Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays

 Every December my art critique group has a holiday gathering instead of our regular critique meeting.  Good food, friends and an original hand made card exchange.

Being the only tangler in the group I did some Zentangle trees.  Looks a little greyed out in the photo…maybe it's going to snow!

This is the card I received from Annie!  A beautiful and very fun water color.  All the cards were great, not a bad one in the bunch which makes us all winners!

Happy Holidays to all!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Art Day with Jessica

Last time Jessica was here I proposed a color blocking project of sorts and had her draw this butterfly.  I enlarged it and got the images onto a pieces of white Bristol board.  Then thinking about contrast she picked her colors for each of the butterflies.  We trimmed them to 6" squares and mounted them on black Bristol board.  Not bad for a 2 hours class with a yummy cookie break.

15" x 15" finished

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuscany May 2014

My friend Marj and I have planned an artist trip to Tuscany for May 17-31 2014.  We have a few spots left and I thought I would throw it out there to any of my followers who are feeling adventurous.  We will be staying at this lovely villa for 14 days, 20 km from Lucca.   The cost of the workshop is 2500 euros or approx. $3,400.00 US. Airfare not included.
If our workshop does not work for you check out the others.  I have not been here but it comes highly recommended from multiple artist.  You can check the trip schedule through the link.  Email me for availability.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The End of Everyday in November….

well sort of.  The last five days were busy, fun, exciting and almost artless.  Spend four days coming, going and enjoying Palm Springs for Thanksgiving.  I did try to go to the botanical gardens with my sketchbook but they were closed.  I did manage a few minutes here and there to do this one 3.5" Zentangle.  I had my brown and a black 01 micron so played a little with them both.

The 30 days were a real challenge at times but it kept me thinking of art even if I didn't have the time.  All in all I am pretty proud of my efforts even though I didn't quite make it through every day.