PERFECTLY IMPERFECT-I may not be the best at what I do, but Nobody has MORE fun trying than I do! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #58-Fabric

I'm sorry for any confusion I caused with my entry this week. I used a past post and I didn't know how to create the link for the addy in the comments, so if you went to my blog you saw a painted diva sketch, which had NO fabric at all on her. This is my entry, which is mostly fabric and also has attitude.

Thanks for looking, and again, I apologize if I caused any confusion. I'm still learning and I will do better in the future. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Make Me Come Over There!

"Don't Make Me Come Over There!--quirky journal sketch-pencil, black sharpie, wc pencils in sketchbook

I have to get supper started, but I thought I'd share another of my sketches with you. I have to find a better lit place to make my photos. I like this one a lot. Doesn't she look like a diva? Hope she makes you smile. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday Challenge-Nervous

"The Great Rabbitini"-art journal sketch in Moleskine journal-pencil & watercolor

This week's Inspire Me Thursday challenge is "Nervous." I thought this sketch might qualify. I would definitely be nervous in her shoes. :) This is my first time to participate in this challenge. The writing on the box is actually red. Don't know why it looks black.

I am also still participating in the Be Brave (click on button to the right) challenge by being brave about showing my sketches. This is the second challenge I've taken part in today. I'm proud of myself. It's a little scary. :)

Arty Girlz Challenge #57-Blue & Orange Combo

"Hearts Over Coffee"-art journal sketch in Moleskine journal-watercolor, pencil, black sharpie

This week's challenge on the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog is blue and orange combo. Since this is my favorite color combo I thought I'd get my feet wet by joining in this time. This is just a sketch, but it's orange and blue. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Hearts

"Heart's on my Sleeve"--quirky journal sketch in sketchbook--wc pencils, black sharpie (Sometimes I do wear my heart on my sleeve. Do you? ;)

Today is my paternal grandmother's birthday. She's been gone a long time, but I still miss and love her very much, as I do all my grandparents. Grandparents are special people. Happy birthday Granny P!

J (hubby) got home Friday evening and he's just cooked me a tasty breakfast (well actually it's noon, so I guess you could call it brunch) while I painted a new quirky sketch. Wasn't that sweet? We're just spending the weekend taking it easy. The chaos will start soon enough. :)

Hope you're having a splendid weekend, as well.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me...Yesterday

"Wing Keeper?" quirky journal sketch in sketchbook/wc pencils (also one my very first and I think those could be little wings in her arms, couldn't they?)

Yesterday was my birthday. I'm very thankful to have lived another year. It was a good day. Mama had an appointment at the eye Dr. to check her cataracts, so we did that first, then shopped a little, ate at Long John Silver's, shopped a little more, stopped at the Sonic for ice cream, and came home, where we then rode down to the pond on the atv to check on the cows. The new little calf is sooooo cute, as they all are, and the trees and foliage are beginning to turn all those wonderful fall colors.

I picked up two green throw rugs for my newly painted bathroom, but they're the wrong shade so I guess they'll go back to Wal-Mart. So much for judging color without a swatch of what I'm trying to match. :) I also picked up another flash drive for my pc, some blank music cds, and hubby some new pajama pants to lounge around the house in when he gets home.

J (hubby) was away working, but he got to call and sing happy birthday to me before we left, plus I had good wishes from my friends in the MojoArt group. J asked what I wanted for my birthday. I told him I had already ordered and gotten in some new art supplies, including the wonderful Moleskine journal mentioned previously. :)

When we returned I found cards from my three best friends in the mailbox. We've been friends since grade school (one of them since diapers), and it's wonderful that we're still as close in our, as one of them put it, "golden years." It was a beautiful fall day, full of blessings, spent with my mama, whom I love very much, even if we don't always see eye to eye. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, & The Downright Weird

" Rabbit Head"-art journal sketch in sketchbook
(There are two rabbits on her head. Can you see them?)

I am still doing my art journal sketches, but now instead of doing just 2-3 drawings and leaving the painting until later, I'm doing one a day and painting it. I am up to 247 drawings/paintings now, so I have a bunch waiting to be painted and photographed. The one above was among my first, when I was leaving the doodle lines all in. Somewhere along the line I stopped doing that.

I have decided to show you the good (cute & fun), the bad (not so good), the ugly, and the downright weird if you want to see. I never know what image will come forth. So be prepared! :) As soon as I get photographs I plan to mix in photos of other artwork along.

I do know about color, perspective, proportion, shading, etc., and practice them when I'm painting seriously, but I am having way too much fun with these, just drawing and painting with the abandonment of a child. I am much more relaxed about drawing/painting than I was, which is a good thing, because the tenseness showed in my paintings before, which is not a good thing. :)

I finally broke down and bought one of the Moleskine journals that I've been reading about. LOVE IT! and I see why so many people are hooked on them. I got the largest landscape size which is 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", I think. So for the last few days I've been doing the art journal sketches on a two-page landscape spread in this journal. I'm thinking this is not the last one of these I'll buy. :)

Anyway, I hope some of these sketches make you smile. I have to get started cleaning house now, which doesn't necessarily make me smile like my doodle sketches do, but I'm thankful I'm able to do it. :) Y'all have a good week!

Sunday, October 5, 2008