I am not about to give up on my dream of a yellow cottage by the water. The best part will be the puppy (I can't have where I am living now) and the garden (veggies and flowers) and my own place. What a beautiful world.
I used Prismacolor pencils to color this sketch.
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As a child, I was always drawing, mostly I drew animals. In Jr. High school I had a fantastic art teacher. A very multi-talented teacher. I was so lucky.
This is one of my first watercolor paintings. A painting that was done before I moved here over 25 years ago. I had forgotten about it. In clearing out my house, I have found a lot of things I had forgotten about. I began my art with an illustration class at the local university (ISU) and from there I began to use watercolor. Living in a twin cities and a 2 university town gave us a lot of class options.
I don't remember what I used for the subject, if it was real or a picture. I am having fun with the art and will do much more of it in the future. Pastels are a good medium that I enjoy also.
As I am continuing to clear out my house, I am finding a lot of things that I had forgotten.
Awhile back I made my first card with a blue dress. I used a stamp on a special stamp pad, sprinkled it with powder and used the heat gun. I remember taking the class but it was the last class at the time. So, I then turned to designing and making cloth dolls.
The class was fun and in just that one class, I learned to make the card with the design. I truly wanted to learn more, but didn't know where to find another class like that. I have over the years made a huge scrap book for mom and dad's 50th and then 60th anniversary. Their friends and family enjoyed looking at the pictures and the different events in their lives. They are both gone now and it has been a long time since I have done any scrapbooking. It was fun finding pictures and putting everything together.
This is a stone house with a gutter going directly into the rain barrel. The parking (2 wooden trucks and a car) is beside the building and the clothes line can be reached from their window. There are two separate clothes lines. Interesting set up that I've never seen before. There are also shutters on either side of the window.
The house I lived in looked exactly like this. I live there 6 years. I downsized to a condo in January 2000. We went through one hurricane (1999) Irene (The First Irene). Flooded to the front door, but not beyond it. He parked the truck in front of the two windows because the windows were rattling. Good thing he had because the truck was below a 50 foot pine tree, some of which fell where the truck would have been parked. We were stuck inside for awhile because of the flooding. Yes there were storm shutters, but we weren't suppose to have the hurricane go right over us. We went to bed at 9 p.m. when the power went out. We had a small battery powered radio. When we woke up at midnight, we heard the announcer say, the "eye" is going over us now. WHAT! The Eye of What? Not good coverage of hurricanes back then.
There is a screened room on the other side, no garage.
On the way to the mall, daughter driving, I quickly (10 min) made a sketch of the clouds and added a house and tree. It's suppose to be just a quick sketch for practice.
At least it is recognizable.
I used FaberCastell DESIGN EBONY Jet Black extra smooth pencil #6325 and Prismacolor pencils. The Drawing paper is Strathmore medium 6" x 8"
Fun to go fast, but don't know what's going to be coming out. . .the other suggestion is to sit in front of the tv and just keep drawing really fast. YIKES, don't watch much TV, but that is FAST! I'll have to try it.
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My trip to Savannah, GA took a turn to the Pirate house for dinner. All the ladies enjoyed their meal and their Tea. It was on the style of Long Island Tea, so you know it was excellent. Of course most of us had fish in some form or another. After dinner the Pirate Gal came and told us the story of how the Pirate house came to be. Johnny Depp always stops there when he is in town.
My rendition of the Pirate girl and The Pirate House. She has a gold sparkle necklace, earrings and pirate gun. . . Gold sparkles on her hat and the buttons on her blouse.
The original Pirate House pictures I took my ACEO prismacolor pencils and glitter from.
She was born Edith Newbold Jones on January 24, 1862 and died August 11, 1937.
During her life she won the Pulitzer-Prize, for her writing. She was an American novelist,wrote short stories and was an interior and garden designer. In 1885 she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton.
Her books stand out and are read in many universities. She traveled around the world and writing what she saw and felt. Edith Wharton Abroad is a fantastic book about her travels and in particular the gardens she visited.
Her home in Lenox, MA named The Mount has extraordinary landscape/gardens. You can visit her house and grounds.
The Sun is shining, take a good book, walk over the sparkling river and read under the old oak tree. Ummm, do you see the Call Box, you do know what just popped down in the valley? Is there a Dr. in the house?
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During 1886-87, a hundred years before I came to So. FL, Mary Barr Munroe decided to make Coconut Grove her winter home. Before long, she made her winter home a permanent home. She stamped the Grove with distinctiveness that continues to this day. The Grove was then called the Frontier in a virgin land. She was the daughter of Amelia Barr, famous 19th Century novelist.
Mary Barr was ahead of her time. Her kindness to everyone, including Indians, fishermen, and black families, made her one of the most popular women in the community. An arden ecologist, she was known to snatch egret feathers off the hats of popular ladies, making her most unpopular. She never had a child of her own, but she helped raise all the local children, regardless of color. Her straw hat was her trademark.
Part of our So. FL history.
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Last week I sketched her house. Now I have sketched her. She has been my girlfriend since 3rd grade. We have been through a lot of living throughout the years. We both have 2 children. She has always lived away from me. I did go up to see her and her hubby in the northeast last June. Our friendship is long and solid. She is my Best Friend and like a sister. Sister/Friend. I have two more Sister/Friends but Jeanine is by far the longest Sister/Friend I've had almost all my life. God Bless her.
The huge rocks built around the sloping yard, the forest behind the house, all have the same New England characteristics. The impressiveness of the historic houses we found that had the year the house was built as the house numbers. The history of New England and the scenery blows me away.
Zelda Fitzgerald is one of my favorite authors. Even her husband used her diaries for his writings in his claim to fame as a famous author. She was brilliant. Her star shone so brightly and then was put out so quickly. I have several sketches of her, this is one of them.
Paint Party Friday has so many different artists. Thank you Kristin and Eva.
PS. I also have a "picture" that is accomplished with fabric, lace, feathers, crochet, beads, and chenille wire.. .. that could be a part of the Paint Party Friday - only paint was not used to make the picture. http://jkwgalleries.blogspot.com/
Another scene from the Yellow Cottage. Join Paint Party Friday to see other pictures. Probably should have mentioned, this one is in the UK. . . . hoping and waiting. . . 'somewhere over the rainbow. . . .which rainbow!!
God, family, and friends are most important. Crocheting art dolls for my nursing home friends and oldsters are a new challenge that I look forward to. Everyone needs someone. . .I learned from my friend that having a doll friend is sometimes the only companion that can be related to especially in times of loneliness. I try to carry them with me so I can give them away as needed. I love to see their faces as they choose their doll.