Friday, April 28, 2006

Illustration Friday - Under the Sea

Under the Sea and heading towards Atlantis!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Second Watercolor

Another watercolor I finished the other day - also on EBay - but going auction off soon.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Watercolor - Mountains and Stream

Here is one of the new watercolors I did that is on EBay now. I am going to teach a watercolor workshop in Pa. and the theme will be water in all it's forms - so I am doing a lot of ocean, lake and stream paintings. I love the distant sky and mountains in this painting and also the purple and yellow color scheme.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

New Necklace

I made this necklace over the weekend with a bracelet to match - I like it a lot and I think I will keep this one - I even wore it out yesterday. I just finished 2 watercolors - I will post one here later. I am working on paintings for the workshop I will be teaching in Pa. - I think the theme will be water since the lake is such an important part of The Hideout community.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Illustration Friday - Robot

Robot - this was a bit hard for me - so this is what I have come up with. I don't have a lot of time to play with this today.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Necklace

This is a turquoise necklace I made over the weekend.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Fourth Bracelet

Finished this bracelet on Thursday 4-13-06. Brought my beads up to Pa for the weekend and I made my first necklace and 2 bracelets to go with it. I will post these tomorrow. I am loving beading - portable so I can take projects with me and I am planning on hitting a lot of the antique shops in Pa. to look for old beads. I love the necklace I made this weekend and I can't wait to plan a few more. I also need to make a few Odyssey Tarot decks and get together some sample watercolors for my art class in Pa. I will be talking to the recreation director next weekend.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Watercolor - Water and Hills

Did a few watercolors - I will be teaching a class in Pa. and I need to get some ideas for classes and some samples. What drew me to this image was the yellow green field and the purplish mountains.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Third Bracelet

Bracelet number three - I like this one a lot. I did paint today and will post a watercolor tomorrow. I also painted a birdhouse for the Pa. house.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Second Bracelet

Just finished my second bracelet - this one is quite nice considering I don't know what the heck I'm doing. Went to a great bead store today and bought a bunch of stuff but I think the key here is to know what you want to make and buy the beads for that project. I found the bead store overwhelming. So much to learn but it is fun. My next step is to look at my books and decide what I want to make - buy the beads for that if I don't already have them or something suitable to substitute. Right now I feel like I am wandering aimlessly in the store and just buying things I am not sure if I will use. I would really like to take a class - the beginners class at this shop is not until June - too far away for me - I want to bead now!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

First Bracelet

I have gotten interested in beading. I was in the craft store and wandered down the beading aisle and got hooked. I bought a how-to book and a second book "Stringing Style", from there I bought a few packages of beads and a bead board. Last night I decided to try a bracelet and this is my first attempt. It was really fun and I can't wait to make more. I was looking for something portable to bring with me when I go to our Pa. house and I think this will work great plus I really like beading. Like everything I get interested in I want to know all about it - so I looked up bead stores in my area and also found a bead expo here in NJ the end of this month - I am off and running!!!!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Illustration Friday - Speed

It's not how you start the race but how you finish! Speed - a digital image for Illustration Friday.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Good Book - Wins Prize

I entered this painting in the Ocean County Artists Guild Twentieth State Juried Exhibit and I got a call yesterday I won second prize. I am thrilled to win a prize as this was not the painting I wanted to enter - they had a size restriction and the painting I wanted to enter was too big. This is a mixed media acrylic with collage as an under layer. I am on a roll this week - I picked up my paintings from the Monmouth Reform Temple show today and I sold 4 paintings there!!! I am so excited.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Cry of the Dragon - Mixed Media Abstract

I am in an art show this week and I went to see it yesterday and my painting "The Cry of the Dragon" is sold. This is a mixed media abstract piece measuring 30X22. I am so excited to have sold this painting. I have one other framed piece and 10 portfolio pieces in the show - maybe I will sell something else - that would be nice! The show was juried and all the work is outstanding. This painting was on the cover of the show catalogue and on their web page.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Digital Image

She would make a good Queen of Swords for a future tarot deck.