Saturday, April 10, 2021

Day 9 of the Effy Wild Blog Challenge

 Well, once again, the day has gotten away from me!  How does it get so crazy busy so fast!?  It's a good thing that it's still Day 9 somewhere here in the States.  Teehee!  Anyway, I thought I would share another sketch in my sketchbook.  I'm trying to learn to draw realistic faces.  Not photo realistic, just a face that you would look at and think it looks human!  I've been trying really hard over recent years to improve as I learn more and more.

Again, I see mistakes but I'm good with that because it's a learning process.  It's not like I've had formal training at this, it's just been a personal challenge. Still, I think she turned out pretty decent.  I'll definitely try this angle again and see if I improve.  The important thing is, I'm having fun and getting to express my creativity.  This one is from my imagination, there is no photo reference.  She kinda looks like one of my daughters, though.  Things that make you go, hmmm...

Hope you enjoy checking her out and I'll see you again on Day 10.  Thanks bunches for stopping by and thank you in advance for any comments.  Hugs to you all!  Blessed be!


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Day 8 of the Effy Wild Blog Challenge


Today I'm sharing my favorite sketch.  This one took awhile to complete as there was a lot of texture.  Still, I thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece.  

I'm sure there's probably a ton of mistakes, but, that's okay.  I'm self-taught so I'll forgive myself!  Teehee! She was inspired by a photograph a friend of mine took of her daughter.  In the beginning, I tried to make it look like her girl, but, she just kind of took on her own look.  I was okay with that because it still gave that essence of peace and tranquility while she writes all snuggled up in the chair.  I love her, mistakes and all.  Even the little sap dots don't bother me, I learned not to sit under a tree and sketch!

So, there she is!  My favorite drawing.  I hope you enjoy her!  Blessed be!


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Day 7 of the Effy Wild Blog Challenge

Yesterday got away from me and before I knew it, I had forgotten to post my Day 6.  Gotta love the fibromyalgia fog my brain lives in!  So here I am on Day 7, feeling guilty for not having a Day 6 and I honestly don't know why I'm so mad at myself over it.  I did comment on several blogs yesterday as I had some catching up to do on comments and I really enjoyed reading the blogs I read.  

I thoroughly enjoyed Renee Magnusson's post about Rocky the Secret Raccoon!  So funny, and, I'm waiting impatiently for more details on this secret raccoon who apparently passed away from stress.  RIP Rocky.  I don't normally laugh at the death of an animal, like EVER, but, the whole story of Rocky and Renee's friend texting her these cryptic messages about him was just a hoot!  If you haven't read her post about it, you really should.  You can find it at RENEEMAGNUSSON.COM.

Today, I'm sharing a sketch I did a while back.  It's a rather calm pastoral scene I created in my head.  I don't generally sketch other people's art, I prefer to create my own using the extremely vivid imagination I've been gifted with.  I love the mountains and old barns. I even threw in an old tractor for fun.  This is one of my favorite pencil sketches I've done.  I'll show you my other favorite tomorrow.

Sharing my personal art is a little bit like baring my soul.  It fills me with trepidation and makes me instinctively want to reach for the lorazepam!  C'est la vie pour moi! Blessed be!


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Day 5 of the Effy Wild Challenge

So it's technically after midnight, however, my day hasn't ended so it's still Day 5 in my book, I don't care what the clock/calendar says!  My blog, my rules!  Anyway, today I'm sharing another spread from my small Dylusions journal with another of my favorite quotes.  Are y'all getting tired of these little spreads?  I have some other artwork I plan to share but, I'm having fun sharing these quote spreads.  They make me happy in their simplicity.

This one was created using acrylics and my favorite Dreamweaver stencil, Leafless Tree.  I love this stencil!  You can create any season with it; it works beautifully with them all.  

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow!  Blessed be!


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Day 4 of the Effy Wild Challenge

 Today, I’m going to share a watercolor spread I created of the chapel where my daughter was married. Since this is where my granddaughter’s parents were married, I thought she might appreciate it.  I’ve not decided on a quote yet so I’ll add that later when the right one comes along. 

This was created with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Hope you enjoy it! Blessed be!


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Day 3 of the Effy Wild Challenge

Today I have another spread to share with you from my small Dylusions journal.  This one was a lot of fun even though it turned out messier than I had planned.  Still, I enjoyed to process and that's what really matters.  

This spread uses one of my all-time favorite stamps from Stampendous called Ranunculus Field.  It's a larger stamp so it's perfect for a small journal like this one.  I watercolored it loosely using my  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  These watercolors are so richly pigmented and creamy.  If I could spread them on toast and eat them, I would!  Not really, however, they are delicious to work with.  I wanted the sky to have that soaking rain kind of look and I think it looks like it, at least close enough!  The quote is simply printed from my computer, lightly inked and adhered with gel medium.  

I love this quote from Jim.  I can actually imagine him saying this with one of his funny expressions.  Like, duh!  

I hope you like my spread and enjoy the quote as much as I do.  Until tomorrow, beautiful souls!  Blessed be!


Friday, April 2, 2021

Day 2 of the Effy Wild Challenge

So, I almost didn't make it today!  I've got ten minutes left of Day 2!  I can do it!  Today, I've used another Vera Lane Studio image to create a spread with another of my favorite quotes.  The background is a Dreamweaver Stencil that I've inked with Distress Inks.  The body of the image is from a clothing catalog.  The butterflies are from a Stampendous stamp set.

Hope you like it!