Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Inspired by Coffee

I have just finished my last Boot Camp assignment with Lilla Rogers.  July's prompt was create a piece for ourselves using our favorite morning beverage as inspiration.  

Here is a digital illustration using Procreate on my tablet. I have a Sensu stylus but there are newbies and then there is me when it comes to digital stuff....... I can't get a fine point nor can I see to "match" up my lines.

Mixed media and collage using a gelatin printed background from gosh five years ago. I printed multiple coffee/banana/ coffee pot images using the stamp I carved (see last image). Still wasn't working for me, the background was a bit overpowering so I made masks and stencils and collaged and printed over with another carved stamp. Still wasn't picturesque enough so I added the kitty in the background with inks and gouache. I don't know why he needed a monacle, but that's what the muse said so.......

Another digital, but I edited in Picassa.

This is the one that I submitted to the class gallery because this is the the one that excited me most in creating it. I carved the image into a rubber block and then printed with seven colors. I stenciled the saucer and used a different stamp for the pattern. I have more started. I purchased a set of Sennelier pan watercolors with some birthday cash.  YUMMMMMO! And a bottle of Sennelier India Ink. Double Yum

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July ABS Challenge and ANOTHER Passion

I managed another Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge-Yaaayyy Me! Actually, THANK YOU THANK YOU my sweet baby boys!!! They have been slightly more patient with me and mommy time. When I saw this month's challenge-the colors-oh my! I immediately thought this needed to be a woven something. I purchased this awesome loom over a year ago from Sew Nina on Etsy. I've made a few things. Only takes me a year you know. I've given one to a dear friend. I tried to give these to a family member, but I got the feeling she wasn't enamored with them. I think the uneven widths bothered her a bit. I dig them though and I love love love weaving!

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Neighbors

I am delighted that a lovely dove couple has moved in at our house! They have built a nest between the pergola beams over the patio over looking the pool. Fabulous choice! Notice the beautiful aqua ring around her eye? I can't wait to see the babies! I hope we will be able to see the egg(s). And I hope the other wild life leaves her be. Cross our fingers!