Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Finally, a little sketching

The end of 2014 was difficult and filled with loss for my family. But 2015 is here and I am glad to see it. There hasn’t been much art fun going on around here. At least, that is something I can change! I couldn’t paint today, but I could sketch. I’m stuck at home (not stuck really, because I love being at home) but Google Maps is always willing to provide some new scenery or people to sketch. Why do I always forget how much I need to do this?


Prismacolor Birds

Still having fun with Summer Art Camp when I can. The last 3 days, we’ve had some cute bird projects. When I got home last night, I curled up on the couch and drew 2 prismacolor birds. I like the way Diane Culhane showed us to cut them out so they will stand up on their own. I haven’t cut the owl out yet but the other bird is perched on the mantle.

prismacolorbirdprismacolorowlIt’s not too late to Win a Monster from yesterday’s post.

Win a Monster!

ETA: And using, the winner is kippiann!

Summer Art Camp this week had us painting monsters with Karine Swenson. Karine is delightful and I really enjoyed painting my little monster. My model is a tiny little 1″ troll (not counting his huge hair!) that I got from a gumball machine years ago. Would you like to win the painting? Leave one comment saying you want to win and anything else you’d like to say and be sure to fill out the email address part of the comment form. Your email won’t show up here; only I will see it. Comments will count toward the drawing til Monday at midnight. I’ll do a random drawing sometime next week for the winner. US only, so I can afford the shipping, cuz I’m a starving artist, LOL. The painting is 5×7, oil on canvas panel. Happy Paint Party Friday!

beach troll