Tag Archives: ink pen

Sasquatch Man?

I used the cross-hatch technique to create shadows in the drawing of a man I found in a magazine. ¬†I had a little trouble with the shadows in his neck so he ended up looking much hairier than his photo! ūüėČ

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I called him, “cross-hatch man” on Instagram but I think he could pass for “Sasquatch Man!” ¬†Lol!

“Sasquatch” also known as Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest is a large, hairy ape-like creature covered in hair.¬† It inhabits forests and is considered more of a folklore and hoax rather than a living animal due to lack of physical evidence.

Hope your Monday isn’t too “hairy!”

Cheers! ūüôā

Whipping Up Art

Several years ago, I found this hand-mixer¬†at a thrift store and decided it would be fun to bead and then one idea led to another…

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I thought the handle was a lot like my right brain, filled with ideas that turn into possibilities¬†when I mix them with all the art mediums I enjoy!¬† I had fun¬†decorating the¬†beaters with Golden’s Glass Bead Gel to give it the look of frosting.¬† I always enjoyed licking the icing on the beaters when I was a child much like I enjoy sharing the sweet finish of a completed art project¬†with all of you!¬† ūüôā

So when Charlie invited me to his Doodlewash Dinner for the month of May, I decided to whip up this dish to bring to the party:

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I have never painted a meal before and found it to be kind of fun.  I encourage you to give it a try!

And here is my recipe in case you want to whip up this dinner for yourself:

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I had this for dinner last night… and I’m looking forward to leftovers tonight with a glass of red wine!

Cheers!¬† ūüôā

Colors and Textures, Oh My!

I was really attracted to the colors on the buildings in Oaxaca, Mexico.  I discovered interesting color combinations and found the colors did not have to match.

I did a loose interpretation of the buildings in collage, watercolor, color pencils and ink pen that I thought you might enjoy seeing:

And I loved the texture of this old door:

This one I did today with Neocolors, watercolor, color pencil and ink pen:

I hope you enjoyed my experiments.¬† I’d love to know what you think!

Have a color filled Friday!¬† ūüôā

One Dozen

I am always so inspired by YOU!  Each one of you inspire me in a DOZEN or more ways every day so THANK YOU!

Jodi at Life In Between and Laura at Create Art Everyday inspired me to pull out the art supplies and play yesterday!  Sometimes it is FUN to just get the hands moving!

I created this piece with Neocolor II Water soluble crayons and Inktense Blocks:

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This free experimentation led me to create one dozen roses:

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I started this piece with a dip pen in black ink.  I colored the flowers with Neocolor II crayons and then added water:

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I finished my “bouquet” by adding two colors of blue and softening it with water.

It was so FUN to play!  Thank you Jodi and Laura for inspiring me with your creativity!

Happy Coloring!¬† ūüôā

Wine And Flowers

I added more color and pattern to this collage I posted on December 21st:

2016-1-11 wine & pear with patterns added

It is kind of fun to see the two side by side:

The first time I took the image on the left, my lighting was bad.  Good lighting really does make a difference!

I recently completed another collage:

2016-1-11 flower collage

I had fun adding patterns with color pencils to the background on this one.

I found this quote on the internet:

They are not long, the days of wine and roses.  Out of a misty dream, our path emerges for awhile, then closes, within a dream.  РErnest Dowson

Cheers!¬† ūüôā

 

The Old Neighborhood – Part 1

Do you ever drive by your old neighborhood where you grew up?  I do from time to time.  I was raised only about 30 minutes from my current home.

I created this short story from the art I did in an old book, as part of the “Word Play Painting Class” I took online¬†from Lynn Whipple.

It was a cool fall day in late October when Ellen decided to take a short drive –

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Past the home where she was raised in the old neighborhood –

the old neighborhood

The new owner had changed the house color but everything else looked much the same.

Ellen remembered her childhood friends and all the times they went “Trick or Treating” in the neighborhood –

Trick or Treat character

Dressing up in handmade costumes of cats, ghosts and little old ladies…

Ellen was about ready to¬†drive away¬†when the lady next door came outside to get her mail.¬† Ellen was surprised to recognize her neighbor, Dee Dee – as she thought she had moved away –

Dee Dee

Ellen hopped out of her car and waived hello to Dee Dee!   When Dee Dee saw Ellen, she broke into a wide grin.

They started chatting and Dee Dee invited Ellen into her home for a cup of coffee Р 

a cup of coffee

Reruns of the show, “Super Cat” were playing on the television (rather loudly I must say) so Ellen was thankful when Dee Dee turned the volume off –

Super cat

As Ellen sat down on the couch, the phone rang.¬† Dee Dee was answering the phone, when Ellen noticed a ______ in the room!¬† (Now it’s your turn to help complete Part 1 of the story in a clean, humorous way).¬†¬† I hope you play along…

I will post my ending to the story in Part 2 next week!

Happy Storytelling!¬† ūüôā

Hippity-Hop The Robin Goes…

There has been a male Robin singing loudly outside my window in the evenings, trying to attract a female.¬† I don’t usually pay much attention to the American Robin because they are so common in my area.

His loud cheery song prompted me to create this collage last night:

My Robin in paper collage

I looked at a photo of a real bird, a Robin and pasted a variety of papers together to create this bird.¬† I like his red breast, don’t you?

I often see Robins in our yard with their head cocked to one side, staring motionless at the ground, waiting for a worm.  Robins eat large numbers of earthworms in the spring and summer as well as insects and some snails.

Robins also eat an enormous variety of fruits.  In the late winter and early Spring, I see Robins eating the crabapples on our backyard tree.  I took a photo today of our crabapple tree in full bloom Рso glorious!

The crabapple tree in bloom

I like the poem from this old book:

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Hippity-hop the Robin goes,                                                                                 Skipping along on his dainty toes,                                                                                   Pulling up worms with hearty tugs,                                                                        Chasing and catching unwary bugs;                                                                              He has a lovely bright red breast,                                                                                       I think I love the Robin best.

May the cheery song of a Robin brighten your day!

Happy Creating!