Tuesday, April 15, 2014

309 Chores.


The Hummingbird Post :)

As promised, I'm finally posting about my hummingbirds.
Here is my 2nd assignment for the course I'm taking, Make Art that Sells (MATS) by Lilla Rogers. If you're interested, I blogged about bolt fabric (the 1st assignment) here.

So this past week's assignment was Home Decor! This assignment was to do "summery succulents". I had fun experimenting with my ol' calligraphy nibs, watercolor and super-fun dip pen. Once I scanned everything into the computer, it was TOUGH focusing on design. I had a few days to complete the task of four plates, but I found myself changing designs along the way. The day before the assignment was due, I went back to my trusty pencils and paper and re-layed out my designs. Once the designs were set, I was then able to plow through (granted until 2am, though), to finish in time. I knew I wouldn't have time on the day it was due, so I just kept working and it felt very much like my college days. :) HA!

Anyway, here is the final submission..I focused on watercolor hummingbirds, but then decided to mix it up with a geometric succulent leaf shape and the copperplate nib ink work. Trying to make it "summery" was something I lost sight of..but I was happy to try using some of the tips/tools taught by Lilla to come up with my very first "collection".

This week....Children's Books. Yikes!

And a few images of the pre-work. By the way, I just simply love hummingbirds..we have so many of these wonderful visitors each day and they are so fun to watch. Except for the occasional very loud fights between two hummingbirds..have you ever seen that? Fascinating to watch.







Have a great rest of the week everyone!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

307 Wildflower run and a hummingbird...


...I will post more about the hummingbird tomorrow (so much to tell!), but the above sketch was super quick as I was up early at the community's "Wildflower Run" (2K, 5K and 10K) sponsored by the American Association of University Women. So proud of both of my girls for being able to attend their wonderful Tech Trek Summer Science Camp held at Stanford University for a week. My eldest attended two years ago, and my littlest will get to attend this summer. Very proud momma over here! :)

306 A half a day late, but I wanted to post him anyway...

... Chiwa Robot waves hello with his sproingy arm!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

305 What is paradise...


A piece I recently painted but wasn't able to submit in time for a gallery show. Hope you enjoy it's wonderful sentiment, as I do! Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 10, 2014