Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you! 
I love old churches, they're so beautiful and of course, everything in Spring is extra lovely.  I took some Springy pictures the past couple of days, the weather was so wonderful, we had to get out and meander through the trees.  
Hope your Spring is joy filled and lovely. 

pussy willows

a boardwalk thru the woods

a large flock of geese

cherry blossoms

a sandwich eating squirrel (isn't he adorable?) 

a tree that I don't know, but it's quite lovely.

I've been working on a few projects here and there, 
all in various stages.  

I'm considering this for Free Art Fridays
(I was invited to join but have not yet done it)

a new "dream" picture I am working on

another trial picture using mixed media

very thorny, I don't like what I did to the background, so now 
I need to figure out how to fix it.

practicing cat's eyes.

And now you know what I've been doing, aside from the day to day stuff....working, cooking, cleaning, reading, going out with the guys, 

What have you been up to?

Many blessings to you!

Friday, March 15, 2013


I've been drawing in my sketchbook, not daily, but as often as I can.  
I definitely need more practice and to play with new techniques.  Here are a few of the recent pictures I've drawn.  Some are finished, some I'm not sure if I will finish them or not.  :)

Hope you are having a productive and joy filled week.  
Happy Weekend!  
p.s.  a few pics from the week too. 

wine sampler...oh my!

day dates.  :)

disc golf with the guys! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Attempted Mixed Media

I am taking the free online mixed media course through Strathmore Online Workshops.  I signed up for it last year, then never got around to it.  This year, I thought I would go for it.  It's a bit more of a challenge...loose lines, well mostly
that is the challenge.  These are my first attempts at it.  I need to keep working at it, trying to loosen up and try new things.  
I don't seem to be very cooperative.  
I will keep at it. 


the invitation.

P.S.  How are you doing?  What new things are you trying this year?  
How do you deal with attempting new styles/mediums? you name your pictures random things? 
I've recently noticed that I name pictures based on what immediately comes to 
mind after I finish a picture.  

Have a lovely day!