Monday, May 31, 2010


cropped this one, I like tight angles. No text. Caran de arche maybe a little too much. I'm starting to get interested in Degas' dancers. I love the dramatic shadows he used with his dancers-- cool and dark.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pull inward, up and out

got knocked down at work, again. working on finding a way, my way. I will follow my art and see where it takes me. Family and this is what's keeping me together right now.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

all that you dream....really

This started as an absolute mess. Sketched, then went in heavy with caran de arch II water soluble crayons. Kept having to neutralize skin tone, warm it up(reds) then add touches of cool color blues. I don't think I'd start so harsh next time, but overall effect was good. I like it, but it was a process.
Puzzlement over life's ups and downs...."just what is true? What else can you do? Keep your eyes on the road that's ahead of you...." I guess don't dwell. Dwelling on things keeps you down, even when you've "been down, but not like this before, can't be 'round this kind of show no more..."
Move forward with your life.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dream it....Live it

re-work, but lots of fun. loved working with this angle and just layering and playing with the paint. Gave it a dreamy quality.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Begin again

" we cheated and we lied and we tested,
and we never failed to fail,
it was the easiest thing to do.
You will survive being
Moving on, moving forward.
Liking the watercolors in the journal...the portraits have a more ethereal quality. Love these lyrics, words to live by. I like the white pen, am freer with writing when it's not so bold.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

journal entries watercolor mixed media

I strayed from watercolor but have come back.
Love the ethereal quality of my girls, watercolor has such great mood.
Guess what? Done with school. Will paint, work and read.

Bring it:)!!!!