Monday, March 30, 2009

Bathtub Art

Two Puppies

This was created by my granddaughter with bathtub crayons.

It is a picture of two dogs, Bailey and Chase, our black labs.

The little lines on the side of their heads is their ears.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunrise Over Connecticut

I can't get a clear view of the sky from my back door, but
the sunrises this past week have been spectacular.
I always have time to notice, but don't always have time
to snap picture. This morning was not different, but
I took time to capture these colors.
Maybe this week I will get more.

Doodle Bugs and Fishy Fish

These are my Doodle Bugs done on the back of a business card.
This was for my submissions to this week's "Inspiration Flirtation" flirt.
They are done by writing a word in cursive, then copying the mirror
image and turning it into a bug. My daughter got me two sets of
markers that I just had to try out.

You may be able to recognize the words when looking at
the horizontal view.

They are: Art Doodle, Bussiness, Hattie and Camilla.

Fishy Fish

Art Work of Eric Sturtevant

This was one of my purchases at the Sugarloaf Craft's Festival.
They are greeting cards by Eric Sturtevant.
Very fun. He now has puzzles and children's card games
available at Barnes and Noble. He was very congenial and chatted
with us while we admired his work.

Lunch at Eli's

After enjoying the craft's festival we stopped at Eli Cannon's for lunch.

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

My daughters and I attended the Sugarloaf Craft Festival
at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford this morning.

This is a photo of the outside of one of the booths.
The name of the booth was "To The Left of the Moon"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Collection

This the "Debut of My Spring Collection".
It was done for the March "Art Is" Challenge - Spring.

Spring Chicken

From Roof Dog to Chalk Dog

This is a drawing of a dog my 2 year 8 month old granddaughter
did on the driveway using chalk. It had had faded after being
driven over a few times so I retraced the lines. I didn't
add or take away anything, just darkened the lines.
Two black labs. which she adores, live at our house.


This is my submissions for this week's
Inspiration Flirtation Challenge - Luck.
Can you solve the puzzle?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Granddaughter's First Painting

When looking through photos, I found this one of my
granddaughter's first painting.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Koffee Kaleidoscope

I used a portion of this royalty free photo
to create a Koffee Kaleidoscope.
By slicing, cutting, duplicating and placement, I created this
kaleidescope using Photo Shop.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Visual Caffeine

This doll was created for a "visual caffeine" challenge.
She was made using acrylic paints on muslin, then
sewed together, turned and stuffed.
She sits in a cup of coffee beans that has a plastic
tube in the center. The doll has a dowel rod in her base
which fits in the plastic tube so she will stand.
The coffee beans are coated with mod podge.
She was inspired by a Gevalia ad.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tin Can Witch

This is my tin can witch made at a workshop at last year's "Art Is You". See my previous post to learn more about "Art Is You".

Seven Collages in Seven Days

These collages were done for an "Art is You" Yahoo group challenge. The challenge was to make seven collages in seven days. I used one magazine for all collages and there wasn't much left when I was finished. I don't remember if one magazine was part of the challenge or if I just did that.

I chose to theme my collages with the title for each beginning with the letter F - Food, Flowers,
Fun, Favorites, Faces, Furniture, and a Fairy.

"Art is You" is a wonderful East Coast Art Retreat held on Columbus Day week end. This year's theme is "Taking Tea With Alice". The line up of teachers is phenomenal!
Check it out at .

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Children' Art

Snow Day Art
A day spent with my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter.
It doesn't get better than this.
As we know, art can take many forms.
In this case it is snowmen on a snowy day.
"Counting Snowmen"
After creating outside, we went inside.

Acrylic on paper.


Soft Sculpture Figure

This my "Ode to Chocolate" doll.

She is one of several fan shaped collages, for "I'm a fan."

The others, which weren't make into dolls,

are books, coffee, flowers, Grand Marnier.

I scanned my collage and then printed it onto to fabric, sewed

it together, stuffed it, and then embellished it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Myself As A Dollmaker

I belong to a small local group of dollmakers called the Fabric Manglers. At at our last meeting one of our members challenged us to collage a card illustrating how we see ourselves as dollmakers. Below are my results. The writing includes disinherited, selfish, bad tempered, and unreasonable printed on the front of the woman, collaged on is many faces, the unveiling of the unexpected, secrets and surprises, she has the gift, and fulfillment, the definition of passion, and imagine written in wire. The word artist was put on with stickers, and other elements include a piece of dichroic glass, a bug, silk cacoon unraveled, beaded fringe, a face made with precious metal clay, and a clock button. I plan to add wings to the clock.

Since I have shared how I see myself as a dollmaker, I thought I should include photos of a few dolls that I have made. I will post more doll photos with time.

This is a doll made for a fabric challenge from a Sara Austin pattern.
The challenge fabric is her outfit. She is painted with acrylics.
"Fish and Chicks" is an original soft sculpture done for a "WOW" challenge of the same name.
"You can bring home the chicken fry it up in a pan. "