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New Year - New Challenge - January 30 for 30

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I sit here on the eve of a new year, and the eve of the 30 day challenge ( by Leslie Saeta - http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com.  ) watching New Years rockin eve thinking of what I want to do for the challenge......

To get me back into the swing of doing my artwork, I am going to tackle a fun theme...

"30 things you may or may not know about me."

Stay tuned!


Favorite artwork from 2014

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Well 2014 was an interesting year for my art...because I didn't take the time to do my art.
The first priority this coming new year is to get back in the studio in 2015 no matter what...

I was able to do both of the 30 day challenges by Leslie Saeta and I hope to do it again in January 2015... so what is my favorite one ?  I loved doing the baby animals and this lovely kitten done in color pencil was my favorite!

Stay tuned for the next 30 day challenge !!


30 Day Challenge - Collage

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Well the 30 days are up and I was able to do 28.  Here is my sketchbook collage with 25 of my 28 pictures...All done with color pencil.  Now I'm going to concentrate on doing bigger and better artwork.




30 Day Challenge... Charlie the Kitten- Day 28

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30 Day Challenge -My friend Tom's Cat when he was a the kitten.   Day 28

Say Hello to Charlie!


30 Day Challenge... Tiger Cub Day 27

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30 Day Challenge,  Day 27- Here is a tiger cub
In color pencil....

30 Day Challenge... Bobcat- Day 26

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30 Day Challenge.   I found a picture of an adult Bobcat and it was so pretty so I wanted to draw it even though it's not a baby animal. 



30 Day Challenge- Lion Cub-Day 25

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30 Day Challenge, - Lion Cub - Day 25



30 Day Challenge- Baby Lynx-Day 24

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30 Day Challenge -Day 24... (Day 4 of Cat week).....Here is a baby Lynx...



30 Day Challenge- Baby Oncilla Kitten-Day 23

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30 Day Challenge... Baby Oncilla Kitten.  Day 23.

I never heard of this kind of cat but fell in love with the face so I had to draw it.


30 Day Challenge- Baby Silver Ocelot -Day 22

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30 Day Challenge - Day 22- Silver Ocelot  - (Day 2 of my Cat Week)




30 Day Challenge- Baby Mountain Lion-Day 21

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30 Day Challenge- Day 21 - My week of Cats - Baby Mountain Lion


30 Day Challenge- Baby Koala - Day 20

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30 Day challenge - Day 20... A Baby Koala



30 Day Challenge- Baby Hedgehog - Day 19

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30 Day Challenge - Day 19 - Baby Hedgehog

30 Day Challenge- Baby Fox - Day 18

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30 Day Challenge... Day 18 - Baby Fox



30 Day Challenge- Baby Camel - Day 17

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Day 17- Guess What day it is!!!  It's Hump Day... so here  is a baby camel...



30 Day Challenge Baby Chameleon (Quick drawing) Day 16

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Day 16- Playing with green.... wanted to do something different and quick... here is a baby Chameleon

30 Day Challenge - Baby Seal - Day 15

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Day 15- Baby Seal


30 Day Challenge - Baby Kangaroo - Day 14

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Day 14-   Here is a baby Kangaroo- Quick one tonight but wanted to get caught up.




30 Day Challenge -Baby Chipmunk- Day 13

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30 Day Challenge, -Baby Chipmunk



30 Day Challenge - Baby Monkey- Day 12

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30 Day Challenge... Day 12-  Someone wanted me to do a baby Monkey!... here he is.




30 Day Challenge - Baby Piglets -Day 11

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Day 11, wanted to do some piglets for my daughter and sister in law.  This was a tough one!





30 Day Challenge - Baby Turtle -Day 10

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Day 10... Baby Turtle..



30 Day challenge -Peek-a-boo Wolf cub Day 9

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Day 9 -  Peek a boo- Wolf Cub....


30 Day Challenge -Baby Swan (Cygnet)- Day 8

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Day 8 - Week 2 starts with a cute baby swan (cygnet) which my friend Kim Appell Hinde suggested.



30 Day Challenge -Baby Hippo- Day 7

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Ok... it's Day 7 and I can't believe that one week has passed.  This one is for my daughter Danielle, who loves baby Hippos. 


30 Day Challenge -Baby Owl- Day 6

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Day 6 of the 30 day challenge- Here is a cute baby owl.





