Friday, January 31, 2014

Collage for 30 day Challenge

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



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


Day 28 - Tattoo idea sketch

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....

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 27 -Playing with pastels- Lily



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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Day 26 - Pencil Sketch





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.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Day 25- Blue Sunset


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

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Day 24-Cute Kitty


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

Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 23 - Cute Pup

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.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 22-Summertime -Palm Tree

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 21- Summertime- Rosebud


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!


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.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 19 - Summertime at the beach



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



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

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 17-Summertime -Butterfly on flower

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


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!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 16- Summertime-Drink up!





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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 15- Springtime - Robin

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

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...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 13-Springtime Tulips and Daisy



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

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Day 12 - Springtime Magnolia Blossoms

Day 12 - Springtime - Magnolia Blossoms.  It won't be long before the Magnolia trees are blooming.  This painting is done in soft pastels

Day 11- Springtime Daffodils

Day 11 - The theme is Spring... looking forward to seeing these popping out of the ground when Spring comes in a few months.  This one was done in soft pastels...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Day 10- Springtime- Crocus

Day 10 - Springtime Crocus. The first flower that I see popping through the ground in Spring.....  Done in Pastel

Day 9 - Springtime Bluebird

Day 9 - It's springtime and this Eastern Bluebird is sitting among the blossoms....Done in pastels.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 8 - Calla Lily


Day 7 - Calla Lily-  Taking a break between Seasons.  I saw these flowers and thought it would be fun to draw.  Tomorrow starts my next theme - Spring

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 7 -Last one for Winter week....

Day 7- Last one in the winter series  - Wolf in the snow - pastels

Monday, January 6, 2014

Day 6 of 30 for 30

Day 6   Theme - Winter Birds- The male Cardinal sketch with pastels.  The Cardinal is my favorite bird so I wanted to make sure I got one in my winter theme week.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 5- of 30 for 30 (Challenge within a challenge)

Day 5 of 30 for 30.  This day became a challenge within a challenge.  The day wasn't going my way and I was giving up.  I gave myself between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to complete something and this is what I ended up with.. My theme is still Winter... A friend gave me the idea of trees in Winter.  I found this picture and thought I could do this.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 4 of 30 for 30

Day 4 of 30 for 30...Quick Sketch in pastel

Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 3 of 30 for 30


Day 3 - of the 30 for 30... A Chickadee -Soft Pastels.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day 2 of 30 for 30

Day 2 of 30 for 30 was an interesting day... and didn't have time to spend a lot of time on a picture... so since we are getting a snow storm and I wanted to draw birds, I thought of a snowman with a bird on top.....here it is with snow!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day 1 of 30 for 30



Ok.. Day one of the latest 30 for 30 challenge.  I think I am going to concentrate on animals probably mostly birds.  It was nice to break out the pastels after not doing too much art work for the past few months...


Happy New Year!- Time to get organized!




Happy New Year !!  I am making many resolutions this year in hopes of getting some of them accomplished.

First off, I want to get healthy, lose some weight...eating more fruits and vegetables, less carbs.

Second, is to get back in the Art Studio -starting with Leslie Saeta's 30 day Art challenge... I will probably not make 30 but trying to do this will motivate me to get back in the studio!   I'm very behind on projects due to my regular job which has been extremely busy (which puts my art on the back burner) and then getting sick over the holidays.

Thirdly, I want to get organized at home, de-clutter, get my house in shape.

Stay tuned to see how I do on my journey.