Tuesday, November 11, 2014

INKtober 2014: Day 26 - 31

My final Inktober drawings! PLUS 2 from Day 22! Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Flickr for daily art & photos! And you can find out more about Inktober at inktober.com and check out other Inktober drawings at facebook.com/inktober.

INKtober Mosaic

INKtober Mosaic

Sunday, October 26, 2014

INKtober 2014: Day 14 - 25

Here are some more of my Inktober drawings! Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Flickr for updates as soon as I post them! And you can find out more about Inktober at inktober.com and check out other Inktober drawings at facebook.com/inktober.

INKtober 2014: Day 14 - 25

Friday, October 17, 2014

Photo Friday: Autumn Color

HA! How ironic that this should be the topic... This past week or two I have literally spammed my Instagram with pictures of mostly just my yard and the gorgeous fall trees there! XD So follow me there (or just click through to flickr) and see all the others I've posted!

This one I took special this morning just for this week's Photo Friday...

Barn
Barn
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Monday, October 13, 2014

INKtober 2014: Day 1 - 13

Yep! Now that Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days is over, I'm doing INKtober! I'm really pushing myself out of my comfort zone doing these, but it's fun!

INKtober 2014: Day 1 - 13

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Day 30 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 30. September's over. Time to wake Billie Joe Armstrong up! XD

Gods, I'm sorry... I couldn't help it...

Day 30 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

(And in case you have no idea why this is funny, click here.)

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Day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Another curious French sentence. One must be careful about which preposition you choose or you could be meeting in the wrong place!

Day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 28 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 28, my_rabbit_account posted this adorable photo of her rabbit, Alwin, and I couldn't resist trying to capture that adorabibble nose! I am *not* happy about the whiskers, but I am glad I tried... More practice!

Day 28 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 27 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 27 I spent much of the day half-asleep fighting off a minor cold. I found this quote and thought is very appropriate. I'll be using it soon in a larger piece.

Day 27 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 26 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 26 was the last day of what was probably my favorite job ever. I loved the people I worked with, the job was mostly fun, and the hard/boring bits weren't that hard and were few and far between. This little bunny reflects my feelings...

Day 26 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 25 I found myself on the beautiful campus of Clarkson University wandering the woods where we came across the cutest little snake. Later research determined it to be a juvenile Eastern garter snake, probably terrified by our group! It inspired this painting...

Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

This one is the scan. Again, the colors are pretty true, but the metallic color in the eye is missing!

Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Which is why I include the photograph as well. I cropped it closer and the colors are darker, but you really can see that shine!

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Day 24 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Another angel on Day 24. This one is MUCH closer to what I was looking for; I hope my friend likes it!

This one is the scan. It shows the whole thing and the colors are pretty true, but the shimmer & shine is missing!

Day 24 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Which is why I include the photograph as well. I cropped it closer and the colors are darker, but you really can see that shine!

Day 24 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Day 23 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 23 I tried another angel for my friend. Again, it's not how I had hoped it would come out, but still pretty! The scanner made a horrible mess of it, so a photo will have to do!

Day 23 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 22 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 22 was the first day of fall! YAY! Today's bunny is enjoying a walk in an autumn wonderland! ^_^

Day 22 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 21 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 20 was Sunday, and we took the girls to church. In the social hall, there was a very sad arrangement of balloons stuck in the crossbeams. (Click here to view my photo of them on Instagram!) So I decided they needed to be in a happier arrangement, and voilĂ !

Day 21 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Day 20 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I spent Day 20 at our local Pagan Pride Festival where there were lots of belly dancers. I do not know why, but it just seems to be that way!

Day 20 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 19 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 19 I painted a landscape for something at work... ^_^

Day 19 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 18 I painted a little angel for a friend, but I wasn't quite happy with how the pencils turned out in the background...

Day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 17 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 17 I felt a little fishy! ^_^ Almost completely done with watercolor pencils...

Day 17 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 16 was a very rainy morning, but turned out rather nice in the end. The painting took nearly 2 weeks to finish and didn't come out quite as I had planned, but I suppose that's the nature of art!

Day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 15, two monarch butterflies hatched from their cocoons and were loose in the office. With my co-worker's assistance, I gently led them to the door and we watched as they flew free, from Mexico, NY to Mexico City...

Day 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 14 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 14 I discovered the joy of Appledale Orchards' fresh made apple cider donuts still hot from the oil!

Day 14 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 13 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

If you follow me elsewhere (facebook, instagram, twitter...) you might know that I am learning French through Duolingo, and they often throw strange sentences at me to translate, which often lead to me drawing something silly. Day 13 found me translating this....

