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

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Maria's Not Listening

Whatever is going on around her, Maria doesn't want to hear it. She's not wearing ear muffs just for a fashion statement. Her ears are not even cold. Just too much talking and negativity in her space. She doesn't need it. It's her way of shutting out the world for a while. Do you ever feel like putting on ear muffs just to shut out the noise for a few minutes? I do.

Hope my little doodle made you smile. :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rosalie, the Pink Elephant

Jim said that I should paint this little elephant's toenails red so that she could hide in the strawberry patch. Remember that joke? Why did the elephant paint his toenails red? So he could hide in the strawberry patch. :) (Painted in my Handbook sketchbook in wc/pencils.)

Hope she made you smile. :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dance To Your Heartbeat and Blu Sox

The Creative Every Day challenge for this month is nature. This and the previous two posts don't have much to do with nature. I seem to be in face and character mode right now in my creative endeavors. Leah gives us the freedom to post whatever we are creating, thank goodness. I say thank goodness, because I tend to forget what the theme is when I'm "playing." :) You should go to the CED site and check out the other participants work. Lots of wonderful, inspiring, creative souls there.

The untitled piece above is mixed media and is the closest thing to a nature piece that I have finished. I threw in everything but the kitchen sink in a frenzy of playtime. It has watercolor/ink/pencils, stenciling, homemade sponge stamps, a regular stamp, a little acrylic and some gouache paint, and I probably left out something, but there it is. It has leaves, eggs, and petals, so I guess you could call it nature. LOL

This one is also an experiment in painting in black and white with a touch of blue watercolors, using a large sea sponge and a brush in another "play frenzy." I wish I'd left the blue slice off of the heart, but nonetheless, I wanted to share it, just because I like it and it was fun to do. :)
You might check out the two posts, or more if you want to, before this one to see a couple of unique characters that I posted this week also.
Hope one of my efforts makes you smile. :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lexie-Future American Idol?

Lexie is waiting in line to audition for American Idol. She dyed her hair raspberry in hopes of getting noticed by the producers. It is in sharp contrast to her very blue eyes. It worked. Now she has to sing for the judges and she's awfully nervous. What if Simon doesn't like her? She looks like a rock star. The question now is, can she sing? Will she knock their socks off or come out in tears? We'll see.

Another doodle sketch in watercolor done in my Handbook sketchbook in wc/ink/pencils. I like Lexie a lot. She seems like a great kid. :)

Hope she made you smile. :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I wanted you to meet Lollie. She was born and raised on a pirate ship and can out-pirate most of the men aboard. She emerged from one of my doodle drawings with a patch over one eye and victory in the other. Lollie has been known to break hearts and heads, and once she even stole candy from a baby, and kidnapped a poodle. She is as deadly with her smile as she is with her sword, so BEWARE! Yo-Ho-Ho!

Lollie is painted in my Handbook sketchbook with wc and inktense pencils and water. This book doesn't work well with water, but I forget and add some anyway. I've filled both my large Moleskine books, and am now finishing up the Handbook and the MS pocket size WC book.
Hope Lollie made you smile. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ahnya And Harry, The Purple Bunny

Ahnya fell off the turnip truck...literally. She hitched a ride in the back of a loaded turnip truck and was sitting on the tailgate with her legs dangling off the edge. The driver hit a pothole going at a pretty frisky speed, and Ahnya hit the ground. The truck was out of sight before she knew what had happened and she was in a strange city. She's very confused and scared, but she's tough. She can take care of herself and looks at it as an adventure. What to do next is the question.

(WC/pencils in Handbook sketchbook-doodle sketches)

A Bunny Tale...Everyone laughed at Harry because he was purple. Even his mama pushed him out of the nest. All the other babies were brown. She had no clue as to how Harry came out purple, but it wasn't right somehow.

That's how Harry came to be a house pet. He was literally found under a cabbage leaf by the gardener and given to his daughter to raise on a bottle. Harry grew into a large mohair looking purple bunny, with a fluffy white tail. A delight to be around. He learned to use a litter box and could eat without making a mess. He had the run of the house and slept on the bed with his friend. He was very content and happy with his life.

But then, the local newspaper did a story with pictures about Harry, which got picked up on YouTube, making him a HUGE celebrity with movie offers, etc. After all, nobody had ever seen a purple bunny before.

And that is why Harry has his back turned. He's shunning the paparazzi.

(WC/pencils, stamp, doodle sketch in Handbook sketchbook)

Just wanted to say hello and let you all know that I'm still here. Still adjusting to hubby's retirement and not having as much time to play on the puter and create. I'm trying to work things around to where I can still do "my thing" though. I'm way behind on visiting your blogs and I miss that, but hopefully I'll get to visit soon and say hello. :)

Hope Ahnya and Harry made you smile. :)