Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pay it Forward....

Bird of Prey 2
prisma colour pencil on black paper
Photo source Al Mogaver at Morgue files


A while ago I got a chance to be part of a pay it forward. Jeanette at Illustrated Life was offering a piece of her art work as a return to receiving a piece of Vivien's art at Paintings Prints and Stuff who will receive a piece of art from Tina at The Cycling Artist and so on.

Bird of Prey 3
prisma colour pencil on black paper
photo source by Bobby at Morgue Files


In the new year Jeanette will be sending me a drawing. I also want to pay it forward so I am going to offer three pieces of my art, to the first three people that ask for it. I will send it through the mail in the New Year. All I ask is that you pay it forward also. Keep the good Karma flowing.

Friday, December 28, 2007

My Book....


While I didn't post anything during November and early December, I was busy. I just had no way to get my pictures up, until I borrowed a camera cable from my Father in Law. One of the things that I did was to make a book about my first year of drawing. I did this with Blurb and their software.

Bald Eagle....


Bald Eagle
3.5x2.5 inches
Prisma Colour Pencil on Drafting Film
Photo source is Snork at Morgue Files
Last night Jim and I went to an Artists Trading Card evening. It was held at Artcite in Windsor. Not many people showed up because of the holidays. Which was a good way to introduce myself into showing my own work. I traded three of my cards with my Cousin George who told me about the trading night. The artists get together on the last Thursday of the month to trade cards.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Gifts....


These are the wonderful ATCs that I received from the exchange at Drawspace. I have a couple more I am waiting on, so I will add them later. Beautiful!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas ATCs....


These were done for an exchange at Drawspace. The white ones are Prisma colour on drafting film and the black ones are Prisma on black paper. The black ones are my design and the others are from photo sources. If you click on the name below it will take you to the original photo.

Nativity


Christmas Lights
Photo source from Ladyheart at Morgue Files.

Advent Candles

Tree topper
Photo source from Ladyheart at Morgue Files.

My Snowman

Christmas Bells
Photo source from Ladyheart at Morgue Files.

Light for my Tree

Antique Ornament
Photo source from Nacu at Morgue Files.

Candy Canes

Snow on my Branches
Photo source from Ladyheart at Morgue Files.

Santa's Hat

Sanibel Island....





Ah-h Vacation!

My Wild Turkey?....

This Turkey has been visiting us for the last couple of months. It just loves the acorns, or something behind my fence. I went looking through the web for wild turkey pictures and names. To my surprise I found out that this Hen(?) is a Bourbon Red, which is an heritage turkey. While I am sure he was hiding from the American Thanksgiving table, I do wonder where he came from??

Christmas Card...

At Let's Make Art we had a card exchange this year. This is the Christmas card I made. I did not know who it was going to until after it was done. It was kind of funny to find out that my horses were to head to Texas!
The photo source that I used was from Click at Morgue Files.
If you want to see the card I received go to Let's Make Art.

A Wish For You...


This month I had a private ATC exchange with one of my friends on Drawspace. We decided to do a theme with three cards. This is the set I did. The cards are Prisma colour pencil on drafting film. If you go to Drawspace you can see the beautiful set I got from Kim.
The photo source for More Family Time was from Imelenchon at Morgue files.
The photo source for Inner Calm was from Poncke at Morgue Files.
The photo source for Child Like Wonder was from Taliesin at Morgue Files.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween at Drawspace....


These are all the wonderful cards that I received from my Fall/Halloween trade at Drawspace. What a group of talented people! The scrapbook in the middle is how I plan to store them. I found out this was easier said than done. All the cards have writing on the back that you want to preserve, so no taping down. I cut little bags that the cards will fit in and this should solve my problem. Although it might not look quite as nice. If you want to see the individual cards follow the link above, it will bring you to my post at DS.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Eye....


Eye
3.5"x2.5"
Graphite on film

This was a challenge on drawspace. I tried out using graphite on film to see what I think. I think I am not liking it, although I don't feel that I worked as fine and light as what I would have needed to.

