Monday, March 6, 2017

Today is art day

Yesterday I went to my sister's for art day. Art day is a day when you hang out with a friend or two and create art. I've been doing this with my friend Lori off an on for the past few months and I thought I'd share the major piece I was working on as well as a few others.

My major project has been Red (Riding Hood), who I think I spent more time on than any other piece of art ever. Here's an early incarnation, which prompted the full blown Red...


 

I think I spent over 15 hours on her. Of course, she'd look better if I could take a proper pic but art work is hard to photograph well unless it's small.

This was a quickie, which I did in an hour or so


I want to do a more a more elaborate/detailed version of this (Sleeping Beauty, of course). I seem to like her for some reason...




But I don't always draw fairy tale characters. Sometimes I do trees...


This one isn't quite finished yet but I think he'll be pretty when he's done.


And this is a card I'll send to someone. I've done this design on bookmarks and other cards as well. I call it Island in the Sun.

And now I'll add another goal to my list: learn to take better pics of my art!

Hope you all have a a fabulous week :)

ps 14 days til spring...even though its been miserably cold these last few days.

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  1. A lot of detail in that final Red Riding Hood.
    Artwork is hard to photograph.
    I'm more worried that summer will be here in two weeks instead...

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    1. I wish summer would be here in two weeks. But first there's mud season...

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  2. Those are really gorgeous drawings. Makes me want to have an art day of my own. If only I could draw something more than stick figures. :)

    All my family in Maine is ready for spring. Hope March goes out like a lamb for you all.

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    1. It was cold cold cold for a few days with awful winds but the rest of this week is supposed to be warmer.

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  3. WOW! These are really good. Thanks for sharing them with us. Love it.

    PS: When I was a teen, I would have my girlfriends over for stuff like this too. Great fun.

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    1. Thank you! I've actually been drawing longer than writing though I def. write more than draw now.

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    2. Me too. But I don't draw much anymore. Stick figure cartoons but no real, real stuff these days.

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  4. It's cool that you posted about this. I have an art day date coming up. I love to draw but I'm awful at it. But I love it!

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    1. Art days are awesome and supposedly they're good for writing...

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  5. My talentless self is awed. And hope you had (and have) a wonderful art day.

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    1. Thank you, I had a lovely art day with my sister, brother, and niece :)

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  6. holy crap that tree is amazing

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    1. Yeah, I'm kinda in love with trees. I need to finish him.

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  7. You're so talented!!! Love the pics :)
    Your header makes me believe spring is actually on the way - yay!!

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    1. Thanks!If only that flower were here. It's a California flower. And today we have snow :(

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  8. A writer and an artist! You're amazing.

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    1. well, I wouldn't go that far...

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  9. Those are great. I guess art day is a little like a knitting group. You get together to create.

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  10. I love your Red Riding Hood. You're so talented.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I like Red, too. She came out pretty close to what I envisioned.

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  11. Very nice. I like the detailed Red Riding Hood with the wolf loping alongside and the gorgeous tree. Creating art is good for the soul. Like listening to music or creating it. Kudos to you and keep at it!

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    1. Creating art is def good for the soul. And relaxing, for me.

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  12. Oh wow ...! You draw too. Awesome.

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  13. As someone with no artistic talent whatsoever, I'm in awe of people who can create beauty like that. Those are great.

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  14. These are super cool! I'm envious of people who can draw.

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  15. I like the tree in the next to the last pic! Nice work.

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  16. Beautiful! You are very talented. I like the tree, too, and find it hard to believe you consider it unfinished. Please share the finished project. ~grin~ Best wishes!

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  17. Cold here too.

    Thanks for sharing your artwork. It's lovely. I especially like your Little Red with Wolf piece.

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  18. Awesome artwork. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I really enjoyed your pictures. I'm particularly impressed with Red Riding Hood.

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  20. Nice. I totally adopted a cartoon style when I realized I wasn't ever going to be invested enough to go realistic. It's bubbly and silly, but I like it. I think that's what it comes down to when facing art: you have to love what you do. Period.

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