Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prints on Wood

I recently began attaching my prints onto painted pieces of wood, all ready to hang with a wire on the back. Frame not needed.

Here is a selection of the variety that is available. I will soon put into my Etsy shop as well, just don't seem to be home long enough to get around to doing all the tasks involved in making Etsy listings. New designs will be available on a regular basis.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Life and Death

I never wrote about the exhibit I was part of at the end of the year. It was at
Gypsy Treasures in Long Beach, CA.

It was a Dia De Los Muertos and/or Catholic theme. Here is the original record painting that I did. The title is "Life and Death". I also had a small print on wood. The print was of another skull of mine, the Head's a Spinnin print.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gila Monster Challenge

I couple weeks ago my son bought a book that helps you to expand your creativity and imagination by drawing different characters. The book is Fantasy Genesis A Creativity Game for Fantasy Artists by Chuck Lukacs. You roll dice and receive different animals and elements etc, and you are to make a creation with what is given to you.

The elements that I was to use were a Gila Monster, a Shell, a Vine, Bolts, Lava and an Old Village. This is what I came up with. I used pen and ink, markers, watercolor and india ink and acrylic ink. It was done in my sketchbook, which isn't really meant for painting, and a warping occurred from it. It doesn't bother me because it gives it the appearance that it's a tie die on fabric.... Gotta see the positive! I'm just such a person that loves putting drawings into some kind of book, rather than let it float around and not get viewed, and possibly lost.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Astrology Signs - Gemini

This is the 3rd in my series of Astrological Signs, with the Gemini. I didn't really have an idea for this one, then came up with one I thought would work. It was mediocre. My son suggested a set of twins emerging out of one tree. It was a far more clever idea than my first original plan. Yes, as a friend commented to me, it is helpful to have an art director. My collaborations with my kid do always make the best creations!

The Gemini sign is associated with the Summer Solstice, that's why I have the sun shining bright. It's also an air sign, so I made some clouds, although my clouds seem to be heavy on the water-side. And I think I was successful at making the two "trees" appear to be twins. I thought it would be hard to duplicate them to look alike. Yeah seems with a lot of things, it's the anticipation of something that is usually far harder than the actual doing!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Astrology Signs - Taurus

Here is my 2nd in the Astrology Signs series, Taurus. I was trying to represent the stubborn side of many Taurus, well at least a lot that I know are stubborn! One in particular!! The sign is associated with the fresh new growth of spring. The background should look more dark brown, but on screen it appears to be black. Oh well.

I'm making them straight from the list in a book. I guess I don't want to put off the hard one, just want to take them as they come. So next is Gemini, and so far, no ideas... stumped! Need some inspiration instead of heartbreak.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Astrology Signs - Aries

A couple weeks ago, Wesley and I began drawing the Zodiac Signs. His first design was Capricorn and I chose Aries.

I really enjoyed using our new markers, and I think I'll be doing more (well already have done one that I'll post soon). I may make into prints, but for sure some magnets will be created.

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year, New Me???

I'd love to say I could be happy in this New Year.

I'm in love, but it's not good.

This drawing is a result of the toxic relationship brought on by alcoholism.

I've neglected my blog for too long, instead doing online journaling on Facebook. Well Facebook is too exposed also. Too many people that I really don't want to know my business. So I'm coming back here, no one that I really know reads this, well maybe a couple, and I can deal with them. If they want to research me, then I guess they can know the true me.

This is a doodle I did while drowning in the middle of someone's alcohol abuse. Someone that has said they would stop drinking and the hurt that goes with it, for too long now. I would love to be happy with him, but don't know if it's possible for this booze love affair to end.

There you have it, there's a real juicy bit of info about me.