Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Sketches and the effects of my classes...


Lolita, the Sexy Salsa Senorita

Wow, I feel like I have had a break through!  I am looking at things with a more artful eye!!!!  Thanks to Lisa Wright's course and Natasha May's class!!!  Funny, my husband and I went to our local minor league baseball teams game the other night.  I didn't take my purse so didn't have my camera.  Normally I am a people watcher so there was nothing new with all my commentary about the roving fans BUT as I watched this mom come down the steps with her 3 kids....my art side took over (a moment, seriously I was conscious of).  They were all so beautiful, definitely hispanic as they were speaking in their native language.  I couldn't stop watching them and wondering how terrific they would be to paint.  My mind went from serious portrait type views to Natasha's Cotton Candy type views...I had colors running through my head, it was exhilerating!  So the next day, I just started a Sexy Salsa Cotton Candy Girl in one of my journals.  This page has had a brush cleaned off on it so some red paint but wow, what could be better for Lolita, the Salsa Senorita!!!  I hope this doesn't sound cocky but I love her!  Now if I can complete the vision when I add the color - not wrecking her!  Only using yellow, orange and red - except for her fleshtone which I need to do some mixing and testing before applying!  Patience I must tell myself!!!!

Natasha had also posted on her blog about blind drawings...so I did some cupcakes.  If you follow me at all you know that cupcakes are a ritual with my grandkids!   Had to try the blind drawings.  I was surprised at how accurate they came out.  I started to add some marker as I was going to color them BUT instead have decided to take the journal with us to the lake today....putting my watercolor crayons in the cooler (they are predicting 91 degrees) and will fill them in while picnicing by Lake Michigan!!!  I figure I will use the lake water and I am sure plenty of sand will get in on the action so I can post my completed page with Lisa's Messy Book group. 


what a fun way to combine the three groups I am currently working in.  All are changing my ability to see.

On a serious note, my heart goes out to Lisa as she has had a family member pass.  Please send  your positive thoughts and prayers her way.  My son, is still in the hospital, pain somewhat controlled but we are still seeking answers...trying to rule out the ugly disease of chrone's (although there are things much worse than that).  Trying to keep his (and his wife's) frustration of the unknown subdued.  Not always good to have a serious medical issue on a long holiday weekend.

And, of course, I could not let this weekend pass without giving thanks to all those men, women, and families that have and do sacrifice for our country's freedom!!! REMEMBERING THOSE WE'VE LOST AND HONORING THOSE THAT ARE SERVING!!!!  GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!   I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!!!

Thank you to Alexandra for hosting Sunday Sketches and please be sure to visit all the wonderful artists' that participate.

cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls

7 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful! I'm so excited for you! :) And I know what you mean. I find myself often studying the shadows on people's faces. :) Hugs to you and your family. Take care and have a fab weekend! :)

WrightStuff said...

I so love that you are thinking 'art'!! Me too, I do it all the time. I just got back from an afternoon out and was thinking 'rule of thirds' as I viewed the landscapes and planning paintings - a delight.

Hope your son is OK and thank you so much for your well wishes. It means a lot.

Tammie Lee said...

how lovely to hear of your 'art' experience! I could feel the beautiful energy as i read your words.

The Artful Diva said...

I know what you mean seeing art in people's faces - I saw two little girls with their mom yesterday at a store in the mall. They were two of the most beautiful children I have ever seen. Long dark hair, sun-dresses and each fingernail had a different color polish. The were about 5 or 6 years old - definitely destined to be heartbreakers some day. I wish I had taken their picture, but alas my camera was in the car!

Lenora said...

I l earned to use my art side (and be conscious of it as you say) when i was in my 20's and moved to Greece. I had longed to go to Greece for some time - seeing all those calender photos of Santorini. I was told Crete was beautiful, but when i got there it was dry dusty and the towns i was in though rich in family not so in material wealth therefore they were dingy backward at a glance. I looked and looked but i couldn't see my promised Greece. It took a week or 2 then something shifted and i found her. I found her in the little pieces of the landscape - i became aware of cropping my environment - seeing that amazing fragment of pottery in the dusty field, capturing an artful door in a tumbling home.. i know exactly what you mean - my very most creative friends see their world this way..!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

wow, how awesome you picked that up so young. . .you haven't missed it like I have for soooo long. thanks for sharing!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I think their mom as the mom I was viewing we'd think we were stalkers! I vow to always take my camera!