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Saturday, April 25, 2015


Things have been kind of hectic… Still… But I do have a few pictures to share with you. I have been working on my drawing, especially since my other arts gave me tendinitis in my left hand. So here are a few pictures of what I've been up to.

I thought I was doing pretty well with this one, but things went horribly wrong. Keep looking further down.

His eyes are beyond weird and I can't figure out what to do to fix him. Clearly skulls are not my strong suit. But of course this is only the fourth or fifth one I've ever drawn.

But I learned a lot, and practices what it's all about.

Then I warped my inkle loom AND I FINALLY got the baltic threading correct!!!  The purple thread is hand dyed and hand spun by one of my Ravelry buddies.  Mailed to me a few years ago in a swap.  I made her a hand woven backstrap.

This warp will be for little pouch bags.

Then a friend cut me a few more boards out of my Juniper stump.  Aren't they wonderful!!!

Then a tiny drawing...too small for my liking.  Not sure how to complete it.  Maybe a car charm?

Then I drew this and HATED IT!!!  Soooooo I sanded it off.

The wood will be reused eventually.  

Then I tookmy first art instructional class. Acrylic painting.  Clearly I need a whole lot more practice. Although I will admit that I had more control of my brushes and paint than I ever thought that I would. You might remember this flower though from this drawing I did a few months ago…my first charcoal piece.

I don't know how many of you are familiar with the fact that I love dragons.  But I do so I bought a little book on drawing dragons, I've done a few before but it's been a very very long time. And this is what I got.

I was looking at this tutorial…so sorry for the sideways picture.

And here is the one that I drew.  It was the first time I had drawn on paper in quite some time and I did him very quickly. He was meant to be more skatchy than most of my art.  My art is usually tight I was trying to loosen up, he still ended up tight. But I do like it a lot.

He is an Amphitere dragon.

Then I moved onto a Phoenix.  He is on a piece of scrap lumber (think re-claimed) that a neighbor gave me. 

I have not picked up a color pencil in months and months and months. I cannot even tell you how long it has been. But I really like using colored pencils on the lumber and I think he's turning out beautifully so far.

And that girls and boys brings us to the present day and time. For now I'm going back to my color pencils.

I hope you guys stay tuned to see how things turn out with the Phoenix. 

Don't forget you can find me at the farmers market in Saint Augustine at the amphitheater on most Saturdays. Right now I am only doing every other Saturday and there is no market today and on the May 2nd, it will be closed also due to Flagler College graduation ceremonies. 

But I will be there the following weekend and every other weekend from there on. It may even be that I go back to every single weekend. So stay tuned same bat time same bat channel.

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