Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Illustrations

Above, an illustration
of the Snowball Champ
also known as my grandson~
a few days ago, enjoying the snow!
He had an awesome 'Mohawk' hat
with a Batman logo on the side.
He got a great deal of enjoyment throwing snowballs
at me...until he got me in the ear. Then I called a halt...
We laughed and giggled like crazy.

Above, an illustration of the
Snow Princess, inspired by my granddaughter.
Her sweater boot tops sported 
red sequin polka dots!
Not an exact replica of her outfit,
but it was the great color combo of
red and light blue.

Above, a color copy of a watercolor that I did
quite a while back. Came across the copy while doing
some sorting of piles of papers, and glued it into
my Smash book.  A good way to use random stuff
that is 'too good to throw away.'

Not a lot of art happening over the holidays...
just enjoyed family, and did lots of cooking and
enjoying treats! So good to have my children and
grandchildren here for Christmas Day!
I hope your holiday was joyous too.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Angels and Mary: Reprise

Warrior Angel
Pen drawing and watercolor

Music Angel
Pen and watercolor

Sharpie pen drawings
after Berlinghieri

Pen, watercolor, collage

She who gives birth to God.

Virgin of Guadalupe

Angel collage, above.
Angel is from a Christmas card.
The stained-glass window is a photo
of a local church.

Pen and watercolor.

A work in progress-above.
after Pavlovich~
'The Mother of God in the Garden of Paradise.'
I will add watercolors to this after the holidays.

Above, my rendition of The Black Madonna, 2009.

Above, ball point pen and watercolor of
ornaments on the Christmas tree.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
and a joyous year!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Give Away Re-Draw. Journal Pages Too.

The Ephemera Give Away winner 
did not respond to my emails. After waiting
over a week, I am following Elizabeth's advise
and am re-drawing from the comments
originally received.

The winner is
(closing my eyes and drawing a slip of paper...
going low-tech here)

Congratulations! I'll be visiting
Halle's blog with the news and sending
out the goodies soon...

Art journaling on scrapbook paper.
Paint, Sharpie pen and white gel pen.

More drawing on scrapbook paper.

The brain image is a magazine clipping.
The flowers are my drawing/paintings.

A quote and a piece of popcorn bag.
Bottom circles are page reinforcements.

An unfinished page.
The border is a photo copy of 
a drawing I did, then colored with markers.
Inspired by illuminated manuscripts.

Flower inspired.
Magazine clippings and my drawings
on a brown envelope at page bottom.

 Vogue inspiration!
I love the magazine's graphics and layout.
I know...the clothes are often crazy,
and the models unnaturally thin.
It is another world...of money,
glamor, and designers.
Always interesting to see what the
designers come up with...more Art than
what most people would actually wear.

Wish I had the nerve
(and the pocket-book)
to wear shoes that look like
vintage cars!