Day 13 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day 12 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 12 I spent my last evening working a farmers' market for the summer. Iced coffee was my special treat to myself for working them, and this little bunny celebrates my love for them. ^.^

Day 12 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 11 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 11 I painted a whimsical little mermaid holding a bubble onto a tiny rock...

Day 11 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 10 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I was sooooo sick on Day 10. I didn't want to do anything, but I managed to paint this cute little bunny snuggling his stuffy in his blanket...

Day 10 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 9 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 9 was spent in the waiting room of the mechanic while my car's oil was changed, and other basic maintenance was performed...

Day 9 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 8 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 8 I went into a school to teach some lessons on nutrition. So this little back-to-school bunny came along, with his unicorn lunch box and an apple for the teacher...

Day 8 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 7 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 7 we returned to church after a summer away to take part in the annual Ingathering Water Ceremony in which people in the congregation bring a small bit of water from (or to symbolize) a place visited over the summer. I kind of envisioned us all as water drops, coming from all over, with all our different experiences and beliefs, flowing into and through the Unitarian Universalist community, and back out into the world spreading the principles...

Day 7 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 6 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 6 was Doctor Day! And there was a Dalek...

Day 6 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 5 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 5 was not the best. People were pretty stressed & crabby all the way around. My solution? A rainbow glittery rock!

Day 5 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Day 4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I spent the evening of Day 4 at a local farmers' market. They had the most amazing fruits & veggies for sale!

Day 4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 3 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

On Day 3 there was the most amazing sunset! And pizza too! ^_^

Day 3 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

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Day 2 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Aaannnddd here we are 3 weeks later! I've been too busy to post, but I have found time to paint every day! So I have a huge back log! Hope you all don't mind, but I am going to post them one at a time over the next few days instead of one long post... ^_^

Oh and I've gone back and uploaded a scan of my image from day one! Click here to view!

On to Day 2's painting!

Day 2 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Today's Sketch Daily prompt was Doctor Who, and I totally couldn't resist.... ^_^

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Day 1 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I've decided to take part in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge and since today is going to be a busy day for us, I got started bright & early this morning with a quick little bunny...

Day 1 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

This one's got cotton candy in honor of my trip to the state fair today!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

As you know, last week was the final week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge, but I promised you a nice pin-able graphic for your reference. Please feel free to pass this on, share it with friends & family, spread it far & wide!

52-Week Photo Challenge List
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Also, the flickr group will remain open to any and all who wish to post their photos or questions or comments; so feel free to share there as well!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 52

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to the FINAL week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

Can you believe we made it this far? I can't! Hooray!

By this time next Sunday, I'll try to have a list of all the challenges in a nice image format for you all to pin or share however...

So on to this week's challenge! It's NIGHT!

Wait for the sun to set and get creative with your camera! OR find another way to interpret the challenge!

Here's mine:
Night falls.
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Since I've been using my tablet, I couldn't do some of the *really* creative ideas I had, but I love how I was able to edit this and upload it right from the Nexus! The reflection of the sky on the way was so pretty; getting the flowers in the shot was the only hard part!

So how about you? How will you interpret this challenge?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 51

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

Can you believe there is only one more week after this one!? I can't. I didn't think I'd make, but woo-hoo!

Anyway, on to this week's challenge! It's EIGHT

Make EIGHT the focal point of your photo or have EIGHT be the overall theme in your photo. A street sign, address numbers, or maybe a group of EIGHT items...?

Here's mine:
Eight
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Nope, neither of them turned 8, but together there were 8 candles on the cake! (Benji turned 5, and Kuromi turned 3!) And there was approximately 8 seconds too much singing for Benji! XD

Friday, August 15, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 50

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

Can you believe we're almost through? I can't believe it's been so long!

This week's challenge is COLORFUL!

Find some color around you and capture it in all it's glory!

Here's mine:
Colorful
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Some sweet treats from my co-workers, a juicy red plum and a teeny Mounds bar. So much red in this shot!

How about you? What's colorful where you are?

Saturday, August 02, 2014

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 49

Hello, my fellow creative photographers!

Welcome to another week in my 52-Week Photo Challenge!

This week's challenge is SNACK!

Capture your snacks this week in a creative way. Macro, preparation, enjoying it...

Here's mine:
IMG_20140802_205218~2
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Popcorn is by far my favorite snack! Has been since I was little girl and my grandma would pop it in a pan on the stove and top it with real melted butter and a sprinkle of salt.

How about you? What's snacks are you eating this week? And don't forget to leave some challenge suggestions!