February 28, 2013

Last day of 29 faces! noooo

This month went too fast! Today we celebrate the last day of 29 faces challenge.

Did you learn something about yourself? Did you discover new blogs? Hopefully you made at least one new artsy friend!
For those in FB group, the chit chat will continue, many friendships were started and a sparkle of creativity of the somewhat reluctant Muses, came alive. ٩(◠◡◠)۶

 I want to congratulate you ALL for trying! Thank you very much for participating in this challenge, thanks for doing 1, 5, or 29 faces... we all do what we can, and sometimes life  has other plans, but the thing is that we try.

Every single time I run a challenge, something completely unexpected happens. From a computer virus, to a nasty cold; from a computer totally collapsing, to the passing of a loved one.
Don't let it stop you. Find your way to paint, draw, doodle... it is something in your system, let it flow and it will help you relax and cope.

Wow, I got too philosophical-ish serious there. But really, the end of the challenge makes me a bit sad.
However, I am going to see you all in September to make more faces!

Something I like doing is leaving my last face unfinished, as a continuation for the next time:

See you soon! Hugs!

February 27, 2013

28th face of 29

I think this is the worst face I ever made.. and dared to post.
Well, no one said it had to be a perfect end, right? I will work on it some more later when I get the inspiration. Today the muse was gone.
I like the close-up though :o)

February 26, 2013

Face #27, a Dreamy lady

I started with very dark turquoise and some how ended up too close to the color I used yesterday... funky, I think. I have been trying to use contrasting colors, at least in my head.

Anyway, this is a page in my journal, with some collage.
I have to say something: I am loving painting in this journal book! It is a surprise to me, because in the beginning I was feeling very limited in space, but I think I'm finally getting used to. Plus I love going through the pages and looking at all the colors. There are no words, so far I have not felt the need, but maybe I should add some before the month is gone. Thanks Pam (Always Artistic) I am really loving your present!

And my daughter's 22nd face: Courtney Crumrin, comics series.

We are so close to the end of the 29 faces challenge! have you visited all the participants blogs? look HERE to have great eye candy!

February 25, 2013

Face #26 of 29. A Goddess

This is challenging to me: stopping way before I think I am done. Why? Because I am getting feedback here at home to stop adding paint  \(ツ)/

So, based on that.... I have here this lady. Not sure if she is a Goddess, Mother Nature, or just a sort of free spirit girl. I am not going to even attempt to make her even-faced. This is very lose brush for me and scary and all, I'm leaving it as is.

I am very happy with the background and a very simple palette:

February 24, 2013

Face #25 of 29 faces

I decided to make a double post today and have this one in it's own post.
Face #25 with more of a lose brush and collage on a 4x6 board:

Reaching new corners

It is so thrilling to see how far and wide the 29 faces challenge has reached! I wish I could go and say hello to ALL, but some sites won't allow me. Like LifeJournal, so far I have not been able to find the comment link. I am a member so I will try after I log back in there.
Also I saw people from EBSQ participating, thank you for the linking guys! ♥ I'm waving my little hand to you all! I hope you are enjoying the challenge, and getting to meet more awesome people that love painting, doodling, sketching and even sculpting faces ♥

If you are a blogger and I do not leave a comment in your blog, most likely is that your profile is in glogle plus, which makes it literally impossible for people not there, to even contact you. Very frustrating, but I am visiting as many blogs as I can find. Some of your comments I can't track back to visit also due to the google+ not letting me see your blog. Sorry about that :o/

I have been posting also in the FB 29 faces page, blogs that are not in FB, so more people can find you. If for any reason you do not like the idea, just let me know and I won't include that blog, no problem :o)

My face for today in my art journal. I sketched this one months ago but just painted it today:

February 23, 2013

I saw red...

My face today is quite dramatic I think, with all that red... #23
Usually I like to paint smiling faces, but this one is a bit sad. Reminds me of my friend.

Here are some of the steps while painting this page in my art journal:
 I have to make the extra again, since yesterday I only finished the one I had unfinished.
Maybe I will do another page with a dramatic color for the background  (๏๏)

February 22, 2013

More of my WIP

I spent today all sniffly and with a watery nose... I hate it! So I took it easy. I was going to go shopping but decided to just stay out in the sun, it was really pretty outside.
I painted some more of my page, but I didn't start a new face today. I will rush tomorrow.

Here is a close-up of my face:

This is the whole page, I think I'm finished with it:

Here's an image before the background:

I have to go now and find a new box of tissues. Aaa-choooo!
We have 6 days left! It's going too fast.... Oh! I am posting blog addresses of participants to the FB page, so hopefully more people will go visit all of you.

