Friday, April 5, 2013

Portland Book Published!


It is always an honor to find out your work is being published, and even a little extra when you get an article too.  Last October, this bloggy lady and I  went on an outing! You can read a bit about it here... HERE!!! right HERE!!! and now our tale is in the new Somerset Memories!

and to my surprise... this was in the mag too!  woot!


29 faces Continued!

It has been forever, I am aware.  In Feb, I joined in on 29 Faces, but an awesome sauce trip to NY stopped me in my tracks.  When I got home, I worked a little more, but never completed the month.  Here are some more of my faces.  Scroll down to see the ones I did in the beginning!

ok, a couple are not full faces, but practice is practice you know!





 Um, my fav zombie girl so far!  I love how her mouth is slightly open.  Hungry!


this last one is really a paint over collage...a mag pic.  This journal page is not done yet, but loving it! S

Friday, February 8, 2013

One Week in Faces

Week one.  29 Faces.

 Day Two was influenced my Tam, from Willowing!






This purple little devil was inspired by a great tattoo artist Sandi Calisto.  I love her work, and never want to attempt to be something I'm not, but since this is a challenge I decided to give it a go.  I do Sandi no justice, but that's why she is who she is  and I am who I am. So there.  No biggie.
and here is day one again... already posted, but here is the week together!  http://sandicalistroart.com


I tried to work a little differently each day.  Clearly, I don't always have time for much.  I am eager to stretch this further and further.  I am suppose to go to NY this Sunday, and plan to just sketch, however, with the storm, I guess we'll see...

Enjoying this challenge.  Find out about it here  29 Faces

and a little Paint Party Friday too!

Happy Artful Week!  Fingers Crossed I'll be drawing faces in New York!

so just a bit of happy news.  I found out that I am going to have my work in two magazines coming out soon.  I already shared my news about the Portland book in a couple posts below, but I am getting another piece published in Somerset Gallery too!  Giddy meeeee!  yay!!!  I am seriously so stoked I obviously cannot keep it in.  And here she is... well, here I am... Bird on My Head




Saturday, February 2, 2013

29 Faces

I'm doing this!

Feb 1, Day 1




Many bloggers know of the 29 Faces Challenge which started last Feb, a leap year.  The challenge is to draw or paint, or whatever... a face a day for the month of Feb.  Well the challenge took off and I think it is now in it's fourth round.  I've never joined in, until now.  On a whim, I decided to participate and my goal is simply practice and to help find my style a bit more.  I will challenge myself to some profiles and such as well.

This is my face from yesterday, Feb 1, Day 1.

Now, I get responses often about my faces being so sad.  Don't you worry about me.  I am really drawn to sad faces, and also find myself painting my characters a bit dark, but not always!  I don't really know why. I suppose we are always looking to let out our inner sadness, and I feel there is always more of a story to be heard.  I do have a tendency to get a little darker, a little deeper, but that's just me, so there you go!

Don't think I can blog these everyday, and I'm soon off on a trip to NY, so I'll do my best.  I plan on pencil sketching my faces while in the city.

29 Faces

Friday, January 25, 2013

Painting on Wood

Since I've been MIA for so long, I thought I'd do a post of a couple pieces I did before Christmas.  My mother recently had a new deck built, and as the men were throwing wood in the garbage, my mom was digging them out for me to art with!  Good mom!

So, I started doing some paintings on wood.



 and here she is finished.  This was a painting for an artist friend of mine.  I actually forgot to take real pics with my real camera.  I think I should.  This lady came out perfectly and I hold her close. I miss her, but I think  she is happy in her new home.



and then, Zombie girl!


I love this second stage...


Hubs really liked her, so we're keeping her around.  Do you love the Zombie craze?  The Walking Dead is seriously the best show I've ever seen!  I finally got the THE episode in this season the other night, and cry my heart out, I did!  Ugh. Tore me up!


and a couple more I started on wood, but have yet to finish.




I was loving the love out of her until I kept going and ...


now I just don't know what to do with her!

or her...



Happy Paint Party Friday! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BBFFs at Art and Soul, Portland.

A long, loooong, overdue post.  

Miss Kristin, Twinkle Twinkle had a little plan...  and so we went on an adventure.


We met.



We had a gorgeous view.


We went to art classes.





We were silly.











and we had our time together as new BBFFs! (Blog Best Friends Forever!)

I am so honored to have this book published in the spring Somerset Memories.  Many of these pages are included, and a couple I didn't show!

And two of my paintings from a day with Mindy Lacefield.



Dear Bloggers, I did not die.  It is amazing It's been months since I've been here.  I can't explain why, but I just didn't have this blogging thing in me.  However, I am now here, and will make a great attempt to visit once a week.  I will visit you all.  I cherish what blogging and this community has opened for me.

oh, and for my ink followers, I got new feathers!  Fly Mama Birdie, fly.


linking up to PPF!