Friday, November 2, 2012

PPF and more on our vacation...

I was so happy that I actually took out my journal on this trip... I always say I am going to paint or sketch or or or.... when we take vacation.  We get where we are going and this feeling of intimidation sets in and I don't want anyone peeking over my shoulder because they may "judge" what I am doing.  My husband doesn't count... he is a fair critic but once in awhile hurts my feelings alittle.  He is an engineer and doesn't get some of my painting from emotions.  Anyways... since my trip to Key West in 2008 and painting freely on the streets - be it not so good - in that environment (after a couple days ) I allowed myself to go with the flow... and on occassion have forced myself to do the same thing out and about at home.  This vacation I just felt so free.... I sat out on our little porch with passerby's and just keep sketching and having fun!  One morning on the beach with Hurrican Sandy winds wiping up the ocean - put on a jacket and set out with my pencils and so it went!  FABULOUS!!!!
So along with the craziness of Key West Fantasy Fest... I sketched this bird in keeping with the spirit of the island!

Fantasy Bird of Key West
Watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils and pitt pen!  sorry this pic is so bad - too much sand in my camera lens - it died and I just couldn't get a good one on my tab.

Today is also Dia de Los Muertos!  Please remember those you've lost and celebrate them!

Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting such a wonderful place in our crazy world!  Paint ON!!!

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

all work copyright dana strickland/sinderella's studio 2012

17 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

Your fantasy bird is fabulous! It captures what I remember of Key West- a fun and colorful place. Congrats for letting go and sketching! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Terrific fantasy bird, such great colours. Happy PPF, Annette x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

lovely, colorful and creative bird and so representative of the Keyes ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I love that fantasy bird. great colors and those feathers on his head are marvelous. Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous fantasy bird!
So glad you enjoyed your vacation!
Had to lol at your post...my father is a retired electrical engineer, but he has taken the time to learn about my art. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Jez said...

He's terrific ..... The bird I mean, though I know husband is too!
He, the bird, looks as if he is going to talk at any moment.

missy k said...

Your bird is stunning... love the colours!

Karenx

Anne Manda said...

Fabulous bird, mischievous expression!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Congrats on letting go and just painting... the results are fab... this bird is full of movement and those colours are amazing...xx

Gina Sismilich said...

Wonderful to feel relaxed and free to just create - I love your fantasy bird - the colors and the doodles designs are terrific!

Lynn Cohen said...

Wonderful color, design, and whimsey! Love it! HPPF!

bohemiannie! art said...

Love your fantasy bird. Surprised it doesn't have boobies!

carlarey said...

I've been to Key West for Halloween. Something tells me this fantastic bird might have been one of the least flashy things in Key West last weekend.

Sue said...

Fantasy birds are a brilliant subject for painting and I love yours:)
xx

minnemie said...

What a fun, fun bird!

NatashaMay said...

Love that colorful bird. :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks everyone... she was fun to paint (maybe I should have added boobs considering that's what was there in abundance, lol). Thanks for keeping me encouraged!
cheers, dana