Friday, April 30, 2010

The Glamourous Life- Book of Dresses 1

Here is what I am working on at the moment-
the values!

Go to gray at the photo shop and it works.

In mind...
"Look for the mysterious in life. Wherever you look – in the white clouds, in the stars in the night, in the flowers, in a flowing river – wherever you look, look for the mystery. And whenever you find that a mystery is there, meditate on it. Meditation means: dissolve yourself before that mystery, annihilate yourself before that mystery, disperse yourself before that mystery. Be no more, and let the mystery be so total that you are absorbed in it. And suddenly a new door opens, a new perception is achieved."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Glamourous Life- How to become rich immediately

This is really tooo good! Right now! It really works!

The Glamourous Life- Anna Shoub's Hats

Click on the title to get to see these wonderful hats!

Life in the blogosphere! So many wonderful people doing such wonderful things.

Thank you Kaylyn Munro for your shout out!

...If you wish to see some amazing perspectives on 'ordinary' objects...

I have been
doing the artwork for a book, wandering through all the layout and design possibilities, Na.. only 12 of them.

Making the dirt dirty in the garden.

Drawings on cats. They don't like it so much but...

Working on my Glamourous Life Script... I may have to surrender on this project deadline... possibly... unless I completely give up on the sleep hours..

Talk to you soon!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Glamourous Life - Satin Shoes, Favorite Shoes, Mirrors on the Wall

Starting off I am having all kinds of fun with the fabric in the background. Ah yes.. the shoes are the thing.

This commissioned piece is called My Sister's Shoes.
Shoe related... because these shoes are pretty interesting. Mirror is the title. I was interested in the hand on the hip, the tilt of the shoulders... I am still arguing with myself on the lighting... or the line? Perhaps a light line in the left armpit. What do you think?

(added after the helpful comments...
OR...!!! her legs aren't underneath her and the twist is off in the hips.)

My favorite shoes.. a re visit in acrylic!
Bacci, Fluevog, Choo Bless me! The oil version.

Here is a museum Fluevog... Lizard Sling. Fun or what!?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Glamourous Life - Sunday Postcard Art - Paris

one swallow(bird) does not mean spring.. .but two

This week's Word for Sunday Postcard Art is Paris. Irresistible. Due to the fact that I have quite the collection of recent digital images that I can fiddiggle with I thought I would... fiddiggle. Try it... it gives one a fabulous appreciation for digital artists!

clicking on the title of this blog should link you to Sunday Postcard Art.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Glamourous Life - I say Bismarck You say Jelly Donut

Pastries: in specific....THE BISMARCK

My submission for the Calypso Moon Artist Movement April challenge. Bad... bad...bad aren't going to eat all of that by yourself, are you? food.

I know, to look at me you just wouldn't believe it. It's ok. Life is full of surprises like that.

So.. taking it from the top...crispy deep fried dough, filled with raspberry jam, coated with powdered sugar.... swoon

From the Empress Bakery (just over the way which is completely in the range of the everyday walk and I don't) Bismarck! oh yummy. Because why? Because they still fry them in lard. So they taste like they did in the 'olden' days. When grandma made donuts, which was... just a sec I will phone her... and ask... once a year!

Apparently this delectability is called a Bismarck only on the Canadian Prairies! It is also known as krapfen, Berlinner, or a jelly donut. Also, on the plate, is a type of Danish pastry cinnamon almond carameled sugar deliciousness. I love it when the pastry tastes, and that includes texture, as good as it looks.

They make fantastic farmer's rye bread, as well, at that bakery.
I love food.

To our health! Cheers.

-they make a soft puff crunch sound but... you get the idea.-she says, almost incomprehensibly, as she licks her fingers.

6"x6" oil on raymar canvas covered hardboard

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Glamourous Life - Portraits and... what is going on with the script?!

What is in the works?

These three paintings are commissioned pieces - The Grand Kids far. They are in costumes that somewhat reflect their interests or personalities.

It is an interesting proposition to paint someone only from a photo. There is so much more information in person. I did have an number of photos of each of the kids... and they aren't noted for their ability to sit still.

And on the movie script front...
...The main character is called Grace... she is a self help addict. It is a comedy...
and I will tell you more shortly...
Mostly because I would have to type something ...

Here is my relaxation project... another silk blouse! The pattern idea sketched out on an envelope is a perfect example of the idea of beauty that I mean to talk about. This is one point... I am not this shape, yet I am trained to draw and more importantly 'see' this shape. And that is just ideas of should in my head. This can be explained better... I will give it a think and get back to you on it!

Here it is! the buttons, which are not on yet, are glass baubles. I lovalovalove clothes!

There we are ...A few things that I have been up to.
Easter was fabulous. (that rabbit! what a nut with the chocolate!)
Bike rides in sunshine.