Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer of Colour ~ Pink

"She's all dressed up & no where to go."

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Again, so pleased to be part of this fabulous *summer of colour challenge!* This challenge has inspired me to go out & get me a set of some wonderful colour pencils... Not that far out of my comfort zone this week as pencils alone are always my choice of medium, but still what a difference from my usual graphites!








Can't wait to check out every one's works of *pink* :)

Posting today because I'm going to be away Monday, but hopefull to still get a chance to link up with Twinkle, Twinkle. We see how the day goes!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Summer of Color ~ Green

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It's Monday! & it's time for *The Summer of Color* over at Twinkle, Twinkle! The theme this week is "Green". Can I say how happy I am to be part of this colorful challenge, because traditionally I NEVER work with color, so this is definitely a challenge for me... Last week I photoshoped my color into my drawing...this week I decided to go on a limb & try out water colors.

Here I've created "Wall Flower" She wants to be included, but can not gather the courage to put herself out there...she'd rather fade into the background...





Can't wait to check out everyone's works of Green :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer of Color ~ Blue

I'm so excited to take part of in this new challenge!

What a way to welcome in summer over at Twinkle, Twinkle,"The Summer of Color", is a 10-week blog party celebrating art in all it hues!


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Here's my interpretation, she's called *Free* I can't remember when I created her...for this challenge, I added different shades of blue to her throughout. This is my first attempt at coloring using photoshop!


My First Art Fair

So nervous leading up to this day. Up until the last minute I thought it would have been cancelled due to rain, but the show went on & so did I. I was so pleased with the way everything turned out, between the easels, the picture frames & the baskets, it all came together just the way I wanted it to.

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Me, I'm afraid, looking a little bit like Old Mother Hubbard :/ There was a chill in the air and on & off rain...but my spirits were still high regardless!

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The kiddies enjoyed the day as well...as this is their favorite pond, located next to our towns library it's a place we frequent to feed the ducks & take pictures :)

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And at the end of the day Maddie made me a picture saying "here mommy, I made you a picture for your special day, but it's not only for you it's for your basket." You see I had a basket to hold my various drawings...so here she placed it. What more could I ask for...

And to my surprise, to make the day even better, I sold 3 prints!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer of Color

I'm so excited to take part of in this new challenge!

What a way to welcome in summer over at Twinkle, Twinkle,"The Summer of Color", is a 10-week blog party celebrating art in all it hues!

Beginning today - and every Monday throughout the event - we will focus on and create art based upon the beautiful, bold and luscious colors of the rainbow. The purpose of the event is to emerge ourselves into the world of color: playing, experimenting and learning from one another throughout the lazy days of Summer . . .




This weeks theme is *Blue* I'm happy to get started on this fun project!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fine Arts Festival!!!

It's this Saturday, and I'm besides myself with excitement... It was only a few months ago that I opened up my Etsy shop... But the idea of people actually seeing my art *in person* has gotten me gitty like a little girl! I've said many many times since starting this journey that it's so extremely surreal and unbelievable that other people are seeing my work. This whole thing of sharing my drawings is so foreign to me still... & to think that I get so much joy getting other people's reactions, it's a mystery as to why I've been so hesitant. Call it low self esteem, insecurities, I suppose. Getting over these fears alone I think makes it all so worth it in the end.

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The only thing left to do is to get a bunch of prints made up of some drawings & think I'll be good to go!

Wish me luck!