Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reusing old paintings for pencil boxes

I'm all about recycling things, these days.  I eat a lot of almonds, and save the container to reuse for holding markers, buttons, pencils, brushes, and bookmarks, not to mention many other uses!  When I don't like the way a painting turned out, I add embellishments, and cut it out to the height of the almond can.  Then I wrap  it around the outside, and glue it down.  There you have it! I just counted my almond containers that are awaiting covers.  I have 30!!  Do you think that maybe I love almonds????!!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Crazy Lady sketch

Sorry I haven't posted lately.  No excuses, just moving forward from here.  This is one of my daily 30 minute sketches.  I belong to a Facebook group called Urban Sketchers Midwest, and one of the members posted a drawing in which he scribbled as part of his skeching technique.  I loved it so much that I decided to do the scribbling technique in one of my Crazy Lady series. After scribbling the hair, and then scribbling the background, I filled in part of the scribbles, just like I used to do when I was a kid.  It was so much fun! Thanks to James Nutt for the inspiration.  


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