Tag Archives: proverbs

Favorite Shoes

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

I had fun creating these shoes, inspired by Andy Warhol’s shoe art; you can see other shoe art I did here: The Power Of A Shoe…




I started by drawing shoes from the internet, making a simple stencil.  Next, I used the shoe stencil as my pattern on my hand-painted papers.


I experimented with hand lettering from an online class I’m taking from Andrea Joseph at Sketchbook Skool.

Lastly, I used the one of the shoe stencils to create this doodle and quote from Marilyn Monroe:


I hope you have happy feet today…

Cheers! 🙂

An Apple A Day

I decided to try a new approach for my tree collages today.  Remember the trees I drew a week ago?  Well, I made copies of the black and white images and used them as part of my collage papers for my trees!

And everyone knows, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!  But what about a collage a day?  I think it keeps the Creativity Zapper away!

An apple and pear tree:

Oh, and I almost forgot!  I used my gelli-printed deli papers and my Prismacolor pencils to add a touch of color.

A weeping cheery and orange tree:

Do you have a favorite?  I’d love to know what you think!

Hug a tree today!  🙂

A Bird In The Hand…

Is worth two in the bush!

I thought of this proverb as I was creating my acrylic painting:


It is a work in process!

I’m taking an online class called, “Birds on Birds” from Alison O’Donoghue.  The class is hosted by Carla Sonheim.  Check out Alison’s art on Pinterest – she is amazing!

I started my painting by covering a 11 x 14 cradled birch panel with black gesso. I sketched my design onto the panel and started painting with heavy body acrylics. It took several coats to cover the black.   I have a few more layers to add so stay tuned!  😊

Did you know that the origin of this proverb dates back to medieval falconry where a bird in the hand (the falcon) was a valuable asset and certainly worth more than two in the bush (the prey).

Happy Creating!  😄

Don’t Let The Fox…

Guard the hen house!

This old proverb was first recorded in Contre-League in 1589.  It means:  Don’t put somebody in a position where they will be tempted of wrong doing.

Here are a few quick sketches of a fox:

Quick fox sketches

And here is my blue hen in watercolor:

Lesson 5 chicken