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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

On This Date In History......


HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIRST BORN!
Enjoy your special day! 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Another Year, Another Celebration!

(Each and every one of those pixels is YOU through the years!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY BOY!
Enjoy your special day! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I'm Trying.......

....but it's a struggle.


Patience isn't my strong suit. 
Waiting for the paint/layers to dry is difficult for me. 
He's not finished, and I'm not sure he will ever be.....he needs more 'work' and 
I'M NOT A PATIENT PERSON!

This is my attempt from the class 

The Painting Techniques of Anne Marie Grgich (Portraits)

We were supposed to work on six at once. On cradle boards. I decided to try it first on watercolor paper so as not to ruin the cradle boards. And I cut it down to four instead of six which then turned into this ONE! 
And we see how THAT's turning out......LOL.

I say I learn something from every class I take. I think what I learned from this one is I have even LESS patience than I thought.....

.....life is the experience, not the destination! 

Moving on.....

Friday, June 7, 2019

Taking a New Class


I’m taking a new class from Carla Sonheim. The Painting Techniques of Anne Marie Grgich (Portraits)

We’re supposed to be painting on cradle boards (which scares the hell out of me for some reason) and I wanted to ‘practice’ in my sketchbook first. Plus I’m not sure I want to make them like everyone else. Husband says I should because it’s a class and I need to do what the teacher instructs us to do.

I, ever the obstinate one, want to be different……go figure!

I have to say I like the way she does profiles (which I have trouble with) so I did copy that. Her style is very ‘outsider art’ and VERY busy. I just don’t seem to be able to make my portraits quite that hectic. But I think I did loosen up a bit à la Picasso…..so that’s good, right?

Every technique you can add to your arsenal is a good thing!

I am evolving…….WHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEE………LOL.







Wednesday, June 5, 2019

With Apologies to The Big Bang Theory.....


robin jr writes under the pen name Tondelaya Shillysham