Sunday, September 29, 2013

29 Faces in September 2013

We made it through an amazing month of incredible talent ♥
For me it was the spark that reignited the creative force that has always been in me....just sometimes sleeping as it has been for the most part of this year. 
I've really enjoyed the month and all of the fantastic art shared here.  
Todays Face is my favorite of the whole month. A mystical time traveler of sorts is how I see her. She makes me wish I had done her on canvas instead of my journal so I could hang her above my desk to watch over me as I work.  

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

29 Faces in September Face #25 and #26

Face # 25 is another ACEO  done with markers. 

Face # 26 
Another pencil sketch .

It seems like my journal will be full of faces that can be painted this winter when it's too cold to do anything outside. I'm actually looking forward to all of that art :) 
My cold is getting better so perhaps I'll have the energy for that long list of chores I had made up for this week. Hoping to get at least 3 things knocked off the list before returning to work . 
Did get some yarn dyed yesterday :)  
I think this will make a very cozy scarf for this winter .

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

29 Faces in September Faces 23 and 24

It's beautiful outside ! I took this week off to get things done outside and inside before the rainy season hits . I've managed to get a lot done so far...including discovering the  cause of the "Bee Stings"  YELLOW JACKETS! A huge underground nest right next to the front patio...under the over grown Moonflower Bush.  I'm not a fan of killing pollenaters....but let's just say that 8 stings in 10 days pushed me beyond compassion. Them nasty buggers have got to die! So I've fogged and sprayed for 2 days now and I'm only seeing a very few of the nasties still flying around. :)  My patio is my own again and I don't fear working in the flower beds. 
Today was art day. After working hard around the house for 3 days I gave myself a day of fun. 
Face #23
I decided to do another face of my that is closer to how he looked recently. 

Face # 24 
is another ACEO .

I used to only do art in this size but haven't done much of it for a few years now.  With my eye problems this year I had to drag out the big magnifier .... kind of a different feeling painting that way. I do like how she turned out though. 
The challenge is almost over and I'm feeling kind of sad. I'll have to find another challenge or a class to keep the juices flowing :) 
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Monday, September 23, 2013

29 Faces in September 2013 # 22

I thought I'd try another male face. A friend from years ago who passed before his time. 
His passing was a few years ago but I only recently learned of it. So I've  thought of him a lot lately remembering fun times and honoring his spirit. The drawing makes him look younger but I think he would have liked it that way ...

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

29 Faces in September and Paint Party Friday

Time is slipping away so fast and I just can't keep up with it all. It's Sunday and I"m just posting for PPF ....again and the moth of September is almost over. This challenge has certainly kept me on my toes and busy . 
Todays face is rework of a previous sketch and painting. Adding lots of details to really bring out the best of the this futuristic lady ...perhaps a fortune teller ? 

She's mixed media creation if ever there was one. She has graphite, inks, acrylics, watercolor pencils and gel pens.  She is one of my favorites so far. 

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

29 Faces in September 2013 #20

Didn't have a whole bunch of time for art yesterday but I did get on face drawn. I decided to give a male face a shot and it sure wasn't easy. After much trail and error I'm calling him done but I'm still not happy with the lips. 

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

29 Faces In September Faces # 17 - #19

Just a quick post to show 3 more faces in progress. I have been working crazy hours at work this week so my  inner time clock is all whacked up and I can't seem to get anything done.

 A quick little ACEO  with more of the funky tint blobs for a hair piece. 

A page in my art journal with an out of focus floating face....kinda how I see  things these days. :) 

Another pencil sketch in my art journal with a heavier hand on the shading this time. So far I'm liking how this one is going. 

Tomorrow starts my fall working vacation. Where I take a week off from work just to work like crazy around here getting things that I started over the summer finished up.
Hopefully I will be able to keep up with the faces and everything else that is going to be happening. 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

29 Faces in September #14 - #16

Still struggling with the vision problems here, but they are getting better. So I'm working on backgrounds mostly at this point. Doing things in reverse of my normal routines. We'll see how this turns out.  :)
# 14 
I haven't decided what to do with her hair so she is still a sketch . Thought I'd try ears again.  

