Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Art By Madeline

Our, ten year old, Granddaughter was at our house the other day, and she asked if she could sketch with my iPad. I thought that I would share a few of her iPad sketches with you because I love looking at the Art kids create, and I am thinking that you do too.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Colorful Landscapes

I've, of course, heard of David Hockney, but I haven't really paid much attention to his Art. Unfortunate on my part. Someone mentioned his landscapes the other day, so I googled him. Oh, My! I love his colorful, whimsical landscapes! Now I'm inspired to start painting landscapes again. The sketch above is me playing around with my iPad, doing a quick "iPad painting" of my favorite hill in our neighborhood. I linked David Hockney's landscapes above...check him out!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fine Art America Promotion

The most difficult part of being an Artist, for me, is having to promote yourself. I'm not good at it, but I know it's necessary. If your name isn't out there...no one is going to know you exist. So, I'm slowly learning about this aspect of the business. I've decided to do a promotion at Fine Art America for the next 5 days. They offer great deals, and it's a good way to get your name out there, if any other Artists are interested. My first promotion is for a print of, "Fuzzy". It's an 11X14, stretched canvas print at an amazing price. I'll let you know if their promotions really work! Have a Great Friday the 13th!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Living Life Creatively

I've been trying to live life in what I call a "creative way" for as long as I can remember. I used to succeed at it, too. But, that hasn't been the case in several years now. Life has been so busy, and I'm pretty good at putting everyone else's needs ahead of mine, so life here has been unorganized and so" not the composition" that I would like to live in. Yes, I do like to look at everything as if it were a painting, and my dream is to live in that beautiful work of Art. But, until I can get back on the right track...I've found "Creative Carmelina". She lives a "Creative Life", and her blog gives me the daily smile and awwww moments that I crave. She has a beautiful Thank You to me for the Give Away that she won on my blog...but, I'm saying, THANK YOU, CARMELINA! For the beautiful, "Creative Life" that you share with us. You are an inspiration!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

iPad Sketching

My husband gave me an iPad for Christmas, and I've had a great time playing "Words With Friends" and "Draw Something" with it. (Great Games, btw.) The other day I decided to,finally, download a drawing program and start learning what I can do, Art-wise, with my iPad. Oh, how much fun I've been having. It's going to be a great tool! It will allow me to upload sketches, try different color combinations, work out ideas for paintings...the possibilities are endless. I just need to get the pen...because drawing with your finger...is not the best way to get a good drawing. I'm, also, looking for a better drawing program. The FREE one that I found is okay, but I'm sure there are great programs out there. We live in a very exciting time!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Not Finished, but Closer

Time is really ticking by quickly! Life is always busy, but seems to be more so lately. I am working on a couple of commissioned pieces; which are a lot of fun. I'll share those later. I am, also, still working on my sort of, abstract, cherry blossom cat. I'm still not sure where she will end up. And, I just updated my CafePress store a little. They have so many new products! I am excited to work more with them...later. Need to get ready for Easter right now! I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! We're supposed to have sunshine!!! Yay!