Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Award

Thanks, Micah, for this "Dahling" award. I love it!

There are so many blogs that I love, that it is hard to choose, but I will choose a few. These ladies really inspire me. Here they are:

Abigail Halpin - a wonderful illustrator whose art I adore

Ann Gardner - a painter of whimsical girls - I love her art

Julie King - a super creative soul who inspires me all the time with her beautiful artwork and now photos

Check these great blogs out!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lazy Sunday

I finished the fourth book in the Fablehaven series. (I am reading it with my 12 year old, so don't tell him a read ahead.) If you like Harry Potter, you will like this series. I love fantasy novels like this. I can't wait for the 5th book. It is supposed to be the concluding book.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Three new paintings listed on ebay!

(Well, this one isn't quite new. I already listed it on Etsy. After I put it on Ebay, I remembered I had listed it on Etsy and had to quickly take it off. Oh, the life of an artist!)

Here are three new paintings listed on Ebay today. Let me know which is your favorite!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Here's my new art video - painting folk art angels

Well friends, I am having a great time making these videos. I love watching them back even - I'm a little obsessed. You know, the summer has been a good one so far. I think that when you have time that you usually don't have - I am not teaching for the summer - that sometimes you squander it. I am trying not to do that. I am trying to do something for my family each day that counts, and some art each day, and I'm trying to get some exercise in. But I must say, I was up way too late last night posting this video. My computer takes too long! Well, happy viewing!

I tried in this video to show how I draw the faces. I haven't really showed that in other videos and I love the process. It is like how I image God creates, (on a very different scale of course) but in a way, it reminds me of that. When I begin to draw a face, the face takes on its own life. The girl or angel, or whoever I am drawing, becomes a personality for me. I love to watch it unfold. It happens without any planning on my part. I draw and draw and draw. I fill up sketchbook after sketchbook and there is never a face that is the same. It is like that with human beings. We are all God's children and we are all unique. What is amazing is that He knows us and that He loves us each one.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More new paintings!

Here is my heavy textured wing angel! Nothing like a little tissue paper to liven up your paintings!

Another angel! Which do you like best? Let me know in comments!

Here are some paintings I just put on Etsy! Yeah summer!

This is a mixed media painting of a girl. Follow the brightest star!

This is a collage painting that is sealed in beeswax. It has pressed flowers and leaves in it. I really love the pressed flowers and the beeswax together.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sing To The Top of Your Lungs!

Here is a video that shows me painting my newest favorite mixed media collage painting!