Sunday, May 10, 2009

Look at me

Beautiful, big, fat, soulful, unique, mother, friend, wife, i am all these things.

gesso, wc, pencils, pen, stamping, glaze

Art on sistahs,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5 MAY 2009 - mermaids & portraits

did some work this afternoon sitting out on the porch with the puppies. i ran off the edge of the booklet with the one below. woops =D


my fountain pen and black acrylic ink are total favs. dunno how i survived without them before!

fgs s001 p03

mermaid 2

you are beautiful - crayonvery body is different

the mermaids and the 'every body' piece are both done in Ang's pages, and the others are done in my pages (including the one below). mine are about 2 inches taller and a little wider than hers, but i saved them around the same size in digital form.

fgs s001 p02

mixed media: watercolor, gesso, crayon, prismacolor, ink, dip pen, thread, and chalks.


can't find ye old digi cam

... thusly i was forced to go to the laptop's webcam. sitting in the shaded porch isn't the best idea for photographing flat work, but since this sucker has a preset focal length, the text was gonna be blurry anyway. may as well get a little artistic with it, yeah? colors are much brighter and much more subtle in places, natch. still, it's a glimpse until i finish up messing about with it and get a proper scan or photo.

caretaking a duo of 8 week old puppies isn't the most condusive to hanging out in the studio with the lights and camera, nevermind i seem to have lost my charger (zoiks) and my extra battery (auugh!). i had them in there for five minutes and they managed to find stuff to chew on i hadn't even known was on the floor! they're growing like mad, and demanding a lot of attention, as babies do.

materials here are acrylic ink, dip pen, gesso, found paper, watercolor practice paper, transparent watercolors, and life experience as a fat girl (a little personal tale). ok, back to working on a little chubby mermaid for Ang's book.

much love and arty vibes,