Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
but until then at least I'm allowed to make my Christmas Villae since technically it's an art project. :)
Four houses so far, and more are to come!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Fashion Shoot #2
Here is a music video of their's that I want to Share.
Its so full of quaint adventure and old time charm! I must warn you, it's very long, but the music is so beautiful, I just like to have it playing while I paint or read.
On this note, I will leave you until Monday,
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
What did you all do for Halloween?
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Today I'm setting out in search of a few things at the mall.
- A pair of leather Brogues/Oxfords
- A soft flowy cardigan, preferably in a neutral camel color
- A pair of dark skinny jeans
Now, the hardest part won't be finding these items, no the hardest part for me is walking into the first store and wanting the gorgeous tweed jacket in the window. I'm a sucker when it comes to wool jackets with tweed or plaid patterns. My goodness, I own about 7 now! It's just something about them, so very 60's and 50's like. I remember the first one I ever had. It was two weeks before Christmas and my Grandma Margie and Grandpa Larry came down to visit. Now most of you maybe thinking, "Her Grandma?" and I don't blame you, alot of teenagers wouldn't like to go shopping with a grandmother for fear of ending up with a bag of Elmo and hello kitty underwear. My grandma however, has fantastic taste. She always buys quality and not quantity, and god forbid that she ever wears a "pastel & floral" nightmare. No she sticks to blacks, grays, reds and pinks, a very modern color pallet. But anyways, we were all walking through my city's mall when I saw the black and white hounds tooth knee length wool coat. Oh, I was hypnotized standing before that window display! We went in to see how much, and I being only eleven nearly fainted at the $100 price tag. My grandma offered to buy it but I couldn't let her! So much money for one article of clothing! the next day my grandparents brought me back to the mall and this time we walked straight to that store, and my grandpa went straight to that coat and bought it for me on the spot. No "ifs" "ands" or "buts". I couldn't wait to wear it later in the day so I switched coats right after the purchase. As I walked out of the mall I told my Grandma that I felt like a million bucks! Soon after I realized the importance of investing in big items like wool coats. That was also the day my collection of quality peacoats started. I'll never forget that day, and I'll always have that memory of it with my grandparents. Sometimes its about more than just a cute coat, its about the gift and thought behind it.
Do you have a sweet memory like this?
Well ,that's enough reminiscing for me. I'll update you all on my "finds" after today.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Owls and Polka-Dots
Fashion Post #1
I love this outfit, because I get to combine my sweet owl necklace with my french polka-dot tights. It has a sort of vintage urban feel, plus the dress is insanely comfortable. It's made of jersey material. One part I truly adore is my brown Brogues/Oxfords. they're so very English and proper, with a 60's Beatles feel.
- Dress: American Eagle..................$13.00 (On Sale, Originally $40)
- Tights: Pacsun.................................................$12.00
- Brogues/Oxfords: Target............$19.00 (on Sale, Originally $30)
- Belt:.................................................. Owned it for forever!
Grand Total: $55!
Not bad huh?
Told you I was a Bargain hunter!
Well, that's all for now. I'm off to Starbucks, artists can also pay $4 for an office!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
but they'll change their tune when the leaves are enough for pile jumping and when we get frosts promising snow.
Today I though that I'd take you through the process that an artist uses to create a painting.
1. The first step is rather organic and spontaneous. Out of no-where a vague idea of forms/shapes will come accompanied with a certain mood. The trick is to grab whatever writing utensil and paper is laying near by and to draw before the "vision" leaves.
This is the initial "Vision" Sketch
3. Finally the third faze is the structure study. For my painting I had to be sure that the bone structure, shadowing, fabric folds and stance of my subject were up to my original vision's and nature's standards.
Here is my final Structure Study.
When you line up all the steps together you have a genuinely useful blue-print for your painting.
Well ,that's what I've always done for my paintings, what about you guys? Do you ever plan out art projects, sowing projects or gardens like this?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Although my painting is only half-way done you can still get an idea of what it's going to be like.
Write you later,
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Malmer under my Rhododendron Bush.
Taken by Joise Bosserman
Monday, July 19, 2010
All the above.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I know what your thinking, well what could be better than that? You've been working on it for months, planing saving, painting. What else is there?
I've been taking art classes since age five. I've been learning about these (relatively) modern masters since day one at my first art class. I've read books about Monet's garden for years. When I found that I had a real chance to go and see the works of my heroes, breathe the Parisian air, watch the Seine float by and pretend I was in old Paris during the Impressionist movement I nearly cried. Just the chance to go sent me wheeling, 12-14 days in France!
Life has been to busy to stop and write about it.