Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Feathers in her hair


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Circus Elephant

I haven't done much digital work lately, but I sketched up this simple little guy and I'm quite pleased with him.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

orchid

I'm not very good at titling my work, and I'm not sure what to call these little ladies I am playing with these days. I have been working on book text out of a flower book, so for now I shall name them based on the flower of the page.
So this little lady is orchid. Her headdress is made out of one of my favorite patterns, Fossil.




Sunday, April 6, 2014

flowers in your hair

This is messier/looser than my normal style. It was quickly drawn on my ipad. But I'm quite happy with it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

desert flower

Ahh...you know that sweet, sweet feeling when what you're doing makes your heart come alive?

One of the things I've been working on lately is Jane Davenport's I heart drawing class and attempting to learn to draw the figure. There is so, so much info in the class - just not enough hours in the day! This African lady was my first play at drawing a figure. I printed off some of my patterns to use as the "fabrics" for her dress and headdress. I am quite smitten with her!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

continuing to play

 I am continuing to play, and not overthink it, and just make some art. I am quite happy with how this piece ended up.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

a beautiful thing is never perfect

I've often felt as if I need to wait to make the paintings I have in my head until I am "more talented", or "a better painter", or the ever elusive - when I have more time. Lately I've come to realize I'm never going to be able to perfectly make the images in my head come to life in paint, and especially if I'm not practicing! So instead of saving my "painting ideas" for the perfect time, when I am magically incredibly talented, I am just going to start.
 So here's a little painted lady on a little piece of wood. I cant quite decided if I am going to add any words or anything else, so for now, it's finished.
  • A beautiful thing is never perfect. ~Egyptian Proverb