Posts Tagged ‘prismacolor’

“Contained” for Kaleid Gallery

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Kaleid Gallery (San Jose, Ca) invited me to participate in their “Exquisite Corpse” exhibit opening July 14th. I was assigned to do a torso. We were also given specific parameters for the type of paper and dimensions. Since I do not have the proper brushes to do a water color in my typical low brow style I decided to do a mixed media somewhat abstract. 😀 I started out doing a drawing with prismacolor pencils, one of my favorite tools but given the size of the paper and time constraints I ditched my first efforts, I did cut it up into bits and pieces for some future endeavor 😀

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In other news I finally saw our neighbor the peacock! Stunning! I could not get a good close up of the plumage but you can still see enough…

Also, we made a visit to the Santa Barbara Botanical gardens and I couldn’t resist photographing one of my fav flowers, gigantic white poppies, I will be planting some!

I so adore this poppy!

Dark Cloud

Sunday, June 17th, 2012


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

I managed to draw today.

prismacolor and graphite

Paper dolls

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

There has been so little time for art the past few weeks as my husband and I transition from one house to another and supplies are packed and displaced. We are down sizing quite a bit and that has confused things as well, because I could probably fill a whole garage with my art and materials, oh yeah I did :b I’ve been trying to be rid of stuff and pack other stuff up for my parents to sell in a garage sale. I do have a truck load for them. Lesson be learned, don’t be a pack rat (sounds better than hoarder!)

Did manage to do a little drawing and collaging, not all that thrilled with my collage, I see it is a form of expression one needs to work at or take lessons from Karenann Young!

This is prismacolor pencils on Bristol vellum. I had to stop as I wore out my sharpener. For real. “Hatched”

“Where there is smoke…”

I’m listening to Kat Edmonson and loving her voice and music. I Have home made beef jerky cooking in the oven, while we try to eat beef only once every other week I do love to snack on jerky but it is way to costly in the grocery store.


Tuesday, October 19th, 2010


I don’t think I have ever been more happy about a power outage. But, when the power returned, my broken printer miraculously repaired itself. It isn’t as if I had not tried to reboot a dozen times over, just glad I procrastinated about getting a repair person out because I am certain that would be costly, the size of my printer makes it nearly impossible to transport, (it arrived on palates and I had to retrieve it from a ware house in my truck). Anyway, its something to be happy about.

Several projects in the works but its slooooow going.

I am enjoying the fall weather, immensely. Praising every falling leaf and happy to be sweeping and raking up the messes. Yay for cool, fresh, fall days. and a warm cozy home with fragrant candles burning. I love being at home.


Heres the Church, heres the Steeple

Friday, April 9th, 2010

heres the

Her inner child just couldn’t let go of the many things she learned as a child. Real or not, important or not, stupid or not.

Mrs. Lovett

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

An attempt at drawing one of my all time favorite characters played by the wonderful quirky Helena Bonaham Carter. I didn’t quite succeed but I will try again, just for the fun and the challenge of it.

For WithoutlightIam: Mrs. Lovett

Octo hair

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


Its a melding of an implosion of ideas all at once, she basically had a life of her own once pencil hit paper, and I was just the manifestation instrument. Basically, she is a bloomer wearing, pink puddle hopping, octo hair blooming dancer.

Inner Lipstick and Corn

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Been drawing, hand now achey.

My mom finally allowed me to wear makeup when I was in highschool and I wore a lot. Sometimes, I had so much lip gloss on that later in the day were I to catch a glimpse of myself in something reflective I would see it had dripped to my chin. haha, silly vain teenage years




Saturday, August 15th, 2009

In the drawing mood. this is prismacolor on paper. More ideas to get out.

Saw Real Time last night, Brad Pitt was funny.