I am not sure what inspired this painting. I had bought some Nupastel Color Sticks and had never tried them. After receiving a mega order of cradled boards from Dick Blicks, I was inspired to try something new.
First I grabbed a black color stick and created the background. This picture stinks. You can't really see how the chalk looks with the woodgrain showing through. I then added some grass. It doesn't look like much at this point, but this is when ideas started flowing.
I roughed in a dragobfly and added some more grass. This is where I got stuck. The title "Dance with me in the moonlight" came to me quickly. I just couldn't decide how to portray that. So I went to bed. I had also had a couple of glasses of wine and was sleepy at this point.
As soon as I opened my eyes this morning I thought "ballerina legs". What? You don't wake up thinking of ballerina legs? Yea, as a rule I don't either. It is certainly not like I have ever donned a pair of slippers, but I knew it would fit with what I was trying to convey.
Here is the final painting. Using color sticks was a lot of fun. I used them alone and on top of acrylic paint. It gave me the soft look I was going for. I had to seal it a gazillion times throughout the process. I used graphite as well.
I'll leave you with an important lesson I learned. When working with chalk, before sealing. Do not lean your boobies on the board while doing detail work. They are awesome blending tools, however, I now have a white tanktop with a green boobie area.
Yesterday was rather awesome, I must say. I messaged a few people from my favorite things page to let them know I gave them a shout out on my new webpage. Lesson learned: If you put goodness out into the universe it somes right back at you. Imagine that!
I received a thank you from Carla Sonheim , and the nicest message from Pixie Campbell. Pixie said ".I hope you soon discover why you're drawn to my work." I realized my caption beside her picture sounded a bit odd, but damnit, I am NOT sure why I am drawn to her work yet. When I figure it out I'll let you all know. Ok and get this, TheBloggess is now following ME on Twitter. How intimidating is that? A professional blogger following you. I guess I better step up my game when it comes to twitter. My tweets are neither deep or funny. Makes me feel a bit like a twit.
As I was laying in bed watching tv with a small glow in my heart I received an email on my iPhone. I sold something on etsy. Really? What a day. Yes folks, I am a simple gal and it doesn't take much to make me happy. A small dog in the kennel jumping around happy to see me, lunch with a few of my favorite chickies, a kiss and hug from my folks, and a smile from my hubby did it for me today.
I hope your day is as happy as mine.
Do you ever look at the clock and wonder how it got to be 7:00 p.m. and try to remember where the time went? That's what kind of day I have had. I got up early this morning and went to the veterinarian's office where I have a part time gig. Today was light and full of sweet little dog's and semi-wild kitties. Not every day is like that. Some days are full of big 'ol dogs with attitudes and lot's of poop. I believe the proper name is fecal matter, but I am not so proper.
I arrived home by 10:30 to find out Drewbie has an interview tomorrow evening. Good News for sure! I logged on Facebook to see what all my peeps were up to. Someone shared a link, which led to another link and soon I was signed up for a class in August, Junk Mail Artist's Book. Looks like fun, you should check it out.
From there I clicked on another link and read an inspiring blog, commented on it and surfed on. The next thing I knew I saw an ad for a website builder someone was using and BAM, I have a webpage. SQUIRREL! Here I sit, hours later wondering if there was actually something I should have been doing today. It doesn't really matter now, does it? It didn't get done.
Anyway.... check out the new website. Come back often, it is no where near complete. Hope you all had a productive Hump Day, and if it wasn't productive I hope it was fun :-)
Who am I? Wife, mother, grandmother, friend, quirky kinda chick with a laugh that is too loud and a sense of humor that is at times a bit warped.