Friday, February 27, 2015

Facebook Challenge - This and That

If you're getting tired of the facebook challenge, you're in luck - this is the final installment. No real theme today, just this and that.

This is a fun mixed media lady using collage and napkins.

A dreamcatcher inspired by Rachael Rice as a Lifebook 2015 lesson.

And finally, a practice piece I did while learning how to draw/paint fabric folds.

That's the end of my sharing for awhile, though I am still working diligently on the Lifebook 2015 lessons, so I will (hopefully) have other pieces to share. In the meantime, what have you been working on? Please do share in the comments or on the facebook page.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Facebook Challenge - Horses and a Cat

Facebook Challenge - Day 4

This first piece is my spirit horse. It was inspired by a tutorial created by Cinnamon Cooney.

This is a colourful piece exploring colours for shading.

And my cool blues cat.

What are you creating?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Facebook Challenge - Abstract Fun

Day 3 of the Challenge.

A fun abstract piece:

I believe the inspiration for this piece was a pinterest pin (sometimes I actually complete the pinterest pins, lol):

This was a Tamara Laporte exercise.

What are you working on?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Facebook Challenge - Lovely Ladies

Day 2 of the facebook challenge:

These are my Lovely Ladies. Again, all 3 ladies are inspired by Tamara Laporte lessons (what would I do without her lessons?):

Monday, February 23, 2015

Facebook Challenge - Angels We Have Seen on High

I was challenged by my dear friend, Sandy, to post 15 pieces of my art on my own personal facebook page. Of course, I threw up a little in my mouth at the thought. I haven't had the most prolific year and what I have made, has not been compatible with my vision. Disappointing.

However, I am all about the challenge and being stubborn and all that, so here goes:

Day 1 - 3 pieces of my art

Angels We Have Seen on High

This is my Beacon of Light from a Lifebook 2015 lesson created by Tamara Laporte.

This is another more coppery version of her.

And my Angel of Grace

Stay tuned for the next 4 challenge days. :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ira Glass on the Creative Process

I did not know that everyone went through a process like this. When I first started painting in July 2014, everything I did was ugly. Ugly ugly. I'm not even kidding. It was so frustrating to know what I saw in my head and then not be able to get the stuff on the paper to look anything like the vision.

Even now, I know that each piece has a fugly stage and I just have to keep on going through to get to the nicer piece. Well most of the time. Sometimes it just stays fugly and that's okay too.

Brilliant advice here in less than 2 minutes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Too Much?

I probably already know the answer to this question, but I'm going to ask it anyway, this too much food for dinner?

I tried this recipe for sweet potatoes and beets, roasted. I had a huge (seriously, it was freakishly huge) sweet potato and 3 beets that I roasted.

Then,.....I ate it all. I pretended at first that I wasn't going to eat it all. I started with a normal person's serving, a couple spoonfuls. But then I went back for more. And then one more time, went back for more. And then there was none.

So, is that a lot for a person for dinner? A huge-ass sweet potato and 3 beets?

It is isn't it?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Little Miss Libby

I'm sure that most of you are familiar with my Little Miss Libby. My sweet girlie who has filled my days with fun and adventure since we brought her home in December 2012. She could fit in your hand.

Libby loved to hike:



wear her Bruins colours:

 and celebrate Christmas:

In what was a big surprise to us and completely heartbreaking, Little Miss Libby passed away on Saturday, January 31st. She suffered from complications after her second knee surgery, and she just wasn't able to overcome them.

She was a solid friend and a wonderful gal, sassy and spirited and beautiful, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to spend these two years with her. She has taught me so much. Rest in peace my sweet girl. Momma loves you so much.