Posts Tagged ‘orange’

Spooky

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Spooky
Candy corn is right around the corner. I used LOVE that stuff as a kid. I even loved the smell of it. Now I love to have a dish of it set out amongst the Halloween decorations just so catch a whiff of it and see the pretty colors. I don’t eat it any more but I bet the spiders in this painting would love to chow down on it. This sweet little hallows eve painting was inspired by a package of Halloween napkins I bought last year. I loved the skull and spiders on it. I used confetti spiders and covered over them with a white layer of napkin and added a wash of paint over the top.. then I topped the spiders off with a golden rhinestone. She’s up on Etsy today if you just can’t resist.

I started a “project” yesterday morning and worked on it again today, right now it’s drying and will be ready to start painting on soon. I’m making something from a recycled carton and I have a vision but they don’t always turn out as planned so I’m stepping lightly as I go. I’ll share more with you when I feel more confident in how it’s turning out. I’m sure after I’ve done one I’ll know more about how to do the second one… for now I have a learning curve… or a complete curve ball! Only time will tell.

I dug through my toy box and found something really fun to share with you!

Tammy’s Toys
These are great! They have such fun projects and you don’t need to be a kid to do them… Being a kid at heart is perfect enough. Each card has a project on the front and the instructions and materials list on the back. Just think of all the fun you can have on a cold winter’s day!

Aren’t they just the cutest things EVER!?

Petaluma

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Petaluma
Happy Monday. If Monday “can” be happy. I finished up two mini paintings today and started in on a project that came to mind a few weeks ago. I have one more 4×4″ wooden canvas left and it’s saved for a commission I’ll be working on. I haven’t made a big painting in quite some time and am looking forward to the challenge of bigger projects but that will have to wait till I get some of my other to-do list checked off.


The holiday’s are creeping up on us slowly and I need to think about what I want to make for my family. I’ll have to brain storm! Anybody nave any ideas? I’m thinking some _________ will be happening for some of my nieces. (HAH!… you thought you’d get it out of me didn’t you!) You sneaky sneak sneak! You’ll just have to wait for Christmas to find out!


I’m looking forward to relaxing tonight in front of the TV with my sketch pad and some dinner… American Pickers is on pretty soon and House is on later tonight so I have a great line-up of entertainment to keep me busy. I’ll be back tomorrow to share a Halloween treat with you along with another show and tell of Tammy’s Toys. Have a great evening!

Squiggles the Snake

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Squiggles the Snake
I’ve been playing around making some ATCs while I await my eye appointment. I’ve lost my “attention to detail” and need new glasses. My reading glasses also need replaced. I’m not one who really likes going to the Dr and usually try to put it off until absolutely necessary. Okay.. so now I’ve reached that point. I can’t see as well as I’d like to for painting. I only really noticed it while making this ATC. I won’t tell you why as if I do you’ll instantly see my flaws. =) HEE! Sneaky lil snake that I yam! This funny little guy is made using Micron pens and chalk pencils. He’s truly not quite finished yet and as soon as he is I’ll put my stamp of approval on him… AKA~ my signature. I’ll add the final touches and tweaks when my new glasses come in. Until then, I’ll be doing sketches, concept art,  and works in progress so I don’t go through art withdrawal. I’ll also be cleaning my desk again and doing a bit of living room decorating. I’ll be sure to share so stay tuned… I have another ATC to share with you tomorrow as well. Think ~ ALICE! =)

Bunny Hop

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

♥ Bunny Hop ♥
This is a bunny with attitude. She’s just daring you to even think of taking her carrot. I did the off-centered head on purpose just to see what it would look like and I think it’s rather cute. She’s got the cutest droopiest ears and a love for hopping around her garden. This journal entry is layers of love and fun. I started this by taking some bright pink tissue paper, wadding it up into a ball and then semi smoothing it out. I then adhered it with Mod Podge. I toned down the pink with a water/gesso wash and used a paper towel to pick up the extra unwanted medium. Then it was time for fun! I started the sketch and as always what comes from my pencil is almost always spontaneous. Using acrylic paints with glaze and finishing off the shading with watercolor pencils I had the base of her face done. I added micron pen and charcoal to complete it. She’s suited up in her daily hopping attire which is simply washed on layers of white paint. She stands in a garden of tulips which came from a decorative paper napkin. Extra flowers and leaves were stamped around to give extra garden detail. She’s got a mound of dirt with a carrot nearly ready for pulling and she holds her lunch in her hand. I have to say I really like the whimsical feel of this journal entry. I like her attitude and I really liked trying something different with her. Let me know what you think. Today is grocery day and it’s going to be hot out so I want to get going before it’s too hot! I’ll be back tomorrow for a TGIF show-and-tell!

Shelix the Cat

Friday, July 30th, 2010

♥ Shelix the Cat ♥
This was awesome! I had the best time with this she-cat. The first thing I did was choose her “attire” … and then I was stumped. When I get that way the first thing to do is SOMETHING! I started by adding turquoise. I used a circular patterned piece of “plastic” I have and stamped through it with a very small sponge. It overwhelmed me. To toned it down I added white tissue paper… and did a turquoise wash over it. Much better…But it still needs more, so black lava texture gel! Oh yes! Now I’m thinking of something to add to make it more interesting. Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, through drawers, boxes, more boxes, more drawers… ah ha! I found the perfect ORANGE flowers… with yellow flowers along side. Hold the phone, the yellow brings far more punch to the party. (learned something about color.!) The flowers have a pop-dot on the back and I decide to leave it so the painting has more dimension. I like. Now for leaves, I collaged on some leaves cut from decorative napkins. (truly the only reason I bought 2 packages of these napkins.) I wanted a tad more yellow so I used a hard bodied yellow acrylic paint and stamped a few flowers around. It still needs something… While all this was going on and I was waiting for paint to dry I was also working on some gift tags… I was using green fabric for a flower for them (I’ll share them over the weekend) I had a messy pile of tiny tugged threads from said fabric “right” in front of me and I’m one to never let a medium go to waste… so grabbing my brush and gel medium on they go… all over this piece. And as each hat needs a ribbon and a flower or a feather, I chose a feather. Seriously, what cat wouldn’t be proud to display a birds feather in her cap! And she’s done. I hope you enjoyed the story of Shelix the Cat and how she came to be. I hope your TGIF is Fantastic and that all of your creative dreams come true!