Wednesday, February 29, 2012

29 Faces Day 29

Day 29 

It's over and I survived and actually kept up!!!! This has been so much fun and I have really learned so much by doing this. 
I have met some really cool and talented people and that is amazing. 
This painting is acrylics on mixed media paper. It's a painting of my mother-in-law. She passes away a year ago and this is from one of my favorite photographs of her.
A gift from me to my husband. 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

29 Faces in February 
Day 28

Feeling a little silly and whimsical today so this is the face that came out of that :0)
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this challenge is ending ...or that we are still having spring like days here and I'm just feeling good. 
This is another blank note card ....I'll cards when I need them now :0) ... I used Prisma Colored Pencils again and water color paper. 
Wonder what tomorrow will bring? 
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Monday, February 27, 2012

29 Faces in February
Day 27 
Wow! Only two days left ans February will be over. Don't know if I'm happy or sad about that or just accept it as it is. 
Day 27's face is done with Water Soluble Oil Pastels. Another 5x7 inch blank note card on watercolor paper. 
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

29 Faces

29 Faces in February
Face 26 

Another Mixed Media note card
I started with a blank card and a face torn out of a magazine. I rubbed away most of the face with citra solve leaving just a faint outline . Then I drew the face back in and painted it with acrylics. I  wasn't happy with how the face came out so I collaged a piece of printed tissue paper over it.  The musical notes on the tissue paper  gave it a softer look. I had smudged the top section of the card while gluing :0( .This card seems to be becoming a comedy of errors it seems. So I drug out some dried flowers from my garden and glued them down along with some collected feathers and an old bottle cap I found years ago. 
So you might say the card fixed itself by becoming either a get well card or just a thinking of you "Cheer up" card.
The scan is not very good because the bottle cap prevents a good level scan. I may try a photo later and I get a good one I'll add it. 
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

29 Faces Day 25

29 Faces in February
Well February is almost over and we only have 4 more faces to go. I think I'm going to miss this challenge. I know I can tell myself to continue to draw faces every day or at least every week . But I know myself and with out the challenge I will slack. But I know I will be doing some sort of art so that's ok. 
Be sure to check out the other great faces...

Friday, February 24, 2012

29 Faces in February

29 Faces Day 24
Meet "Sunshine" 
How could you not love that face? 

I've loved this photo every since I saw it posted on a friends blog. 
A friend I've never met in person and only know from her passionate blog about her small farm in Missouri and her wonderful family. A friend who was always there with a supportive comment when I needed one.
So when I decided to participate in this challenge I knew that "Sunshine" would be one of my faces. 
The drawing is done on a 5x7 inch watercolor note card with Prisma colored pencils.  The original is in the mail to that small farm in Missouri.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

29 Faces Day 23
This a 9" x 12"  Mixed Media Collage  done with book pages, texture medium and acrylic paints. It's kind of an expression of how I've felt the past few weeks as I have gone through some unpleasant anniversaries. Events that traumatically changed my life and me. I came out a winner because I refused to give up....but as these anniversaries rolled around I stumbled and felt insecure.   But that is the past now and I have a beautiful life with great prospects. I'm only human if  I feel small insecurities once in a while. I feel I have to honor those feeling and recognize them for what they are in order to continue on my positive road.  
My anniversaries ahead are Good and Positive :0)  
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Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

29 Faces

29 Faces in February
days 20, 21 &22

"Ladies of the Garden" 
Acrylics & Gel Pens on 9" X 12"  Cansons Watercolor paper.
Still enjoying this challenge for February ! I would have never thought that I would be to the point where I can just set down and draw and paint a face so quickly . This challenge has opened a whole new area of art for me and I'm very happy about it. 
If you want to see more great faces scoot on over to Ayala's Art blog and check them all out!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Face # 19 

This one is a mixed media painting done on 9x12 Watercolor paper. I used acrylic paints, gel pens and pastels. 
Even though I'm very very late I'm also linking this to  Paint Party Friday ...
Paint Party Friday

Saturday, February 18, 2012

29 Faces

29 Faces in February 
Here are faces 17 and 18 ! 
Still enjoying this challenge and building up my stock of note cards while I'm at it :0) 
These are done on 5"x7" watercolor paper I have cut for blank note cards.
I'm not sure if I really am completely finished with this first one. I may add more details to the background :0) 
This one is done is black gel pen.
The second one is done using Prisma colored pencils and Prisma markers. Just may add more to her background too. All depends on hoe well I keep up with the challenge. Time is a big factor right now. Work has gotten crazier and I'm having trouble keeping up and visiting all of the participating blogs. I will get there though!!! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

29 Faces and Butterfly Effect

Day 16 
We're over half way through the month :0) 
I think I just may be disappointed when this ends.

