Sunday, May 31, 2009
Another beautiful Sunday morning...I was laying in bed, actually feeling a bit depressed, for no particular reason...thinking all sorts of thoughts...depressing thoughts, feeling sorry for myself thoughts...grass is always greener on the other side thoughts....I got up put the dogs out, fed them....and went back to bed for a bit, I laid there for a while and thought...I should run, then....outside or inside. Can I run? I have on the treadmill in 7 Min's at a time segments...BUT I could walk... I got up, put a comb through my hair, put on some comfortable clothes, my cell, and my pedometer, and set out onto the open road, all in the span of a couple min's, before I had a chance to change my mind, and...two miles later, and 38Min's I was back home. My outlook had changed. The sun was coming up, the robins were out, the squirrels were playing in the dewy grass. I found a small metal pencil sharpener, and a black feather I thought I could make a composition, but as I was walking I had some ideas. I guess that would sum up my walk...it cleared my head, it gave my restless soul something to do...and I got an idea...
Monday, May 25, 2009
These are the coolest little things.....maple seeds, or more commonly know as helicopters...I love gathering up a handful and tossing them into the air....Its beautiful here today, a slight breeze....warm, but not too warm....just a calm gentle wisp of a day.
To sit back
*dance of the copters*
hope your day is peaceful...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I am currently in the first week of my WC Pencil class with Cathy Johnson. My first lesson is to play with my pencils. I am making a chart of all my current colors. I have three sets now. I can see it is an addiction. My art is collecting art implements I do believe. I held off from buying more WC pencils, but from reading how people claimed these Faber-Castell, Albrecht Durer pencils were to die for.....I hurried up and hit *buy* button, on the Dick Blick site, (where they have been sitting in a cart for weeks)before my logical brain told me NOOOOOOooooo. My motto has been of late...SHOP AT HOME FIRST....and having two WC Pencil sets already...did I need more..NO....No I didn't....but it is a treat, and I hope it will encourage me to learn from them, and become more creative....they will justify themselves...I believe if you use substandard products you will achieve substandard results... if the results are more encouraging....it will help my tender Psyche....and that can't be anything but good! Now I must go and create!!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Well......this is why I am taking a WC pencil class.....I have much to learn. It didn't turn out as I had imagined. I need to spend more time with my pencils and learn how they react. Anyway....thanks in advance for any and all critiques.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I sacrificed a stem of my bleeding heart, and did a closer study of it. I plan to use WC pencils on this piece. I am started Cathy Johnsons WC pencil class on Monday, so I am looking forward to that, and learning all the in's on out's of this medium, so please stop by to see how I am doing...
Friday, May 1, 2009
I used Random.com to obtain the results for the drawing........and the winner is
I want to thank everyone for stopping by my blog and for all your kind words...it helps to motivate me to become a better artist.....thank you all for your support.....