Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting prepared for the October Art Walk and the Wine and Food Festival

these little bewitching hangers are all about 31/2" X 5"...
hanging a total of 9" including the beads, buttons and wire.
Whenever i am painting my larger pictures, i always apply the left over paint to something for future use...i had used paint to apply background techniques on the cards.
i cut them into fourths to paint the little witches.

...join me for a brew?

...such an enchanted evening!VERY VERY FUN TO DO!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Growing LARGE!...and to SHARE!

I have painted some canvas', larger, way larger than my usual. the last one i did was 24"X34". and these 2 that i have exposed are15"X30".
when we share we grow and when we grow we share!
this is how the panels started out...
vandyke brown painted over white gesso ( i purchase these flat canvas' for $3. at the thrift store).
then i spray painted with white and black "valspar odds and ends" mini spray paint cans (on sale at michaels) over stencils.
one canvas i have muted down and shall on the other when nearly done. i just started painting without sketching, 2 different females, with titanium white and van dyke brown.

this one was first ( the colors are NOT true, i'll be taking them outside when finished so we can all appreciate them more!)
as you can see her hair is stenciled...i painted white and brown over the areas and then rubbed a wet rag over this paint for the black and white "effect".

i decided to leave her hair mainly white, as i loved the first female better before i covered it with the stenciling gig. i'd like them to go together as a pair of paintings, but they will stand on their own, single, as is.
Now my favorite but hard part, i must dress them, whether that be fabric and paint or paint and fabric! i'll show the final ladies when finished.
i truly want to encourage or help or advise with ANYTHING i can about going LARGE! it is a huge difference in so many ways, yet such an exciting learning curve as is all painting to me. i will gladly answer any questions now or even later...i am always so appreciative to those that have shared with me.

you can enlarge all or any of these to have a closer view.
they shall have words applied, i cannot break myself away from storytelling yet, if ever! and then my sweet husband and i will talk about how to frame them!
and funny thing...i am taking a break from the "august break"'s exhausting and not enough time to post every single was fun while it lasted!!!


Such fun while on vacation with my 3 sisters, this is NOT my normal morning routine, but it sure was fun!!
hmm...which one...i think i'll use this as my morning, strength training...
mimosa, water, mimosa, water...:)
well, personally, this bloody mary suits me fine, thank you...

oops, is that salsa i spilled on my morning frock!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lost in Translation

Richard and i are not doing too well in learning spanish...while in panama we had some interesting drinks and meals...this was our favorite...we laughed till we cried, but we did it as slyly as possible so as not to offend anyone as this is our problem in translation, not anyone else's...
yes, this is a slice of craft's single american cheese and then...

... it's entirety, "ala"... richard's ham and cheese omelet! :))

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"The August Break"

syracuse, hicaco, santa catalina panama...
as the end of summer nears, enjoy...
 the sun went down in panama...

Monday, August 16, 2010

"The August Break"

This pretty dragonfly honored us for about an half hour...he kept flitting back and forth posing for the camera!!
i have only seen ORANGE dragonflies in pictures until now...
go in close for a clearer and BEAUTIFUL view!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Santa Catalina Panama / Main Road through Town

"The August Break"
imagine a world where he rides into town to visit a friend and maybe pick up a baked good?
it happens HERE, in this place...and at night you can hear one or two horses galloping down the only paved street in town...hmm...a different life...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Auburn California Art Walk

now here is true bravery...miss "chicken livers", wanda, popped into the lighthouse gallery today with a friend...they are still hanging and finishing up for the artwalk, this thursday...i posted this info without a pic on facebook today while mentioning that there is a wine tasting store right next door to the gallery...i also mentioned i may have to slip over there, if i get too scared...this is ALL new to me and a FIRST...
truly ya' all don't have to wish me luck...i just wish all my supporters could be there with me, couldn't have come to this place without back up, seriously!!
this is a total bow, thanking YOU ALL!
it would be wonderful to make a sale or more, naturally, but i'll tell you the honest truth right has been so wonderful meeting people in the flesh who comment on all the "whys" about my has already filled my artful soul!!! but....
these are not the people that have encouraged me along the way, as my blogging friends have, who i truly feel are FRIENDS (of whom i hope to meet in person some day)!!!

Nana's Love

"The August Break" painting collage hanger

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Back Home

We are taking them home tomorrow :( so this is my saturday...
"The August Break"...with tears!!!


"The August Break"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The August Break

so much goes on in the summer, esp. the month of august...if you go here- - you will see what this is about.
i thought it was a grand idea as i cannot keep up with getting on the computer, esp. very often...and then for some silly reason feel guilty that i am not constantly here it is...and i shall keep the picture wordless....xoxo

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Random Special Events and Projects to share....

here is my sweet sis, cookie, sporting a piece of neck jewelry i made her...:) xoxo
jessica, far left, our great niece...alyssa and chealsea to her right...they are staying with our up north family this summer, they live down south...jessica lives here near us...we have had so much fun bopping them around the family and the family hangin' together alot more this summer because they are here!

a surprise for them...a whimsical 10" X 10" framed for them to hang in their room!

Latest collage painting for a tremedous friend to give her brother and new sister-in law for a wedding was so fun to create...

go in close to see the texture and subtle colors!!!