Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mr. Sun

It's my birthday today.  My big plans are driving my daughter to her all girls school, picking her up after school and driving her to the all boys school for marching band and then driving back to pick her up after marching band. And somewhere in between, I have to drive to the town an hour north of us to have lunch with my mom and her friends and make dinner.  Happy birthday to me.  Yes, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself...  Last year I spent my birthday in Northern Ohio at a teachers conference and had a much better time.  The girls (other teachers) and I spent the whole trip using my birthday as an excuse to celebrate.  I think I still build my birthday's up to be bigger than they should be, but in reality they are just another day.  I did receive lovely thoughtful gifts from my family, and one daughter even cleaned some of the house for me without me having to ask her, so from here on out I will concentrate on all of the good things about the day... and ... not that the toilet is backed up and I now have a new thing to add to my list of what to do on my birthday.  :o)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flower Buttons

I finally finished a drawing!  It feels so good to be able to sit down and draw again.  Now, how do you keep the family from just dropping in to talk because they see that it's nice and quiet in your room?  Oh well, I finished a drawing.  I know I will miss them all when they leave to start their own families, so I try to always at least listen while they talk, maybe just not making eye contact the whole time.  :o)  I sketched this drawing out on bristol board and started by adding color to the circles with water color.  I added all the pen and ink  at the end.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Magazine clippings

Some more of the magazine clippings I have been working on,  Love the clothes!

Some art work from my students

I thought it might be fun to show you some of the art work done my kindergarten art students.  They will make these into necklaces next week. 

What I have been working on in my spare time

I had bought a few old magazines over the past 2 summers, I have been going through them lately and cutting out images to use in my future art work, here are a few of them.  I mostly use these in my personal journals.  I used to use them in ATCs, which I haven't done for serval years now.  I still love ATCs, I just have perfered to make larger art work at the moment.

Pen and Ink of a church

I draw buildings from time to time, this is one that I just finished of a local church, it will be a gift for a gentleman that is being promoted in this church.  So shhh, don't tell anyone.