Ever so recently, I decided to try a new style of art after seeing it done by a person (Deb Weiers) in an art class I am taking. Basically, it is called continuous line drawing (you start in one place and do not lift the pen or pencil until your finished). Now, there are some similarities between hers and mine but before it is over I am sure ours will look nothing a like. So since I had a wild hair up my bumb to try this style... I figured I would make a character with some (no not wild bumb hairs... just wild head hairs) he he.... I may play with this style for a while... or until I get my fill anyway. If you have never tried it, I recommend it, I find it fun and a pain in the arse all at the same time.
A few more things I did in this style. They make me giggle.
Hot, hot, HOOTTTTT... Holy cow it is the kind of hot that will melt the make-up right off your face, instant racoon! Always around this time of year, I want summer to end (no, I never complain about how cold it is when winter comes like some people). Soon it will be windy and the trees with be beautiful colors of golds, reds and oranges... swoon. I can sit in the art studio with the doors open and the Kdogs can be free to come and go from the backyard. Ohhh and hoodies! I love me some hoodies.
Around this time of year I start coming up with ideas for my Christmas postcards, this way I can have them off for printing by Halloween and out the door by Thanksgiving. Some how in Dec of last year I sketched this Whimsical Christmas Creature. Half fox, half deer... a "Feer" or "Dox" hmmm... neither of those sound especially good lol. Regardless of the species, here is a small video I made of the process. Guess I need to get started on my Christmas list next... ha!
Depeche Mode- If you only knew how many hours I drove people around in my car blaring "Little 15" and "I just can't get enough". Poor souls... although, I do get messages from old friends who say that when they hear DM (Depeche Mode) that they think of me so... maybe it was a good thing (I am remembered he he). In my car you will still find a few DM songs hidden in my media files and when I am in a certain mood, I turn up the sound dial, sing at the top of my lungs... and feel 16 again (I always stop at red lights though, I don't want an audience...lol).
I apparently, can not get enough of making artvelopes right now. Here are a few more to spy.
Today I got the white folders I ordered, the white "manilla" folders (Now that makes no sense but it makes me laugh) to make into an artvelope journal. My friend Tara told me that maybe manilla folders would hold up better than the re-purposed book I was using.... having some manilla folders about, I grabbed one and she was right, they were way better when using stamps/alcohol ink (little to no bleed through). I prefer to start with a white background, so I bought some white folders thinking they would hold up the same. Ummmm, maybe there is a better brand out there some where but the ones I got have significant bleed through. I will make it work by just writing on the bleed through side what stamps and alcohol colors I used... this way, I can recreate it again more easily. Some where out there... I have read a little snibbit... "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" (now I know I am an over thinker but what if life did not give you sugar and water... then what?). Ok what I am trying to say is... now I have 100 white "manilla" folders (snicker) and I am going to make some lemonade... errr... art darn it! Also, I am a little obsessed with the Chef stamp that Brett Weldele did so I drew my version for fun then colored it.
Chef stamps... I just love these, not really sure why but they make me happy. The larger portrait chef looks like he takes his job pretty seriously... and no doubt is on his way to have a handle-bar moose-stash. I have seen a fella about Charlotte once or twice with a handle-bar mustache and it is sooooo hard not to stare or ask random questions (believe me I can come up with some do-zzees). I want to know things like what does it look like when he gets up in the morning, does he have bed-stache? Is it all crinkled up like paper? You can understand now why I choose to ignore my brainy question bank and keep on walking lol. Let's enjoy the artvelope while you think of random questions you would like to ask the next handle-barred moose-stash man you see.
MC HAMMAHHHH... na na na naaa naa na naaaaa nah.... Journal errr... Hammah time. Man, if had a pair of MC Hammer pants, I would totally throw those bad boys on to work in my art journal. When I needed anything I would do that quick-side-rapity-fast move (come one, you know the one, right?) .... to go get a drink, snack or art supplies from across the room/house. I wonder if the Canvas Dog would even lift his head to see what I was up to. To be honest, I think he and Kitsune are pretty immune to my antics lol. Anywhooo, A few days back I arted (yes it rhymes with a body function ppffftt, so what lol) in my journal and some how I felt a little Equine-ish. SO, here is girl with a horse.
Oh where... oh where had the KD gone? Oh where, Oh where had she been? With her hair cut long and her tail... wait, I do not have a tail but, the guy in the movie "Shallow Hal" had one and it was creepalicious. Shallow Hal may be one of my favorite movies not top 10 or anything... heck maybe not even top 20 but, when it comes on, I always finish watching it. There are several movies that no matter what else I am planning to do, if they pop up on the TV I finish watching. Of course there are those few movies that I really like but always seem to catch in the same spot, it is maddening (I mean, how does that happen? The Replacements is one of them, always catch it when the sumo guy is upchucking eggs lol).
Since I have taken such a long break from the bloggity-blog, I have a lot of catching up to do. I will start with the journal page I was working on until the wee hours of this morning. I love Klimt and was so excited to drag out my gold, silver and bronze paints. So thanks Mr. Kilmt for the inspiration!
I have been some what quiet lately while I contemplated taking over the world (remember Pinky & the Brain?) NARF! Unfortunately, none of my plans have worked but... no doubt I will keep on trying and until I succeed, I guess I will keep making videos and art! Lucky Ducky you are to see all my random creations... ummm right? Just go with it, my ego could use a boost!