Saturday, February 27, 2016

Still haven’t found my style but having a lot of fun working with colored pencils and Derwent Intense watercolor pencils.

When I start I have a clue but the final drawing is never what I had envisioned. It is pretty neat to watch the ladies emerge.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Keeping my commitment to do some art each week while traveling, here is my effort for the past week.

Finished "Miss Prim." She was created with Prismacolor Premiere pencils, the background was done with Derwent Intense Watercolor Pencils. 
Got a little wild here, with eyes this large, perhaps I should add glasses.

I played around a little with Photoshop Elements, attempting to create a little mixed media. Need to work on this a bit.

Sitting outside with my colored pencils, letting my muse just happen is exactly what I had hoped for as we started our retirement journey.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Meet a couple more of my Funky Girls. I believe they are a bit of improvement over the previous week's attempt. I get a bit of a charge in seeing them develop as I draw.

I saw on a photo of a artist on the Featherweight 221 and 222 Facebook page sewing at a picnic table in a campground. The weather here in Arizona has not been that conducive, but I did get out my Featherweight to make this little phone sleeve.

The highlight of my crafting this week was a Susan Lenart Kazmerworkshop at the Tucson Mineral and Rock Show. As you may know, Susan is the creator of Ice Resin; this workshop was on using Ice Resin in transparency. A lot of information was shared during the 3-hour workshop. I left with several different components and a mind spinning, trying to process it all. Susan was very generous with supplies, ephemera and knowledge. The show is HUGE with hundreds of jewelry related venders and lot's of workshops. Knowing what to expect, I am hoping to return next year and spend more time (and I'm sure more money.)
Sorry about the poor photography here. 

Feathers coated with Ice Resin.