Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Foggy Thanksgiving

We had a thick fog on Thanksgiving morning, and I couldn't resist driving around and getting a few pictures. Here is one of my favorites:

I wanted to try and use what I learned from Misty's class so here is my first attempt:

I seem to be having one of those days I call a "looking" day. You may know what I mean...I start looking for a certain brush, finally give up and use a different one. Then I want the white charcoal pencil and can't find it either. Then I loose my glasses, and when I find them, I find the brush I no longer need. Or maybe the pencil, but don't need it either. I think I spend about 30% of my time actually creating but the other 60% is just hunting for this or that. 10% is getting food or at least hunting in the kitchen for food because I gave up looking for my white or gray paint.
I really need to organize my room...if I could find my stuff I would probably not eat while I'm painting, which sometimes makes a mess all of it's own.
Ok, now that I don't need the white pencil...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Finished Picture & New Journal

I finished the painting I started last weekend! It feels good to have completed a painting, and I'm surprised it turned out better then I thought it would!

I also finished another journal I started last week. This one is smaller then my others and the perfect size to carry in your purse.

I just listed the journal in my Etsy Shop.
I think I deserve a break, so I'm off to do some shopping. Maybe the mall or Michael's! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More Paintings From My Class

I found a little time to paint and here are 2 of my assignments from Misty's class. The first is a landscape which was the easiest and fastest painting I've ever done.

This is one of the paintings from last weekend that I thought was just a mess, but with the gel transfer, it has a little promise to it.

I'm working on an idea for the bottom corner, so we'll see how that turns out tomorrow! I'm loving Misty's class!
I met my sister today at Seagrove in NC, which for anyone not familiar with this area, is a town that many potters live in. Today was their semi-annual show and I was able to go and browse through 59 different booths full of beautiful pieces of pottery. I couldn't resist buying these 2 soup bowls.

I hope your weekend is going well!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A New Class

Yesterday was the first day of Misty Mawn's on line class and I've been looking forward to it for weeks! Here is my first assignment.

I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but there always seems to be a point when I'm painting, where I panic and think the painting looks horrible. I've learned that if I keep going, I usually find that the piece gets better. There were a couple of paintings that I did yesterday, that never passed that point of getting better, so I might try again with them today. These 2 were my better efforts, but I'm not sure if I followed the exact directions. I found myself just working with the paints and not thinking. Misty's painting are so soft and pretty, I hope I can learn her technique!
How is your Sunday going?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Gifts for Someone Special

I've been busy this week, not just with the usual work related stuff, but with making a few things for my newest grandson, whom we are going to visit today. Tori told me that he was in need of a new hat for the cooler weather, so I worked on making him one for part of the week.

Then I started on this painting for his new room, once the family moves later this month.

Both projects were fun to make! I also worked at getting a shop set up on Etsy. I planned to sell my book on ebay, but the cost is higher, so I guess I'll try Etsy first. I'm still trying to figure out how to make a link with pictures but I guess I'll have to work on that tomorrow.
Have a restful Sunday!