Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Artistic Play..."

...made by
simply splashing on some watercolor
allowing my pen to dance and my soul to sing.

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot.
In your soul
are infinitely precious things
that cannot
be taken from you."
~Oscar Wilde

Friday, May 18, 2012

"My Chemical Romance..."

...some "lyrics based" art I made in
Audrey's "My Chemical Romance" themed moleskine.
This is part of the 2012 G8 Moly exchange
over at
Illustrated ATCs.
I had never heard of the band before...
was a bit bummed out about this theme.
the lyrics of their songs did not set well in my mind.
So, I asked
a couple of "younger generation" acquaintances
what they would suggest
I do.
With big smiles and "Ooooh COOL!" commentaries
they pointed me in the right direction.
The music is not half bad...really.
It was simply
the battling of the graphic lyrics and subject matter
with my Muse's artistic preferences
 that had me bamboozled.
The song lyrics I ended up choosing are from the band's hit
"Cemetery Drive".
The cemetery gate drawn here was
inspired by
the style of the east gate of the Elmwood Cemetery in
back in my hometown of
Sycamore, Illinois.
I went back to my roots...and drew what I knew.
Audrey's book has already been passed along
to the next artist and is
expected to return home to her in Quebec, Canada
early this fall.
This Moly exchange is packed with artistic challenge and fun....
and has absolutely opened my eyes
to many new things.
 It keeps that flighty Muse of mine in her toes...:)
Click on image to enlarge...:)

"This night walk the a solitary style
and crash the cemetery gates
in a dress
your husband hates."
~Cemetery Drive
My Chemical Romance

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Bit of Flower Styling...

...going back to my Waterblossoms they say.
My shapes
were drawn in first with lightly tinted water...
then came along the fun part.
I dropped in color wherever my little ol' Muse desired.
The inking came last.
This was wonderful therapy for my slightly bruised spirit.
I hope you enjoy her!

"Suck it up, Buttercup!"
~A bit of advice just absolutely perfect for me

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"A Run for the Roses..."

...Waterblossoms style, that is...:)
These ATCs were made batik style...using masking fluid and ink
straight pencil.
Hope today brings you some winning for me...
I am artfully spending this day at the races
in my "studio".
I think..."I'll Have Another One"...:) 
Happy Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day!

"I have often said
there is nothing better for the inside of a man
than the outside of a horse."
~Will Rogers