Thursday, July 24, 2014

One of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Can you see why I don't want to draw all of her stuffed animals? Mind you, this doesn't include the stuffed people, as she calls them – just what she considers to be animals. And you can't see them all because they are mounded up to make a hill onto her bed.

And no, we didn't think to count them when we put them away. Let's just say there's a whole heck of a lot! Enough that I started out trying to arrange them and she said, "Mom, just throw them on there – I'm starting to get HOT!"

Next the boy with his Legos or Hot Wheels? I can probably bury him with both.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Leftover, But Not Forgotten.

This started as a piece of paper I cut off of a larger painting. I liked the colors and figured I'd do something with it eventually. Today was the day and soon it will hopefully be brightening a friend's day.

Beanie Boo #5 ... A Compromise.

I've drawn Izzy before, so I really wanted to paint her stripes in rainbow colors. Cue the frowning kid and I decided that probably wasn't a good idea. So instead ... well, you can see the compromise we reached.

Finished and I Did Good.

The normal reaction around here to my artwork is often, "That's nice." I don't think it's so much a lack of interest as it's something I've always done and therefore not all that exciting.

When I showed the finished frame to the minions, they both commented on the picture. They didn't like the fact that the image is old (only 6 months and it's the most recent family shot I have), it's in black & white (so we don't clash with the frame) and I have no hair (yes I do, it's just short). That was actually more than is normally said, and nothing was about the artwork, so I was pretty happy.

The hubster got home at his usual time and I headed to yoga after giving him the rundown on what I'd left them for dinner. When I got back after class, I found out the minions had dragged him over to show him the frame. They told him why they didn't like the photograph, but then gushed about the artwork.

They like me. They really like me!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sneak Peek.

This is what's on my table right now. I've had the MDF blank frame forever – in fact, I think it moved with us seven years ago.

I painted it minty green, sketched out a B and started doodling flowers and leaves. Then I added some color and now I'm inking over the top. Eventually I might add an "est. 1997" line, and of course, a family picture.

First, though, I need to go to the library and a couple of other places with the punks. The fun never stops around here.

Beanie Boo #4

She's much happier than I made her look. It's just her fuzzy fur was over her eyes like that and I draw what I see and it made her look angry.

But she's not.

She's a very happy, glittery, pink owl.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beanie Boo #3

Now she's thinking I should just draw all of her stuffed animals.


I don't think I have that kind of time.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mission Accepted ... I Guess.

Drawing these little creatures isn't that bad, because if I'm a little off who is going to know?

I hope you can tell that her ears and paws are glittery. That, at least, is hard to represent in watercolor and someone (not naming names) is a little miffed.

Someone else is piling up his creations and favorite toys for my next assignment and told me, "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

Whuh-oh. (Spellcheck thinks whuh-oh is a word. What?)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Creative High.

Instead of a creative block, lately I can't make things fast enough to keep up with my ideas. I'm not getting a lot of sleep, but I'm also not complaining.