the worlds lamest blogger

so i keep forgetting that i own a blog – how responsible right? are there blog police? surely. am I going down in bad artist history? probably. I just want to make art and try to sell more of it. spend time at the beach and really – just get in a few witty comments on other peoples pages. I’m here for smiles, cocktails , random haiku and just to leave “it” a little better than I found it – whatever ‘it’ is.

Happy Tuesday – it’s not friday, but it’s def. not Monday.

murphy. may you enjoy the stars. We miss you.

murphy. may you enjoy the stars. We miss you.

Murphy's Haiku

Murphy’s Haiku

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

 

I love you.

No its not another ‘cheesy’ valentines day post , I did that last week – it’s a present. It’s a list of ‘happy’ words. Cut them up, transfer ’em – do whatever you would like – use ’em in your artwork… i only ask that if you repost or pin that you share using my blog . Love you, mean it.

Happy Words

Happy Words

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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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  …..

Random Inspiration by Words Alone

As a mostly visual artist, I am sometimes inspired by comedic words alone. Here are a couple of comments that made me want to get out the bright colors and get busy. They also made me think and if we have ever met in person, you know my brain is operating entirely in it’s own universe.  (Unfortunately, the authors didn’t identify themselves – so if you know – please tell me ):

“as I lay in bed, looking at the stars, I wonder… where the heck is the ceiling?”

“If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?”

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” – Mark Twain (I really think if I was around when he was alive, we would have been close friends.)

have an awesome day. – Ann