Mission Statement

This is a blog in which I intend to reach my goal to draw/paint a thousand faces! Welcome, and come along for the journey!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy New Year

Lots of birds in my future.....hoping to paint lots of birds....

 Still going to paint, and draw faces, though....
 Another wizard I did for a friend who asked...
And below, a new favorite. Made this one for another friend. I kept the original, and sent her a nice 18 by 24 print. Going to be selling art prints soon.
That's all for now.....Happy New Year!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas

 Still at it with drawing of faces. Lol. But a lot of my drawings I use filters on afterwards in a digital editing program these days, to prepare them for print. Or in the case of the blue wizard, he is completely digital and a vector logo made for a client.

In any event, wanted to post before Christmas and wish all a safe holiday season.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Few New Pieces To Show

 I did this motorcycle painting for an old friend....all inks. Have started this other piece, also inks.

Having a busy summer juggling my garden, my art, and things around the house. Will try to post back soon. Hope everyone is having a great summer!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Garden Pics; Have a great weekend!

New Faces In Ink

 Bee Kind: Buy Organic. 11" by 14", Ink and Graphite
11" by 14", Ink

This was actually a sketch for some outdoor art of a mermaid. The paper is 24" by 24". I will be doing another post today, of pictures from my garden. Stay tuned...

Monday, May 2, 2016

Six Long Months Of Work

In the six months I haven't posted, I have been turning my yard into an organic vegetable garden. It took a lot of work, and I was just as thorough with the hardscaping as the actual gardening. I tried to approach it creatively, wanting a beautiful retreat. Lots of painting, and staining. Lots of arranging, and sometimes rearranging. Hope these before and after pics inspire some readers! :)

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween; October Wrap Up Post

While I didn't get as many faces rendered as I would've liked this month, I sure had a lot of fun with the cake I did for my friend's party.
 There were some disasters with it, too...After joking that my son would eat the grim reaper's head off the cake as a late night snack; due to a problem with a misplaced dowel rod, the head rolled off anyway. I replaced it, and think it came out even better than it was originally (updated version pictured below.) I love how the finished cake looked all set up at my friend's house, pictured in the bottom photo below.

I have other cakes I'll be doing in November, and will post pics. I wish all a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Fun

I have had a terrible time trying to get back here to post; however, here I finally am. This is just a very busy time of year, and I'm in the throes of a Halloween cake. I have posted sketches, and a vampire rendering all in gray scale. Also the fondant work for the cake shown in stages, below. When the cake is finished, I will post pictures. Really enjoying Halloween this year. A pic of the entrance to my home, and an autum sky I photographed this morning are below. Until next time, take care!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

That Autumn Glow

I love this time of year. I don't even let the fact that the stores have Halloween displays up in August ruin it for me when October actually gets here. Anyway, it's usually a busy time of year for me, too. It took me longer than I wanted to get back here to post. I have three more faces done, bringing the count to 932 faces. These were all done in pastel on a hemp colored paper...adds a kind of autumn glow, the toned paper. Thanks for reading!