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

Once Again…..

I’m a terrible person and blogger…there I said it. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, although I’ve had to say that way too often (that I’m a terrible person) (also a bad blogger). But my mom a.k.a. Mama has been under the weather and in the hospital and we brought her home this week, woot! Therefore this week has not been conducive to anything creatively productive. BUT that being said we are super glad to have her home and she is glad to be home, now the road to recovery has begun and hopefully this time next week she’ll be even better! That being said, maybe this will tide all my loyal readers (ha ha I crack myself) over til next Friday. Until then, ta ta!

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Chirp, You Say?

#153 14 Chirp, You Say 8.5 x 14 19.4 Watercolors & Ink

Whenever I hear the sparrow chirping, watch the woodpecker chirp, catch a chirping trout, or listen to the sad howl of the chirp rat, I think: Oh boy! I”m going insane again!-Jack Handey

Quick post today, just a little bird illustration:

#153 14 Chirp, You Say 8.5 x 14 19.4 Watercolors & Ink

Chirp, You Say? 8.5 in x 14 in Watercolors & Ink 2014

Have a great Valentine’s Day weekend!

Black, White, And Read All Over

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What is black and white and red all over? A newspaper-old joke

All righty this was a submission for last year’s Spring Into Art. Which speaking of I’ve got to get on the ball about a new piece for this year’s! I had fun doing this one but there were a lot of steps to get it done. Its pieces like this that I enjoy the most! I had the idea just playing around on a paint app on my tablet and it came out a little different than I first sketched.This piece was made using paint markers, charcoal pencils, acrylic paint, x-acto blade, spray paint, luan board, glue, and newspapers.  I chose the title based on that old newspaper joke since it was black, white, and red and it also was made from newspapers. Just seemed like the right thing to do :)

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Step 1: I glued a bunch of newspapers together that had interesting headlines (which I guess didn’t matter since they were covered up). I painted about 3/4 of it with white acrylic paint then spray painted the other half black (oh how I like spray paint!)
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Had to draw this guy on newsprint then proceed to cut it out with scissors and and x-acto blade…very very delicate work.
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After I was done with the cutting out, I situated it precisely where I wanted it on the board because there were a spray painted section that was too pretty to cover up!
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The faintest of lines made from charcoal pencil and white pencil.
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Got the outline started with some paint, the next part was the most time consuming because I had to look at the skeleton sketch several times over to get the bones and everything in the right place.
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And voila, the finished piece! I had the black and outline done but it was just missing a little something to make it pop. So my friend Sarah suggested a little color around the outline and red was the best choice. So I added it around just the main part because if I had done all around, I think it would have been way too much red. So there it is!

Black, White, And Read All Over Mixed Media on Luan Panel 2014

Hopefully in the future I’ll get a print for sale on Redbubble or it would be super awesome if I could sell it! If you’re interested, let me know! Until then I’ll check back in next week, same Bat time, same Bat place!

The Rains Of Castamere

#151 14 The Rains Of Castamere 14 11 x 15 20.2 Watercolors & Ink

The singers make much of kings who die valiantly in battle, but your life is worth more than a song-George R. R. Martin A Storm Of Swords

Short and sweet. I love Game Of Thrones, the shows, the books, everything! So I made this piece last year as a tribute to the Lannister House song. Enjoy!

#151 14 The Rains Of Castamere 14 11 x 15 20.2 Watercolors & InkKind of cloudy but it the Lannister house song in their colors. Although I’m more of a Targaryen house fan! :) So in case you can’t the muddy words, here’s the lyrics:

“And who are you, the proud Lord said
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that’s all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws.
And, mine are as long and sharp, my Lord
as long and sharp as yours.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that Lord of Castamere,
but now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes, now the rains weep o’er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

All right people I’m out! If you like this piece, the print is for sale here!