Monday, June 28, 2010

Unthinkable - Alicia Keys ft Drake by Jayne Rio ft Summerbreeze (Acousti...

This is my favorite song! (at the moment) I found this acoustic version on You Tube and fell in love with it. Their You Tube Channel is 0summerbrezze0. Whoever came up with that site is a Genius in my book. I swear I'm addicted to it! You can basically learn how to do any and everything there. Anytime I want to learn how to do something I always go to You Tube first so see if they  have a tutorial on it. What was I talking about again ?--Oh, the song  I love the way the acoustic guitar sounds with the song. It almost make me want to put down the paint brush and pick up the guitar. I did say almost didn't I ? Hopefully one day I'll have enough time to actually practice learning how to play my guitar...That's another goal  of mine to put on my very,very long list. Anyways, I hope you guys like it !

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm Back

I know it's been about a week since you guys have heard from me but, I'm baaaacckkkk!!! I've been really busy with this ecourse! I have been learning so much and I am really excited,overwhelmed and frustrated all at the same time. (if that makes since?) I'm excited about everything I'm learning and can't wait to start putting my creative business together.I'm a little overwhelmed with all the steps that I have to take to achieve the kind of creative business that I want,  I'm frustrated that I don't have as enough time in the day to tend to all my everyday responsibilities,create this business,work on my art,practice my technique, try to establish my own style and so on and so on..... I know its going to take some time and I have to accomplished these things step by step but its just hard for me to wrap my mind around that part of it.... on a brighter note
The painting above is named BE YOU! I made it for my other best friend. Her name is Wendy( my girls call her Kayla's mom, an inside joke!) lol.. She is painted on watercolor paper and then collaged to a collage background. The words to the left of her her read "Be You!, You are Beautiful!, You are Strong! You are Smart!, You are Confidence! All words are inspired by her character; she entails all of them and I am lucky to have her as a friend! I hope she enjoys it!

Friday, June 18, 2010

If you didn't know?

If you didn't already know I love,love, love pancakes. I saw the above picture on Kim Vallee  website. Slappy Cakes is a restaurant where you can make your own pancakes. Each table features a built in griddle. They bring you the batter and the fruit and other accompaniments. I already know what I would top mine with bananas and strawberries with maple syrup! They are located in Portland, OR a long way from Alabama. If you live close there here is the link to the restaurant and the menu. Since I won't be going there any time soon, I will be happy to give into my craving with my husband's Banana French Toast I must say " they are the best" and he usually make these spicy breakfast potatoes as a side dish with them.......It's making me hungry just thinking about them! I love to have him make them for me breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Hey, maybe I can get him to make them for me tonight ?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

So, as you know I have been taking the e-course with  Kelly Rae Roberts,  and it has been WONDERFUL. I am really learning so much. This week we will be talking about Etsy and how to post and sell your artwork there. So, I'm super excited about that! She will also discuss how to make prints of your artwork really excited about that as well! In other news.... I have been sketching, sketching, sketching. Hopefully I'll get some painting done this weekend. Have you noticed the new Slide show...Hopefully I'll get a chance to add some cool new button to the blog in the future..It's a work in progress so stay tuned !

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Work in Progess

This is what I'm working on at the moment. I drew her on watercolor paper. I used acrylic paint along with ( my fav.) watercolor pencils. I plan on putting her on a 10x10 canvas and collage the background. Maybe I don't know yet. Right now I have just gesso the canvas mainly, because I drew something on the canvas that I wasn't happy with, so..I decided to paint over it and try to make something else. This is what I have so far....

I think she coming along nicely.  I decided to name her CONFIDENCE. She just has that attitude about her doesn't she? That hair,pose and smirk just screams CONFIDENCE! Oh yeah, I'm  hoping to get some prints made of some of my pieces so if anyone can offer and suggestions I would soooo thankful!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Caution! This was inspired by police tape. ( crazy right?) It makes you stop and take notice and that's exactly what I wanted to do with this piece! I love the way it drapes the background and the red hair makes her POP! She is painted on a 11x14 canvas. I used acrylic paint and watercolor pencils for this painting. So, tell me what you guys think?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Peace and Love

OK, So this is the finished painting. As you can see she does look different from the sketch. Her eyes aren't as wide as the one that I sketched out before. I'm really happy with the way she turned out! I like the Innocence of her face. She was inspired by me I guess? I'm no tree hugger (not like there's anything wrong with that)But I trying to embrace the natural me. I have started to wear my hair natural curly and I must say I LOVE IT! I like that I don't look like anyone else that you usually see on the street.Don't get me wrong I love to wear my hair bone straight but, it just something about these curls that make me feel empowered! Like this whole art thing, I never pictured myself doing it but now that I am  I cant believe why didn't I do this before!:) I am also trying to look more natural which involves not wearing alot of makeup not that I ever did but I'm really trying to let the world see the REAL ME!!! .....But I'm still working on that recycling thing and how to make the world greener..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rough Sketch

This is just a rough sketch of something that I'm planning to paint later. It's sketched with a pen believe it or not? I usually sketch with a pen mainly because that usually what I have on around me most of the time.It's weird, I can sketch out a drawing but when I get ready to paint it, it take on a totally different personality. I can never draw something the exact same way that I drew the first time there is always something a little different about it. So,....I wonder what she will look like in the end? I'll guess we'll just have to wait and see....