Friday, October 27, 2017

Still doing Inktober

Yellow polkadots with a few other things thrown in as well for the week......

Something different again....
Something different because lately when I have insomnia I imagine a yellow polka dot... a series of painted yellow dots, plain, and with lines, or with white, etc etc 
It used to be white on white images but now it has gone to these dots. One night of no sleep and now I have plans for about 30 yellow polkadot paintings.... haha!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 20 Inktober

I meant to post daily but this week got away from me.... so to catch up here is the inkiness for the last week. 

Plus the last few were quite so I did more than one a day... I think I said this before but the part when the ink touches the wet watercolor is so fun. I could easily run out of watercolor paper doing these. 

I may make them into  a small calendar. Not sure yet, but I need to start DOING something with all my art. I keep saying I will then I procrastinate.  
The plan so far is.... 
🐦clean up art in  photoshop so I can use it for the following...
🐦recreate a new website (I had one but let it expire)
🐦find a better print on demand site (Shopify, society 6 etc etc etc) and list many many pieces as mugs, tote bags, clothes, fabric etc etc etc 
🐦 finally start offering prints in my Etsy shop instead of just a few originals here and there in a half hazard fashion
🐦decide on at least 5 publishers of either kids art, children's book, greeting cards, home decor or fabric and actually SUBMIT art to them.
Hopefully putting it in writing will force me to follow through on this list. 
And thank you so much for all the positive comments and support as I struggle through this artistic maze. I do appreciate it so much!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Day 13 Inktober

I have been off work sick for 2 days with strep throat so I haven't posted any of my Inktober pieces... even though I was home I didn't feel up to painting. I had done these small pieces a few days ago because they were quick and fun,  so am counting them. Actually I gave them all away on secret giveaways on instagram. That was fun too. So if you ever want some tiny art free you should follow me on instagram.... I am there as @fallingladies and as @andreadeanethompson. 2 accounts... 1 for most of my art which is colorful, and the other for nature sketches and cat and food pics.
Anyway, here's the rainbow of ACEO's (2 1/2x3 1/2)

Actually the yellow one hasn't been given away yet but will be around 7:15 am today, (soon).... first person to comment "yellow" below the pic on instagram once it is posted will take it.... so you may still have time if you are an early bird. And speaking of birds... that is what is in line for today's Inky piece.... stay tuned. 

Stay healthy my friends!

and as an afterthought i made them into a fabric on spoon flower with them all combined.....
Kinda like it!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 9 a day late

Just practicing with the dip pen and this story came to be. Not sure what to do with it. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 7 Inktober

Using a dip pen for the first time... with the same noodler's ink: 'heart of darkness'. I bought this pen set (isn't it great!) a year, or rather two years ago on vacation and I am finally daring to try it out. I love the way it looks sitting on my art desk. It actually makes a more even line than I expected. I had to try to make the varying thickness and splatters!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Day 6 Inktober and 6 good things

1. I love the moment when the ink hits the watercolor and it blooms into the color.... you can see a video of it here

2. Got to spend some time with my Mom yesterday... beautifully sunny and hiking in the woods. 

3. Inukshuks

4. The beginning of an installation...

5. The movie, 'About time' starring Domnhall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams. Just watched it and loved it, every actor was perfect in it. Makes you feel good!
Spoiler alert for my Mom's sake: there's a happy ending so you don't need to worry that something truly terrible is about to happen like I did. A few sad things but nothing disturbingly bad in the end. 

6. Cuteness abounds in the world... 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Day 4 Inktober

Today I went to a place where #inktober2017 , #scribblepicnic, and the last day of my #30daychallenge combined! The theme at scribblepicnic this week is "blanket" so I covered my cabin with a blanket of snow and painted with ink. (Noodlers ink) I loved the way it bleeds and blooms as you go, even more than watercolor!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Day 3 inktober

Day 3 of #inktober2017  and I was just playing with pattern here, loosely following the given prompt of "poison". Not great pieces but still a learning experience. In the past I had almost given up using black pen, I used to have to outline everything with fine sharpies, then I got away from that a bit, or at least switched to pencil. It was a struggle to have a piece feel finished without black lines. So now using ink again, and this time non permanent ink has been a struggle. I realized i don't like it mixed with watercolor THIS way anymore. I am picturing just one touch of watercolor if any, (more like day 1 and 2) and put down first, not after. Although I do like wetting the lines and watching them blur just a little like I did in day1. If you are playing along, Let me know what you are learning from your #inktober so far...

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Not quite finished with my 30 paintings in 30 days. I have till October 3 since I started late, but decided to join in with Inktober anyway. 
(There must be something wrong with me. I can't seem to pass up an art challenge once I hear about it) 

So.... day one