Thursday, March 18, 2010


I'm going to come on here one day and just surprise the heck out of everyone and show something really nice......maybe not good but nice.

I did have intentions of starting a mixed media painting 2 days ago! I still haven't because I can't seem to find the right size board. I mean to tell you that there just has to be something laying around here that I can use....really!
So I got 'in a mood' because I couldn't find a suitable surface to get started and retreated to the art room to work on a greeting card. Nothing too daunting or hard about that hey? But, nope, I have a start but for some reason an idea for continuing just isn't jumping out at me. Maybe I'm just trying to do too many different things at once and so accomplishing none? Here's what I have to start the card layout. This is another face (1/2 face) done on tracing paper that covers my work tables. I really have to stop doing that!! I cut her away to use because I really kinda like her even if she's not all there! This is as far as I got so far. I like her on the dots and I wish I had done a whole face. But maybe then she wouldn't have turned out:

Then I sort of gave up doing anything for the rest of the night so watching Idol last night here is what appeared next to my keyboard....on the darn tracing paper once again. This really is just unmindful play and testing of colors and a new pen. Notice one eye so much bigger than the other? Because that's how this started, with a playful folk art eye and as I played, it evolved into this gal who will now keep me company in front of the art room computer!

That's it for today! I think bigger pics show up if you click as per usual. For some reason sometimes they don't and sometimes they're too big. I haven't mastered this photo thing yet.


Emelie said...

My doodles are never that beuatiful, mine sort of look like people who have been through the wringer. Maybe you remember wringer washers,
I had one or two years ago. We both did birds today that have concern for the women they follow.

I have the urge to have red poppies on that first piece you posted, I can just feel them.It adds mystery to not see the whole face,
except on yours, her eyes have such a nice smile.

Class whent really well the women had great face painting success. I am tired and hardly know what I am typing, I am not use to talking for 5 hours, it is pretty quiet around here.
I just wanted to catch up on blogs tonight and see what others were doing.
Talk tomorrow.

Dragonlady said...

I love how your "Doodles" turn out looking so great...and to me, they look like everything was meant to look like that...keep at it, i love seeing your art..

Heavens2Betsy said...

I love the term you use here 'unmindful play' - what a great description of the meandering we do without conscious effort! I'm going to adopt the term - I hope you don't mind? The thing with unmindful play is that there isn't anything 'just' about it - for me its the best part of the creative play - that which emerges, seemingly of its own accord. I love your lady BECAUSE she has a wonky eye!

Diane said...

What a great "doodle"--she will be a fun art pal for you in your studio

Laura said...

Well at least you got started on the card. And keep at it, youll find the board! I probably have one here, but can you imagine how much it would cost to ship it?!!

Love the girl coaxing you to focus. I need one of those myself sometimes! If you ever get tired of her there, you can cut her in half (ouch) then not be concerned with her two different eyes!

Thanks for the waxy lady! I'll be doing more of them. Anything else up your sleeve we can try?

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