Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leaping forward on Leap Day!

Yellow roses I gave myself just for the joy of life!

I'm back from a super stay at Kripalu Center for Yoga, where all sorts of mind, body and spirit healing happens.

I'm celebrating a leap forward in expanded awareness and health!

Monday, February 27, 2012

muted palette

Filling a page with subtle colors, for once. Playing with stamping and stencil.

Acrylic and ink in the Handbook journal.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

still burning the firewood

Getting closed to the end of the season though, with our wonderfully warm weather.

Pen and w/c in the Raffine sketchbook

Friday, February 24, 2012

a paused scene from the Borgias

Had to sketch him.

Pen and w/c in the Raffine sketchbook.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

peeking bear

Peeking under the spiral of the sketchbook, that is. Bad planning.

Pencil in the Raffine.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

him, again

Charcoal in a Raffine sketchbook.

Monday, February 20, 2012

5 balls

An abstract inspired by a similar (but MUCH better) design by another artist pictured in a mixed media book by Mary Beth Shaw.

Just playing with a mix of watersoluble crayon, acrylic, ink and pen in the Handbook journal.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

the napping model

Always available. Wolff carbon pencil l in the Handbook journal.

Friday, February 17, 2012

a grassy thing

This may be just a background, haven't decided yet.

Acrylic on 140# paper.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

a familiar site in Kansas

The wheat came from a stamp, then I painted over and through it.

Acrylic in a Raffine sketchbook.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

heartlike abstract

Not created as a heart image, but one emerged (if you look for it), so today is the day to post it.

Multimedia on 140# paper.

Monday, February 13, 2012

just the head

Vine charcoal with a bit of charcoal pencil in a Holbein multimedia sketchbook.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

spattered cat

I sprayed brown ink on the page (light sketching paper), did a quick sketch with a TomBow brush marker, then spattered blue w/c.

He never noticed a thing.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

over there, a new project

A big dumpster means a house remodeling project. A view from my window.

Pencil in the Handbook journal.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

icord bracelets

An 8-stitch icord, 7 inches long so that I have to stretch it to put on, but it hugs my arm. Just a mini-mini wristwarmer!
I made several with a 6-stitch cord. Then decided these could become a braided ball, too. Not sure how they'll end up.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

the latest, smallest

Another version, with a hard variegated acrylic yarn. Turned out the best for being a firm sphere, great toy size!
Compared to the largest.

The next smaller size is almost done. Coming soon.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

he had a worse morning

Michael Palin (of Monte Python fame) has done several BBC travel series. I paused this one on the Sahara to draw this Roman statue head lying in the grass.

Pencil in the Handbook journal.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

trying again

Then there's the flying hair and fierce looking. I don't mean I'm fierce, but that I'm observing intently.

Pencil in the Handbook journal.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

practicing on the only live model at 7 am

Looks a bit woebegone, but that's not how I felt. I was just concentrating on drawing. This image actually makes me grin.

Pencil and w/c in the Handbook journal.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Traci Bautista's online free doodle class

Strathmore and Traci Bautista, mixed media artist, offered a set of free online videos showing how Traci makes her mixed media art. Worth a visit to to watch and learn.

So I doodled this. Mixed media on 140# paper.