I am planning on expanding my button theme to include various sewing notions. I’m going to explore the many wonders of thimbles, pin cushions, measuring tape and spools of thread in all sorts of colors. Yay, now I have another reason to get over to Britex for inspiration and possible source material.
This painting is 12×12 acrylic. Be on the lookout for my Etsy shop.
I’ll be at the studio this Thursday – June 9th for Artist Work Night. I’m not sure what I will work on next. Of late, I have been drawn to musical themes – instruments and lyrics. I’m sure that I will keep going in this direction.
This is my travel pencil/pen box. It totally sums me up – playfulness is something I highly value. My daughter Emma added her touch to this box when she borrowed it for her own use (hello, orange pencil!). I love that it’s in there – a connection to her earlier days. There’s also a clarinet reed holder in there (not sure why). I still absolutely adore the Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup is my girl). It was fun to get reacquainted with this box when I used it at the Figure Drawing Marathon. Hope to bring more playfulness to my work!
This is an oil pastel painting that I did in 2009 “Clouds in my Coffee” – one of my lyric themes.
Today, I participated in a figure drawing marathon, held in Livermore. I haven’t done this for about 15 years, so I know that my proportions are off. These are a few of my 10 or 20 minute pose drawings. I had fun doing this and hope to get more opportunities to do more life drawing.