Arm Muscle Fulcrum

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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world-Archimedes

The Word of God is the fulcrum upon which the lever of prayer is placed, and by which things are mightily moved-E.M. Bounds

So another Friday has descended upon us, so you know what that means!…well its time for a new blog…yeah you’re getting it now, so let’s get this beast started!

Like a lot of my pieces, the original idea came from an anatomy book, this specific page actually:

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Complete with random notes!

After seeing that picture (or pic as I often abbreviate it in texts), I doodled this in my sketchbook (probably during church):

wpid-img_20140425_161125.jpgAfter that, it just kind of snowballed from there from this:

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There you have it! So I have to jet and work on the 8 billion projects (yes I’m aware its not actually 8 billion but some days its feels like it!) I have going on. Have a good weekend! I’ve got nothing going on at the moment, except church pictures. But I did buy a whole bunch of stuff to make some smoothies, so my NutriBullet is going to be awfully busy!

Creative Blog Award!

And hey it ain’t boasting if its the truth-Stephen King

Happy Friday! Where has this week gone?! Its cruising by! So without further ado (because once again I am running behind on everything all at once, I suck!), here’s some interesting news! I got a notification that I was nominated for a Creative Blog Award, what the what?! Many thanks to Shining Star @  https://hellorainb0w.wordpress.com/ for the nomination!! Go give her blog some love! :) So here’s the trick, I get to nominate 10 blogs for the award as well, woot for everyone, you’re all winners!

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So here are the Creative Blog Award Rules:

  1. Post the link of the blog that provided you with the nomination and give thanks!
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 other blogs and provide their links in your post. (I did not follow that, I nominated 11)
  4. Contact each of the 10 nominees via their blogs, Facebook , or other forms of social media informing them of their nomination.
  5. Provide the rules to your nominees (feel free to copy these rules directly).

So there you go, if you’re nominated follow these and go for it! And now here’s the other fun part:

5 Random Facts About C Is For Cathy:

1. I am not a chocoholic, not a huge dessert eater either. I am however a Fatty McButterpants who constantly has food on the brain! Food like real hearty meals, sandwiches, pasta, sushi, anything to satisfy my salty and umami taste buds! Also I HEART coffee!!

2. I am a stickler for grammar and spelling. When people continually mispronounce words, it bugs me and brother gets mad when I correct him. My argument is “would you rather me let you continue to say it wrong or correct you once? Your choice!” Facebook grammar is enough to make me to postal!

3. Public speaking doesn’t bother me. I do tend to get a case of “word vomit” when I have to do it and will talk, talk, and talk some more!

4. I have been blessed tremendously with a God given talent for art and all things creative! I enjoy creating art (painting, drawing, illustrating, mixed media, etc), cooking, crocheting/knitting, graphic design (or design in general), crafty things, mainly anything where I can work with my hands and create something out of it!

5. If I were able to pick a dream job (not art or in the creative field), it would be something medically related. The human body is fascinating to me and I love all things concerning anatomy! Medical jobs that I’d like to purse include: physical therapist, nurse, surgical tech, neurologist, orthopedist, phlebotomist (although I absolutely HATE having blood drawn and IV’s on me!), coroner, pathologist and I’d even like to be a mortician/undertaker…yes I realize its a weird dream job but someone has to do it!

So there you go, isn’t your life much more enriched knowing these things about a complete stranger! And now the part you all are looking forward to, the Creative Blog Nominations (no particular order):

-Brad Young Art https://bradyoungart.wordpress.com

-Sarah Goodeau http://sarahgoodreau.com/

-Ray Ferrar-Emotion On Canvas https://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

-Tokidoki https://jacquelinemhadel.wordpress.com/

-Subatomic Tourism https://mirrenaudax.wordpress.com/

-Pete Scully http://petescully.com/

-Jaggedsmile https://jaggedsmile.wordpress.com/

-Slightly Chilled Porcupine https://slightlychilledporcupine.wordpress.com/

-Cooking With A Wallflower http://cookingwithawallflower.com/

-maRRoseCCC http://marrose-ccc.com/

Aaah I would have loved to have named more but alas only 10! All righty I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and check out the new Star Wars trailer online, its AWESOME!!!

#FBF Engel

#26 10 Engel 18 x 24 27.2 Charcoal, Paper

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread-Alexander Pope

Every angel is terrifying-Rainer Maria Rilke

Hola peoples! Another quick post today because like always I’m getting behind on some things while getting way ahead on other unimportant things, like reading A Feast For Crows, so good so far! So here’s this week’s flashback post:

#26 10 Engel 18 x 24 27.2 Charcoal, PaperEngel 18 in x 24 in Charcoal 2010

Pretty simple background, angels are cool (and sometimes scary), I love pomegranates and working with charcoal…so there you go! So I have to jet and work on some cards and a palm frond (exotic I know!) painting. Game Of Thrones season 5 starts Sunday night, major woot!!!

Also if you love this piece, you can buy a print on Redbubble or like with all of my pieces, you can actually buy the actual piece by contacting me! Have a fan-flippin-tastic weekend!

Fruit Of The Heart

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Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him-Augustine Of Hippo

Its Friday! And April, what the what?! Where did the first 3 months of 2015 go?! I know where this week (and a large part of the last 3 weeks) went: painting a heart. Spring Into Heart season is here and I have busted my buns to finish my piece. I was able to enter 2 pieces, so the other was one I had already completed. Fruit Of The Heart was the one I painted specifically for SIA and technically I guess that’s a lie. I had nothing planned, so I rummaged through some unfinished pieces and found one that was perfect! Just a sketch on my luan board and already primed for oil paint. score! Once again the idea came from my Gray’s Anatomy book:

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So there you go, once again I apologize for the cruddy picture quality (seriously need to do something about that). So I hope you all have a great Easter weekend!

