I found a few sheets of music from a Thrift Store in the 'free' bin, so of course they made their way into this project, along with quotes from Rumi and some of my impossible imaginary animals, painted with watercolour pencil crayons sometime in the past two years.
So the next few days has a musical theme.
Things I miss about Calgary - my dentist is one. She always talked to me about my flowers in my yard. I've got this poor rose (see May 25th Instagram #natureiscalling) and it looks so stressed out. I think I have to excavate it from the cement trough it's in and reposition it. sign
As promised, here is the one that looks very similar to yesterday's, complete with the smooshed clouds. I guess I like landscapes a lot. Perhaps I should give it a go with colours other than blue and green; then maybe I won't end up with similar looking paintings. Or not.
Starting to see more pink around the yard.
Out for my 30 minutes cleaning up and doing a bit of weeding.
Today's and tomorrow's look very similar...but they didn't start out that way! I promise. I thought I was doing something different on each of them when I looked at them after I finished them and went...doh! They're pretty much the same.
The clouds were super fun to do. I put some white on my palette knife and touched it down gently a few times, squishing the paint into the sky. And yes, I did the same for both, so I guess I should've guessed they were going to look similar, eh?
Had a visitor during my 30x30 challenge to be out in nature. May 23rd Instagram #natureiscalling.
Not to dwell on SciFi, but when I put these circles down (which are images of coins, by the way) an Azimov story of a planet with multiple suns came to mind, and no matter which way I turned this piece, it always came back to being oriented this way.
And if you haven't read any Azimov, you should. He's really very good.
This one was a lot of fun. I added a map from the 1980s of Calgary, and then wondered if the ink would transfer...which it did, which meant the writing is all backwards. A neat discovery! And I have a whole bunch of the map book left to play with too!
Ok - let's just admit it. I can't do 'cutesy' houses. I've been watching all these artists do cute stuff, with big eyed girls and birds and foxes and houses and I thought I'd try out a house. I guess I should've just painted over it and pretended like I never did it, buuuttt...failure is always an option.
And this is a fail.
What was not a fail was my cleanup mission with a bunch of branches out front. I totally did that like a boss. But it's not pretty, so here's a pretty shot of some flowers for the 30x30 challenge, #natureiscalling May 18th Instagram.
Super neat article from Houzz - digital art coming soon to a wall near you!
Well, kinda. There are quite a few in development, and the biggest issue seems to be making sure the screen looks like art and not just a screen, so again...lighting is key. I love the idea of getting more art into everyone's homes, and still giving credit (and money) to the original artists.
And here's what I was working on a couple days ago. A transfer of my wee dog Maggie Mae who passed away in February of this year. The transfer was a photo from back in October when we were trying out different costumes, and she fell asleep in her bumble bee outfit. Super cute.
The flea market in Cedar is quite lovely, and quite quirky. There are some mainstays, like the old man selling really old books. And then there are the transitory sellers, like this guy with a bright yellow table that I should've purchased but when I went back the next week he, and the table, were not there. So sad. #natureiscalling May 10th Instagram.
What I finally finished. 5 sets of napkins (4 each except the baubles one...only two of those). Hit damn, the yellow stripe was hard to work with. It's so thick. I mean, look at the difference in height between that set and the others!! Whew!!