Sunday, October 27, 2013

Drawing #49 - Through the Wicket

Alice took me to Wonderland in this drawing where croquet is played with hedgehog balls and flamingo mallets. Strikingly different interpretations are easily found as well. I really enjoy the sunny colors.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Week of October

Time is flying by and winter is an ominous threat on the horizon.

Designer Credits:
-background, tags, overlay, swirl: Unlimited Mind by Kitty Designs
-stitching: Doodle Stitches by Sabrina's Creations
-staple: Autumn Sonata by Paula Kesselring
-ticket, paint mat: Wish by Forever Joy
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable, Erie

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Drawing #48 - The Word

Back to 10 x 8 inch format, hopefully I've emerged from the scary stuff of the last drawing. My collage pieces created placement of "OM" which reminded me of "The Word is OM" from The Moody Blues and I had to go with that idea. The result, however, seems to have a tension between two sides.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Drawing #47 - Rough Beast

Back at 12 x 16 inches, the latest drawing has been in the works a long time. It incorporates photo and photo album paper from an old album someone rescued from the trash. The "beast" appeared early and has always had the poem lines running through my head from "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats:
           And what rough beast, its hour come round at last
           Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Makes for interesting speculation on the origin of my ideas. Click on the image to see it larger, but imagine it at full size.

Monday, October 14, 2013

2nd Week of October

We've been having more lovely weather, many days sunny and fairly warm. Trying not to think about the season coming. I'm working on two new articles, still enjoying having two accepted for publication. I've just finished the large drawing that has been in the works for months. I'll photograph it tomorrow and let you see!

Designer Credits:
-papers, ribbon: Antique by Merkeley Designs
-swirl: You Alone {twiddlerish} by Kitty Designs
-notion, card: Dakota Dreams by Dido Designs
-brush: ArtPlay Palette Lush by Anna Aspnes
-mask for paper: FotoBlendz Overlays No. 4 by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Week in October

Can you believe it's October? Where do the days go? I've now finished a page for week 40. It was a nice week which has continued into this week.

Designer Credits:
-papers, ribbon, button, stitching: Changes by Tracy Martin Designs
-journal card: Inner Voice by Val C. Designs
-overlay, brush: ArtPlay Palette Tangier by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable, Mystical

Monday, October 7, 2013

Drawing #46 - Dark Pennant

Parts of this one came to me while I was only half awake. It really is a lot of mental landscape. It may be a bit brighter than usual but that was what it called for. I've used pieces from my mother's elementary reader and a non-winning raffle ticket plus other paper, paint, ink and colored pencil. I'm having work framed with black mats, so have tried that look for my "Dark Pennant."