December 13, 2014

Quick post

All these past weeks I have been so busy working on a new class, that I have not had the mind to blog. Then I miss it so much! It feels easier to just post a small something in FB through the day, but now, the way they are filtering the posts, no one gets to see much of anybody...

I am currently having a giveaway in my doll-blog of a free spot in a DOLL class... if you want to participate, let me know!  It is a paperclay doll, and a FUN online class!

As for painting? This is one of the journal pages I have made:

Make a little time for art!

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November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving day!

There have been plenty of bad news on the TV, radio, online...  So many problems, riots, and offenses done to one another...
I just want to say, if we ALL as a family, community, city, country and Planet, take our time to do something NICE for another person, even just a small thing... this will be a better world. Lets always teach the children and remember ourselves, to be nice to each other, and to "pay forward" which is such a wonderful and sweet thing to do.

I wish you all in the US have a wonderful, meaningful Thanks Giving day.
Not just about the meal and the sales, but  about any good experiences and people that helped us grow this past year.   Many blessings (and cake!)



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November 23, 2014

Random stuff

I have been busy with house things, painting another piece of furniture: a headboard for the bed... a bed that we bought a month and 5 days ago, which has been a problem since delivery. They offered us to customize the mattress, then when it was not done right, they told us they could fix it for 100.00 more... huh? ... and still didn't get it right! And guess what? No refunds in custom orders. What a headache. We are still trying to sort that out, the owner is a horrid person.
But, whenever it is solved, we will have a very nice headboard for it. :oP

I also have been painting a lot, making videos, preparing for a new class next year in SoulFood group, and also making more online classes to purchase from my blog.


  My DH and I have been going for nice longer walks now that the weather is not hot. I always forget to take a camera to take pics of the leaves...

  I clipped the shrubs and my flowers and brought inside some bougainvillea branches. The flowers are a gorgeous pink/purple color that I love.
 The roses still will be blooming for another month. the heat was so heavy in all the poor plants, they just now are coming alive. If I get a calla lillie I will rush to take a picture. Usually that one only flowers in the spring, but it is looking very happy at the moment, so maybe it will show me one ♥

Thanks for visiting!  More art coming soon (°‿~ )

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November 17, 2014

Twinkling H2O paintings

Free video!
I had fun painting this page in the traveling journal, with the twinkling H2O watercolors... they are so pretty! The colors are beautiful and shimmery ♥
I had a typo at the end, it is "Golden fluids" for the hair, but somehow it only showed "gold"  so I corrected it ... it is actually Raw Umber.


I'd love it if you leave a comment in the video site !

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November 13, 2014

While I was waiting...

...for my flat tire to be repaired.


Somehow I managed to run over a HUGE screw and washer... which of course poke a hole.

Lost my tire and basically the whole,day, but hey, I had a pen and paper!:o)







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November 7, 2014

Free yaay!

Through the years I have been giving free goodies in my blog. Little tips to help you with your blog, or art tips, or art videos.

I gathered them in a link with  an icon (check my side bar) For those in mobile devices, you might have to click the "View Web Version" (under HOME) to see my sidebar.

Enjoy! And if you have a question or recommendation for a tutorial, let me know!




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October 28, 2014

Nothing much

This past week was not much for art. I had a horrid stomach flu, slept for 3 days straight, pretty much just thrown on the recliner feeling miserable. By Sunday I felt better and yesterday, Monday, I had dental surgery... again... same spot. Hopefully this time it was done correctly, I am so tired of dealing with it!   /(ಠ_ಠ)\
...Please zcuse the rant.

Anyway, that was that. I want to show you the video I made few weeks back.
Along with it, I reorganized my blog a bit, and have a "Free" section, full of free goodies I've made through the time for my blog readers!
Check again later when I upload the button for it ♥
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October 17, 2014

Friday


and the little comics of today.... Friday!


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October 16, 2014

I confess...

I confess I have been busy but not posting in my blog. Somehow at times fb feels easier and I do not elaborate much there (otherwise known as ranting lol)
But here are my cartoons of the week so far. I posted Monday, and here come Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 





 Click on the images to see them larger.

I will be working on the comics for the other days too, so keep an eye on my blog to see them next :oD

 Have a good weekend!




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October 13, 2014

I changed a bit my banner..

Last night, after so many days of cake (3 birthdays in a row!) I was in a sugar rush I guess, so I decided to work on my banner. I have been using the little face as a logo for years, but I wanted her smiling. Of course I don't have the larger original, after so many computer crashes *sight* But I had some in a workable size and now it is backed up.
Don't forget to back up your images people! I personally do not like the" cloud", but many do, either disc, online or any other way, remember to back up.
I cannot even tell you the amount of stuff I have lost due to a virus or a computer digital tantrum, so annoying!

Anyway, now I have a smiling banner, more online classes in the making and several things to list in my Etsy shops. I guess I should also load up my Society6 as well.

And I made a comic. Hate Mondays lol



Oh! Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

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October 9, 2014

What I've been up to...

After that FUN art marathon for 29 faces, I took a couple of days to think what's next and to tell work on my next class the Soul Food ....yaay!

And today is my Bday. Here, I will share an Oreo cookie with you haha
I added a cool effect in the picture, looks much better than my simple coffee cup :oD

The weather is nice, so I will go and sit outside and draw. Tonight I will go have dinner with my darling and my younger one, who was also my best B-day present ever, 17 years ago ♥ My older one has classes till late today.


Thanks for visiting. Hugs!

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September 29, 2014

29 of 29.... wow!

One more time we come to the end of this crazy marathon... I hope you enjoyed it, and that you discovered something new about your abilities and your art.

This is my last face for #29faces September!


You know you still have tomorrow if you are not done...and also have lots of blogs to visit till February, when we do it all over again!
If you are visiting for the first time and you want to learn how to make a face, I have online classes! Check my links ♥

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September 28, 2014

27 and 28 running late!

Photos for today's faces!
I do not practice enough my photography, which is a funny thing in this time and age when everybody and at all times people are over-documenting their photo-lives with selfies hahaha :oP

Well, anyway, we went out of town and I came across a shop with statues. So beautiful! I wish I had the space for one, and the way to bring it home.... they were so heavy!

This face is No 27:


 And face No. 28 is the image altered digitally:

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September 26, 2014

Face 26 of 29, a rock!




I painted a tiny rock, and I had a blast!
After finding the smoothest and the right color, got my pencil and made a simple sketch, then with one of my tiniest brushes I added flesh tones, hair, and a flower.

Very simple, but I think it turned out cute ♥
There is a quarter next to it for size comparison, but if you are not familiar with it, it is smaller than 1 inch (less than 3 cms.)


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September 25, 2014

Face 25 is abstract.





I am enjoying more and more doing abstracts.
It's been difficult because I love to go into details so much, and I love my tiny paint brushes, but there is freedom in a larger brush and simpler paint strokes.

In this case the flash for the photo changed one of the eyes, but I liked the effect so I left it, didn't correct it so it has an extra effect not planned. :o)

In this 29 faces challenge we are working on techniques and different ways from our usual as an exercise for the mind and hopefully the growth of our art.

 

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