Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#21- #26 OF 29 FACES

Sorry I haven't posted in the past week. just couldn't get motivated. But here I am ready to get my faces up.

#21- color pencil- more or less a doodle
#22- mixed media- journal page

#23, #24, #25- one is oil pastels, one is wax crayons, one is soft pastel- just wanted to see the difference between the three

#26-mainly markers- journal page

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#20 of 29 Faces and art journal

I have been wanting to start an art journal for awhile now, but really didn't know how to get started, I was doing a little cleaning the other day and came across a blank scrap book that I had bought at Barns& Nobles about 10 years ago for a dollar. I don't scrapbook but couldn't pass it up. Well I found a my answer for the book. Here is what I did for my first page and I really enjoyed doing it. And I have one question maybe someone can answer for me. When doing  an art journal, do you put a finish on the page like varnish? I am not sure I should put it on or just leave it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I combined my two projects into this post. I have 2 faces for the 29 faces which make it #'s 18 and 19. Now I am only 2 behind, I hope to catch up.

Nibble Fest Art Contest is a group on ebay where every month a theme is chosen and whoever wants to join creates something for that theme and starts their bidding at .99 cents. This months theme is elements: earth water, fire, and wind.go take a look. Either press on the link Nibble Fest Art Contest or just put in NFAC in your search on ebay.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

29 Faces - NO.17 and underwater painting

I am working on my underwater project for the butterfly effect and combined the two together. I haven't finished yet but wanted to get something up. Hope it's not to late!
She looks mad in the picture, but she's really notI think dhe is just a little upset that haven't spent too much time on her.

acrylics on canvas

Hopefully she will be done soon. Check back. I also will have something up on ebay tomorrow for the NIBBLE FEST ART CONTEST. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Face # 16 of 29 Faces for May

I had a pretty busy day today, Had an IEP meeting for my daughter. Right now she is going to a school for children with Cerebral Palsy and we are trying to mainstream her. Then she has her physical therapy appointment (well my husband took her to that). I had a few minutes to relax, but then had to take my middle daughter  to dance and pick up McDonald's for dinner. That's our Wednesday night dinner since I am running around after school. Then I had to take my oldest daughter to her spring concert. She plays violin and does chorus. The show was about an hour and a half long. I got a chance to use my new camera at the show. With my old camera I was never able to get good pics of my kids on stage. I am so excited cause I actually got some tonight.
 This is where my face comes in. I took a picture that I had taken tonight and went to befunky.com and played around with some of the effects. You should try it, it's lots of fun. I hope this isn't cheating!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

29 Faces - # 13, 14 & 15

Well it has happened again, just can't seem to get my pics on the computer to write this blog. So here we go....

#13 was done on Mother's Day while hanging with my girls on the coach. A quick little drawing of me and my three sweethearts. Doesn't look anything like us, more of a representation.

colored pencil

#14 Also another quick drawing, was kind of in a funky mood. It happens every once in awhile. It was going to be just black and white but decided to add color.

colored pencil

#15 When you do a canvas painting (or any kind of painting), do you draw it out first, or do you just do it? I draw out what i PLAN to do, it doesn't always end up like that tought. But I do have to get my thoughts down. This is just a drawing of something I am planning to do so I guess it's a WIP.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

29 faces -two more- # 11 and # 12

 It seems that I can't get to post one a day so I am trying to at least get here every other day. Hopefully since tomorrow is Mother's day, I get time to get something done and posted. Anyways, here are two more faces. The first one was done while waiting in at the eye doctor before my eyes were dilated. While I was sitting there, I looked around observing the faces of other people, I noticed the age lines on the older patience. She ended up looking a little older then planned.


The next one was suppose to be a combo for here and the  the butterfly effect
challenge but I created for the wrong theme. I figured I will do some thing new for that for next week.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

#8, #9, and #10 - 29 faces

More faces!!!
The first one is dine in marker. I love how bright markers are but I still need to practice with them.
The nest two are pencil drawings. I'm trying to get the feel for them, but they are fun.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

29 faces # 6 & 7

I'm falling a little behind in this challenge, but hopefully I'll catch up.

The next one is 
acrylic on canvas. I has the background painted a while ago. Looked at it last night and said "hey, I could do a face on this". I actually think it came out kind of cute.

acrylic on canvas

Sunday, May 6, 2012

29 faces days #4 & 5

Sorry I haven't posted my faces in a couple of days but here we go.

The first one was done while I was with my mother waiting for blood test results for here. I new it was going to be a long day (but not as long as it was). So I came prepared. I wanted to try using markers since i have no experience with them. I had bought some and this was a good time to play with them.
colorful doodle-markers

The next one is a piece I have been working on with Das air drying clay, I actually just listed it on etsy tonight. i rally don't have a name for her so if you can think of one, I would love it. Right now I am calling her abstract woman. Here is her face
abstract woman- Das clay with acrylic paint

Thursday, May 3, 2012

29 Faces - Day 3

I'm really enjoying working with pastels. Don't know why it has taken me so long to try them. Any who,  this is my entry for day 3 of the 29 faces challenge.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


J.Oster Folkart: 29 faces for the month of May

Day #2
While waiting to pick up my kids from school I did a quick pencil drawing. always good to have a pad and paper handy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

29 faces for the month of May

There's a great challenge going on over at Ayala Art's blog. I have decided to give it a try, maybe you want to also.

You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain.
Have fun!

Guidelines: PLEASE READ
* It's all about a face! Any medium, size, techniques and forms are welcome.
   --It is OK to post an unfinished work too! Don't stress if you can't finish the  whole thing the same day.

* Your posts have to include the label/tag 29 Faces (make sure you type it in every post for this challenge!)

** Write an introductory post in your blog, tell people what it is etc AND use the tag/label. THEN click on that label, (it will take you to another blog page) then you copy the URL from your browser and paste it here in the Linky


The link you post will take the readers to ALL your individual challenge's posts. This way we only post one link, and have all our 29 postings showing!. (^._.^)  

 The more participants the merrier! 

just finished my first face for the 29 faces. I don't usually work with pastels but wanted to play around with them. Here it is.....