Sunday, August 31, 2008

EDM Challenges #41 and 42

Draw a landmark of your city. This is the Oral Roberts University Prayer Tower. It's probably the first thing people think of when they do think of Tulsa. It is visible from Highway 75 going north into town.

Draw somthing you are thankful for. In this case, it's more like someONE I'm thankful for - my wonderful husband of 25 years, Doug.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My First

I just finished my first piece of beaded tatting! It is the Take 5 Snowflake by Emma Crew . It is done in size 30 thread and ab blue seed beads. Size: 3 3/4" I have one question for myself- why was I afraid to add beads? I am a beadweaver as well, so I have PLENTY of beads on hand to practice and improve with.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I just finished my latest doily - Medallion Doily by Roger aka Freedman. It was quite a challenge, but I think I'm glad I did it.

Size 10 thread 6 3/4" diameter

EDM Challenge #38

Draw something related to Halloween, etc. Self-explanitory. :)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

EDM Challenge #186

Draw something you've always wanted. This is NOT for sympathy.....I have always wanted to walk without mechanical assistance. I walked and danced and did whatever I pretty much wanted for over 20 years, but it was with the assistance of full-length metal leg braces. I never walked barefoot, felt sand or grass between my toes, so I don't really miss it - I just would have liked to have experienced it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Portrait Commision

Today was a slightly strange day art-wise. A neighbor girl came by asking me to draw a picture of her to use as an invitation to her birthday party. Portraits are NOT my stong point, but how could I turn down a nearly 10-year-old? I did my best and colored it with Prismacolor pencils...she was tickled, so I figure she is a satisfied customer (noooooo I didn't charge her). The odd thing is, her mouth really is that wide in her face!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

EDM Challenge #37

Draw some keys. Since I only had one key.....the extra mark is the result of a muscle spasm.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Not a Sketch, but still Art

I don't have a sketch for today as the next EDM Challenge was to draw in a public place and I didn't have the was to do so. Instead I am sharing the first 3 doilies I have successfully tatted. Tatting is an old method of lacemaking using a shuttle and ball of thread to make loops and chains which end up making a design.

This is my first success. I don't know who created the pattern as I cannot remember where I found the pattern.

This is the second doily. Again I don't remember the pattern source.

This is my most recent doily. In fact I finished it today. It is the Blue Doily by Eileen Stafford.

Friday, August 22, 2008

DSO (Digital Scrap Obsession) August Color Challenge

This mini kit is my submission to the DSO Color Challenge.

You may download this freebie here.

EDM Challenge #35

Draw a bicycle or a part of one. I used an image from the Internet as we don't have a bicycle. After scanning the image I noticed a HUGE mistake - both bars of the fork are on the same side! Oh well. I'll double check next time.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

EDM Challenge #34

Draw a Fall leaf....even though it has felt like fall the last couple of weeks, the leaves around here are still very green. These leaves make me feel like it really could be Fall (my favorite season).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

EDM Challenge #185

Draw your cat.... Since I don't have a cat, I took from a photo. Done in PITT pens.

Monday, August 18, 2008

EDM Challenge #32 and an Extra

This challenge was to draw something metallic. This is a keychain that was a gift from the hospital auxiliary I am a member of. Unfortunantly, it was drawn in a low light, but i still think it is shiny.

I have a very dear friend, Mary, who is just now discovering her inner artist at age 52! All her life she has been told she could do nothing, create nothing, etc. I have been helping her build up her self-asurance in the arts over the last 9 years or so. I got her started with rubber stamping, then collage. She was willing to let me share this - her first drawing - a doodle! Any comments will be forwarded to her.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

EDM Challenge #31

My name is Carolyn and I am an artsupplyaholic.....

The challenge is to draw something you collect. I collect pens and other art supplies. I have more supplies than I really should, but I do use them --- eventually .

Keep your eyes open for a new blog - Doug (hubby) is also an artist, but not computer savvy at all so I am going to start a blog for him to share his work on.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

EDM Challenge Catch-Up

I've been a bit lax lately with posting new pieces. All I can say, is sorry......the heat effefcts caused me to not be as creative, so sketches were as I could. We have air now that works (when they put in freon) and abnormal cooler temperatures, so I am arting like crazy!

Challenge #184 was to draw a bench outside. Since I had no access to such a thing, I did this pencil sketch from a photo.

Challenge #29 was draw something archetechtural. Once again this was done from a photo, this time in PITT pens.

Challenge #30 was to draw a chair or anything you felt like, so I did a 'Zentangle'-style doodle. someone on Everyday Matters mentioned them in context with ATCs (my other passion). I have doodled like this for years and never knew it was cool to do so. :-) Doug and I are both re-hooked on this art form! He was doing it in paint back in the 80's, but no one accepted it at the time. Go fig..... this is also PITT pens in sepia.


The winner was chosen by random husband, and now I announce that Marilyn is the lucky recipient of an original watercolor painting. for those of you who may have been confused, the fairies were free no matter what.

Thanks to all of you for supporting me and my work.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

100 Posts!!! and a Freebie

To celebrate my 100th Post, I am going to give a lucky commenter an original piece of art by me as a 'thank you' for supporting me and my efforts (all of them). From now until Midnight Friday night (my time), all comments made - even if you just say 'HI' - will qualify for the random drawing. the number will be chosen by my husband in the name of fairness.

I am offering the August Fairy in her crisp white tunic for surviving the heat of the month.

Download here

Monday, August 11, 2008

EDM Challenge #183

This week's challenge was to draw Something Dangerous. since the heat wave we suffered recently made me so sick I couldn't do any art, I decided that Heat was my Dangerous subject. This is a bit more graphic-oriented than I usually do, but it felt appropriate.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Heat Drain and Art

Unfortunately, I have finally surrendered to the heat. I have been so weakened, I have not been able to concentrate on art. Our air conditioner leaks out freon about every two days, but they fill it back up about every 4-5 days. Any further art will be very sporadic. I'll be taking advantage of fresh fillups.

This is one of my babies - Button.

This is done in watercolor pencils.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Post 100 and EDM Challenge #26

I just noticed that I am almost ready to make my 100th post! In honor of that, everyone who posts a comment (even just to say 'hi') on the 100th post will be eligible for a drawing for a piece of art by me.

Today's Challenge was to draw anything I wanted, so I did a watercolor pencil sketch of an unusual red pansy photographed by a friend of mine.

Friday, August 1, 2008

EDM Challenge #25

Draw a glass. This is just an old-fashioned HEAVY glass you could hit someone with, knock them out, and not damage the glass. :)