Had to add the Cubs hat to the lion...waited a looong time to see that!
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
An amazing embroidered dress at the Antieau Gallery. She does this work with a vintage sewing machine. The picture below is a detail from the dress.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Scraps from hotel stationery, airline ticket, and drawings done in the airport.
Jeff took me to a great concert for my birthday. This page was drawn from my photos later.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
All of these are drawn on old index cards that I got in an auction box in the Route 66 town of Odell. I painted the cards up with gelli prints, and the drawings are made on the paper bags I use at the shop...many of them are drawn at the shop, if I have time.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Get Your Kicks on Route 66" song by Bobby Troop on the back of the card.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Rockabilly on the Route. This is my little homage to this festival I hope to attend one day.
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Friday, May 06, 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Every Day in May prompt for May 5th is: something you see in a park. This is at the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma. It is an old time park that used to have swimming and a petting zoo. Now they are keeping the park up, with the little old cement kiddie tables shaped like whales, and the whale itself. You can still go in the whale and climb up on the diving platforms. It is one of my favorite things on Route 66 (so far!). They also have a gift shop with wonderful scrapbooks of the blue whale and many souvenirs you can buy.
French Toast Girl, to draw or do something creative every day in the month of May. I've never managed to do all the days, but I'm jumping in. I'm going to catch up with the last 4 days, if I can. I'm following the prompts from the Everyday in May facebook group, but I'm also putting a Route 66 spin on them. The prompt for May 1 was to draw a toy. I bought several of these little toy Volkswagen Beetles to paint up. I'm giving them a bit of 66 and a bit of hippie vibe.
I've put them on those index cards I gelli printed in the last post. I inked up the edges with black ink, and for now, I'm keeping them on rings.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
When your work seems like play, it's a very good night.
Once again, I wanted time try "Every Day in May," even though I've never yet managed to finish the whole month. This month I'm starting a couple days behind, but that's not so bad. These old index cards will be my canvases for the month.
I put ledger paper down to catch the mess, and that turned out nice...it will find its way into something one day.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
I've been drawing for the shop, for a couple of private requests for art, and also for Bible study. I'm not crazy about how this turned out, though I still like the original idea in my head. LOL But since starting this blog, I've shown the good and bad and blah....because that's life! I do love this verse and the closeness it speaks of.
The wonderful thing is that if you are journaling, keeping a sketchbook, then it's all great practice. In this case it also helps me remember verses....something I've never done well. I find that writing it and drawing it helps, just like taking notes by hand in class.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
The last few years I've picked a word to focus on that year. This year I'm focusing on focusing! For a woman who no longer has kids at home, I still feel like I'm juggling a lot of balls in the air. I've been working on growing my business, traveling affordably, fixing up my home and garden, using my resources well, spending time with family and friends, and oh yes....cuddling my new grandbaby.
Lately I've started and stopped on my artwork, throwing out things that were a mess, and painting over canvases that I wasn't pleased with...until I kind of stopped and instead threw myself into the holidays. So...I decided to do Journal 52 as a way to focus and get my arty mojo back. The first week's prompt was to pick a word for the year.
So my word is FOCUS. The verse that goes with it is one of my favorites: 2 Timothy 1:7. "for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and self control."
What a great Spirit to have!