Friday, January 27, 2017

Change of plans

Even though I never posted it, I had planned out goals for 2017 as well as plans for what art I wanted to do or try, 

Then any number of little things happen to set me off on a related but different I probably saw some art I liked different from mine, or certain colors I liked. 

And also there is the dreaded activity of scanning and lightening up the art I did for the alphabet kids so I can make it into a book. I hate that part, especially since I got a newer version of photoshop when I got my Mac so now I really have to start from scratch as far as knowing what I am doing.  

So, from a combination of procrastination, and new inspiration I started on Valentines cards.... lighter, hopefully softer and looser looking .....  
 And these four cards, have led me on to a whole new direction that I will show later. 

Hopefully once I tackle photoshop I will get these printed as cards and in my Etsy shop! 

Happy paint party Friday!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy paint party friday

Happy Paint Party Friday a day late.  Lots of alphabet pages to show today. I may even have them all done now, I just have to gather them all up and check as they are now scattered throughout 3 different sketchbooks ...



      I have been sick again, another stomach bug, like last month.  I hope that is done for the winter,  it was No fun at all. So Still feeling like hibernating a bit, and staying quiet and still. 

But I hope you are all well. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday sketches

Argh, I spent another hour redoing yesterday's post and BlogPress deleted it again instead of posting. No idea why, as these quicker posts work just fine.

I was so frustrated I gave up again and painted instead. The Problem with that was I had left my paints at work. So I searched my house, found these VERY old Sakura water colors, a brand new brush still in it's packaging and an also new portable palette. It was messy to get it set up as some of the paints were dry and I had to puncture or tear open the tubes but turns out they work just fine. I actually love some of the colors even more than the set I normally use, the Prussian blue is incredible. I may do a painting in nothing but Prussian blue and payne's gray as that has always been my favorite too.

Here's some color practice, to see if I liked the colors. I got the texture by dabbing them with a paper towel before they dried.

Then I did a sketch after reading the free assignments on "make art that sells" website. I haven't purchased their latest e-class about illustrating children's books that starts today or tomorrow but I wish I could. It looks great.

Happy Sunday sketches all!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Small magic of little altars all around

I wrote a very long post using the BlogPress app and instead of posting, the app deleted the post. Actually third time it has done this to me. Can anyone tell me A good app to use to post from an iPhone? I am giving BlogPress up, too much wasted time.

I will rewrite my small magic, and ppf post soon....

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday sketches

Another goal for 2017 was to finish my alphabet book and I have gotten a few more letters done or started. Only a few more to go then a poster using ALL of the kids and animals. That should be the fun part!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Been practicing my lettering

If you are on instagram you may have already seen some of these. I am there as 'fallingladies'. One of my goals for 2017 was to get better at watercolor lettering so here is some practice. I printed off a free page of calligraphy from the internet to look at, but everything is fine straight in with watercolor and a brush, no pencil first. I found that easier than when I tried to use a brush marker, with that every hesitation showed.

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