.....and other random stuff......

Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

29 Faces #27 (a&b)

Stretch, they say. 
Try something new, they say. 
Leave your comfort zone, they say.
I stretched!

I have several drawing/painting apps on Tablet. 
I’ve gotten comfortable with Sketchbook Pro but the others are still uncharted territory.
So I tried Infinite Painter.

Let me preface this with I am NOT a painter.

Although I guess you could figure that out for yourself, LOL!


(Not that I was aiming for it, but he looks a little like Alec Guinness doesn’t he?)

But it did give me a chance to play with the different brushes and see what they can do.
I’m not sure if the app is ‘buggy’ (sometimes they are) but I had some issues with it. 
Maybe it’s just me being ‘technology challenged’!
I’m sure someday I’ll figure it all out.


I guess I could just use it when I'm channeling Picasso!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program…….

To bring you THIS:
I have made many lovely friends here in the blogosphere. Some I have come to know in real life.
One such wonderful friend gifted me with, as she put it, just a ‘few little things’.

We were supposed to get together on her last visit to Florida but due to circumstances beyond our control it didn’t happen.
So she popped them in the mail.
Maybe it was a good thing because I would have hugged the stuffing out of her in gratitude!

I have a Harrods bag! 

Did you hear that? A Harrods bag!
Not only have I always longed to go to Harrods (my Grandpa used to tell me stories from his youth about Harrods) but now I actually OWN a Harrods bag!
And it’s PINK! (AND it looks uncannily like my favorite pair of pink flannel jammies I had when I was seven!)

The minute I opened the package I was flooded with memories of those warm, cuddly PJ’s!

AND a Harrods mug! I will have to remember to hold my pinkie up when I drink from it!

AND yummy scented soap! (Also pink! I see a theme here!)

And these two tea towels!
One is funny….

And the other is a beautiful compilation of watercolors of Kent where she's from.

All I can say is if it wasn’t for the ‘internets’ (LOL) we never would have met and become BFF’s and I would never have gotten to have A PINK HARRODS BAG! (I might have to sleep with it tonight like I used to do when I was little with my favorite Christmas presents!)

29 Faces #24

I never thought in a million years I’d ever say this but……......... I’m getting tired of making faces!
I’m losing my face mojo……the muse has left the building…….and it shows.
Husband said if I’m not having fun I can stop, but I promised myself I’d do the WHOLE month. 
And I’m just obstinate enough to stick it out! 
So there!
Good thing there are only four more days!

So here is lousy #24…..LOL

Sunday, February 23, 2014

29 Faces #23

I do most of my sketching on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet using Sketchbook Pro. It was a deep learning curve when I first got it, at least for me. I’m not sure if it was a ‘left-handed’ thing, a new technology/being ‘old’ thing, or I’m just slow, LOL. I took this challenge as a way to push my comfort with it. Getting to know the different ‘brushes’ and tools the app offers. This one I used the ‘horizontal symmetry tool’. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

29 Faces #21

I'm quite pleased with this one. It's not great but there's something about her I find compelling.....  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

29 Faces #20

Holy cow! Did you see that!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

29 Faces #19

Another upside-downer. They never get old! LOL

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

29 Faces #18

I’m pushing myself with this, watercolor (on cheap paper.)
It’s still a WIP…….I can’t seem to loosen up enough to let the medium do its thing.

I may or may not finish this……..she's pi**ing me off........

Monday, February 17, 2014

29 Faces #17

Ahhhhhhh, back in my comfort zone.......

Sunday, February 16, 2014

29 Faces #16

Quickie cartoon on a Sunday morning.......

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

29 Faces #14

Another upside-downer.

I didn’t plan it this way….but…this is roughly how I feel about Valentine’s Day. 
Don’t you just love serendipity?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

29 Faces #13

I think I was channeling King Tut while doing this one! 

Not an upside-downer. No reference photo, just imagination.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

29 Faces #12

I can't stop LOL'ing at this one!

I said I'd show 'em all! The good, the bad and the ugly! This definitely falls into one of those categories (I'll let you decide which one!! LOL)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

29 Facs #11

I can't seem to get enough of this upside-down technique!

Monday, February 10, 2014

29 Faces #10

  Just foolin’ around…..

Sunday, February 9, 2014

29 Faces #9

I was intrigued by the idea of the ‘upside-down’ sketches that Coreopsis is doing for the 29 Faces challenge.
So I thought I’d give it a go.

I love the way they are just a little wonky. 
(and I finally did something that doesn't look like 'my style'!)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

29 Faces #7

And now for something completely different……

I’m feeling lazy so I just did a continuous line drawing of an imaginary subject.

And because it was fun I did it again! LOL

Thursday, February 6, 2014

29 Faces #6

Quick sketch with a #3 pencil and a little erasing. In my 3x5 sketchbook. Small is HARD! (And I miss being able to zoom and 'erase' like when I work digitally!) She's a bit wonky, but that's what gives it character.....right? LOL

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

29 Faces #5

Look into my eyes......you are getting very sleepy.........

She was brushing up on her hypnosis technique. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

29 Faces #4

Trying for a different style........funny how is still looks like..... my style.....hmmmmmm........

I drew this hat last night while watching TV. I think it gives him a kind of '60's Sinatra-eques-ness' no? LOL

Monday, February 3, 2014

29 Faces #3

She quite liked her new fascinator . 

It covered her frizzy hair!
(Playing with different 'brushes' on Tablet.)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

29 Faces #2

Aaaaand….this is why I don’t ‘do’ realism! LOL 

She’s  supposed to be a toddler……….  (I told you I'd show all of them! The good, the bad and the ugly! LOL)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

29 Faces #1

She was what my mother used to call ‘unfortunate looking.’

I almost never go back and rework a sketch, but for some reason her glasses really bothered me. So here is the amended version. I’m not so sure I if I made it better or worse. (See, this is why I don’t go back, only forward! LOL)