it’s almost sweetie time

love is more importantGelli printing and hand lettering – a match made for me.  While these are both digital versions – hand lettering done first, and rendered in Photoshop and the gelli is a scan – I can now do the ‘real’ thing with confidence. I really love this print and with #gellis you can never get the same result twice. I did also try in in the center and it didn’t do anything for me…so scan and audition – and then decide.  Hope you have a wonderful sweetie day.love is more important2

Sunday Fun-Days

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I’ve been teaching myself to digitize my artwork. This is a combination of my hand lettering and an abstract Watercolor flower.  I decided that it might be fun to create a new way to share artwork…. so….

Introducing a new art game – kinda like Cards Against Humanity except you pick the answers from your life instead of a pile of cards (and you decide whether or not it’s humane…)

To play, simply put your choice of fill in the blanks in the comment section or print the piece, add your words and share (#whimsyvillefun) or post on Whimsyville’s Facebook  Page under today’s post (Jan. 24, 2016) . Best original answer wins a ‘digital’ version to print out …. tell me what you are thinking, good or bad….

Have a great week – Love, Ann

 

Sweethearts…

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It’s that time of year when publicly, you exclaim your love by purchasing cards, gifts , flowers or a lovely dinner for your sweetheart.

Um No. I am fortunate – I have had the same valentine for 20 years yet it seems like just yesterday we were married. To celebrate Valentines day there is always a small piece of art. They sit on the mantle and then get stashed away with the others sometime in March or eventually become overshadowed by Senior Pictures or birthday cards. Yet there in the drawer of the armoire, are 19 pieces of my heART- a testament to the love that still feels new.

The Simple Life – with an occasional bump

For 2013, I chose the Simple for my one little word. The ink sketch was done before I chose the word, but it made perfect sense. It is also a little more ‘elegant’ than my usual Whimsyville-istic style, but I like it just the same.  The “m” has extra bumps – a lot like life sometimes.

What’s your word for 2013 ?

My OLW for 2013

My OLW for 2013

Letter Love 101

The amazing Joanne Sharpe, coincidentally located in a suburb of Rochester right next to where I grew up, has this amazing, very doable online class. So we have had 11 lessons to date and here are some of my highlights: I had to skip lesson with the circle thing, it made me dizzy – aka I hate compasses  …..

hanging hearts tutorial

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Hanging Hearts – Mixed Media Art for the masses…. You will LOVE to do this little project. Hop on over to the US Artquest Blog to get the tutorial. I put mine in a frame and wrote ‘love you’ (my words for 2012) in the corner . Send me a picture of what you do –

Hanging Hearts Mixed Media Artwork

here is what I like about summer

Sometimes, nothing matters. It is a good and a bad feeling at the same time, we are going with the ‘good’ here. Here are two mixed media pieces. the first was actually the bottom piece – you know the one with the star fish that looks good. The lettering got screwed up becuase my faithful companion (the furry one) nudged me with the pen in my hand while I was writing – he needed a bone and it made no difference to him what I was doing. (He is truly a canine child.) So I ripped off the bad part and set about making a ‘new’ flat copy. Then I suddenly realized that I could rebuild the tide with other ‘mistakes’. I like it, but there really isn’t room for any lettering. So I finished the other one.  (The shadows are n’t actually on the top piece, the flat scanner made them because the waves on the bottom piece made it.

Starfish at the Beach

Starfish at the Beach, aux Deux