Friday, March 25, 2016

Still another Friend

Another friendly person showed up today.  But, this fellow is made completely with paper I hand painted myself.  His skin, clothes, hair, the whole figure.  Oh, except his shoes.  That paper is a scrapbook paper I bought.  But still, I am very pleased with myself. 
You gotta love a kid in red pants.  Just makes a statement.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Another Friend

Now, another little friend has showed up.  She seems to be looking at something.
I do love a round faced little kid!  Aren't they cute!?

I'm not sure where this is going, but I'll keep you posted.
On another note.  I am experimenting with painting some paper to be used in my cut paper artwork.
So, if all works the way it should, I will make all my own colors for my projects.  It's a lot of work, but I think it will be worth it.  This is just large drawing paper (good quality) and I'm painting it with acrylic paint using an old credit card.  It makes spreading the paint very easy.
Okay, I have to go paint more paper.  This is kind of turning into an addiction!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Getting back to Work

Well, it's been a busy time in my life.'s time to get back to my artwork.  Truthfully, I have been working on things.   Creating artwork or illustrations is like therapy to me.  So, I am thankful to have my art to turn too.

Today, this happy girl showed up.  I don't know who she is.  But, I like her.
Last week I started a larger piece.  Here is the sketch.  Keep in mind this is really rough.
Then, I needed to figure out the bird, and what he or she was going to look like.   Yet, another sketch.
You can see, my ideas are pretty simple.  But, I think good design is simple.

Next, I started making the cat.  So, fun to make.
While the glue was drying, I painted the background in watercolor and tossed some salt around, just for fun.  Then I made all the flowers and leaves.
Here is the finished product.  Soon to be framed and hanging at the gallery.  (Gallery Calapooia in Albany, OR)
I know, it's very bright.  Lets just say, I need to have some fun.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Saying Goodbye

Well, I have been absent from my blog for awhile.  Sorry about that.
The reason is, I lost my Dad on February 29th.  It was a bit unexpected and I am still trying to wrap my mind around this loss.
My Mom passed away about three and a half months before.  So, I was just getting over that one.  And now Dad is gone too.  My dear cousin reminded me yesterday, that my Mom and Dad were in fact a team.  Even though they sometimes argued and disagreed with each other.  They were a team.
So, I guess Dad had to go be with his teammate.  I do like thinking they are together.
Below is my favorite picture of me and my Dad.  You can see we liked each other.   I had the most wonderful Dad.   What a lucky girl I was.
I only wish every child could have had parents like mine.  The world would be a better place.

New artwork will be posted soon.  He and my Mom would want me to keep creating!