Monday, May 26, 2008

I frightened a little mouse under her chair

Apologies to my two readers - things have been hectic here and will be for a bit - and I hope just a bit more. In the meantime, summer is in full swing here and we (the dogs) have laid waste to a burgeoning crop of mole youngsters who mistakenly saw our estate as a fine place to plunder. 'twarn't so, alas. The piece I am posting was one of my first conversions from an intaglio plate I had done, to a digital rendering.

A bit crude here and there, but enough of a taste of the new medium to have me hooked. As in fine art, I am self-taught and as a consequence don't know what the h---- I'm doing, but it's grand when things work - even if it is a teeny corner of a piece.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Girl In a Black hat

when in doubt - pose them in funny hats.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

resurrecting clara bow

I found an old movie magazine and doctored up a picture of clara bow. She was a bit grainy and tawdry looking so i thought she needed a little makeup and a hair thingamummy. I am making her into a button.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lewis Carroll

I feel just like these little fish when I have a brain lapse and join some book purchasing scheme. It seems so appealing - you get a fabulous book amongst your 4 choices for a dollar or something and then you only have to buy one or two at the regular price within a year. I've done this a couple of times in my life. Quell disaster. I'm never on top of things enough to stem the flow of "watercolor with zip" books that seem to predominate the art how to books. I'm also taking, for the first time, an online craft class. I will not divulge what lest I wound a feeling or two.

I merely mentioned on the on line chat room that I am all thumbs, only to get a 3 page treaties on striving for excellence and never giving up until your thingy looks exactly like her thingy. Of course I'm striving for excellence - of course i'm trying my damndest - doesn't stop me from being a klutz. but a klutz with a will to succeed.
God spare me humourless women - excellent as they may be.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sleeping Cherub

Even angels need a break - especially now