Sunday, January 29, 2006

Yea I finally got one finished tonight that I had been working on. It's on semi-transparent yupo paper and 8 1/2 x 11 inches and painted with acrylics. I am really starting to love the smoothness of yupo paper. I titled this one "Tree falls in the forest"

Friday, January 27, 2006

Well I soon am going to have a fun and challenging project. I committed to painting a winter, spring, summer and fall scene on an antique 5 ft. long sawblade. She liked the sketch I did so next step will be to start painting it soon. I'm going to try and finish the acrylics on yupo work this weekend too. Here's another digi fix, "Midnight Blue". :D

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I love traveling through the Appalachian mountains and the natural awesome beauty of the scenery there. I always remember visiting my grandparents in eastern Tennessee when I was a child and the love and beauty there. "Mountainshine" digital art

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Well I guess it's time for another post on my blog thingee. I am working on 4 paintings at once and made some progress on 2 of them tonight. I seem to be in a slump on my traditional painting here lately. Maybe I've got too many going at one time. :) I love making digis! Here's "Butterfly dreams"

Friday, January 13, 2006

Bwaaahahahah (insert evil laugh) it's a full moon Friday the 13th kind of night! Here's a photo manip I did for tonight. Hey wait a minute we're nowhere near Halloween LOL!

I got a free sample of yupo paper in the mail and the first time I used it I was really surprised how slick and smooth it is. It's a different experience trying to paint on it and I got a little frustrated the first time I painted on it. I got out one last night I had started several months ago and now it's starting to look more interesting. I hope to finish it tonight so I can post it in here. Here's another version of the digital painting I made, "Inspirations".

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I've had a really strong urge lately to get out one of my blank white canvases and do some acrylic painting and I've been looking for inspiration and ideas. I am working on a couple of acrylics on yupo paper also. Such smooth slicky paper, I'll see how they turn out and it they look OK, post them in here. I made another digital painting tonight....

Sunday, January 08, 2006

I had planned on doing some acrylic painting this weekend but one thing after another and now the weekend is over. Here's a digi painting I did tonight and I liked the way this turned out, maybe this will give me an idea for my next painting. :)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Aha, thought I had lost this photo but I found it in where I had saved it summer before last. I had planted a pack of morning glory seeds 4 or 5 years ago and they come up every summer on the fence next to my back door. They first came up as a beautiful blue but over the last couple summers they have turned to a lovely pinkish purple. I got this photo after it had rained and there was still drops of rain on the velvety petals. Please hurry up spring!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

It's 2006 now so I wish everyone a Happy New Year! I finally got my computer working. It had been restarting numerous times every day for months and I was getting all kinds of error messages. I couldn't run my virus scan or any diagnostic tool without it restarting. After months of frustration and thinking I had some deadly virus my husband took the whole cover off the computer and guess what?? One of the air vents and heat sensors were completely covered with dust! You couldn't see it on the outside. He gently cleaned out the whole inside with a low pressure air hose and now it is working perfectly!!! I wonder how many people trash their computers because of something so simple? Then I'm thinking of all the many many technical error messages I researched mentioning things like "bios memory, caching and shadowing all sorts of varied weird technical terms). Well why couldn't just one of those error messages from Microsoft say "Open the computer and clean out the darn dust bunnies on the inside LOL!) and I swear my house doesn't look that dusty but the table the puter sets on is wide and has a 2" opening under it that dust collects that I can't get to. Think I'll stuff something under there so the bunnies can't congregate there any more. :)
I got some beautiful sunrise photos with my digital camera the other morning. I was finally able to install my digital camera program. I manipped this photo a little in the dogwaffle program: "Dawning of a New Year" or "Sunrise sparklers"