Sunday, May 15, 2016

Post cards received in the Spring 2016 swap

Here are the first 5 post cards I received:
Arizona and Florida

Michigan and Hawaii

Every card is made with care, using cool techniques!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

My post cards for iHanna's Spring 2016 swap

For iHanna's Spring 2016 Post card swap:

I had intended to make some reduction linocut cards, but that didn't work out.  Maybe I should start NOW for the next swap.  So, I played around with water color and words.  The mantras helped with how I've been feeling lately.

In progress

Finished - and put into clear bags to mail. I tested one to myself and it made it through in good condition. Hopefully the international ones made it!

All manner of thing(s) shall be well


Drawing Class, Spring 2016

A couple of drawings from Life Drawing this term:

Thing I like - I caught a little of the feeling of the light. Thing I don't like - at first she looked like a certain orange presidential candidate, but I managed to lose that.
Thing I like - the lights and darks, and the feeling of movement.  Thing I don't like - the hand.  I don't seem to be very good at hands.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hoppy Easter

Some quick bunny sketches with a brush pen. I was thinking of painting an Easter card or two but ended up just doing these quick sketches.

Hannah has a new postcard swap! Click here to sign up for April:
iHanna Postcard Swap

I may be brave and try a reduction linocut process.  We'll see!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Nina Johansson drawing year

If anyone has not had a chance to look at Nina's tumblr where she drew every day in a 2015 calendar book, check it out at the link above.
Also, I don't know how to link to this particular question/answer page in her tumblr, so I'll post the screen shot:

Great advice, right?
Here's my attempt to capture some flowers I bought for the new year.  I like the top part - the looseness and variety of color in the Freesia.  The composition could be better, for sure.
Stonehenge notebook

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Post cards received in the Fall 2015 iHannah swap

Beautiful work!

I received all 10 post cards.  All from the US.  My list had 8 non-US addresses.  Hmm - so I didn't receive any new to me postage stamps, but I do have some really cool handmade art works!  Thanks everyone.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

2015 Autumn Post Card Swap

First, apologies for the blurry photos.  Apparently my camera was on some strange setting, and I didn't notice until now.  But, since I've already sent these out, they're the best I've got.

These post cards are for iHanna's Postcard swap:

I used acrylic paint mixed with water in a spray bottle with a stencil. I painted the rest with water color.  Then I threw on a few stamps.  I've been wanting to get better at painting trees, so it was good practice.

Plus, one gourd:
I'll post the cards I received next time - I've gotten 7 so far!