Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas....

Christmas is practically here. Lots of parties to attend and busy days ahead of us. I was reading my horoscope for 2007 and it said that I will be working more with my creative side and finding alternate ways to make money. Hopefully, that means that I will have more time for my art. I really do hope so.

Anyways, I just wanted to send out my wishes for a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays for what it is that you are celebrating. Eat a lot of good food and enjoy spending time with your families.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas cards....

I drew my christmas card and sent off it to be printed at I received them back on Friday and they turned out very nice. I would recommend them for printing. They used very good card stock and the cards were printed folded nicely.

I am addressing all my cards getting them ready to mail out in the next day or two. I also put my christmas tree up. It is starting to look like Christmas, but I am not feeling the Christmas spirit yet. It just seems to have popped up out of nowhere. I still have a lot of shopping to do and cookies to bake.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Cold, rainy days...

Today is just a cold and rainy day. The weather people keep taunting us with the possibility of snow. I made some nice warm chili for dinner to combat this cold weather.

I was a total procrastinator and haven't done any artwork since my last post. I am going to sit down tonight, in front of the tv, and draw. There are 2 shows that I watch on Monday nights, so I will have 2 hours to be creative. I have my reference photos chosen, so all I have to do is get my paper and pencil.

Actually, I am mistaken, I did work on two drawings for my christmas cards. I still need to finish the backgrounds before I can create duplicates. I still have some time before they need to be mailed, I am glad for that.

Friday, November 03, 2006

November already....

Well, November seems to have snuck up behind me. Before we know it the holidays will be here. We will be running around like crazy getting all of our Christmas shopping done and baking all the holiday goodies.

Today was one of those days where nothing worked right. My computer kept doing wacky things, I tried refilling prescriptions online without success and ended up calling it in, and not to mention I wore orange juice this morning. I will be glad to leave this day behind me and have a fresh new day tomorrow.

I am going to spend my weekend doing school stuff and I want to start a piece of art. I might try to paint, I have to decide on what I want to do. That is my chore for tonight.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

First drawing class....

My drawing class last night went pretty well. It was two hours long and he taught measuring, perspective and foreshortening. There were these wooden bench type chairs to sit on with a spot to hold the drawing board. It wasn't the most comfortable seat and my butt and legs were falling asleep. One lady had brought a pillow to sit on, so I will probably do the same next week.

Almost all the leaves have fallen and we change the clocks back this weekend. The days are a lot shorter and I am starting to feel very lazy. I need to just make myself do things, otherwise, before I know it the whole winter will be gone without a thing accomplished.

Halloween is right around the corner and I need to figure out my costume. We usually dress up for work and have a party for lunch. It is a nice break from the everyday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Drawing class....

Good Morning,

I have signed myself up for a drawing class. It starts tomorrow and goes for 7 weeks. I hope to learn a lot of the techniques and improve my skills. After that I am going to try colored pencil and watercolors. I need to add some color into my works, not just pencil. I will let you know what I learn.

Another cold day here and no sun in sight. We will be changing our clocks this weekend, so it will be dark when I wake up and when I go home. I always get really lazy at this time of the year and I am always tired.

Well, I will post again after my first class to let you know how it went.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Fall isn't quite here...

I went today to the local forest preserve hoping to get some pictures of the beautiful fall colors. Unfortunately, I think I was a little too soon for it. I stumbled across a few wildflowers and a bee hive, but not too much caught my eye. I will have to try again next weekend.

I am almost looking forward to the winter. It is my time to not do anything, stay inside where it is warm and relax. Don't get me wrong, I hate the cold, but I like the way that life takes a bit a breather in the cold weather. I hope to be able to spend a lot more time on my art than I do now.

I just don't know where the time goes. I feel like all I do is run around everywhere, but I also don't feel like I have accomplished much with all the running. I guess that is just life, the work week is always too long and the weekends are always too short!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Fall is officially here....

It seems that fall has arrived in full force, at least here in Illinois. It is chilly, rainy and damp. Today would make a good day for chili or stew. A day to stay inside and enjoy the comforts of home.

I am really excited, the forum I use, WetCanvas, has decided to add a subforum for scratchboard art. This is a really good thing for scratchboarders, which I have done some of my own. My pictures aren't very good, but I will share them anyways. I really enjoy scratchboard and this will get me to work more with it.

I do have another one, but I can't seem to locate my picture of it. I will have to add it on later.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I have completed drawing Frankie. I might go back and add some more values at a later date. This ACEO took 4 hours to complete. There was a lot of detail needed.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The weekend is here....

I am so glad that the weekend has arrived. My house is clean and most of my laundry is finished. I need to start doing some studying and I want to finish my drawing of Frank. I am probably halfway through, but so far so good.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend, so I hope to draw outside and enjoy what is left of summer. It will be nice to have a relaxing weekend for a change. Summer is always busy with parties and activities, it is always nice when life slows down a bit.

This is a photo I took while I was at a wedding. It is so beautiful and elegant, yet simple. I am going to either paint it or draw it with some color. I will start this after I finish Frank.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Horse's Eye - Final

I finally was able to upload my final drawing of the Horse's Eye. I am going to try to sell it on eBay. There have been a lot of articles written lately regarding buying art online. It is very promising to hear all of these stories. I think art is becoming more reachable to the average person.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Update on Horse's Eye

I have added some more tonal values to the pencil drawing of the Horse's Eye. It is finished now. It took me less than 2 hours to complete, not too bad for me. The more I draw the faster I will be, so I have to just keep drawing every day if I can. Sometimes life gets in the way and eats up my time. Winter is just around the corner and then I won't leave the comforts of my heated home, unless of course I have to! :)

Well, my image won't upload. I will try again later.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Busy times....

Good evening,

I worked on my first attempt at art with color in it. I used watercolor pencils, but I think it really needs some help. Maybe the watercolor paints will be easier, or maybe I need to break down and take a class. Then again, it might just be as simple as sticking with graphite. That might just be what I was meant to create with. Here it is, so you can see what I am talking about.

I found a school near me that does art classes. I think I will take one this fall. I have been wanting to for a while. They offer drawing, watercolor and oil painting. I would really like to learn how to paint.

Back to work for me. Talk to you later!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I have finished....

Good Morning,

I have finished setting up all of the preferences for my blog. This seems a lot easier than keeping up a website. I will have to see how it goes.

I have never really searched through blogs before, so I find that a bit difficult. I was searching for mine, but no luck, I couldn't find it. I hope someone can!!

I will do another ACEO drawing today and post it later on.

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, September 01, 2006

From the beginning...

This is my first blog and I am still getting used to all the features. I will have to spend some more time figuring this out tomorrow, since it is getting late here.

I spent this evening drawing my first ACEO, I have attached it here for your viewing. I plan on working on it some more this Labor Day weekend.

It looks like rain Sunday and Monday, so they will be good days to get to work.
Let me know what you think.

Also, remember that all my works displayed here are copyrighted.

Thanks for reading!