Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beauty

It's funny because when I get started to conquer a new drawing & I'm sitting there  looking at a blank piece of paper a lot of the times, I never know what will be the final product. So all I could think of after completing this piece was *beauty*. I hope other's can see that as well when looking at her.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Dreamer

Ahh the moment I shot this picture of Maddie gazing out the window, I knew I wanted to draw her.  I finally got around to sketching the photograph.  I so wanted to capture the feelings of the moment, I think I did that with the picture, & hope that I was also able to transfer these feelings onto paper with pencil. I can only begin to imagine what thoughts are running through her little 5 year old head here.

Although I'm afraid she doesn't quite look like a 5 year old here :( Gah! I've aged her :'(   I see young lady when I look at this...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Work in Progress

I've been working on her for the past few days...I don't think I've ever spent this much time on a piece before. I just want her to be perfect. Maybe this can be hung...I've never considered framing any of my pictures before.

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Maybe when it's completed I can put her in Maddie's room, I think she'll like that.  She's the only one so far that's protested at the fact that I might actually sell any of my drawings.  "But Mommy, I love them, you can't give them away!"  Silly girl...if only she knew how incredibly over the moon I would be if I did ever sell these.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Introduction

I've always had a passion for sketching all things pretty...& now, I think I'd like to share my art work.  I've always been so private when it came to my drawings, never really ever wanting to show it to anyone.  Well, except for darling husband, Jason & Maddie who always have kind things to say. 

Maybe I'm just afraid of what people may think...especially because I never went to any art schools, except for the average art class in high school I never had any training...often wondering if I even know what the heck I'm doing.  I'm sure there's so much that I could learn, I've always wanted to learn for example the proper ways of drawing the human body, face etc...

But needless to say, I've always loved loved loved to draw, especially precious things like flowers, fairies, & most recently my Maddie...I'm just so drawn to her innocence & her pure beauty, I just can't help but want to sketch her.  (I've already got a photography hobby/obsession, she's my muse) I remember being a kid & always wanting to sketch princesses from my story books, or cute animals or even flowers from greeting cards.  All I know is that I've not always wanted to sketch, I've gone years inbetween not drawing anything...but I do beleive that my love to sketch is within me & will always be there. 

I feel there's a bit of Whimsy & Magic in all of us...I truly feel blessed with the ability to transfer these feelings onto paper.

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Here's my most recent completed piece.