Sunday, January 29, 2012
Just dreaming about going to Costa Rica in the next year. I will buy tickets soon even though I probably can't afford it. I have been wanting to travel again ever since I backpacked through Europe with my cousin in 2003 and have not gone due to money but I think I am just going to go for it anyway and make it happen. I was researching tonight. I'm not sure where I am going there yet, but I want to make some monkey friends....
Yesterday's mural progress, day two of working on the mural. The goal for yesterday was to get the entire background covered, and we got it done thanks to everyone helping!
|The wonderful librarians even got to work painting!|
|I sure am lucky to have a tall husband to get the areas I can't reach!|
|Window area hills background covered|
|Hills background covered|
|Sharon was in charge of the coral, nice work!|
|"I'll get the smaller areas"|
|Painting with Evon|
|Ocean side, background covered|
|Ocean side, background covered|
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Here is an update on the mural project, I got everything sketched out on the wall using a projector and chalk. I thought it was really cool that as I was drawing I could look right outside at some of my reference such as the palm trees and the hills. What a beautiful place to work! This mural is going to be great! The photos are a bit hard to see, I will get better ones from the real (non-phone) camera later!
|ocean side before|
|after, all sketched!|
|"Muralist at Work" hee hee|
Friday, January 20, 2012
This is the approved design for the mural I am starting tomorrow, the color is the rough and the black and white has some changes, do you notice what they are? The photo below is a view of the children's room from the other side of the library, it's hard to see the side walls too much but you can see the whole thing. I will be painting the mural on the wall above the bookshelves. Anyway, this is what I have been working on and will be working on for the next 2-3 months. Feel free to visit me at the library I will be working most Saturdays!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
It is fun to let loose and play with art!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This freshly created sketch of the day is for Francene, my lovely co-worker who wanted a tarantula, scorpion, and baby snake having a get together in a happy desert scene. She also wanted the scorpion to be balancing a cup on it's tail. This was a fun idea. Here you go Francene! Happy Birthday!
Monday, January 16, 2012
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Friday, January 13, 2012
This is a painting for my dad for his birthday, he has been wanting a sketch of this, it is an inside joke with him and his friends. This is done with pen, watercolor, and digitally touched up. I feel like the sea creatures are not quite balanced in color yet so I will work out another one, but this will do for today's sketch. Happy Birthday Dad!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Sunday, January 8, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thanks to Holly and Patti for helping me with my free draw sketch ideas of the night. These are done between 10-20 minutes each and were created with pen, watercolor, and the turtle has a digital border. More to come!
|Rosie French Bulldog|
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Free Sketch Fun!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
|Happy New Year 2012!|
Today is January 1st, 2012!! Yippee! Time to start the new year! What do you want to do this year? I am looking forward to completing my last bit of teacher training for my clear credential in teaching art and getting closer to my goal of illustrating children's books! The mural project is the next big project I am looking forward to- bringing the beauty of the surrounding nature in Rancho Palos Verdes into the children's room at the Miraliste library. I still have much organizing to do, especially on my computer- it has been having trouble even to write this blog! I have a Mac Mini and it doesn't have much memory left.
I am actually really excited because yesterday I organized my book collection, now all of my books are accessible and I can actually see what I have now. I have many books that I have enjoyed as a child, and I want to keep looking at these books to rekindle the spark of what I liked about those alive in my work. Also, in the storytelling workshop with Marshall Vandruff, he explained that the first step to creating your own story is to look at stories you love. I'll talk to you about my favorites another time. In the meantime, let's get ready for 2012!