are meant to be from the journals of the manor's previous owner, and i have always loved this style of art. And who doesn't love sneaking a peek at someone else's sketchbook?

So I did like the book, it is was it is supposed to be, an  adventure book for young adults. It was a fun quick read, and it leads up to what will be a series of time travel adventures for a brother and sister and their friend. There's secrets codes, hidden passageways and of course there's an evil villainess, we don't see much of her yet but will in the next book I am sure. If i had time i might keep reading them but probably not as i have soooo many other books i want to read.

so that was the "review" and here's the art inspired by the book. Well more inspired by the art in the book.  I tried to keep my mandalas mixed with falling ladies loose and airy like a botanical, i left the pencil lines like a journal sketch, i felt a bit art nouveauish like i promised last week... and i am happy with the result...

Other people's thoughts
safely hidden in journals
a peek at their soul

so thanks for stopping by, hello to all at Paint party friday, haiku my heart and my new group, the artful readers club!