Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Color me June!

Out and about earlier in the week, I discovered color all over the place!
Breakfast beneath a hand-painted umbrella is a great way to start the day.
Across from a park, this wall of glass changed colors, depending on where you were standing. How cool is that?
Along the roadside, these lovely little flowers bloomed in abundance!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Friday!

I created the little diddy using Carrie Bradshaw's quote a week or two ago and needed somewhere to put it so it wouldn't get messed up. After all, it was just some paper, ink and ribbon stuck together with some rubber cement. So, I glued it in my sketch diary and left it laying on my desk.

As the week went by, I added the moon face. It was something I'd found on the web and saved and I liked the color of the man in the moon ... he had a tinge of blue, like the ribbon. So, I cut him out and glued him down. Then, the doodling started.

I must confess I was inspired by some drawings I'd seen a couple of years ago by an artist named Pfeiffer ... her first name escapes me.  She did these charming paintings of female figures, dressed in colorful fashions engaged in fun and funny activities.  I modeled my drawing on her characters and colored her with my Crayola colored pencils.  I like her and might just try that inspiration again!

So, here is my offering to the creativity gods for this week, although it's not the only thing I did. I also created a Powerpoint slide show and sent it to my relatives for the upcoming family reunion in North Carolina that I cannot attend this year. I've taken umpteen photos of them in past years and wanted to share, so since I can't be there in person, I'll be there in spirit and with my photographs! Now, isn't that creative?

Enjoy your weekend! Make something fun!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ode To Danita Art

I bought a necklace a couple of months ago from Danita Art on etsy ... and have since become a big fan.

Friday morning, in a quiet moment, I was looking through the artwork posted on her facebook page and found myself inspired. I used to love to draw girls when I was a girl myself, so I gave it a go and here's what happened.

I took exactly one drawing class in college and have dabbled from time to time over the years. I'm not particularly talented, but I find I'm interested in drawing again, so who knows where this might lead. Wherever it goes, it sure is fun!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

All my creative energy has been directed to my students for the past month. But, today, I doodled.