Friday, June 28, 2013

Moving right along

These will be my pieces for Paint Party Friday; A Piece a Week; Creative Everyday Challenge and the Sketchbook Challenge. Hope you enjoy some of them.

This is my hummingbird done in acrylic paint on a12x12 canvas. This is my entry for Paint Party Friday;

This is my monster demon girl for the Try It On Tuesday Angel and Demon theme. There are many good participants so hop on back from here;

This is my selection for the Childhood theme on Creative Everyday . This nothing like my Childhood home, but I was a Military child and we moved a lot. So this is a sketch of my childhood home. Log cabin walking with my best friend. Want more from other participants link here;
This little guy is my newest pal, expect to see around again. This is my piece for A Piece A Week. To view other participants jump back to their site via;

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

End of the Month Challenges are right around the corner

Wow I don't know where this month went to, but it is ending and there are many monthly challenges I need to finish up to post, but in the mean time here are a few for a starter.
This is my entry for Creative Tuesday with the theme being Moving. My lopsided Ford named Loopsiela is all the moving I need to do. May do another entry, but for now I really like my Ford. To see other participants skip back using this link  ;

This is the cartoon rotary phone with the rotary dial with numbers of course. So this month's challenge for Journal's Journey is Numbers. I decided to use this picture. Sorry the picture is so dark, a photographer I am not. Link your way back;

The challenge for Art Journal Journey is Home. I have never believed that just because you have a house you automatically have a home. A home to me is a place no matter where it is, is filled with Love, Joy and Family. Some have considered a shelter, place on the street, Apartment, etc. home because they have all the Love and Joy they need. So I hope my message comes through in this piece. To jump back and see other participants use this link  ;
I have a few more to finish and post, so I better get to work. Have a great week.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer is here

I like this page as it is just what it says a "this and that" page. Just messing around with no real theme in mind. Some is done in markers, stamps were used, along with embellishments. I will be using this for my piece a week entry. To go back and look at other participants here is the way:
 This is Paint Party Friday and this is my thoughts for the day, so I thought I would post this page for this weeks entries. Other participants can be gotten to via this link;
Here is my doodle garden started for Inspiration Ave. Challenge which was Garden Doodles. I will repost if I add more to this piece. As I figured out this was for last week, oh well try again next week. Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Last Minute Challenges-Creative Tuesday

This is probably a  piece for this challenge, it was a down to the wire idea. This is my caricature of a rotary phone showing most of the alphabet. Then I am going to enter it for Journal Journey's Challenge unless I get a brainstorm for another piece. I am trying to work on Birds for our next Inspiration Ave. Challenge, hoping it comes out the way I envision as it will be one of my better works. Have a great evening. Here is the link to go back to view other participants;

Friday, June 14, 2013

Illustration Friday-Paint Party Friday

Well this has not been a good week at all. This is the only piece I have finished with the exceptions of some warm ups earlier in the week. I really have a lot on my plate at the moment and will have to figure out how to make time for my art. The grandchildren will be out of school in10 days for the summer and it will be much harder to fit in  my projects. Any way this is a collaged page of cubbie children playing upon the clouds. I used scrapbook paper for the background. The coloring is watercolor pencils, markers and gel pens. As always it is sprayed with sealer. Hope you all had creative weeks and I am going to try to do better next week. If you would like to go back to see other participants I am adding the links. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Beginning of the week 10- Minute Warm-ups

This has really been an unproductive 4 or 5 days. I have had little inspiration to work on my challenges or my art journal book. Hoping since I have done these warm-up it will rejuvenate me to work on the challenges I need to get done and I want to do some journal pages that are just for fun with no themes, etc. I hope everyone is having a wonderful beginning to the week. I am going to spend this evening looking through other participants projects to get some inspiration. Have a blessed day.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Challenges for this week

This first one is pencil watercolors I did as a 10 minute warm-up with Diana Evans. I really enjoy doing these as they do get my juices flowing for the day.

This is another Diana Evans 10 minute warm-up posting. Just sitting around thinking of what I want to work on and for which challenge. So I just kind of draw silly things I see on facebook, around me, on television or in the newspaper.

Now my cute little teacher angel is my piece for Illustration Friday and A piece a week. The angel has been drawn from a picture in some charcoal, then I used watercolor pencils. When completed I blended using Watermark Pen's Versa marker. I added the musical notes with a stamp and Recollection dye ink pad. White gel pens was used for lettering and glossy spray mod podge for the finish. I think she is cute you will probably see her in the future with different activities. The link for Illustration Friday is and to go back and check out other participants

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mandarin Orange Monday

A beautiful orange sunset over Grand Canyon 
This is my first time participating Mandarin Orange Monday. I really liked the works of the other participants. Okay I think I am going to put my creativity to bed. It has been a busy weekend. See you all next week. The link for MOM ihere 

Try It on Tuesday

                                    On the Wild Side

Happy Sunday, I hope all my artist friends are having fun creating as I am. This wild jungle I did to enter in another challenge, but missed the posting date, so I saved to use another time. I thought of this the first I seen the theme for this period was On the Wild Side. I am enjoying browsing the other participants pictures so to make it easy I will add a link here. Well think I will gather stuff to start a new week.

Paper Saturday

This is one of my older pieces, but when I looked at the PAPER SATURDAY entries, this is the one that came to mind. This is my first time participating in this challenge, but hope to continue as it looks fun. The link back to other participants work is here . Hope you are having a good weekend.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Inspiration Avenue Challenge

Wow this month zoomed by, all ready June 1. The theme for Inspiration Avenue Challenge was " What Memorial Day means to you". It kind of amazes me that a lot of people don't know the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. My son in law had people telling him thanks for fighting for our country, and his reply was I think I am still alive.
Anyway I has a favorite nephew who did three tours in Iraq scaring me like crazy for everyone of them. Some of his buddies, comrades, and superiors were killed and this is difficult for him. So needless to say the fallen soldiers mean a lot to me. This is my piece this challenge indicating Memorial Day is for the fallen not the living.
It is really sad, the one collage shows one man in the military cemetery on Memorial Day. Hope you all have a great weekend and can't wait to see other participants pieces. Here is the link back. here