A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Redone Journal Page

So a while ago I made a 8.5 x 5.5 journal page to send out for a swap.  I wish I had made another ask I was working on the first one.  But I documented pretty closely what I did and managed to make a 12x12 size. 

The earth gave me much more trouble this time because I made the mistake of dripping the ink right from the stopper on top of it instead of painting it on.

It made dark splatters.

It was WAY to much

I tried to rinse it out.

A hole started to form. 

Still two dark and wet.

I should have waited till it dried to fix it but I was impatient and I couldn't sleep.

So I tried white ink. 

Didn't help

I tried water color crayons

Didn't help

I tried water down gessoed and then spritzed it with more water.  I think it helped.  Helped make the hole bigger ha ha.

No it helped.  I taped the back up and with all the wrinkles you cant see the tear unless I tell you where it is.

Its in the west coast of South America.

I mentioned in the original blog that I ironed it to remove flatten.  I actually ironed it for another reason.  To remove the extra crayon wax.  It allowed me to use the white gel pen on top of it.

The link is below


The new journal page

The original page

The supplies I used for the 12x12 version ( I used everything except for the gesso and white ink on the second one and possible the water color crayons)

Supplies I used roughly
Strathmore 12x12 water color paper
Caran dache crayons in blues and greens (back ground)
Dylusions sprays in blue green and yellow (back ground)
Baby wipes (to push the color around)
Dollar tree stamp (stars)
Elmers paint marker
Script Stamp from Heros art
Stazon ink
Felt tip black marker
Crayons (for earth)
Mr. Bombay india ink Black
Mr. Bombay india ink white
Water down Gesso
small spritzer bottle with water
Digital coloring page of a globe (for reference)
White Jelli role pen
Digi stamps (find at the link above)
HP 4500 envy printer to print digi stamps
kraft text card stock recollections I believe
white card stock (wings)
Gel medium (glue earth kitty and doggy down)
Elmers glue (glue down wings)
wing stamps from inkadinkadoo (I altered the stamp to make them longer)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

another sketch I been working on

sketch I doodled on

I finished this one up last week and just didn't get around to posting it...

I wish I had the original picture but when I tried to search for it you don't even want to know LOL

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Its begginning to look a lot like spring (sung to the Alvin and the chipmunks Christmas song LOL)

If your still wondering YES THEY STILL STINK.... how can such a pretty tree with pretty flowers STINK SO BAD ... its beyond me.

So the blizzard of pollen is going to hit us.  The north gets the snow we get yellow pollen EVERYWHERE.

Its a good thing I do not have issues with allergies or sinuses

Monday, March 16, 2015

ATC Swap - Theme Hello Dolly

So my swap was late VERY LATE

Then I forgot to scan it, so I scanned it on the go elsewhere

My scanner is much better.

Maybe I should have taken a photo of it.

I made one that was a doll and one based on the play Hello Dolly

Raggedy Anne does look creepy LOL.  She looks better as a square picture not a rectangle.

She also would have looked better if I did not have to use texture and used color pencil instead.   But anyway the horror movie was based on a real doll.  Unlike the movie it was not a porcelain doll but a Raggedy Ann doll.  So

The other one just looked so much better in person.
I tried my best to stitch it with my hand sewing machine.  It would not cooperate at all. 

I am inspired to see the movie now .... hmmm wonder how I am going to do that?

Maybe the library has it.

office supplies sketch

I am so fed up with STUFF so I sketched.

The stuff was still there but I got a vacation from it for a little while

Naughty Kitty returns

Naughty kitty returns....

Me thinks Naughty kitty wants to eat some fishies....

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Peacock Drawing

Happy Ides of March...

Yes I am weird...

I drew this peacock and now I am sharing.

I love it personally.

Here is the reference photo.  It was a table at Tuesday Morning.  If somebody would like to purchase the table for me and drop it off at my house I would not object.

Yes those are my legs peeping thru...
Speaking of dropping something off at my house, my books and toner arrived.  Who knew they delivered on Sunday! 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lady in hat sketch

Somebody nibbled on the corner and this time it wasn't AJ who is in the dog house for eating my eraser and a book I just bought.

The reference picture was my art bag...

