Thursday, February 19, 2015

daily story, day 1

There was a knock at the door. The bell hadn't worked for weeks.

Looking outside I saw the mail carrier who looks a lot like Burl Ives but his name is Fred and he can't even hum.

He was holding very carefully...

A paint stained trophy with a bunch of daisies.

"Award" was engraved on it. 

What kind of contest deserved this as a prize?
The nameplate was left blank.
"Is this for me?" I asked, hoping it was.

 Day 1 of my year long daily art story.

Happy Lunar New Year today! Year of the Sheep and/or Goat!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 19

Testing, testing, 1,2,3...

Just some technical difficulties. Tried to photograph and upload a photo of my daily art today. Also tried yesterday. Didn't quite work as I hoped. I don't have a fancy iphone but was hoping it would work with my phone.

Anyway, I am away from my scanner and computer til tomorrow. Will upload yesterday's, today's and tomorrow's daily art, all book covers.

"Air Five" for today:
1-watching it snow (hopefully for the last time)
2-thinking of spring
3-getting organized
4-wearing my multicolored sneakers even though I never worked out
5-sketching sketching sketching

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Daily Ode 17

Some quick studies/sketches in paint and pencil. A partial ode to childhood. I'll be adding some pop culture items in my daily work. But, a lot of it will be some of my own children's book style work. I like working on both.

Tomorrow is the start of a new continuing theme all year. Maybe once a week? Daily (or 'every other day') Ode to books.

listening to this while I scanned in the sketches. Wish I was at that pub and I had a cool vintage styled dress with side buttons like Lisa's. And the red hat too. But, then again if I wore it, I'd look more like an elf.

for today:
1-chewable vitamins making me feel like a kid but they are basic circle shapes and not the 'Flinstone' brand I used to have growing up.
2-appreciating the color aqua
3-the clickety clack sound of my thrifted typewriter
4-watching the classic The Color Purple ... and will admit to needing some tissues. I hadn't seen it in years, but the ending, always gets to me.
5-lemon scented dust cloths in use while organizing my studio space.

Friday, February 18, 2011

16th day

A drawing of the golden girls based on my painting of the ladies. Done in india ink, sharpie marker, whiteout, and some digital reworking for the frame and typography.

1-spring weather in winter
2-strawberry flavored seltzer water
3-matching mismatched socks (both argyle, different colors)
4-drinking tea with my visiting sister
5-finally feeling better

Thursday, February 17, 2011

daily ode no. 15

An imaginary silent film still

1-warmer weather
2-sunshine, no sight of any raindrop
3-1920's fashion
4-making up characters for images
5-working in black and white and gray

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A fortune cookie, butterfly dish and a dash of painting mayhem...

daily ode no. 14

Your fortune reads "There is a prospect of a thrilling time ahead for you."

Air Five: "The motion of High-Fiving given by two people from a distance"

1-the sound of ginger ale on ice and the clinking of ice swishing around the glass
2-lovely thrifted ceramic butterfly dish from a wonderful vintage seller with a few dings and scrapes around the edges.
3-thinking of the stories behind the dings and scrapes and places it's been.
4-fun fortune cookie messages, even especially the random ones
5-the glorious color combination of blue and orange