February 21, 2013

A Crow, a girl, and a WIP

My new face for today is.... a crow! (#22)

Here is the whole ACEO: (Can you hear "siiiiinging in the raaaaain"?)
in my shop

The girl I started yesterday is done:
Now in the shop

And the woman in my journal from the other day, is still in progress:

February 20, 2013

Rainy day...

Yesterday  and today it rained a lot. So my  face #21 today is a little ACEO with a bit of rain :o)

I started too late so no time to paint. Plus I have not done my little girls for a long time and I can't even remember how to make their faces! agh! That is really bad :o.
We are counting the last 8 days of the challenge!!

How are you doing? Do you have all your faces? Did you skip some? Did you give up?
I know I myself am going nuts right about now (≧◡≦)

February 19, 2013

In a Hurry

I just had time for a preliminary sketch today! Face #20 Will come back with more progress on this same page tomorrow.

Based very loosely in a sculpture I saw some time ago. pretty much working by memory.

February 18, 2013

Busy Monday.

Being today President's day, we had a holiday, which meant lots of fixing things around the house, all the kinds of things you don't really want to do. Poor DH ♥

Some days ago we went to see the Warm Bodies movie, I liked it. It is funny and creepy-cute, not horror and just a couple of startles here and there, nothing serious.
I decided to make "R" in a pencil sketch: face #19th


But I couldn't leave it alone, so I added color:

It doesn't look close to the real guy, the face should be narrower. But it is close enough for a zombie, I think.... if you have seen the movie, you tell me :o)

These are my daughter's 20th and 21st faces:

I ran out of pages in my journal!! Well, I have only been using the right sides, so I guess i could start using the left sides and I will still have space for a while :o)
As you can see, I am not good at keeping an art journal well organized. :oP

Just 10 days more  (or less, depending where you live in the world!) of 29 faces in 28 days!
I hope you are enjoying yourself ♥

February 17, 2013

cupcake for my 18th face

This is a watercolor on paper and ink:
I haven't had one of these since I was a kid, and just like to see them from a distance now lol just to draw them ♥

February 16, 2013

New thing for me

So, since this challenge is about trying new things, today I did my effort at drawing live. We went to Barnes & Noble and after I found a book and DH found a Magazine, we went to the cafe. As I was having a teramisu, my daughter had some extra napkins and I always have pens so we started to doodle. We have been doing that for years, since I can remember! She and I sit at a table and make funny drawing, and giggle, but this time I decided to try to draw people around us.
It was hard! They keep moving and I did not want to be too obvious and make people uncomfortable :oP These are quick pen sketches that were sort of ok :oD

* Faces 14, 15, 16 and 17!
Blond guy doing some work in his laptop and notebook:

Asian young woman reading something. She kept moving her hand a lot:

Another girl sitting near by me:

 Overall, I don't think I was able to catch the real look, but it was fun.

My 4th face is a photo of a super cute kitty with 2 color eyes. They have him up for adoption but no one was there to give me info:

And my daughter, after giving up on sketching people around us, just made a cartoon of one of her favorite shows:
"-John, I'm alive!"  "-Yay! I'm so glad!"

♥ Thanks for visiting! Do something daring with your art today!
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February 15, 2013

2 little faces and comment

I will start with the comment, so skip to the pictures if you don't want to read rants hahhaa

As I was visiting blogs, I read Denthe talking about the google+ profile. My opinion is that I do not like it one bit.
I don't have time to go yet into another network, and it is VERY invasive! I originally went in there to check it out, like I check a bunch of other sites and then I delete them if I don't like them. Well guess what? You can't delete that profile once you join! They should call it "Hotel California" ...Well, technically you can leave, but it will delete all your other related sites, like the blog, YT channel and some other things I can't remember, but it is pretty much anything using that particular ID/email.

To me, that is ridiculous. And also, you can't really contact the person that posts in your blog to say "hi back" unless you add them to your list. Maybe you do not want to have a list!
I am still getting people adding me and I can't do anything about it. I am not posting there and I can't stop from being "updated" or decline invites, like you can in other networks... didn't they say it  was going to be much better? I don't get it.

That was my ranting for the day. {◔_◔} 

Now for the faces: I doodle while waiting in one of my errands today. I made the 2 on the left and my daughter made the guy on the right with the weird balloon. :oP

And a close up of one of the guys:

Did you finish all your Valentine's chocolate? I'm still working on it ahhah

February 14, 2013

Cupid Angel

Took me forever and a half but it is done, edited, and just waiting for YT to finish uploading. I just didn't want to wait longer to make my post here because as it is, I'm late to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day! This is the little thing I was working on yesterday and today.
I will add the video as soon as it is ready and will have a larger image in my doll blog :o)

 My hunny brought me roses and I, in exchange, burnt his dinner to a crisp... :o(
 Isn't that always the case? Today of all times, I wanted to make something really yummy, and it was, I guess, but a bit too crispy.

