This little Mermaid appeared tonight. I just started sketching and out she swam. Edited with aviary and pixlromatic.
I don't tend to like the geometric tangles, as I find them too fiddy for my loose style. However, i found the arrows and it turned out pretty nicely. The rest of the page sat blank fror a long time until I decided to play with my alcohol markers. Out of my markers came Dragonfly … Continue reading Dragonfly girl
I've been following SC Joyner's blog for a while. Most of the art are beautiful, stylized horses. Then the Surreal Landscape Watercolor was posted. So wonderful. I love to see artists change up style and subject.
This was an odd week - a weird mix of very happy and very aggravating moments. I won't go into details because what is important is how I have tried to take the events of the week to inform art journal creations. Before art jounaling, I would have just written and written to get all the negative … Continue reading WIP: Inner Peace
Besides playing with dolls, we have a small army of Dr. Who figures. Many scale nicely as toys for my ball jointed dolls. Adipose has to be the weirdest. It's a sort of stress toy. Squishy. You can make an eye bulge out hilariously. You can feel the, uh, globules. One day, I decided to take some … Continue reading I love this guy
By the time you read this post, 2014 and Life Book 2014 are more than half over! I've lagged behind on my Life Book posts and today's post is Week 19, taught by Danielle Daniel. Our theme was honoring your inner world and it was another fun week spent exploring painting with acrylics. This is not the finished … Continue reading Life Book Week 19
The assignment for Week 3 of Tam's Digital Dreams was to create a simple whimsy page with a positive slogan. I thought about drawing something new, possibly one of my quirky animals, but what came to mind was Bunny Girl, who I drew in one my journals a couple months ago. I liked her so … Continue reading Digital Dreams Week 3 Homework
I got a small Wacom Intuous Pen & Create tablet and my brilliant Bill got it working on Debian. I spent this evening doodling and getting used to working with the pen. I haven't used a standard mouse for the past year, so I hoped it wouldn't be too difficult. Using the GIMP, I spent 2.5 … Continue reading Abstract digital creation
I've been struggling with the GIMP for years. Last week, I signed up for Tam's Digital Dreams class. Even though she uses Photoshop, I have used PS in the past and know that the GIMP is very similar. I'm on Week 2 and have already learned so much that is worth far more than the … Continue reading I’ve gone mad with GIMP power!
I'm happy to announce that Tenuki Handcrafts is open for business! For the grand re-opening I'm offering print-on demand for my photographic and mixed media art at Society6 and Red Bubble. As of this post, both shops have the same images. Both sites offer prints, framed prints, wrapped canvases, tote bags, pillows, tee shirts, and phone/tablet skins of … Continue reading Tenuki Handcrafts Grand Re-opening!