Tag: animals

Inktober Week 1

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, Pen & ink, Uncategorized, witches October 8, 2019

It’s Inktober…….again. Like an endless loop on Groundhog Day.

I am a week behind with my postings but that’s ok because I figured it’s easier on your in boxes, lol.

I am working on three simultaneous daily tasks. These are done every day just to keep the creative juices flowing.

One is my daily postcard to mom. I am combining the Inktober prompts with my postcards and I am adding color with Arteza brush pens.

I am including the back of the postcards so that you can read what I sent my mom.

Day Prompt – Ring

Day 2 Mindless

Day 3 Bait

Day 4 Frozen

Day 5 Build

Day 6 Husky

Day 7 Enchanted

Back to school

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, witches September 25, 2019

Here is another “Little Witch and Kitty” post. I don’t know if I will be posting these every day since October is in a week and I may going gung ho on a mixed media project.

Today I remembered to photograph the actual back of the postcard…hopefully you can read it without me having to transcribe it.😊

For those of you just tuning in, these postcards get mailed to my mom who lives in assisted living in another state.

Yesterday was the first day of Autumn

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, witches September 24, 2019

This post was supposed to go out yesterday.

John and I have been very busy going through all of our belongings to reduce what we have, then putting it out for yard sales. It’s been taking some time and it pulls me away from my desk. I still create daily but I keep getting pulled away from the technology. Hence the lack of posts.

The Little Witch and her kitty have returned. They have been doing lots of things since last autumn. The Little Witch has been gardening and growing herbs and mushrooms. She’s been studying herbology to understand the healing and potion properties of plants. Kitty has been helping, usually by knocking over flower pots chasing wildlife and flipping pages in textbooks.

I mailed this out to my mom yesterday with a little story on the back and stuffed it in an envelope before I realized that I meant to take a photo of the back so I would remember the story. Oh well. Mom gets her own version of the story.

Morning Page

Bic Cristal pen, Pen & ink, Sktchy September 5, 2019

Every morning I do a page spread like this. I first learned about it from Carla Sonheim when she introduced us to The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Carla showed us how she did a page in her sketchbook and over the years I have tweaked it to fit my needs.

I took my time this morning and wrote a little more legibly so that the format could be understood. As you can see from the “Ideas” column, I am still considering different formats.

I am working my way through the Chihuahuas uploaded to Sktchy so that drawing them from my head becomes 2nd nature. This is already Chihuahua #7. So that I am not spending too much of my day on these sketches, I set a timer for 5 minutes and usually stop, but today I added the shading with another marker.

Enjoy and have a great day!

It’s August

Acrylic/Mixed Media, Collage, drawing cats for mom August 4, 2019

My show was up for a month and a half but regretfully, it’s over. It was a lot of fun.

It was on exhibit at the Patchogue Theatre for the Arts. We get a lot of great shows at the Patchogue Theatre. For those of you that didn’t see it, it was whimsical and charming.

Now that it is no longer hanging, I will share some photos of the exhibit. This is the lobby when you first walked into the theatre.

The two end cats are portraits of my mom’s cats. They are 24x 30 and the two middle pieces are 30×40.

On the back wall of the theatre, there 9 other pieces. These were along the corridor to the interior seating of the theatre.

Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of the one in at Roast. I’ll have to see if hubby took a photo of that one.

Laughing gulls

Acrylic/Mixed Media, Collage, Mixed Media July 30, 2019

These guys nest on the East Coast. They are a summer staple along the New Jersey coastline. Growing up, we went down the Shore every summer and our summer days were filled with laughing gull calls.

Note: people from South Jersey and Philadelphia do not call it the “Jersey Shore.” 😱 We call it “down the Shore.” As soon as we hear the term “Jersey shore,” we have you pegged as not being from the Philly/South Jersey region.

Back to the laughing gulls….they come up early from the southern beaches and in late Spring you can hear them for miles along the Delaware Bay, it’s like one giant gull party. It’s one of the best sounds of the Spring. They nest in the salt marshes and their favorite natural food is horseshoe crab eggs. They’re favorite junk food is the stolen sandwiches from toddlers. It’s hilarious to see a small child running with food and a laughing gull dives and deftly snatches it from their hands. Priceless.

Here are two mixed media laughing gulls.

Enjoy!

Painting au jour

Acrylic/Mixed Media, Bic Cristal pen, Carla Sonheim's 365 class, Collage, drawing cats for mom, Mixed Media, Pen & ink, Sktchy July 29, 2019

Here is another recent painting for your viewing pleasure…..

It’s a collage/mixed media piece. 12×16

Here is a quick sketch I did this morning using the Sktchy app on iPhone.

The young man had a scrunched up face and it made me laugh. He was sketched in a drawing box that I have reserved in my morning pages.