Yes, undercreative is a word cause I said so!
I am always extra busy in the Summer. The kids are all home from school so there are shenanigans to be foiled (but more often had).
Mid-month we picked up the steppies in West Virginia (they live in NY but their mom meets us halfway) so the shenanigans have now doubled and at times tripled.
Yes, I’ve been quite busy.
I knew time would be especially limited once the steppies were in town so I made sure to get a little creative. I thought it was time to work in graphite and realism; I’ve done little of either in quite some time.
First there was this very rusty graphite portrait on hot pink colored cardstock. She came out better than I hoped actually…
And then I used a celebrity photo reference for this one:
Unfortunately, it does not look much like the celebrity photo reference I used:
Yes, it was supposed to be Lana Del Ray and yet it came out looking like a mix of Joan Rivers and I don’t know who or what lol. I think this is partially my fault cause I kept wondering if Lana was actually born with this nose or if it was made for. I really like her nose. I don’t think I’m a nose fetishist or anything but an interesting nose is an interesting nose and hers is both interesting and beautiful. Sadly, I did not do it the justice I hoped I would. In the end, I still like the drawing. It just looks a little more sinister than Lana herself does
Practice Happiness! Create Every Day! I thought I would play around in Photoshop today and make something cute and colorful for you to share on your social media pages. I am trying to find a way to get a little bit of creating in every single day and for today – these were it! They were good practice with typography. I have never really grasped typography so I usually go with what feels right. I hope they motivate you to get your art on! Feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.. =) Thanks for visiting!
Color, color everywhere! Mandalas and Art Journals on Youtube Hello lovelies!! I have a big update for you today. For your viewing pleasure, three new videos have been added to the Faery Ink YouTube channel! Yay! =D After upgrading to Windows 8.1 and running the compatibility trouble-shooter, Movie Maker is finally working as it’s supposed to so the colors are better and I don’t have all the trouble saving that I used to. This means more videos for you and perhaps some video tutorials in the future?? =) First, this week’s challenge at The Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood was Mandalas. And so I made a wee one on an artist trading card: Then I had these two filmed ages ago, but I could not get Movie Maker to save them properly.. But finally I have! =) Delight Love Yourself Otherwise, it’s been a pretty crazy past couple of weeks. My mother is in town from Canada and I am getting things together for bringing my stepsons to visit next month. Summer is super busy around here =) How has your week been? What are you looking forward to this Summer (or Winter if you are in the […]
Gosh I love free cuties! You guys!!! It has been forever since I’ve added a new free digital stamp to the site! I don’t know about you but I thought it was about time I did. But.. you know I’m trying to make my love for drawing into a living and there’s no way I can do it unless I’m able to get these adorable creations of mine out there for folks like you! If you’re anything like me, you know there is no such thing as too much of something good and I know what I’m making for you guys is good stuff! So, in order to get these cuties out there – for you, for your friends, for your friends’ friends, for your second cousin twice removed’s friends and everyone else – I’ve decided to set up a little updates list and hopefully entice you (and maybe even that second cousin of yours) to sign up! In exchange for you kindly allowing me to enter into your email inbox once or twice a week, I thought I would show my love and gratitude with this super cute digi stamp, fittingly titled ‘Mug of Love and Gratitude’ ^_~ Keep […]
Yep, just 5! The prompt over at Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood this week is “Five Things You Might Not Know About Me” so I thought I would share =) I have a lazy, wandering eye. It doesn’t wander all the time but it’s hard to keep it straight if I’m tired or emotional. I have always just used my “strong eye”. I only recently started to practice focusing with both eyes. For 30 years I had no idea I wasn’t seeing the world the way most people do. I have always felt super self-conscious about it. Apparently, it’s a thing for artists to have lazy eyes… They think Rembrandt had lazy eye. A lot of artists do. I met my current husband on World of Warcraft. I was a troll mage, he was a night elf rogue. We were dueling in Gadgetzan. I call it “love at first fight”. Although we both have gone on to play both factions and have a gazillion 90s of all race and classes, he will always be my night elf rogue I have two tattoos. My favorite is a dragonfly in a crescent moon over my left ankle. I designed it myself […]