I'm also linking up to Butterfly Effect for the Doodles theme. 
This is a 5 x 7 inch blank note card drawn with a black gel pen.  

Check out other great art at:
Butterfly Effect

See ya tomorrow :0) 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

29 Faces

Days 13 - 15 
Playing catch up here :0) hate it that my job gets in the way of my art :0( 
Really meant to post this last night but Hubs stayed on the computer too long and I ran out of  umph :0) 

More pages in my journal done with watercolor background and Prisma colored pencils . 
Looking at it today I just may go back and add some doodles to the background. 
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Don't know how these got all out of order again.....I fixed them 3 times already so I give up ....
I couldn't resist... I doodled the backgrounds...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

29 Faces

It's day 12 !!! 

This started out as a quick doodle face in my journal..... then I got carried away and all involved. I started it last night while watching TV and finished it tonight watching the Grammies. 
I used watercolor pencils, Prisma Markers and Metallic watercolor paints. 
I'm happy with her and think I just might call  her
"Thinking Elga" 

Check out the other great faces of February 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

29 Faces and Paint Party Friday #48

Time is rapidly slipping away from me.... I was off work the first part of the week and it was easy to keep up. Now it's back to reality and is eating my time :0( 
I finished the face for yesterday before going into work but it was too wet to scan and when I got home last night I was too pooped to write :0) 
So here is yesterdays face and Paint Party Friday entry followed by todays face.
Sounds kind of weird when you say it that way :0) 

Fridays is a 9 x 12 inch mixed media done on watercolor paper. Just a fun face done with my non-dominant had. 

 The second one is and acrylic painting done on a hardback book cover. It's approximately 4 1/2 inches by 5. NOT so pleased with this one...just may have to rework parts of it :0)
linking to....
Paint Party Friday

Thursday, February 9, 2012

29 Faces Day 9 and ButterflyEeffect

29 Faces 
Done on Bristol paper with Prisma Colored Pencils and Prisma Markers. 
I'm actually combining three challenges with this one. 
29 Faces in February...Butterfly Effect-Favorite Things and  a group  of friends creating an art mobile for a new baby. 
Sunflowers are my favorite flower and the face is a quick drawing that is suppose to be my daughter....who just happens to be one of my favorite people :0) 
And now for the questions....

  1. What is your favorite flower to bring to your enemy’s grave? 
  1. Sunflowers of course :

    1. What is your favorite bird to dress up as if you were in a parade?
  2. I'd be a Scarlet MaCaw
  3. What is your favorite pet quality you’d like to own?
  4. The ability my dog has to fall asleep in an instant!

  5. Which one of your favorite celebrities would you marry if you could?
  6. Eric Clapton!!!!...he's old , I'm old...we could get older together :0) and listen to is music . 
  7. What is your favorite food to order when your in-laws are paying for the meal?

  9. What is your favorite drink to accidentally spill on a person you like?
  10. I wouldn't want to  spill anything on them 
  11. What is your favorite destination to vacation and/or live if you won a million dollars?
  12. On a warm beach :0) 
  13. What is your favorite color to wear to your best friend’s wedding? 
  14. Black
  15. What is your favorite book or/and book character you’d take with you on a lonely island?
  16. If I took someone it wouldn't be lonely :0) 
  17. What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?
  18. Bobby McGee
  19. Janis Style!!!
  20. Well some how the numbers got all screwed up and I'm to tired to fix it....
  21. Linking to ....
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29 Faces !! 



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

29 Faces

Todays face was done in my journal using watercolor pencils. 
Still haven't quite
 how to link these all together but I'm working on it :0)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

29 Faces

29 Faces in February
Whew! I can't believe I was able to catch up here...but here is face number 7.
I tried my luck with paint this time and it's really rough. Every time I tried to correct something I'd mess something else up. So I quit while I was ahead :0) 
I can see improvement ... so that's what counts. 
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29 Faces

29 Faces
I've decided to jump in late for this challenge. I struggle with faces and could really use the practice. One of these days I'll have to take a class and learn what I'm doing wrong...maybe :0) 
So here are my first six faces for Feb. and them I'm off to work on # 7. 

The first 5 are just random pictures that I chose to try and draw the one below is my granddaughter and it actually looks like her! 

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