# 15 
I'm loving her hair so far and can't wait to start adding more details to her. I didn't apply enough masking fluid to the facial area so some of the inks and paints bled through but I think it will work out ok in the end.

With this one I have no idea where I am going. I'm sure that by the time I get to her I will have come up with something . 

I worked outside again on Sunday and made the bees angry again. Four stings this time :( The little buggers are fierce this year. But I stuck it out and managed to get one very overgrown flowerbed cleared out all pretty again. Thinned out enough plants to start another bed somewhere. Just have to decide where I want to be attacked next . LOL!
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

29 Faces in Sept 2013 and Paint Party Friday

Getting something painted this weekend turned into a major challenge. Between the cataracts, the cornea inflammation and allergies I can barely see. I wanted to really do a lot more shading on her face and better details around the eyes ...but this is as good as it gets for now. 
Hopefully I'll be able to get some more eye drops tomorrow :) Then I can work on the other 4 rough sketches I have started . 
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

29 Faces in September #12

It's Day # 12 already....WOW!! 
Today was a good day for art for me :) My second day in a row off from work and all rested up. Today I was in the mood to  paint so I chose a sketch from the Feb. challenge  that I didn't complete :( Here's what it looked like then ...
Kind of light so I hope you can see it .... but once the paint started going on it got bold :) 
I was definitely in the mood for color today. If you click on the picture you should be able to see the doodles in her hair more . 
When she was done I wasn't ready to stop so I started the sketch for tomorrows face. 

Wondering where this one will end up going ? 
For now I really do have things to get done around the house so I had better tear myself away from all of this fun and get to it !
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

29 Faces in September 2013 # 10 and #11

Getting into the groove here finally :) with 
face # 10 is a sketch in my art journal with a a background started. Just in case I decide to go ahead and paint the face. 

Decided to give ears a shot while I was at it...
Face #11 is a rework of a face from way back when that I did with my non dominant hand. Was never happy with it and now I can live with it. While I was working on it this morning the song from the Doors kept going through my mind so I added the lyrics.
 The compass stencil is a new toy from StencilGirl Products 
that was designed by 
Mary Nasser :) 
Love it !!! 
the before....
the after....
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

29 Faces in September Faces 6-9

Things have gotten slightly out of hand around normal. 
Inventory at work ..remodeling project at home and a few other things have kept me away from art and the computer. 
So here's a little cheater page to sorta keep me caught up with things :) 
I promise to do better and maybe even some extra faces...I did say maybe :) 

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Paint Party Friday and 29 Faces in September

Starting to get into the swing if this art everyday thing again :)  Kinda feels good after such a dry spell . 
Today is Face #5
..... so I'm only one day behind which is where I started since it took me forever to make up my mind to do it . 
Another page in my art journal with a painted background. Still stuck on the bee sting story as you can see. Today the bees were not as hostile..but then again I didn't get as close as I normally do either :) I also did another "tint blob"  and drew an imaginary bird creature. This was a little more fun than the giant hairdo. :)
He started out as a swirl of bright colors on white paper. I cut out the shape and glued it to a page in the journal and then went crazy with the white pen. I kinda get the feeling that he's a deep thinker so I added the quote on Happiness. 

So now it's bed time around here so I'll catch ya all later.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

I'm Doing 29 Faces in September ..Well Sort of Maybe...At Least I'm Going to Try # 4

Yesterday definitely wasn't my day.... or at least not one of my better ones . 
Work was a "ZOO" and I swear people took a double dose of "cranky pills" before heading out to shop. 
It was oh so hard not to start slapping on the shock collars and pressing that "ZAP" button full blast :) 
Just a little mental visual I use to cope with stressful customers. 
After arriving home I wondered out to the flower garden where the bees were feeding frantically on the Moon Flowers. They obviously did not enjoy my company because 3 of the little monsters decided to chase me away and leave their stingers in my body :(  Which really surprised me because bees and I usually get along together very well. 
So after all of that frustration the only art I got done was a simple pencil sketch.
Hopefully tonight will be more productive . 
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

29 Faces in September Faces #3

Another painting in my Art Journal. 
The background was already there made with left over paints from a previous painting. Just stared at it for a few minutes until a shape began to form and went with it. 

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