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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Carving Your Own Stamps

Last weekend I spent most of it playing with my lino cutter! I decided to try my hand at carving my own stamps. It is actually quite addicting!!! I love that you don't really know exactly how it will come out. I did a little trial and error on YouTube the week before last ... the results were too funny.

Then last weekend, I decided to give it another try .. but this time I made sure to use the right ink. I learned that my reg ink stamps didn't cut it, so I got some ink specially for the stamps .. and boy, what a difference!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Self Portrait

Hello all!! I hope everyone has been taking it easy. It has been ROASTING here in my part of the world. Northern Virginia temps have been over 100 degrees!! Wonderful for sun worshippers, I'm sure, but terrible for asthma sufferers like me!

While hibernating inside, away from the heat, I've been doing lots of sketching. I took a ton of photos of myself, from different angles, different expressions, etc. My goal is working on my sketching and face skills.

I've never done a self portrait before ... but here's my first try. Any and all critiques are welcome!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

KayTee_Faces in Technicolor_Third and Final Face

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

I'm in the last phase of Sharon's Faces in Technicolor Class. The third and final face is where we incorporate colors from a napkin that we adhere to our canvas.

The wonderful thing about this particular class, is that you REALLY focus on colors that are non-traditional ... kicks you out of all your comfort zones. I'll be working on her today, and submitting for critique from Sharon later on.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Are We Happy With Who We Are?

I feel as women, we shortchange ourselves in so many ways. Yes, there are a ton of things I can change about myself. There are also many things that I love about myself. Take the time, everyday, to say what you LOVE about yourself.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Weekend Fun

I decided to take a break from Sharon's intense online classes (I still have 1 more face to go) ... and I did a little freehand art. Just fun, funky, off the top of my head stuff.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Face Two_in Technicolor_Completed

Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comI must say, I didn't know how this would turn out when I began. I am so happy with it .. and I am so thankful that there are sharing artists online such as Sharon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Face Two in Progress

Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comI still find these colors hard to work with, especially since my particular drawing has the models face so deep in the shadows. I still have a lighter blue to add to the "shadow" ... so I'm not sure how this relates to my drawing?? But I'm forging ahead.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Face Two_Faces In Technicolor Online Class

Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comThis is the second face from my 3 sketches. This palette is so bright - and I'm not used to bright colors like this ... so I'm having a hard time. As long as I have the pic though, I think I will be alright with following the shadows. She is definitely in the ugly stages.

Faces in Technicolor_Face One_Completed

Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comI love the classes that Sharon has on her Ning site. This is the first of three faces that she has us doing, in technicolor. I've completed this one - the surface is a canvas binder, as I did not have any canvas' or boards.