*****oh yeah turns out I didn’t measure this before I submitted it, whoops! Oh well it’ll be back at my house sometime in June…unless it sells…….ha ha ha ha I crack myself up!

#FBF My Comrade’s Quote

#73 My Comrade's Quote 9.9 8.5 x 14 Aqueous Media on Bristol

All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood-Rainer Maria Rilke

Hello all! Quick post because I love you all (ha ha as if people read this!) and I need to get back to work on my Spring Into Art piece. So here you go, my BFF had this tattooed on her back, so I turned that Rilke quote into this:

#73 My Comrade's Quote 9.9 8.5 x 14 Aqueous Media on Bristol
My Comrade’s Quote 8.5 in x 14 in Watercolors 2010

Bam, done! So yeah I gotta jet and get back to work! Going to see The Wizard Of Oz play tomorrow night and I think my friend is having a baby tomorrow!! What the what?! Have a good one!

#FBF Lynchian

#46 10 Lynch 14 x 17 27.4 Oils on Bristol

The whole world is wild at heart and weird on top-David Lynch

        thanks Google images!

Hullo all!! Just a quickie today. On a side note Quickie is wheelchair name brand and for some reason people just laugh and laugh when they notice, ugh immature…well actually it makes me giggle too. Any hoodles here is today’s Flashback Friday post. Inspired by the total weirdness of David Lynch (and the movie Inland Empire):

#46 10 Lynch 14 x 17 27.4 Oils on Bristol
          Lynchian 14 in x 17 in Oils 2010

Sorry for the terrible fuzziness of this picture! If you can’t tell its a rabbit smoking a cigarette. Ok so also here’s the print at RedBubble if you’re interested in purchasing! Ok so I have to jet, have a fun one, my dad (Vati) and I are going to a rodeo…yippi I O K….whatever the rest of it is!

Fabulous Bear

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“A man screaming is not a dancing bear. Life is not a spectacle_-Aime Cesaire

“Be cautious of bears at all times, even when being mauled by a tiger.”-Craig Benzine

(sorry couldn’t decide on a bear quote)

Hello All! Confession: I slightly have bears on the brain. I was watching Frasier yesterday (love it) and Niles called Frasier a dancing bear, so at that second I decided “I’m going to draw a dancing bear today”. Although I had a lot of distractions yesterday (too many to write about cos then it wouldn’t be an “art blog”!), I ultimately got my dancing bear sketched out (in a pretty timely manner too!)/ So without further ado here’s my dancing bear and future actual finished project!:

wpid-img_20150312_174649.jpgNow please don’t judge too harshly, it is just a sketch! And hopefully it will be turned into a piece sometime soon! Also cos bears are on the brain, here is another fabulous bear:

fabulous bearALSO because Golden retrievers are the absolute bestest dog breeds (yeah come at me America!) here’s this:

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Anyhoodles…have a FABULOUS weekend!!

#FBF Der Wolf

#29 10 Der Wolf 14 x 17 2.3 Ink on Paper

“A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf.” George R.R. Martin

Happy 1st week of March! We’ve had both winter and spring in the past 3 days, welcome to South Georgia! And with that, I have suddenly become very busy! Tons of crochet projects to do, A Storm Of Swords book to read, cards to start making, and a painting to start, well uh, painting! So with that, here’s me taking a cheap way out and offering a Flashback Friday post for you! Wolf analogies are the best, wolves are awesome, and direwolves are even better. Radiohead has a song A Wolf At The Door (It Girl, Rag Doll) that’s delightfully creepy, so that’s where the title for the piece came from. Then I took it a step further and translated it into German. I’m a big fan of Grimm’s fairy tales and was reading it at the time and I imagined a wolf at a door. Which would be terrifying…especially if it was it were standing on its hind legs…just sayin’! Anyways here’s the piece!

#29 10 Der Wolf 14 x 17 2.3 Ink on PaperDer Wolf 14 in x 17 in Ink On Paper 2010

So there you go, I have other wolf pieces and would love to do more in the future. But at the moment, I’ve got to book and get busy with…something! Never a dull moment! Have a flippin’ fantastic weekend!

Kurt Vonnegut And Mr. Spock

#154 14 Vonnegut Quote 11 x 14 18.5 Watercolors & Ink

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt-Kurt Vonnegut

First of all, this happened today: Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83 image http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Star-Trek-Leonard-Nimoy-Dead-83-70326.html

Which sucked for us sci-fi aficionados. I’ll be honest, while I’m not a Star Trek fan, I am a Leonard Nimoy fan. Majorly sucky, thoughts and prayers are with his family. Then I thought how special it must be to know a family member of yours touched so many lives as Mr. Nimoy did. There would some small comfort in knowing that. One of my favorite quotes about friendship came from Spock: I have been, and always shall be, your friend…sigh

So speaking of friends, today’s piece is based on a quote from my BFF’s favorite writer, Mr. Vonnegut and probably his most famous work Slaughterhouse Five. She always loved that quote and it has really grown on me. So much to the point that I wanted a tattoo of it. But after checking Pinterest and realizing that everyone and their sister has it, I settled on something else. So here’s the piece for the quote:

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The Vonnegut Quote 11 in x 15 in Ink And Watercolors 2014

So there you go, why I chose green? No idea! Hope you all have a great fantastic weekend. Its Taco Friday night, ole!