Sunday, May 01, 2016

Every Day in May: 1


And so it begins! This year's theme will be portraits of strong female literary characters. Some of them are more recent finds for me, and some of them have been kindred spirits for years. I'm really looking forward to this list. 

I'll be painting each day and then uploading the previous day's painting the next morning. What that really means is that all you get for today is sketches and notes while I complete the first painting. A new painting will be posted tomorrow. Any guesses on who it will be?

As always, I encourage anyone who wants to participate to join in - it can be 31 paintings of your choice, or songs, or interpretive dances, or writing for 31 days, or anything that keeps you creative. Just make sure you try to do it every day in May. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Walt Whitman sent me here



Snippets from something new I made this past week. If you are interested, go to this link and explore. (And if you are already a member, let me know!)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!



This year's Valentine would be entitled, Boy, Those Kids Got Big.

What have I been doing since I last posted? A lot of designing, creating, crocheting, Girl-Scout leading, teaching, and oh yeah, raising these guys. I am trying to make more of an effort to get back to the blog and post more. But before the artwork and news, no Valentine's Day can go by without the traditional Nazzaro Family Valentine! (What you can't see behind Sophia's tight-lipped smile is her new braces. She is fabulous, natch.)


And now my favorite part... scroll down and turn back the hands of time!

















(2015)



(2014)



(2013)



(2012)


(2011)


(2010)


(2009)


(2008) - the first year I didn't have to photoshop together three separate images



(2007)



(2006)



(2005)

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? 


Opened...


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.