Thursday, March 15, 2018

Taking my job very seriously

Been working on "Jake" the entire week.  LOL  What was I thinking. Revising a pattern that I designed 18 years ago?!?  Well not so much revising, but creating new diagrams.  I can't say that I like it. :(  But I will move forward.  The body parts are sewn and stuffed and today I'm working on the sculpting the face.  My favorite part, as it defines the character.  We shall see how it goes.  I'm trying real hard not get off track here. 

I have taken a couple of pics as I work on z face! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Revising Jake Pattern

Well yesterday I decided that before I can offer Jake, he will need some updates.  Partly because I designed him in the year 2000.  Eighteen years have gone by and unfortunately I drew in the diagrams and did not scan them.  So in order for me to make this pattern available in Digital format I will need to re-draw and scan in the diagrams.  

Not sure how I really feel about doing this.  I'm worried that since this was one of my first patterns it will turn into a total redo?!?  I will try real hard not to let that happen.  So here it goes.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time does not stand Still

I'm always amazed at how fast the time goes by.  Right now it's raining here in Southern California.  We need it badly.  So I've been working on several things.  Here are a few pics. 

This was one of my on-line lessons taught by Mystele Kirkeeng.  This piece is actually quite large, measuring  22" X 14".  It's a repurposed framed piece of art work I picked up on sale for $4.  When I got home I realized that it was a magnetic board.

I lost count, on how many layers of paper and paint this actually has.  At the moment its in the rest stages and not quite finished.  I think I may change the bottom birds beak color, finish the arm some how.  

I had so much fun with the process. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lesson 5

The Background
Putting in the Shadows

Starting to add the details

Giving  it my personal touch
Finished Pic

Lesson #5 with Annie Hamman, from my Paint your Heart & Soul 2018 online class.  I totally fell into this lesson and couldn't let it be until I was done.  I have posted the pics from start to finish.  I did use a reference photo.  Then added my own twist.  This was so much fun.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Upcycled Sweater

Today I stitched and Stitched.  Yesterday I braved cutting the neckline, taking off the cuffs from the sleeves and the bottom of this lovely green Banana Republic Green Mens Sweater. I love how it turned out and can't wait to wear it.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Learning as I go

So I finished my lesson.  I love how it pushed me to the next level of modern technology.  I call this my mixed media digital Art.  

Plus learning how to use my Ipad and Procreate to Paint the girl was a new and fun experience.  I can't wait to do more.  My husband printed this off for me at work and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing it looked.

There is something about holding Art in your own two hands.  Happiness comes from all sorts of places.  Today this was my happiness!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

On-line workshop lesson #3

Starting the year off with my on-line Class "Paint your Heart & Soul 2018"  This is lesson #3 entitled "day dreams" with Lucy Brydon.  

The lesson started making Geli prints and leaves.  I totally got sucked into that and made a ton.  The you scan of photograph them and using the Brushstrokes app. change the look.  

Next go to procreate on the iPad and add more.  Doing mixed media art, but using your tablet.  I have learned a lot and it has forced me to actually use my iPad as a drawing/painting tool.  I will post another pic, when all done!