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Still practicing the faces…

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on August 18, 2014 by Patti

I think I’m digging this style the most these days…

glamour girlie

but I am also experimenting a little with sort of a Misty Mawn inspired vibe too…

misty style sketch

I’m actually kinda digging them both… really I’m just happy to draw a face that looks like a person.

Next step is to apply what I’ve learned on my iPad to actual journal pages with markers and pencils and paint, oh my!

I’ll let you know how that goes.


still practicing faces with bamboo paper app, feel like I’m making some progress… yay!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on August 1, 2014 by Patti


I think I may be getting the hang of my Bamboo Paper app… yay!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 24, 2014 by Patti

girl with crown
I keep thinking I could work on her a little more, but then I tell myself that sometimes you just need to know when to stop… and I dig her, so I have decided she is charming just the way she is.

Look at me… making art & posting it on the blog… two days in a row, no less!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 16, 2014 by Patti

fun girlie

Digital Painting

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 15, 2014 by Patti

So, I’ve been playing with the Bamboo Paper app on my iPad lately, and I have to say I’m kinda loving it now that I’ve started to climb the learning curve a bit with my little brush stylus.

See that unfinished canvas from the Misty Mawn workshop a couple of posts down? I’d love to tell you that it is finished now. Unfortunately it is not because I’ve never managed to get the skin tone coaxed into a shade that doesn’t make me sad… but I did go back and do that same pic on my iPad, and I think she turned out kinda ok…photo

Yay me!

Misty Mawn workshop this past weekend at Random Arts in Saluda

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on September 10, 2013 by Patti

Misty Mawn workshop this past weekend at Random Arts in Saluda

Amazing teacher and great ladies to play with! I had a blast!

In my studio every day last week! Yay me!!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 13, 2013 by Patti

Spent last week in my studio and even brought toys home to play with! It feels great to be so excited about making art!

My friend FA came up to play on Monday, and we painted and drew and doodled and collaged. We had a blast!


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photo copy 10She’s decided that she needs some art toys of her own, and I have selflessly volunteered to go on an art supply buying trip to Jerry’s Artarama with her. Of course I have no interest in purchasing new art toys myself.

*pause for pointing, laughter, and general hilarity*

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I usually find that playing art with friends inspires me, and this was no exception. I brought home pens and sketch book to doodle at home in the evenings, and spent at least several hours up at the studio every day this week puttering and painting and generally making a happy mess of my work space.

I love it when the place is cluttered and messy and covered with pieces at various stages and truly looks like an artist works in it!

I have another play date on Tuesday with Ophelia. I’m excited to get to see her again so soon!  She comments on this one stamp I carved every time she sees it, so I brought home rubber and tools one night last week and made her a present.

photo copy 9I have promised her that we will practice faces when we play on Tuesday, and I’ve got a journal page all ready to go to paint in a face and add a little personality… I can’t wait to play!!photo