Silly Flowers

So today’s little work is just silly flowers. I read this interesting book called “Paint Lab” last night. I was expecting fun similiar to the “Drawing Lab” book, but instead found some art history and serious ‘work’ involved. It is a good book – just too serious pour moi.

You know me, happy art for happy people. 

But I was inspired by a lesson, so to remove the serious I drew these little guys – each have a different petal.  They are on drawn with black ink on a very busy background. In fact, it is so busy that you can barely see the works. Original “sketch” attached so you get the idea….

Have an art filled day !

Whimsyflower Sketch

Whimsyflower Sketch

Winsyflowers in Gelii Field

Whimsyville meets Gelli

It goes without saying that this Gelli Printing thing is addictive – in fact, if you want, you can get a badge for your blog that says you are an addict. (Um, I will not be getting the badge because that would imply that I have an ‘art issue’ and perhaps could lead to a 12 step program in which I would no longer purchase art toys… so, no.)

Anywho – in these prints I see Whimsyville Villages – so without further ado (except that they will get more layers and be reposted in the future) here are three experiments…

Bird Cage

Bird Cage

Whimsyville Garden

Whimsyville Stars in the Sky

Whimsyville Stars in the Sky

 

The jellyfish – and some artists

I think if I was the one that named this creature,  i would have used jellifish as opposed to jellyfish. The first coming out of literally no where – was marker and watercolor – done in an hour with coffee. The second, 16 x 20 on canvas and in acrylic was more like three hours without coffee.

Funny thing – paintings look nothing like my drawings – but they don’t have too, I guess. The green jelly looks like a hamburger – from far away.  I really admire artists whose work is constantly ‘them’. I guess I am still finding me.

The acrylic painting is in the Etsy Shop:
Not sure where the paper/watercolor will end up. Might make a good print….

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Flight and doodling

Doodling is many things- relaxation, art form, unconscious entertainment and for me a flight mechanism . If i want to leave the present – just for a few minutes- i let the pen take over .

seeing that Butterflies are the essence of flight , they seem to make an appropriate subject matter !

Hope your day is filled with a moment or two of flight – even if its just a martini in the backyard with your bestest buddy.

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Back to work….

Vacation is usually a time to relax and let go. For us, it was a time to repair- and I don’t mean our bodies- I mean water pump for the well $900; sailboat bridle $55.00; porch furniture with pretty pillows $ 940 (because it was on sale and because the 3 pound kitty fell through the seat) . At any rate I continued to enjoy my art classes with Joanne Sharpe even though I had to watch them on the iPhone – and technically couldn’t see them it was comforting to listen to hear instructions.
At the end if the two weeks of work , I had managed to fit in this:

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A little marker, a little water color and some acrylic paint too. Who knew work could generate such fun results.

And now , back to the vacation laundry pile.

Memorial Fish

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Happy Memorial Day!

A few weeks ago I was watching a movie on the girlie channel about a girl living in Wally-mart who gave birth to a baby named Americus. I think this sounds more like a species of fish than a name for a child, and so in a weird-sort-of-movie-inspires-art kind of way, the “Memorial Fish” was born. There is also this boring book that was given to us by my husbands brother, the “First Fish” – not quite a presidential book, but in pursuit of spring spawning, the fish in the book (a shad) goes on a trip. Seems to be a lot of fish in politics…. just saying.

May your life and adventures inspire creativity in your life – especially during the long weekend.   Love – Ann

Whimsyville ‘debut’ at Whimsical Women

Whimsyville Canvas

Beachworks, Angelworks, Fish, birds, and cupcakes.

Booth2013 Starfish, beachworks and birds boothleft boothrightWow. Funny, but we seem tailor made for each other – and I was OVERWHELMED by the beauty, creativity and sheer fun of the other ladies works.  I am hoping to be lucky enough to exhibit this fall in Pfafftown, for Whimsical Women on November 23rd. More to come.

You can visit all the artists on Facebook at Whimsical Women

light, at the end of the tunnel

Well, there is no tunnel, but there sure is light – light houses that is. This weekend is Whimsical Women in Chapel Hill at the Southern Village from 10 – 3. This is why I haven’t posted in so long, after prepping and cataloguing over 100 pieces of original work for the show, i decided that I need something that was bundled – light house note cards – so without further ado – the North Carolina Lighthouse Series – Whimsyville Style.