Monday, February 28, 2011

Swarm or at least a small swarm of bees

For Illustration Friday a small swarm of bees. There really were bees in the garden only a few days ago, then we had snow, rain, sun, and freezing again! Poor bees! We have neighbours who keep bees and have had them swarm through our apple trees it is quite a sight and sound experience.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hot Layers!

How many layers? Too many to count. Layers being the Illustration Friday challenge. Crazy indian bedspread table cloth, crazy being the Theme Thursday challenge, layers of different flowers and hot colours. Hot being the Three Muses challenge . Spring will be coming eventually we are expecting snow again, the brave winter aconite and crocus are out and the dahlias are but summer dreams.
Being back at work full times stretches  me to try and and combine all the art challlenges that I can. I'm trying to discipline  myself to at least spend some time painting each week.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Words, Quotation and Sweater What could these things have in common?


The starting point: West Coast Tofino in a Cowichan Sweater for the Illustration Friday Sweater Challenge. Nothing more coastal. This is my old sweater (20 + years) that my daughter now loves, totally in fashion again. Then scanning and adding pen (never know quite when to stop)
Then adding words/quote for the Theme Thursday Word Challenge
Then the quote which is one of my all time favorites for the Three Muses quotation challenge.
Which one do you think works best?  I have looked too long. Here is a link to an amazing uplifting short clip it has nothing to do with the challenges other than being a great short that my husband received and immediatly had to share, the production quality is great as well as the message.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Black and White Home

Home  in Black and White with faithful pets waiting. This was done in watercolour and then scanned in greyscale.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In Reverse!

Reverse or fastforward, I'm ready doggles and all! Lets go...