Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Watercolor women

Painterly two-color doodle-in-progress. I wanted faces, hearts, and the color red and this is what came out of my brush. Go figure.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Work in progress: watercolor background

I'm not even sure what this will turn out to be but I have an idea or two. The book at top is the super-cool Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration and Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists. Next up: detail work on top!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

In which I make a drumstick bag

Just in time for back to school! In the random I Made Something Department, I give you.... Peter's drumstick bag. No pattern, a lot of eyeballing, and some felt and elastic.

Did you know soap is great for marking black fabric? 


Tied shut. Currently in his backpack on the way to band practice today.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sketching, again

I know these latest posts aren't paintings, but they're a great way to sketch out ideas till I get a chance to break out the watercolors. Especially if I get inspired and there's no place to physically paint - I can still capture the idea.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Getting sketchy

Testing out a new stylus for drawing on the iPad. Worked much better than just using my finger on the screen! These doodles were fun - I wouldn't mind trying them out in watercolor one day as mini- portraits.

Monday, August 10, 2015

In celebration of Snoopy

Today is Snoopy's birthday, and to celebrate, the girls and I decided to join in and #drawSnoopy. I was wishing for a big marker or two but had to make do with what we had on hand. Our family are all huge Peanuts fans - at last count, we had over 100 books about Peanuts and Charles Schulz.

Here is Angela and Sophia's artwork. I love their creativity!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Every day in May: 26

Our rhododendron is in bloom and dropping these lavender blossoms like they're going out of style. It prompted a discussion with my girls as to how the fairies would wear them. You see the result.