Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I would love to live in one of these townhouses by the sea! Don't they seem peaceful?! Imagine that there is a beach right behind the row of houses and that I happily live in the highest apartment with my pup...sigh.
Sorry for the lack of posting this week...I had a strange and exhausting week at work that has resulted in a big change for me. Hopefully it will be a good change in the long run! I took the afternoon off to take care of some things, and had a moment to digitally color the townhouses that I drew by hand. Now, I want to move in!!!
(this actually isn't the "random illustration" that I promised earlier...still to come)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Hello! I have gotten carried away with my moleskin daily drawings and forgotten all other work to be posted. I just finished my last pottery class (perhaps some pictures of my gloriously imperfect clay work to come...) so my creative energy will have more time to spread out over some other projects!
Things to come:
*a random illustration that I have been working on
*photos of some beaded collage work
* a tote bag for a craft swap (in progress if you are lucky!)
(did I ever mention that I have design ADD?)
More soon- xoxo
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
This is the first in the series of daily drawings that I hope to complete. I recently bought the "notebook of champions" ... the MOLESKIN. I bought a tiny one with the graph paper. Usually, I am a one notebook woman...(normal is 8 X 12 - big enough to paste my inspiration pics +draw/note) but I went crazy and bought 2 different notebooks. In the past, I have neglected one sketchbook in favor of the other. I think that using my moleskin for ONLY drawing- one a day- no pasting- might help keep the action even in both notebooks...
(ok- I already favor the moleskin a little) I love how small it is- it forces you to keep the composition of the drawing small. It isn't as ambitious as drawing on a whole normal sketchbook page and I have come to grips with the pen showing through to the other side of the paper (perfectionist peeve).
I am dating each drawing with a different hand lettered sign/post-it on the back of page before.
I am not particularly happy with the first drawing, but I felt that I should post it anyways!
This was a geo study using only straight lines of ink...which is really hard cause I love swoops and circles (LOVE). I painted with the black ink and then went over it with yellow prismacolor marker. I think that I liked it better without the yellow.
I love painting with the ink because it can vary in shade so much without the temptation to mix a bunch of colors together...