Art, Photography, Sketches, Watercolor

Art, Photography, Sketches, Watercolor

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sketch of the Day

Sketch of the Day

One of the Sketches from tonight.
Just made up a Character.

Work Space

Work Space

I seen on my new Blog. Some Creatives have WOYWW. What´s on your Workdesk Wednesday? They show what they are working on. So I told my Husband I have to have a Work Desk for my Art. He said just use the desk your notebook computer is on. Simple enough. So today I am going to set it up arrange it. LOL. Usually I work on my Art sitting on the bed, at the table, or on the sofa. I think it´s a good idea to have everything in one place. Just wanted to share.  — feeling inspired.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

First Landscape Watercolor

First Landscape Watercolor



This is my first Landscape Watercolor. Inspired by a photo I took... I changed it some. There are things I like about it and things I don´t. It´s okay. I post it here from my mixed media journal. I painted Stonehenge... but that was more of a Still life to me. I intend to do more Landscapes. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - May 28, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 

 May 28, 2014




Stonehenge

Stonehenge

It is finished today. 

Stonehenge WIP

Stonehenge 


Another Stonehenge Artwork. This is a work in progress... I will finish it today.
 A little bigger then my minihenge I made.


Hahnemühle Watercolor Paper (17x24 cm.) 6.7x9.4 inches.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Macro Monday #1

Macro Monday #1

These are a few of the Macro Photos I  have taken.
 The usual and unusual things I find interesting. 
I love Macro Photography... and just Photography in general. : )







Inspire Me Monday - Stones

Inspire Me Monday

May 26, 2014

 Stones


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Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.

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This week I am inspired by Stones. Stones are Rocks, Gems, Strong, Old and Solid from the Earth and Beyond; which can be Metaphoric to all of Us. Yet "Nothing is Set in Stone". What are the Gems, Stones and Rock Solid things in our lives? Some people handpaint stones; which is an inspiring idea. 

I always loved the Stonehenge and its mystery.  So I painted a Mini Stonehenge and plan to paint another one about 6 x 9 inches (17 x 24 cm) this week.


This is Mini Stonehenge 4 x 3 inches (10.5 x 8 cm).
 I wanted to draw and paint Stonehenge. I like mini art.
 I plan to make a bigger one about 6 x 9 inches (17 x 24 cm)

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The past is a stepping stone, not a millstone.

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I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. 
To not be like your parents. 
To not be like your friends.
 To be yourself. 
To cut yourself out of stone.

***


A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.


Definition of Stone


— n  , stone
1.the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made Related: lithic
2.a small lump of rock; pebble
3.jewellery  short for gemstone
4.a. a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
b. ( in combination ): gravestone millstone
5.a. something that resembles a stone
b. ( in combination ): hailstone
6.the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
7.any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
8.Brit a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350kilograms
9.Also called: granite  the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
10.pathol  a nontechnical name for calculus
11.printing  a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed intoformes; imposition table
12.rare  (in certain games) a piece or man
13.a. any of various dull grey colours
b. ( as adjective ): stone paint
14.modifier relating to or made of stone: a stone house
15.modifier made of stoneware: a stone jar
16.cast a stone at  cast aspersions upon
17.heart of stone  an obdurate or unemotional nature
18.leave no stone unturned  to do everything possible to achieve an end
19.in combination completely: stone-cold stone-dead
— vb
20.to throw stones at, esp to kill
21.to remove the stones from
22.to furnish or provide with stones
23.slang  ( Brit ), ( Austral stone the crows  an expression of surprise, dismay, etc.








Have a Great Week Everyone. : )

* Photos by Jamie Wieland with exception of BrainyQuote Photo. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Weekend Reflections #1

Weekend Reflections

I love capturing reflections in my Photography when out taking photos. 


While out visiting a Craft Show I took my Camera
and Captured this Reflection. : )

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sketch and Paint.

Sketch and Paint. 

Sketch

Sketched again... then painted. 


Drawing outdoors in nature.

Drawing Outdoors in Nature.


Some rough sketches from a day out in nature last weekend. I never went out drawing/sketching before... usually I do this at home. : ) It was nice. I took the leaf and twig from the bench too.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday May 21, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 

May 21, 2014
















Mini Stonehenge

Mini Stonehenge

This is Mini Stonehenge 4 x 3 inches (10.5 x 8 cm). I wanted to draw and paint Stonehenge. I like mini art. I plan to make a bigger one about 6 x 9 inches (17 x 24 cm)








Sunday, May 18, 2014

Inspire Me Monday May 19, 2014

Inspire Me Monday

 May 19, 2014


Garden



This week I am Inspired by "Gardens". I was visiting a Garden Park (the "Grugapark" in Essen Germany) this weekend and was inspired by all the beauty and everything growing there. It was Beautiful, Blooming, Green, and well cared for. The Sun was shining; it was a beautiful day. Everyone should be inspired by all the nature and things growing around them. Reflect on Nature and Cultivation in our lives. 







Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.- Oscar Wilde





gar·den

  [gahr-dn] 
noun
1.
a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs arecultivated.
2.
a piece of ground or other space, commonly with ornamental plants, trees, etc., used as a park orother public recreation area: a public garden.
3.
a fertile and delightful spot or region.
4.
British yard2  def 1 .
adjective
5.
pertaining to, produced in, or suitable for cultivation or use in a garden: fresh garden vegetables;garden furniture.
verb (used without object)
7.
to lay out, cultivate, or tend a garden.
verb (used with object)
8.
to cultivate as a garden.






One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie







A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/garden



"Woodstock"

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG


"We are stardust, we are golden, we caught in the devil's bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden".



Have a Great Day Everyone. : )



*Photos were taken by Me at Grugapark Essen, Germany. 





Saturday, May 17, 2014

Small Canvas Painting

Small Moon Painting 


This is a Moon I painted on a Small Canvas. I painted one last night on Watercolor paper, then decided to paint it on the small Canvas. 

Magic Moon

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My Small Sketchbook

My Small Sketchbook


My little sketchbook für small sketches.
My Cat is looking at this one.

My small sketchbook for practicing small/mini  drawings. I have a two very small canvases I want to use and I just like the mini/small art. I have seen Challenges for Postcard and Moo (Business Card) Art. 

I have 3 sketchbooks/Journals: this small one, a larger one, and my mixed media paper journal.