Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 20 Inktober

I meant to post daily but this week got away from me.... so to catch up here is the inkiness for the last week. 

Plus the last few were quite so I did more than one a day... I think I said this before but the part when the ink touches the wet watercolor is so fun. I could easily run out of watercolor paper doing these. 

I may make them into  a small calendar. Not sure yet, but I need to start DOING something with all my art. I keep saying I will then I procrastinate.  
The plan so far is.... 
🐦clean up art in  photoshop so I can use it for the following...
🐦recreate a new website (I had one but let it expire)
🐦find a better print on demand site (Shopify, society 6 etc etc etc) and list many many pieces as mugs, tote bags, clothes, fabric etc etc etc 
🐦 finally start offering prints in my Etsy shop instead of just a few originals here and there in a half hazard fashion
🐦decide on at least 5 publishers of either kids art, children's book, greeting cards, home decor or fabric and actually SUBMIT art to them.
Hopefully putting it in writing will force me to follow through on this list. 
And thank you so much for all the positive comments and support as I struggle through this artistic maze. I do appreciate it so much!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Day 13 Inktober

I have been off work sick for 2 days with strep throat so I haven't posted any of my Inktober pieces... even though I was home I didn't feel up to painting. I had done these small pieces a few days ago because they were quick and fun,  so am counting them. Actually I gave them all away on secret giveaways on instagram. That was fun too. So if you ever want some tiny art free you should follow me on instagram.... I am there as @fallingladies and as @andreadeanethompson. 2 accounts... 1 for most of my art which is colorful, and the other for nature sketches and cat and food pics.
Anyway, here's the rainbow of ACEO's (2 1/2x3 1/2)

Actually the yellow one hasn't been given away yet but will be around 7:15 am today, (soon).... first person to comment "yellow" below the pic on instagram once it is posted will take it.... so you may still have time if you are an early bird. And speaking of birds... that is what is in line for today's Inky piece.... stay tuned. 

Stay healthy my friends!

and as an afterthought i made them into a fabric on spoon flower with them all combined.....
Kinda like it!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 9 a day late

Just practicing with the dip pen and this story came to be. Not sure what to do with it. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 7 Inktober

Using a dip pen for the first time... with the same noodler's ink: 'heart of darkness'. I bought this pen set (isn't it great!) a year, or rather two years ago on vacation and I am finally daring to try it out. I love the way it looks sitting on my art desk. It actually makes a more even line than I expected. I had to try to make the varying thickness and splatters!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Day 6 Inktober and 6 good things

1. I love the moment when the ink hits the watercolor and it blooms into the color.... you can see a video of it here

2. Got to spend some time with my Mom yesterday... beautifully sunny and hiking in the woods. 

3. Inukshuks

4. The beginning of an installation...

5. The movie, 'About time' starring Domnhall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams. Just watched it and loved it, every actor was perfect in it. Makes you feel good!
Spoiler alert for my Mom's sake: there's a happy ending so you don't need to worry that something truly terrible is about to happen like I did. A few sad things but nothing disturbingly bad in the end. 

6. Cuteness abounds in the world...