Friday, November 25, 2011

And the winner is....

Hooray, congratulations Noemi.  
If you have a minute, pop by and congratulate her and look at her beautiful jewelry that she makes.  She is so talented and a wonderful, sweet person. 
Thank you so much, to everyone who participated in this little giveaway.
I hope you are all having a lovely week and if you're out braving the shopping today, I hope you find the good deals and have lots of fun doing it. :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Black Friday Giveaway!!

On this hectic and stress filled day, whether you're out braving the crowds or working amidst the crowds, I thought it would be a good day to have a giveaway.  It will work like this.  Everyone who comments on this post will have a chance to win.  (that gives everyone a week to comment) I will put your names in a hat and on Black Friday, Nov. 25th at 9am, I will draw the winner's name and announce it on my blog.  Hooray!!  So, if you'd like a  chance to win, please leave a comment! 

The Prize will be:  
Three Square Owls

These three pictures are all done in watercolor pencil.  They are 
8 1/2 X 11 and look super cute, framed.  The watermark won't be on there.  Anyway, good luck and if you do get out to shop on Friday, I wish you well and be careful.  :)
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
P.S. You are welcome to pass this giveaway along to fellow bloggers!  :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

X-Files and Art

This is what I've been up to recently.  I used to love watching this show and then I saw an episode that thoroughly creeped me out and I quit watching it...that was 14 years ago.  With Netflix and streaming, I am now able to go back and start at the beginning, which is exactly what I've done and quite honestly, I'm hooked.  The good news is, that while I'm watching the show I am inspired to draw, so I am actually achieving something, other than just sitting there like a lump.  I thought I would share a couple of drawings that I've done while watching the show.  At the moment, I am still in search of my groove, my niche', my own style and somehow, watching this show spurs my creativity.  I have a couple of other pictures I am working on, but they're not quite done yet.  I guess I need to watch a few more episodes to get them finished.  :)
Forest in her Hair

Flowers in her Hair

Mixed media, playing around a bit.

Have a truly splendid day!!
And remember....The Truth Is Out There! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Silent Sundays: Creature Feature

I love rabbits.  They are so cute and sweet.  I had a wonderful bunny named Twidget that I adored.  I used to sit with him on my lap under the giant cedar tree.  He inspired me to draw.

I drew this picture of Twidget and I, in my nature journal, (looking much younger than I do in real life).  :)

Mr. Twidget in the strawberry patch.

Out for a stroll

Peas and Carrots

Little Red

I started drawing this little series of bunnies a few years ago.
My first one is in my Nature Journal and that led to these.  
My son and I and Mr. Twidget, of course and our kitty, Tickles.

This was one of my more recent rabbit pictures.
 Mr. Clock's Tea Time.

I am hoping to draw & paint more rabbits soon.
They are so very sweet.    I would love to get a house bunny, one that
maybe wouldn't mind being a model once in awhile.  :)

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Falling In Love With Art: Part 6

Anime' Delights!
This week I am going to highlight a young woman I met before we moved.  She has an amazing talent for drawing not only by hand, but using a computer.  Her name is Karsha and she has a blog and a Deviant Art account.   
Her love of art began at a young age, although she was discouraged after being told her art was ugly.  She didn't really enjoy drawing much after that, until she was about 14 and learned about anime.  Karsha felt that she needed to write a book with art and that ignited a new passion within her, for drawing.  She finds her inspiration through many things, God being her number one, the sky, people, music and other anime artists.  As you will see, it really shows in her art.  Enjoy and feel free to visit Karsha and check out her art. 

She truly has a heart for others.

I love the cool backgrounds she adds to her art.

She does pictures of people she knows, this one she did of my son and his girlfriend.
I thought it appropriate to couple Karsha's beautiful anime with the amazing works of Hayao Miyazaki.  
As I've mentioned before, I not only love his artistic style, but his creative and whimsical story telling, as well.  To see the world through his eyes is absolutely fascinating.  If you've not ever seen one of his movies, I highly recommend you do.
Hayao is a manga artist, an animator and a film director.  His father was director of Miyazaki Airplane, which made rudders for fighter planes during WWII.  This is where Hayao began drawing airplanes and developed his fascination for aviation, which is a huge part of his movies.  You can look him up, to find a list of his works.  
My Neighbor Totoro...I like watching this one in Japanese. 

Howl's Moving Castle, great movie based on a book by the same name, by Diana Wynne Jones.
Great book too.

Spirited Away.  Interesting story, love it.

Hayao Miyazaki

Love the dimples, he looks so happy! 

Howl's Moving Castle

Kiki's Delivery Service (one of my all time faves)

Castle in the Sky

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind  (love the flying machines)

My Neighbor Totoro 

I had to add this, so you could see the original sketch.  Awesome!!

I have to add, that if you are at all a romantic,
then Whisper of the Heart would be a great movie for you to check out.
There are many others that I didn't mention, watch them all if you get a chance.
They're like magic!!

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful week.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Silent Sundays: Zombies and Such

I love this video and the song is so fun and catchy.  I hope you enjoy it, as well.

A peek into our Halloween....

Ready for tricks or treats.

Some of the gorgeous Fall colors.

 Have a very lovely Sunday!!  Happy November!

Friday, November 4, 2011


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A painting I did yesterday morning.  Inspired by true events.  :)

Have a lovely day!!