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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

face within

This started out as a hand drawn image that i really didn't know what to do with I took it into cs4 and played with it a bit the red and blue lines kind of look like vains I really like the way it came out.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Magic carpet One World One Heart Giveway

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take a ride on the magic carpet and see what mystries lie around the next corner
so many things to do and blogs to see , 

and just like the rest around this corner you will find a give away

for my first give away im offering this book    Journal Bliss Please note this is not a Journal but a book about journaling by Violette.




A second winner will receive a set of 4 greeting cards created from some of my drawings I will post when they are finished

I will add more prizes as more people join in the magic carpet adventure

please leave a comment under this post   I'de love for you to tell me where your from or something  special about your area  but its not necessary to enter

the winner will be selected by a random number generator

you may enter only once and only if you have an active blog
you must have your entry in by midnight centeral time on the 14th of Feburary

I will announce winners on Feburary 15th

Have fun

Thursday, January 21, 2010

more art

I h ave been trying to draw something everyday .  and have been scanning almost everyday as well.

all of these are hand drawn but I have scanned them and played with them a bit in photo shop mosty adding borders and using the brush tool but a few have filters added as well.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

more art

these drawings are a combination of colored pencils , pen  , and then I played them in Photo shop cs 4
but all of them started out as a hand drawn image\


Sunday, January 10, 2010

some new art

I got out my prisims pencils and a sketch book and started doodling this evening.
I have not been doing to well at posting daily but i don't want to end up with photos that are of no interests to anyone but me . so while i will try to continue to post daily. my main goal is to post something that i hope will be interesting to others.   
and if its my art work.or something i need to scan I don't always get in my art room to scan it .  Its cold in there and I don't go in there very often in the winter  .

this drawing are aprox 5 X 7
done with black ink, prism pencils and markers .

they are a bit corny and will probally change when /if something inspires me but for now its what i came up with 





from top to bottom
Wild Hair
She belongs to the land

no title
queen bee
and
Leaves of me
                                  




















                                                                                               

Thursday, January 07, 2010

snuggled in for the night

I didn't get around to posting yesterday
DH and has feline buddy No Tail are settled in for the night
and its a good thing to since its blowing snow and below zero outside.

they look very warm and toasty   .  The only cat i have ever seen that wants to be covered up

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

GPS

we either have one  , been with someone who has one , have used one, or at the very least we know what they are.

what if art was that easy ,   you start with a blank piece of paper, canvas, card, wood or what ever your media choice is. Then you choose your desired end result .    from there you get step by step instructions of what to do to get to the end.

I don't know about you but most of the time I have an idea of what i want to make and a general idea of where to start but its the end that i have trouble with  .  My art almost never ends up the way i in vision it .  usually im pleased with the end results ,  Usually but not always.;  but its rarely exactly what i thought it would be when i started . Good art tends to take on a  life of its own by  becoming something totally different from what you thought it would be.  just as good or better then you thought it would be but defiantly different

think of a project   from start to finish  how would you enter it into a art gps  what about the end would you what it to tell you exectly how to get there or is it more fun to leave it to chance. and just see what happens.

thats my choice ,  leave it to chance .    if you don't allow your art to choose its own path and just become what it wants to be . you end up fighting .a loosing battle and your art ends up looking like something off of an assembly line

try this 

think of a project from start to finish envision what you think it should look like when its done  discribe it in as much detail as you can.    do said project.    are you happy with it  , did it come out the way you thought it would.   better , worse   .  did you allow it to have a voice of its own or did you force it to follow you line of thinking by not allowing it to be whatever it wanted to be .

remember to allow your art to have a voice , you start with an idea but then let it go ,  follow your muse and let her play  .

Leave the GPS for getting you from point A to B 

Monday, January 04, 2010

I got a new book

I ordered the book Caffine for the creative mind    excellent book by the way

anyway one of the activities in the book was to design your own creative swiss army knife of sorts

what creative supplies can you not do with out when your creating.

mine would have the following items    spray glue, tape runner, computer , silhouette cutter, pliers, scissors, wire, sponge,  eye shadow applicators , broken glass,  car detail tape, 

I forgot to include my cd player , printer, and hot coffee  gotta have that caffine  :)

the idea of the book is to open up the creative side of your brain .

so what would be in your swiss pocket creative knife thingie    remember to include the unusual as well as everything else

Saturday, January 02, 2010

wildlife road

we found it quite by accident.  Leon was making a delivery last week and went down the road to turn around. When he  discovered all of the beautiful animals .so he took me down do see them . they are such a treat and to think they were just a few miles from where we live but we didnt even know they were there.