Friday, August 28, 2015

Mixed Media Doll

I used Crochet thread, scraps, cotton, Pen, Pastels, and glue. She is ready for a party.  She is in a small journal. . .which is where I have been putting all my recent Art.  She is an experiment in faces.

 My very First Cloth Doll (she was a doll already made; I added the decor/hair etc).
 My first Bead Doll.
 My retired Grandma Tart cloth doll (from scratch).
Thank you Kristin and Eva . . as each week we artists have a known place to go to show our creativity, share our thoughts, and Keep the Art Faith. Paint Party Friday is a place where people can learn, share and be as creative as they want to be.
 PS: Not sure about a visit from Erika (hurricane) so, not sure how many days w/o power!!!!!
Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. ~ Joseph Campbell

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cowgirls and boys

I love Bull-riding and Rodeos
 So I decided to draw a Cowgirl and Cowboy and a bull.  Pastels and Prismacolor. However, I once was a cowgirl when I worked for Illinois State University Auditorium. We had a Country singer on our stage. So we all dressed up.  It was a very fun evening.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday for all of us creative artists. Please visit the other creative and varied artists.  Have Fun.
To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe

Friday, August 14, 2015

Line up your Ducks in a row

As they all follow mama Duck. . .there's always one. . .getting into the dirt pile . . .

I used Prismacolor pencil and pastels.

 Mama and Ducklings in pictures.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday each week. The creativity among the artists are exceptional.

Don’t talk, Act! Don’t say, Show! Don’t promise, Prove!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Lil' Witch Stirring the Pot and Pictures.

Still in the Halloween mode. . .have to strike will the iron is hot. . .well, you know.

I used Prismacolor pencils and pastels. I've had her drawn for awhile, just hadn't added color. I did make cloth witch dolls a few years ago and those were fun. All their different personalities.

I've been walking again and the alligator has been there, but left.  Whew! Turtles are always all around him.

Nature is beautiful and interesting. . . I enjoy it so much.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for this wonderful week long Paint Party Friday. Be sure to visit all the wonderful creative artists.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon

 I added stars to the water and made the water darker.
Blue Moon and stars in the sky.  Moon reflected over water. Palm Tree. Not sure if I'll add anything else.  Everything is pastels except the stars are gel pen.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday each week.  There are so many fantastic artists to visit . . be sure to see them all.

The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cowgirl Time

My favorites of all time is Bull-riding and Rodeos. . . the picture is from the time  I worked at the Illinois State University auditorium and we had one of the Western singers come to town. We all dressed up like cowboys and girls and had a grand old time.  Those were fun times. I was also attending the University and received my BS degree in History and a minor degree in Women's Studies.  Those really were the days. 

Thank you Eva and Kristin for allowing all of us artists a place to show our creativity on Paint Party Friday. 
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 17, 2015

Things That Go Bump In the Night completed.

I had to fill in the white space. . .Black cat added.  He has a heart shape on his underside. . .why I have him sitting.  Not sure it's a scary picture, but Daughter requested the cat.

I used Prismacolor pencils, ink, pan pastels, watercolor pencils and #2 for drawing.

Thank you Eva and Kristan for a wonderful Paint Party Friday where artists make this a fun, learning experience and social Party. I enjoy meeting everyone. This, in itself, is a true treasure. Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope to see you soon.
The trouble is, you think you have time. ~ Buddha