Sunday, February 6, 2011

Back for Sunday Sketches and Sketchbook Challenge...PLUS...

So much has gone on the last 2 weeks, sorry I was unable to participate last Sunday.  My mom, 76 years young, fell and broke her wrist.  Her left wrist - she is left handed so it has been quite an ordeal.  I have spent my spare time preparing some food and going to check on her.  She is a little over an hour away so I haven't had much art-time.   Anyways, she is on the mend and thankfully won't need surgery!!!
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So back to work in the "studio" - I have decided to start writing and speaking in Artist terms - not lesser words because I think I am not really an artist - I am! 
I have finished my highly prized granddaughter, Cloee - entitled: the essence of pink!  Sunday Sketches -You'll have to see her again next week because I love the matting that I've ordered for her - it was out of stock so I want to share her totally completed but for today no mat...
Cloee - the Essence of Pink
Thanks to Sophia for hosting Sunday Sketches a true source of inspiration, so much talent there!  Please visit http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/ - you won't be disappointed!!!

And back over at Sketchbook Challenge the theme for February is OPPOSITES!!!  I was soooooooo excited that it wasn't hearts!!!
opposites come together
In my moleskin sketchbook this is my interpretation of Opposites!  Watercolor with pitt pen.  I will probably have note cards made of this...I like it!  It is so different from any that I have in my sets of cards.  Thanks to Sue Bleiweiss and her group of artists' for hosting such a fun challenge!

I have also started to study Flying Lessons - an e-course  offered by Kelly Rae Roberts... WOW is all I can say and I am only 50 pages into it!!!  So with my new artist attitude I hope to improve my blog, my work and my creative business!!!!

Cheers, Go Packers!!! Make a great week!!!
dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls!!!

21 comments:

Marlene said...

She is beautiful, looking forward to seeing her matted. I love opposites and they will make great cards.

Christine said...

your pink Cloee is a work of art, what can I say? So glad your mom is doing ok.

Penny said...

So glad to hear that your mom is coming along fine with her cast and all.

Your Cloee sketch is wonderful - can't wait to see her matted.

Hugs,
Penny

Missy said...

I love your new artist attitude, way to go for you. Hopefully your mom will heal up and be better soon. You piece looks lovely finished.

Julia Christie said...

Your grandaughter's portrait is precious! Great job. I am soooo sorry to hear about your mum! That has to be so difficult. I agree this will make great cards.

Smiles

Tammie said...

your granddaughter is so cute, such a sweet piece in pink!

Opposites sketch is fun too.
wishing your mother swift healing~

WrightStuff said...

Get well wishes to your Mum.

Beautiful painting - love the pink :)

Gallery Juana said...

This is beautiful painting of your granddaughter. You captured the sweetness of that age.

All the best to your Mother as her wrist mends.

lissa said...

very pink but perfect for the painting, she's beauty

Jenny Blair said...

ooooh beautiful tones of pink, gorgeous capturing of your grand daughter too :)

Heather said...

She is so pretty!!!! Very good.
Why is it that we have such a hard time calling ourselves artist. You are an artist and so am I!!!

Sophia said...

Cloee turned out beautiful!! I SO love her. Nice job. :)

Thank you for joining us with SS again. Hugs!

dthaase said...

love what you did with those shapes

Jehanne said...

Oh wow that is a fantastic painting!! :) Great concept with opposite :)

Reflections said...

Beautifully done for not having much time. Glad your mom is on the mend.

Incipient Wings said...

this is gorgeous dana!
and im so glad your mom is doing good!
may she heal quickly!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Awww.. will say a prayer and send good thoughts to your mum! She looks soooo sweet! Did you draw a little something on her cast?

Heather said...

Love the finished piece.
glad your mom is getting better.
sounds like your "artistic" soul is coming out. GREAT. Looking forward to seeing what you do. xo

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Oh no! Oh dear! Oh WOW! Oh how fun! The chain event of reactions as I read your post. Love the pink Cloee piece and can't wait to see it matted as well. So sorry to hear about your beautiful mom. Hope she is feeling better!

Helen said...

She really is very beautiful. Glad to hear your mum is on the mend.

Kristin Dudish said...

Cloee looks great on that beautiful background! (I'm glad your mother is on the mend - I love the color of her cast!)
xo
Kristin
p.s. I took Kelly Rae's Flying Lessons over the summer... the content is life-changing stuff - enjoy!

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