Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Photoshop Lace

Inspired by Colette's self portrait...I tried my hand at lace brushes in Photo shop...Thank you Collete!

Self Portait Wednesday

While working on my doll I noticed my eyes in the mirror...

This week I have been finishing my Art Doll Only Shakespeare Esty group challenge doll. I choose Juliet....more about that later...her little costume and necklace is so sweet...I have also been watching the "Tudors" series that we rented....oh the romance of 1500's!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Painting with Photoshop over line drawing.

Spent some time drawing in my journal. Then scanned it and put it in Photoshop to play with it. Fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Self Portait Wednesday

Wednesday is Self Portrait Day with Misty Mawn(click)...I just found out so I put together this post today. The Portrait I have posted was drawn in 1972 at age 20 while in Art School.

Girl in the Video Frame

Last week I did my first Video Vlog....I mumbled on the audio so I took it off my Blog. But the first part was so Funny...I didn't know the camera was on so I was trying to get the "I feel Blue" know how us girls are..gotta look just right for the camera! Now at 58 I have the chicken neck and jowls but I am a girl and want to look my best!

Earth Mosaic

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Earth Day

Every morning my husband and I look around
our lovely garden and home and say....


Monday, April 20, 2009

Art and Doll girls Day out!

A magical day on Sat....Lulu and I celebrated her Birthday with Art........
The first part of the Day was spent with Nancy Black Bird Farms..her historic apple farm in Portland.
photo by Lulu
Nancy is a lover of and maker of Dolls, Quilts and jewelry.
She was so cute this little kitten we had to see what made her so heavy and lovable to hold. She is stuffed with scraps of fabric.
Nancy's Doll collection of both her own dolls and her favorite Doll artists.
photo by Lulu
Nancy was the most gracious her amazing art studio!
She made lamps out of all kinds of darling things.
photo by Lulu
and her own special pin cushions.
Lulu and Nancy discussing the fine art of doll making. Lulu shows off her special Green doll.
Nancy practiced her eye painting on dollies little belly!
My fairy favorite!

Nancy's bunny.
Nancy's dogs brought endless fun.

and her lovely horses.

Original 1928 home

Next we went to Lulu's to see her daughter off to her Senior Prom........
Beautiful Mother and Beautiful daughter

then next part of our adventure....we went to SE Portland to see Jesse Reno's studio. Click here to see an amazing video of his Art!
photo by Lulu
I am over whelmed....
He reminds me of my days in art school when as a senior I painted large canvas's like this in an abstract expressionist style...I look forward to working large again once I am settled into my studio....but my dolls are on my heart now and my children's book.

photo from Jesse

I carried this painting around for a while...the face is so amazing and person.
photo from Lana
The big surprise was meeting Lana...a fashion artist and Art doll maker...Her dolls were so creative and wild...

photo from Lana

photo from Lana
When I look up clicking on the photo...I think my eyes are blurred ...the double eyes...yeeks...and dental plaster teeth!!!
Then we asked were we might eat...and the best thing happened!!
Lana and Jesse suggested a nearby Mexican restaurant, which turned out to be La Calaca Comelona. Lulu had been wanting to try that restaurant..and happy happy we found it.
photo by Lulu

photo by Lulu

The end of the day was filled with the most unique food...and wonderful converstion about our lovely day and artful dreams....If you want to see more photo's please go see Lulu by clicking here