The ice will be dyed 'PINK' tonight, and the players will wear Pink Jersey's that will be auctioned off after the game. I got one last year. I spent a bit of time today at the website of an incredible artist named Anne Watkins... www.annewatkins.com check out her work... in my clumsy way I tried to do the hockey player like she might have.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I was really unfocused today... in spite of the owl LOL... I wanted to draw a puppy... I tried several... didn't work... the flowers turned out even worse... oh well, it is, what it is... I guess I'll go work on another painting... then again, maybe I should leave it alone.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I've already removed the tiny brush, and added 4 more half pans from my old box... now this tiny box has 12 colors in it... I added Cerlean Blue, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Hookers Green... I know 3 greens is too much, I think I'll add another yellow and/or some Raw Sienna, maybe drop the black and add a violet... it's so hard to decide LOL Time to go throw a little paint on some paper :-)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
THE BEST PLACE TO BURY A DOG
"There is one best place to bury a dog.
"If you bury him in this spot, he will
come to you when you call - come to you
over the grim, dim frontier of death,
and down the well-remembered path,
and to your side again.
"And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.
"People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.
"The one best place to bury a good
dog is in the heart of his master."
--- Ben Hur Lampman ---
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Don't know what got me thinking about my grand-mother, and how my cousins and I would play 'horse' at her house, she kept a collection of old brooms just for us, and we'd play for hours on end with them. Do children do that sort of thing anymore? I don't think they do.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Your Word is "Peace"
You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.
Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.
While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.
You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Weather was picture perfect today... days like this I REALLY miss my window from the other office. Just drew my cell phone charm that my friend Joy sent me... she makes wonderful glass beads.... http://www.limelightlampwork.com
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Lessons I learned today.... Starting my negative painting.
1. Squirrel Mop brushes do NOT drip on their own no matter how much paint and water you add...
2. Tapping a Mop brush to MAKE it drip, gets a tiny drip ARGH
3. Slinging the mop brush at the paper gives you LOTS of tiny splats... totally unacceptable for the lesson we're doing but interesting looking (pictures when it dries).
4. A much SMALLER, synthetic brush (size 10) will drip quite nicely even with just a small amount of paint...
So to save paint and frustration... if you haven't started this yet... DO NOT use a mop brush, and propably not a good sable either... a brush that holds a LOT of paint... doesn't 'drip' very well... use a nylon brush for much better results... splat wise....
So that's what I learned today
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
So I looked up this negative painting thing today, there's even a book about it. 'Painting outside the lines' I think is the name... I'm cutting myself off from buying anymore books until I've worked thru the ones I have... so WetCanvas's Watercolor challenge for February is..."negative painting"... I plan to participate by doing a bigger one of these... but I'm pretty pleased with this one in my journal.