I hope everyone had a nice love and friendship day, hugs! ♥

February 13, 2013

Just a little hint...

Today I painted a lot, and made a video, but then I had to run errands and do a bunch of house stuff and I ran out of good daylight for finishing taping the video, so I will just do the last details tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to edit fast!
So anyway, I will just post a little hint :o)

My daughter had a bunch of homework so I don't have anything to post from her, plus she is ahead of the game... I'm not :oP
I thought I had already made the extra one, but turns out I haven't! Better get busy...
How are you liking the challenge?

February 12, 2013

A little tribute 12 of 29 faces

My post today is more positive. I decided to just think of my friend with all the good things she enjoyed. I don't want to think  of what she couldn't do or the years of friendship that we won't have.
So I will celebrate her life.

She loved warm and hot days, not cold. She moved to Los Angeles based just on the weather :o)
She loved black shoes, the color red, and  all kinds of fruit. She loved wearing mascara and perfume and french braids. She loved to walk by the beach, flowers and shells. She liked pop music and song birds, she hated cigarettes. She loved flavored coffee creamer. She liked cushy pillows and fancy comforters. She hated December and January and insisted in wearing short skirts just to spite the weather. :o)   In her mind it was always summer.
She was very strong minded, determined and independent.

I made a folk painting. It is not finished but that's all for today.

And my daughter is way ahead of me! She made 3 faces today! I just love how easy it is for her to make emotions on her characters... These are her 12th, 13th, and 14th faces:

February 11, 2013

Sad face. 11th of 29 faces

A couple of days ago I was told about the death of a dear friend. She was only 47, and she was always so healthy and mindful of her life choices, doing exercise, not smoking... etc. And she had a tumor in her head, that came back again shortly after a surgery. I feel so bad that I was not there for her. I didn't even know.... I am broken hearted. I really couldn't believe it till I spoke to her sister today.

Life is too short. Love today, talk to your friends today, hug your parents today and don't hesitate to do what you really like, because today is all we have.

My daughter's digital art:

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying the 29 faces challenge as much as I am, it brings joy to my heart. Blessings.

February 10, 2013

day 10 of 29 faces

I gave the Leonardo inspired lady a layer of ochre and added some charcoal.Then I thought she needed a spark of color and the poor thing ended up looking like she is wearing a dead eggplant on top of the head. :oP
I think I will take the blue off, but I wanted to show you:

My daughter is a little better but still sneezing and with a stuffy nose, poor thing. Anyway, she made a cartoon character from Adventure Time, Marceline. (This version is cuter, in case you have not seen the cartoon, which is pretty scary lol)

The character was rescued by a guy that went crazy and doesn't remember things anymore, and there's a song that I want to share with you.... it's been stuck in my head now for days! Grab a kleenex, the singer is adorable!

February 9, 2013

Late post

Today was complicated. I woke up with a terrible headache. When I was feeling better, my daughter started to feel sick and she had a fever, poor thing :o(
We went out to enjoy the sunny day even if the wind was cold, it felt good.
Later on I came to work on my blue painting from yesterday, and this is the result. I am not done yet:

My poor baby girl, feeling so sick, came up with this virus face:
Thanks for visiting!

February 8, 2013

so, I kept going...

...Did you think I was going to stop painting it? lol
I know, most people said to leave it at that stage, so I compromised.
I actually made a larger print, prepped it, and went for it with skin tones, which over green don't look so warm but it is interesting.

And my daughter made an elf:

Plus I started another which will continue tomorrow ♥

We are starting our 2nd week, can you believe it?

February 7, 2013

7th face of 29

Well, I was too busy doing other things, so all I have it a WIP for today. I want to keep painting, but my daughter tells me I should leave her like that...
You will see tomorrow what happened, if I kept painting or not lol

My daughter sketch for today, ball point pen on paper :oD

Thanks for visiting, I'm linking to ♥PPF♥ and check out the other participants of 29 faces!

February 6, 2013

6th and 7th of 29 and a funny goat

Two faces for me today! but I'm just giving you a little sneak peek with an outline effect. I will show the actual painting later on, it is part of an awesome project! ;oD

And I hope my daughter's work for the day, face #7, won't give you nightmares; she says it is a gossipy goat..... hahaha