Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mix It Monthly - Zodiac sign, Fire and glitter

I did read all the instructions on Mix It Monthly Site. I read it and saw zodiac sign, fire and glitter. When I went back I realized that it was specific signs of the zodiac in the group of fire which are Leo, Sagittarius and Aries! But hopefully they will accept my Scorpio zodiac sign. I did a self portrait inspired by an article in September/October 2013 Somerset Studio entitled "The Loose Woman Series by Sue Pelletier. It is her series of paintings that embrace who you are - imperfections and all! So in my self portrait, I have a new tattoo of a scorpion and I am running on the very hot South Carolina beaches. That is where the fire element comes in. My bathing suit is done with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen for the glitter. This portrait will go into my good friend, Claudia's altered book which is "What Inspires You". Art inspires me and Sue's art inspired me to do this portrait. But I love looking at all kinds of art to get inspiration. That is one reason I like to do challenges and stretch myself to do more than I normally would.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Getting back in the swim of things - Mix It Monthly's theme of fish

Well our house is up for sale and we have been packing and painting and fixing! Busy, Busy! Although we are still in the process,  I wanted to get back into the swim of things and do some art and saw that Mix It Monthly's theme is fish! I saw a video of how to draw Koi fish on You Tube several months ago and saved the video. I thought now was the time to try and draw that beautiful fish in my art journal. Here is what it turned out like. Hope you enjoy seeing it. It is a watercolor which is my favorite medium. Now I just need to learn to get my camera strap out of the way when I take pictures!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Oh Dear!

Oh dear, I finally had time to draw a deer and Mix It monthly has changed their theme to music! Oh well, I hope that Linda enjoys the Winter scene that I created for her Nature Journal altered book. I hope that you enjoy seeing it too! The scenes are from Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner and they have step by step drawings for you to learn how to draw from nature. The waterfall scene is not a Winter scene in the book but I thought that I would make it one to go with my deer scene which was a winter scene in the book. It was fun to draw and not quite as hard as I imagined that it might be. That little cord is my camera cord that I took pictures of and didn't realize it! Duh!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Mix It Monthyly - Theme Circus and Try It on Tuesday - Theme Romance

Mix it Monthly's theme is Circus and I wanted to draw some elephants in my art journal for it. 2016 is the last year that Ringling Brothers will have elephants in the circus. It is kind of sad but I am really glad for the elephants who will retire to Florida. I hope they enjoy their retirement!
I never realized that elephants have so many wrinkles until I tried to draw them!
I found out while commenting on posts for Mix It Monthly that there is another challenge here on Try It Tuesday whose theme is romance and I thought that they might qualify for that too.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ezekiel - dry bones and Altered Nest

I made a canvas with a skeleton to illustrate a passage in Ezekiel about dry bones and our art group wanted us to do an altered nest. The words on the painting say, "Thus says the Lord God to these bones, Behold I will cause breath to enter you and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and I will cause flesh to come upon you and you shall live and you shall know that I am the lord." ~Ezekiel 37:5-6.
The nest in the tin is a real nest made out of our horses' mane and tail hair. We think it might be a hummingbird nest because it is so small and delicate. I did not alter the nest too much because it is so delicate. Everyone who sees these tiny creations find it hard to believe that the birds really did create it but they do and they blow out of our trees and we find them on the ground. I always try to save them because they are so pretty to me.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The last two days of the 12 days of Christmas gift swap

I have been celebrating Christmas and have not put the last 2 days' gifts for the 12 days of Christmas on my blog. But all the celebrations all calming down and I finally have time to do that today.
The first gift is a sweet blue pair of earrings from Darlene in Ohio on a Christmas card.The second one is a calendar from Laurie in Iowa. The light above the calendar is reflected in the shiny surface of the calendar.
Thanks to all the girls who did the swap. You made Christmas special at my house!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12 Days of Christmas and a RAK

This is Day 8 of my gifties and this one was sent to me by Barb L. in Washington and it is a set of 3 book markers. One is a corner marker, another is a ribbon book marker and the 3rd is a paper clip marker which I cannot find due to the craziness of Christmas in my craft room. Hopefully it will turn up soon! I know I will enjoy these I my bedside table where I do most of my reading!

Day 9 us a gorgeous white bracelet from Judy in Illinois. I will feel so pretty in this! Can't wait to wear it.

Day 10 is an adorable little red cardinal to go onto my Christmas tree from Teresa in Utah . He looks awfully cute sitting in my tree. And Teresa also sent me a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) of a Christmas 4x4. Isn't she cute too? She will go into my little Christmas book that I received from Yooper in Florida last month in an anything goes swap.

Only 2 more gifties to go and then it will be Christmas!