There is this awesome online series of lettering classes taught by Joanne Sharpe. The best thing about them is she says “here is a lettering idea now go do your own thing.” Here are a couple of homework assignments-
I think it is because I am a Pisces. Not being ‘into’ astrology, and having no clue what that really means – I do love the ocean. I love the sand. I love the sunshine and all the cool things that wash up on the beach. Even the ‘gross’ jelly fish are cool – you just can’t get too close.
That said, this morning was crabby morning – not in a bad mood- just felt like crab-ing it a bit. This is crabby love I. There is a two, but I am only sharing one. The other feels ‘unfinished’.
Have a lovely crabby day .
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 ?
Sometimes when you run a series of paintings weird things happen. The dude was a mess. He is now fortunately covered by a paper version, but his ‘texture’ was lost and it feels like cheating a little. While collage is a very legitimate artful category, the point was stick to the canvas and paint.
Oh well, may my path to artists’ hell continue for I have now mixed Golden fluid acrylics with the ‘cheap’ stuff , Liquitex glaze, Heavy Artist’s Cement from US Artquest to hold the dude in place and I think we just about hit every manufacturer there is.
There were supposed to be 4 in this series, but I think I might just end the pain here.
Have a very whimsyful day !
Who am I ? Well, that question will never be answered, but here are the results from my class with Jodi Ohl. I think if you visit her sweet blog, you will definitely see her ‘influence’ on this work.
I will probably get ‘flack’ for this – but I have never been a fan of owls. They scare me. BUT…. I found out that they really take characterization well. I may just try another one as we all know how I love to make things my own. The techniques
were great and very worth the tiny investment. You can take the class too if you wish , just visit Creative Workshops .
There are three different types of Acrylics in this piece – for that, I will surely go to artist hell – I have never been one to use only a single product in any project – so why start now. This is one reason that I LOVE mixed media so much.
This has india ink outlines – I told Jodi in a message that I didn’t think I would like them, I actually love them.
I used a white Uni-ball Signo Pen for the details.
The base is canvas- also something that I used to not like and now adore. It is all a matter of playing and practicing until you feel comfortable.
what’s up with the fish….? These guys have nothing to do with Christmas except perhaps to put a smile on your face. As a sketch, they later became ‘pins’ using Studio Cloth from USArtQest. Most of today was spent painting – but these were a fun ‘relief’ from the seriousness of a ‘real’ canvas. – have a very artful today. Tomorrow, the annual Merry Christmas from North Carolina piece…