30 Day Challenge -Baby Animals- Day 5

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So it's been a couple of days working on my art again and it feels real good.  I'm still keeping it simple and using color pencil.  Here is my day 5 - Baby Deer


30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Tree Frog- Day 4

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Day 4 of the 30 day Challenge... I didn't have a lot of time and I thought this little red-eyed tree frog was cute.....



30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Gorilla-Day 3

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Day 3 of the 30 Challenge- I saw this baby gorilla and thought it would be fun.  Done in color pencil.




30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Elephant-Day 2

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Day two of the 30 day Challenge... Baby Elephant....Quick Sketch in color pencil.



30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Bunny -Day 1

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It's 30 day challenge time again.  I took a break from doing my art and feel that this 30 day challenge will be a great way to get back on track.

My theme this time is baby animals.  My daughter gave me a list of animals to pick from... I chose a bunny for day one, sketched in color pencil.



Collage for 30 day Challenge

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I was only short one picture for the 30 day challenge and made a collage out of most of them... Not bad for quick pictures everyday.

Day 29 -Tattoo Sketch -for my dad

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Day 29 - Violin tattoo sketch idea that I'm might get for my dad.


Day 28 - Tattoo idea sketch

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Day 28 - Tattoo Idea - Hubby was looking for a tiki tattoo idea for our daughters.  He likes tiki's and they each have a flower (tiger lily and hibiscus) tattoo.  This was a quick sketch  putting the three things together....

Day 27 -Playing with pastels- Lily

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Day 27 - Lily - Playing with Pastels... I'm still a few days behind...Picked the first thing that caught my eye....

Day 26 - Pencil Sketch

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Day 26- Quick Graphite Sketch - Since I'm thinking of getting a tattoo for my dad with a violin so I figured I would draw a violin.

Day 25- Blue Sunset

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Day 25- Was in a blue mood,  so found this sunset and wanted to reproduce it.  Done in pastels.

Day 24-Cute Kitty

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Day 24 - Quick Drawing -Since I did a cute pup, I thought I should do a cute kitty.   Done in pastels

Day 23 - Cute Pup

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Day 23 - Saw this cute pup on my friend Cindi's facebook page and when I asked for something to draw she thought it would be cute... Plus it gets me back in the swing to draw one of my commissions that I need to finish.


Day 22-Summertime -Palm Tree

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Day 22 - Summertime - Last one for my Summer Series - Quick Sketch of a landscape with a palm tree.

Day 21- Summertime- Rosebud

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Day 21- Summertime - Rosebud.... When I think of Summer I think of roses.   There are so many types of roses and they are all beautiful.

Day 20-Summertime- Dandelions- Love them or hate them!

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Day 20 - Summertime - Growing up I used to love dandelions, I used to make a wish by blowing the seeds all around.  As I got older and had a home of my own, I don't like them because they are weeds and they are hard to get rid of.

Day 19 - Summertime at the beach

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Day 19 - Summertime at the beach!  Had a little fun thinking of beach towels and flip flips... bringing the summer closer!

Day 18 - Summertime gladiolus

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Day 18- Summertime gladiolus-  I was a little behind so was playing with pastels and drew some pretty Gladiolus.

Day 17-Summertime -Butterfly on flower

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Day 17- Summertime.... I always think of butterflies when I think of Summer.   I kept coming back to this picture so wanted to keep it simple.

Upcoming show in June -Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes

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Great news- I will be displaying my art in June at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, winner of Cupcake Wars, I'm very excited!!! I can even have a trunk show.. bring all my artwork to sell one day!

I wasn't even going to try but why not! Thanks to my friend Laurie for hooking me up!!! Now I have to get organized and get work done!

Day 16- Summertime-Drink up!

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Day 16 - Had some fun with the first one in my Summer Series... A toast to Summer!
Done in pastels and colored pencil

Day 15- Springtime - Robin

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Day 15 - This is the last one in my Springtime series.   My series wouldn't be complete with out the lovely Robin,  done in soft pastels

Day 14- Springtime Cherry Blossoms

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Day 14 -Springtime.... I didn't have too much time for this one..so I did a quick study/sketch of Cherry Blossoms...done in pastels...

Day 13-Springtime Tulips and Daisy

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Day 13-  Springtime - Just having some fun with some Spring flowers.  Done in pastels