Thursday, December 2, 2010

Women in Art

A video I found, and found to be lovely. This is beautifully done, and you are sure to find some paintings you will recognize.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gift for My Daughter's 7th Birthday

One of my daughters recently turned 7, and had seen an ad in the Walmart flyer for a notebook that she really wanted. Um, it was $2.50 for a little 70 sheet notebook, and well, I would have gotten it, but it turns out they were all out when we had the money for it anyway. Soooo, I had kept the sales flyer, and decided to draw it for her instead. The picture on the flyer was really tiny, but this is how it turned out:

I took the drawing I had made & glued it to a plain notebook and taped around the edges with clear, packaging tape:

Inside front cover of the notebook:

To make it even more special, I cut out & glued on pretty pictures I thought my daughter would like, on the inside & back covers of her notebook:

She said it was even more special because I had made it, which was what I was hoping for!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A New Portrait, Completed

I finished this drawing in April, just about a week before I gave birth to our sixth child! I wanted to finish it for a gift for my sister in law's and nieces' birthdays, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. I just recently sent it in the mail to them (they don't know it's coming), and I hope they like it!

This is a close-up photo, but it came out a little blurry...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Portrait in Progress

One of my friends asked me to do 4 portraits of her 4 children & sadly, she has been waiting WAY too long for them! This past year has been a hectic one for me, with lots of changes & stresses in our family (but thankfully, God has worked it all out & things are much better now). I am also a perfectionist when it comes to my artwork, so I find it hard to sit down & draw when I am not in the right "mood" ~it can seriously affect the outcome of what I put on paper. But I wanted to post the progress I have made. It shouldn't be much longer for this one I don't think!

Also, can you tell me if you can see the picture okay? Gray lines are barely showing up on our computer & I think the video card or something is dying~but I want to make sure it's just me!