Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Todays Faces

With the face below I was not happy with the mouth and eyes...They bothered me. The shading did not look how I wanted it to either. I have gone back into it, played around with watercolours and Tombow brush pen to try and get her how I imagine she should look. I am not sure I am happy yet! The good thing is this watercolour paper is such a good quality; I can keep layering until I am either Happy with the result, Or Sick of looking at it.
After......But am I finished??

 Just a wee bit of fun with faces and chickens. I am still trying to find my own style.
I like the way this face turned out. And I did not even try, just sketched with the Tombow and splashed some water over it.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A New/Old Journal

This is a journal I bought from Jan Allsopp on etsy around two years ago. It is a beautiful rebound book. Jan has filled it with some delicious watercolour papers and also many original pages which are brilliant for when you have 'blank page phobia'.
It has taken me so long to get to using this one because like most/all? art journalists I have dozens and dozens, (NO lie), of blank books waiting for me to play in and it is always a dilemma trying to choose one when I love them all.

By Word Of Mouth

And Pictures

A Book Of Faces


Friday, November 09, 2012

Three French Hens...................

 Faith, Hope and Charity.

What did the hen say when she saw the scrambled eggs?
......my children are all mixed up!
It's all chooks around here today. I have a wee bit of an obsession with drawing chickens, or 'French Hens' whatever they are? I have planned to use Three French Hens in some Christmas cards so I am practising sketching them to see what I can come up with.
I have googled French Hens and they really look like your ordinary everyday chicken. Maybe adding some type of Frenchy fashion will differentiate then from your average hen? Doesn't really matter I am having fun. Funny thing is, after all the scribbling I will more than likely make something totaly different....



Give a man a fish and he has food for a day;
teach him how to fish
And you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.

Hope your weekend is wonderful and relaxing.





Friday, November 02, 2012

They say 'When Life Gives You Lemons...........

Make lemonade'.................


And Art.

I'm feeling low, not too well and doubting everything I am.
                  Perhaps it's the change in seasons? Another year ending?
                                     The good thing is I always have my little play room where
                                                  I can hide, get my hands messy and make myself smile.
“When you connect to the silence within you,
that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”
Stephen Richards 
For My Friend Annie.

Pages in My SmashRipoff.

Sometimes, That's Just How It Feels