Sunday, September 27, 2009

ATC Exchange and Future Project

We just finished another ATC exchange over at ScribbleTalk** and this is the little piece that I created for the exchange. This one will be going to Nancy. I hope that she will enjoy it. I am also working on a larger version of this door in colored pencil also. I don't have much time to get it finished, so I will be working on it alot this week. That is, if these sinus headaches don't put me out of commission!

**You do have to be a member to see the other images on ScribbleTalk. But it is a great forum to be a member of and the exchange is set up for members who actively participate on ScribbleTalk.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Newest Mini Hearthomes...

I glazed and fired some mini hearthomes this week and I will be listing them in my etsy shop too. I chose fall colors for the season. I'm looking forward to having some fall weather soon and seenig some color in the trees. Its one of my favorite seasons of the year...except the allergies that come with it!
Oh and if you want to see them close up, just click on the images!

Little mini row hearthouses.

Birdhouse Tile

The birds need some hearthomes too! I wish the little bird that sleeps on our porch could find a home like this! He sleeps perched in the corner of the ceiling of our porch every night! Not in a nest, just perched on the top of the column.

Fall colors Hearthome tile

I'm finished with the French Cafe in colored pencil and will be starting another colored pencil piece this week. I will post some updates as soon as I can. I'm on a tight deadline for that one. I hope I can get it done for the show next month! But for now, I'm sitting with a heating pad on my neck. I've pulled a muscle or something and its trying to tighten up on me. Its difficult to draw with tight muscles!

What is your favorite season?


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Drawing, doodling, and glazing...

...has been keeping me busy, besides my day job. I'm sure everyone knows that school started. I've been a little lax in my blogging since school started. In a way, that is a good thing, because I have been keeping busy at my drawing table. I've finished up the French Cafe and need to start another colored pencil piece for the show. I don't know if I will get the 2nd one done, but I'm going to try. I've also been glazing some clay tiles and little houses that I'm going to fire this week. I'll post photos when I do. I've also been doing some drawing at school, with my students. I always start out my beginners with a line design, which I love to do. So I got started and cannot stop with the little doodles. Here are a couple of my efforts. Just little playful doodles. I've also listed them in my Etsy shop here. They are colored pencil and ink on stonehenge paper.
So, hope you will hang in with me. I'll be posting more soon!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Squares, squares, and more squares...

I've just finished painting a large canvas with squares! Sounds silly, but it is for the wall of the children's sunday school hall at my church. They are remodeling the hall and I was asked, by a friend of mine, to paint squares on this canvas. The open house is tomorrow, so it had to be done today! So that is what I spent my day doing. Its simple and abstract, but it will look cute with all of the other decor and colors that have been used. We also made some painting with the children's handprints on two large canvases. Those canvases will also be displayed on the same children's hallway. I have photos of those being created. I will post them later.
I'm pretty much finished with my cafe drawing. I will get a photo of the finished painting as soon as my time and the weather permit!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cafe Update

It has been a busy few weeks. When school starts I have more things to take care of than usual, and end up spending time after school doing those duties. By the time I get home I am too tired to do much with my drawing. deadline is getting closer, so I need to finish the cafe drawing ASAP. With the long weekend, I have been be able to work on it some. But we also have the kids at home this weekend, so I've been spending time with them. So here is my update:

This is where I was yesterday. Just need to go back and refine some areas, then I will be ready to find a frame. I already have an idea for the next one. I hope to finish it for the October show. We'll see about that.

I am looking forward to Fall weather! It is one of my favorite seasons!
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

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