Friday, March 30, 2012
I'm calling this "take two" of worm composting. Take one was disrupted last year by an escape plan gone awry in the dining room. Worms. Everywhere. I should draw you a picture (but do you really want one???) Anyways, this time I'm doing for reals, straight-up the "right" way. Outside. Eventually.
Just thought I'd share the worm-love.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I'm not sure where the problem is, or how to even go about finding it. I tried a new sketch tonight, using only one tool, and it seemed to work fine, but I'm afraid once I start using watercolor brushes it'll go nuts again. I reinstalled Painter with no difference in success....it could be something to do with my computer, the program, or the tablet. No. Idea.
Tonight's sketch: a "testing, testing, 123...wtf is going on" sketch. Chris put these shelves up for me over the weekend. They are closer to level in real life.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tonight's artistic product: dysfunctional pottery.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
...And that I might have to start getting up a little earlier to get this sketching thing done. It's currently 10 p.m. and I am beat.
Let me start by making this clear: I am by no means a photographer. I got a fancy camera to kind of "take notes" more than anything, but it doesn't get out much. I don't like people looking at me when I take pictures (of them, or anything else), so that knocks a lot of opportunities out the window.
- I am working (or en route), and
- So often I'd rather be finishing whatever dream I woke up in the middle of.
Still taking notes, just at a higher speed, and perhaps with a slightly less-focused eye.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
SmartART's "favorites" list and I got them here: Sargent Watercolor Magic. Anyways, the colors are awesome--very bright, more so than shown here, but I just liked the lines and chunkiness in this drawing. Maybe I will post some more coming up, to show how crazy these colors are. But hey, while I'm at it here's another w/c sketch:
Note how BRIGHT those colors are @ the bottom!! I think I am more siked about how much fun it was to draw with these than with my final drawings. Really wasn't out for an "end-result" or product, just trying something new out. They do neat "crispy-crunchy things" on the edges where the colored water bumps into the dry paper. Yay, art supplies!!
Tomorrow night we're doing some great stuff in All Things Art--can't wait! (Kind of wishing classes were a just a liiiittle longer, or maybe even twice a week, so we'd have more art time.)
Monday, March 19, 2012
So yes, maybe it's way too early for this. But the sun is shining and it's 78º outside, so I might as well grab something cold to drink and something to write with, and sit out and enjoy this. The sun is warm and the grass is (well, almost) green. No complaints here.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I was working on one of the drawings I did last month and came up with this. I need something on the right, more work on the background, I know, and some details/contrast work in the front. Thought I'd put it up anyways though--a "bonus" sketch of sorts. That's it for tonight....
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Had an awesome time making a mega-chicken sculpture with some students today. Don't know if they had as much fun as I did, though--can only hope!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Looking at this, I think it's pretty obvious that I'm wicked tired, but since I was slacking yesterday in the posting dept, thought I'd send it up anyways. Trying to find time to finish some fun projects before I put them up. This one's super-half-done, but a sketch is a sketch. On another note, I need to remember to take my camera places so I can take pictures of pots that I'm making (a few pitchers today) and maybe that'd give me a way to step back and think about what I could do to them to make them more awesome and less "blah."
Things on my Art (and "Sort-of-Like-Art") To-do List:
• organize materials/ clear desk
• hang some prints and paintings
• finish 3 tablet projects (in particular)
• repair canvas/stretchers for unfinished painting so i can get back to painting it. I need to cut some triangles to keep it from warping. Too big.
• lesson plans!
• materials lists!
• throw pots that aren't boring
• library run
• garden projects to get started (need some compost!)
• there's some photos I should be taking....now if only I could remember my camera
That's it for tonight!