Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 30...The End

Day 30 and the end...or is it? I've really enjoyed the challenge to do something creative everyday and to be able to keep it up for as long as possible. 
Today I did more of the coffee trees from days 21 and 25. For some reason I really like drawing these funky trees with their twisting trunks. Once again I have used the colored pencils and inks. 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 29

Only a few more left to do and all of the Christmas cards will be ready to mail. I probably wouldn't have gotten so many done if I hadn't joined this challenge. It has given me the kick in the butt I needed :0) 
I will miss these daily visit from and to has been a blast! 
Hope to see you on the weekly postings!!
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 28

Still working on those Christmas cards :0)
Almost have enough made and then I can get back to other projects. I can't believe we are almost through the month of November already! I'll miss all of the daily posts by everyone...but I do plan to continue being as creative as I can every day! 
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 27

It's been a long weekend here with lots of travel and visits with family. Took my colored pencils and drew in the car while hubby drove :0)
It was a cold and wet weekend so bright sunny flowers were the order of the day. 
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 25

New pages for my journal. Painted the background with crackle technique first and then added the rest using acrylics, colored pencil and inks. 

I really like how these pages turned out and don't want to add words at this point cause I don't want to screw it up .... the words will come later. 

...or maybe I'll just add more art instead of words....

Who knows....
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 24

Another of those WIP  pieces I unearthed when I cleaned the studio. This one started life as a goddess but her face kept looking mean and demonic. So I threw her aside for a while. Last night I decided to work on her again and instead of trying to redefine her face I just made the whole piece fuzzy and unfocused. Now's she's just ghostly and not demonic . She's kinda growing on me now so I may just let her stay out with the other folks here. 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Art Everyday Month----Day 23

.....and the Season begins :0).....
todays post is the Christmas "Wreath"  that 
I made for work. 
Since I work in the paint department I always try to create something that is related to our department and what we sell. 
This year I used the paint sticks, a chip brush, Spackle,  and Martha Stewart craft and samples paints. 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Art Every Day Month----Day 22

Working retail the week of Thanksgiving doesn't give very much time or energy for creativity. Luck for me the Tint Gods were smiling today and I was able to click a few great pics of the tint splatters. 

Every year I am amazed at the number of people who are at the paint desk ordering paint for their dining rooms and family rooms 2 days before Thanksgiving. Like didn't you realize last month that the walls look cruddy or the walls don't match the new furniture or what ever other crazy notion drives you to the paint desk in a frenzy....wanting that 1 coat coverage it a far out designer color....

...but that's ok ....cause I get all of these fantastic tint photos to use and share with my friends...
So keep right on painting and Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Butterfly Effect and Art Every Day Month --Day 21--- Fresh Coffee

It's Monday and it's time for Butterfly Effect and  Day 21 of AEDM and here is my contribution. Sounds so formal and important when you say it that way :0)
The category for Butterfly Effect this week is ...Coffee or Tea...Tea or Coffee.... or Tea and Coffee :0) ... 
"Fresh Coffee"
is a colored pencil and ink drawing on 9" X 12" watercolor paper. 
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Art Everyday Month---Day 20

Almost forgot to post today...just too much going on at once :0)
Another ACEO size piece done with Prisma colored pencils and pens. 
"Mexican Sunflowers"
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Art Everyday Month----Day 19

Here we are.... over half way through the month and I'm still hanging in there!  I wasn't at all sure if I could keep up and I'm quite proud of the fact that I have. The real test will be next week with the holiday. ...With a little bit of extra planning I may be able to stick to it then too.
Todays posting started out as a doodle on a scrap of bristol paper. I decided I liked the tree and wanted to develop  it more so I glued the scrap onto a ACEO (2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches)  size pad and started filling in the color. Just a little drawing to keep my hands busy while listening to the TV.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Before and After..WIP that are finally done :0)

Decided to clean up the studio one more time and sort out WIP that needed to be finished and those that just need to be forgotten :0)
Forgotten goes into a box that I'll go through one more time before I paint over, toss or use for kindling. 
I did want to show you the sign I finished for work. The first one was posted earlier this week the second one is the finished sign.

I also ran across the Surreal Eye that I forgotten about and finished it while watching TV

I think the additional coloring in the iris gives it more dimension. 
Finally starting to feel better after the long term case of the "Cruds" ....otherwise known as a virus that just won't go away.  
I laid down for a nap at 3pm yesterday and got up at 8am this morning. So I'm feeling rejuvenated :0) 
Looking forward to checking out as many of post as I can for.... 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art Everyday Month----Day 15

This is what I have been working on the last 2 days at work. The "HR" sorta type person asked for it and described what she wanted. A co-worker and I sketched it out and she approved then I started painting. Now that it is almost completely done she has changed her mind and wants more of a full body character holding a sign. }:0(
I'm sure that by tomorrow I will have figured out a way to make her happy without redoing  the whole thing. I HOPE! This one is 3 ft tall and I really don't want to start over. 
So this is my art for today..she says curling her lip....
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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Goddess

My Goddess doesn't really have a name..... she's kind of a composite of what I would want to look like if I was a Goddess. Long and flowing hair....I've always wanted flowing hair. Instead I was blessed with beautiful tight curls that defy all control. 
My goddess is fierce and in control and has the energy of fire. She wears blue because white is just to darn boring and innocent is not my goddess. But she loves fiercely and will fight to the death for those she loves and protects. 
I've done her in colored pencils, ink and water color.
Thanks for looking !
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Art Everyday Month---Day 12 and 13

Working on Christmas cards this week... it will be here before we know it :0) 
These are done with Prisma colored pencils and Ink . 
Since I don't send out many cards anymore I tried to make them all myself.  This should  help me get thru the rest of November art challenge.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Paint Party Friday Week 35.....Art every Day Month---Day 11

It's Veterans Day...
Honor our servicemen and women who serve to protect us and those who have in the past.
The Veterans Day display my boss and I did at work yesterday.
The painting in the center was done on 9 X 12 ft. canvas painters tarp. .
Here's a watercolor and ink painting I did in 2008. Took an outdoor class with my daughter. It was so much fun and I learned to relax with watercolors :0)
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