I did the drawing while waiting for lunch at IHOP boy they were slow today.  

Friday, March 13, 2015

the cats meow sketch

I was inspired by this pinterest pin...


So I wanted to sketch my own cat ... but some how I got carried away ...

I think I am going to put him in front of a tank full of bubble looking gold fish cause he looks like he is up to no good LOL

I must give him a name....

Naughty Kitty I think is fitting

I think I will need to make a digi stamp out of him too!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

what is on your art table?

I just finished up this doodle....

Facebook has this wonderful group called Art Journal Junkies.  One person posted a journal page and it inspired me to do this page.  I cant find the original cause for some reason fb will not let me go back after a certain point.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It came it came it came

Still in the box though...

books haven't come in though oh bother...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Life Book With Joanne Sharpe The Artful Wordsmith

I am loads behind on life book... I did this awhile ago but hadn't posted it.
  So I bought the book

Monday, March 9, 2015

I finally did it... I ordered my LASER JET PRINTER

The crowd goes WILD...

I was saving for the 340 model but why was I saving for it I dunno.  Its not like I am a business and will print gobs and gobs of stuff

So here is what I wanted

1. LaserJet (though I don't think its a true laser jet... but it uses toner that's the key!
2. Color
3. Wireless
4. Duplex

It has all that. 

Sine it was soooo much less expensive then the other one I was able to order the toner and two art books.

Here are the links of what I got...

The printer

The toner

The art of whimsical lettering

Drawing and painting beautiful faces by jane davenport

They said the toner and I am sure the rest of the items are eligible for gift wrapping. 

Wouldn't it have been fun to request gift wrapping for the toner.  It would make them talk why in the heck are they wrapping up toner in gift wrap paper LOLOL

Oh I forgot to mention... this was months of dog sitting and Christmas gifts saved up in gift cards from amazon.com

Sunday, March 8, 2015

i drew a face

not really my first but my first to be proportional, definitely not realistic.

I used this video as an inspiration

Its time to accept the truth

I bought a hand held sewing machine.  My first attempt was a fail.  I think it was the fact it was canvas and on an ATC card.

Anyway I had to thread the darn thing.

I squinted and I brought it closer and I brought it father away.

It is time to admit ....

I need GLASSES! 


Saturday, March 7, 2015

My facinating Saturday

I was sitting on the couch watching ... what was I watching... I think I was watching youtube videos half thinking I should watch dirty dancing for the billionth time (I am not over exaggerating much LOL) 

So this is my Saturday night summed up in 15 minutes...

I finally got a good picture of my sweet dogs laying together on the love seat

Well oooops I woke one up

and down he went...
Where did Aj go you ask?  (Ok so you didn't really ask but humor me) ... why he jumped up next to me and he refused to sit down...
well the Tobie got jealous and decided to vacate the love seat and join in the fun over here on the couch...  (side note... why cant I spell jealous with out spell check flagging it as being incorrect ... why is that word SOO HARD TO SPELL?????)
apparently I wasn't much fun to hang out with because Tobie went back to his nap... but lookie he switched to the other side!
I guess AJ was bored twisting and turning and not settling down either so he went back to the love seat too....

But wait there is more....

AJ is back on the couch but this time he laid down... peace at last... or is it?

Well you know who got jealous again and some how managed to lure AJ off the couch and take his spot...
Which you kind of have to ponder how he did that because um AJ is the snot and Tobie is the sweet one LOL
and that ladies and gentlemen is a 15 minute look into my fascinating Saturday night.
What did we do for the rest of the night. 
Well I was surfing the internet again and looked up to see once again both dogs were back on the love seat

In other words they played musical furniture pretty much all night long till it was time for bed


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A sad thing for the creator...

Its sad ... I made a gift for somebody and gave it to them for Christmas. (it was actually a belated birthday gift but they got it at Christmas)  They live in Atlanta.   Its been sitting in their mothers house since December.  Just a reminder....  it is March.

Should I have written a note and said if So and So didn't want this, can I have it back? 

here is the piece I am referring too

I gave the littler girl a stuffed Simba and a book.  Kind of a Lion King theme yeah know

Well is it that bad not want to take it home?