Sunday, October 29, 2017

Beauty and Strength

It is easy to confuse beauty with strength. When I was working on Lesson 3 of Effy Wild's Facing Forward I, I was pondering aspects of my self-worth. I realized that my strength doesn't come from my beauty, but rather that my beauty comes from my strength. Furthermore, my strength comes from my Father (my heavenly One) Who is able to transform all my pain into wisdom and compassion. What else could really make me strong?  I hope you enjoy my take on this lesson. It will always serve as a reminder of where my strength comes from.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Faceless Angel

Just having a blast these days working on faces and exploring skin tones. Hope you enjoy my faceless angel who praises our Creator. I thought those collar bones were a bonus. All done with craft acrylics. Ya don't have to spend a lot to get results with which you are pleased.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Exploring Faces

I have been taking Effy Wild's class Facing Forward, Part 1, so that I can learn how to create beautiful, whimsical faces. Lesson 1 was an intense journey, with almost 2 hours worth of video, but I learned a lot about shading, mixing flesh tones, and proportion.  Of course, I had to create my own rather than use the template she provided.  My hubby says she looks too sad (not what I intended). Hopefully, I'll learn how to make happy faces, too. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017



Hands of Love


Spent an hour today doing a sketch for the #smallcreativeacts October challenge through Mindful Art. Hesitantly sketched in pencil, then traced over lines with Stabilo All pencil in blue. Finished by softening lines with water (aquarellable pencil).  Bravely sketching after viewing Lorraine Bell's basics of drawing lesson last Friday for Wanderlust 2017.

Not perfect, but who is?  Loving the process.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Getting Back to Art

Well, I thought dealing with the shoulder surgery limited my ability the create, but after getting back to school and then the Hurricane Irma fiasco, it seems like I can't find time to make anything. Until this morning. It's just a journal spread, but I was glad to find some time before breakfast and before church to make a declaration that I am "moving forward" in finding time to create. May there be many more days like today.

Getting into Gouache

Just finished a lesson presented by Toni Burt as part of Olga Furman's Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019. This was the second time I brok...