I have been tagged....

I have been tagged by Sue Smith at Ancient Artist. She blogs about developing an art career after 50. When you see her art you will know that her dreams are going to come true.
I am supposed to reveal 7 things about my self and then tag 7 other bloggers. Let's see how I do.
1. I have my Tool and Die papers.
2. I worked as a Machine Repair before I got laid off.
3. I have no sense of timing. So my piano playing may never get past beginner, but that is okay because I love to play anyways.
4. I like figs, despite my husband.
5. I love snow. I secretly wish for mounds of it. When I hear of places getting 7' of snow I wish it had happened here.
6. I love home shows.
7. I want to be a free runner. Never mind that I have no balance and currently do not run!


Now I am supposed to tag seven people.
1. Jan at Pets to Posies, a forum buddy and beautiful artist, maybe this will give her a kick to get going on her blog.
2. Maricello at Cello Centered, a renaissance woman if I ever met one!
3. My brother Mark at Baddawg, my truck driving comedian of a brother.
4. C Merry at TLLT, this is my favorite place to visit! You have to check it out.
I guess I'll leave it at that. If I think of someone else I'll edit later.

Monday, October 22, 2007

They're done....



Ten ATC cards all done and ready to mail out! They should get to their recipients before Halloween.

Who...


Who?
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Fall/Halloween trade at Drawspace. Photo source from Matthew_Hull at Morgue File.

I'm watching you...


I'm Watching You
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Halloween trade at Drawspace. Photo source from Blary54 at Morgue Files.

Grave beginnings...



Grave Beginnings
2.5"x3.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Halloween trade at drawspace. Photo from Scott M. Liddell (Hotblack) at Morgue Files.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Castle dreams....



Castle Dreams
2.5"x3.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Halloween trade at drawspace. Photo source from KConnors at Morgue File.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wha-at?...



Wha-at?
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film
Owner Christine

Norbert is a Boston Terrier with attitude. My cousin fostered him until they found a good home for him. He came to our family reunion in summer '06. This ATC was done for an exchange at Let's Make Art.

Fall leaves...




Fall Leaves
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Fall trade at Drawspace. Photo source from EmmiP at Morgue File.

Jack-o-lantern....



Jack-o-lantern
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Fall trade at Drawspace. Photo source from keyseeker at Morgue File.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Half moon....



Half Moon
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC done for the Fall/Halloween trade at Drawspace. Photo source from Xenogrn at Morgue File.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Welcome....



Welcome
3.5"x2.5"
CP on drafting film
ATC for Fall/Halloween trade at Drawspace. Photo from Kittycat at Morgue File.

Candle light...



Candle Light
2.5"x3.5"
CP on drafting film

Done for ATC exchange at Drawspace. Photo from Martina, for October drawing challenge at Let's Make Art.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ghostly entrance...



Ghostly Entrance
2.5"x3.5"
CP on drafting film

ATC for Fall/Halloween trade at Drawspace. Used photo from Scott M. Liddell at Morgue files.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Best pals....


Continuous line drawing that I did for a drawing challenge at Let's Make Art. The dog looks so guilty for snuggling with the cat.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

In Memory of Bob....






Bob
January 14, 1999 - October 11, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Baby girl finished....

I decided on Thursday that I wanted to do a picture for my Goddaughter's birthday. Thursday I drew the line drawing. Thursday night I bought the drafting film that I wanted to do it on. Friday evening I started drawing and at 4:30 Saturday morning I matted and framed! It is ready for her party today.
Sometimes I get a little crazy! Next time I'll have to give myself more notice.
While it is cute and not bad for a first child picture, the rushing does show. My strokes are not nearly smooth enough for that baby skin.
I also found out that drafting film has two different textures to it. I think I prefer the other side, I just didn't have the time to start over. I'll have to experiment with the film and see if I am right.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Baby girl....


This is a preliminary sketch. I am thinking of doing her in coloured pencil on drafting film. This little sweetie has just turned two.