Hi Everyone!! Here are pictures of what I've been doing on my 5 day vacation at home (happy dance) I LOVE being at home!! Eugenio(hubby) had a nice thanksgiving together and went shopping early the next day!I recently got inspired by my rose garden to start painting roses in watercolor again. I had never been happy with them in the past and I've been doing other things in acrylic for a while now. It seems I've forgotten everything about watercolor!! It truly is a technical medium!! I have been struggling with the backgrounds and the latest work in progress seems okay but why do backgrounds in watercolor seem so hard all of the sudden!!! I got so frustrated with the other ones I almost gave up and went back to acrylic...
Thanks Toni!!She gave me the idea of mounting my old art class artwork on painted canvases (thanks to Michaels). I wanted to see them everyday....Also, I rigged up an old piece of wood from an old computer desk on top of some storage boxes to make myself a little studio desk...I love it. Now I can leave my mess out instead of always having to clean up my art stuff off of the kitchen table. It's so fun to go work there now.
At Michael's, canvas was 40% off, plus I had a 25% off coupon and I got a great deal on all of these!!! (happy dance)
We bought a new chandelier for our dining area!! We love the wrought iron look and the warm brownish color goes with everything in our house. There is the picture of the old one that the builders put in, in the trash. We definitely needed to upgrade!
So we bought a new grill at home depot- regularly 449. we bought it for 249!!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Hi I decided to try out Illustration Friday. This is an illustration I did
for a little girl who went to shark camp last summer and wanted her own
designer stationary and notecards.
OPINION - Not the best time for swimming!!! Her stationary can be personalized and is for sale on www.giftsofcreation.etsy.com
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I was nominated by http://creativeladies.blogspot.com/
To receive this award:
The award is presented to blogs that:
1. Inspire you
2. Make you smile and laugh
3. Or maybe give amazing information
4. Are a great read
5. Have an amazing design
6. Or any other reasons you can think of that make them uber amazing!
***If you receive this award:
. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs that you feel are Uber Amazing!
3. Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
**I am awarding this Uber Award to:
http://marthalever.blogspot.com/She paints and posts everyday!! It's beautiful and exciting. She even videos
herself talking about her art..it's so cute!!
I love her stories of her art and moving to a new studio.
It's so cool learning about an artist in Mexico City
Very awesome writing - deep and from the heart
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I just finished my latest watercolor rose today. I took a picture of a rose in my garden and decided to paint it yesterday. Roses in watercolor are so difficult!!
I went to youtube and watched a few demonstration videos on painting roses because I haven't painted watercolor in a while. I am pleased with the results!!
This original is for sale on my etsy website. Just click on the name "giftsofcreation" at the bottom of the etsy filmstrip to the right to go to my shop: www.giftsofcreation.etsy.com
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Hi!! The contest has come to an end and the winner is Jodi of
Jodi is a very interesting up and coming artist!! Check out her blog, she was just featured in cloth paper scissors and was featured as an artist at a museum show.
I love your work Jodi!! and congratulations!! Jodi won the two sets of notecards listed at the bottom of the stocking stuffer treasury contest.