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More FUNny Faces

I have been creating more FUNny faces from Lynn Whipple’s online class, “Making Faces.”

I find these silly, colorful faces very FUN to make!

Almost as wonderful as savoring dark chocolate with almonds:


Or soaking in the sun on a beautiful summer day:


Or eating a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant:


Or snuggling with my kitty:


Or laughing so hard that tears come to my eyes:


What makes you smile?! ¬†ūüôā

I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

P.S. ¬†Thursday, I will show you how I cut up these faces and combine them together to create NEW faces. ¬†I hope you will join me! ūüėä

My Always “Right” Half

One of the assignments in Lynn Whipple’s online class, “Making Faces” is to draw¬†half of your own face.

Here I am Рwrinkles and all after a long day working at the office:


Lucky for me, we got to order pizza for dinner!¬† YAY!¬† ūüėČ

This was a really fun assignment and I encourage you to give it a try!  This is how I did it:

  1. Take a piece of inexpensive paper (then you won’t feel like you are wasting it).
  2. Stand in front of the mirror with your piece of paper and a pencil.
  3. Decide where the top of your head is on your paper and make a mark.
  4. Mark in pencil where the following is on your paper (next to your face):  Eye, eyebrow, nose, ear, lips and chin.  Now, loosely draw these features with a light touch while holding the paper up to your face.
  5. Once you get an idea where the lines need to be, make stronger lines, erase as needed.  Keep checking with your face in a mirror.

I found this exercise extremely helpful in understanding the layout of a face better.

Happy Drawing – Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

Flowers In Her Hair

In continuation of yesterday’s post, I discovered an exciting¬†new way to complete my third collaged background from the fantastic, Australian artist, Toni Burt. ¬†I discovered her YouTube videos and online classes from a friend on Instagram.

I started with the same background in my sketchbook but added some white and blue acrylic paint to mute it.  As you can see below:

After my paint dried, I covered my page with clear gesso to give it some “tooth” so I could draw my face on top.

I then went though the steps I learned in Toni’s class, “Flowers In Her Hair,” to create this beauty:


I hope you check out Toni’s classes at ToniBurt.com.au – I found the cost of her classes to be very reasonable for the amount of material she covers.

Cheers! ūüĆĻ

A Heart For Art

As many of you know, I LOVE color!!¬†¬†When Carla Sonheim assigned a self-portrait for her year-long¬†class, I couldn’t resist creating this paper collage of myself:


I realize it is MORE than just a self-portrait but after I saw a video about the Seattle artist, Kelly Lyles,  I decided to go WILD with color and patterns.

Perhaps you have heard of Kelly Lyles for her art cars? ¬†Well, she also likes to dress, very colorfully! ¬†ūüėČ

I hope to start wearing clothes with more color and patterns and care less about what others think!  How about you?  Do you like to dress conservatively or just have FUN?

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

Hip Hippo Hooray!!

Do you need a daily dose of inspiration to motivate you to create art?¬† Then you may be interested in taking Carla Sonheim’s online class for 2017: “365:¬† Activate Your Art Brain” – you can watch a short video about it, here.¬† Each day you will receive a short video of inspiration!¬† I hope you join me in the fun!¬† ūüôā

You can also purchase this book from Amazon with 365 blank pages to fill with your own art or ideas for 2017:


This will be my 5th year of taking a year-long class with Carla Sonheim.  She has a blog on WordPress too!  www.CarlaSonheim.wordpress.com

I am always inspired by Carla and the people who take her classes!!

Hip Hippo Hoorah that 2017 is on its way!!


Here’s to creating¬†every day in the New Year!!

Cheers Friends!¬† ūüôā