Follow Your Heart.. Or.. When You Are Suffering.. The Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood challenge this week was “Quotes”. For the art challenge, we made graphic memes using some of our favorite quotes. I am more a poetry girl, than a quotes girl but I tried to do a little of each. Both of these memes are made from art journals I made this week. I filmed the following journal and another one but I am having a really tough time finding a decent movie editor. Windows Movie Maker only seems to work a third of the time for me and I am getting tired of spending hours editing a video to see that something has gone wonky in WMM and the final product is a hot mess. Boo! Here are the art journal above and another I filmed this week in their entirety =)
When I’m out walking… I strut my stuff… The Bloggerhood challenge last week was “Music”. I didn’t have time to get it finished last week but I was pretty excited about this challenge so I did it late. A few years ago, my husband and I went on a little road trip to New Orleans. It was a 10 hour trip and my husband likes to drive so I had plenty of time to read, snooze and doodle. One of the things I did to help pass the time is draw little album covers for various songs as they played on the radio. This pen sketch is one of said doodles =) I scanned the pen sketch in after doing the artist trading card, so you can see some paint and stuff on there that wasn’t there originally hehe.. I hung on to this sketch because I knew I would want to color it eventually and last week’s challenge was a great opportunity to do so. This guy was done with colored pencil, watercolor crayon, marker and a little bit of white acrylic paint =) You can check out the speed art video I did for him here: The colors are icky in […]
My Favorite Things Whew! I almost missed the deadline for this Blah Blah Bloggerhood prompt. I have been a day behind all week. Summer break is on and I just haven’t gotten into the swing of it yet! Luckily, this was not a tough prompt I am not very materialistic. There have been many times in my life where all I could bring with me from one place to another was my kids, our clothes, and whatever special items I could fit into the trunk of my car. Usually these special items consisted of the kids’ toys, my photo albums and my computer. I learned pretty quick that material items have no true value. That said, there are still some things I just can’t live without. Let’s not talk about the hazardous way in which said art supplies are stored, mkay?? It is more stable than it looks – honest! My paints are in a utility cart over with my easel. But if I had to leave with only what I could fit into my trunk, its the stuff in this photo I would try to squeeze in there. Dry media doesn’t require a lot of extras afterall =) Another of my favorite […]
Childhood is tough The Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood challenge for this week is “Childhood”. I thought I would do the photography challenge and talk a little bit about the past couple of years with my daughter Autumn Rose. She is currently at that tiny little period of time between being a child and becoming a woman and it’s been a rough time for her. She’s trying to figure out “who she is” and where she fits in the world. Her first year of middle school was a nightmare. It became so bad that she was nearly expelled so I pulled her out and homeschooled her. She went to counseling and was on antidepressants for a few months. Eventually, with her being home all the time, I was able to see patterns in her behavior emerge and in time change. I think what she really needed was time to explore herself, time alone to mature in her own way. I really believe that for some children, at some point in their growth, a school setting is just not healthy.
Hey, I’m still around! I have been such a bad blogger… It’s okay, it’s okay… I KNOW it’s true. You don’t have to make me feel better about it. If I don’t acknowledge the problem, how can I ever fix it? I put some thought into it. Why do I have trouble blogging with any regularity? I certainly have loads of art to share… (If you ‘do’ Facebook, you can ‘like’ my art page where all the evidence lies.) No, making stuff is not the issue. However, I do find it hard to figure out what to talk about besides the artsy stuff. I know I like to get to know my favorite bloggers. I want to see what their world looks like, feels like, and sounds like. I can’t identify with them if I don’t know where they are coming from. But this never comes to mind when I actually have a few minutes to actually think about blogging. And when I sit down to actually write, my mind goes blank. I need reminders and I need inspiration. And, according to my friends, I am not the only one. So I created The Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah […]