It’s my favorite time of year and October has got to be my favorite month. I just love the color, the weather (for the most part – snow and ice storms not included) and Halloween! I love to decorate for Halloween…
This is a plastic craft pumpkin I bought at Michaels…it comes in black, white, orange and I think I saw some in pink. I really had a lot of fun doing this black pumpkin with white Gelly Roll pen….and you can see my new tangle, Podzles there on the right side. I have one more I’m working on in a orangy, metalic pen and I’m close to finishing that – it will be done this weekend.
In sheepy news – I’ve three more sketches to ink in and so many more to do…..I was hoping to put together a calender for the holidays, but I’m also getting ready for a Juried Art show in December…..so much to do, not enough time!
Finally, I’ve mentioned it before, but if you haven’t seen it, there is a Great little group on Facebook called For the Love of Doodling - we love doodles, zentangle, zia and it has grown to over 600 members in under two months! We try to keep it interesting, so come on over and join us…I promise you will be inspired and motivated and you won’t be disappointed!
I’ve finally had a good chunk of time to just do it. And it is done….I have listed all the things.
New Tangled Whorls.….these sold out at the NJ Sheep Breeders Fiber Festival and I’ve finally been able to restock….but there are only six. I’m hoping my woodworker will be getting some more to me soon ;)
And then there are some cards – two types right now…but I’ll be printing out more of my originals to make into cards.
And finally, I’ve uploaded my own Prints. These are 8 x 10 prints of my Original Sheep Series, printed on quality card stock with Fade Resistant Inks.
For those of you who don’t want a Redbubble account, Now you can find pretty much everything I make in my etsy shop. I also have some originals still for sale, but I’m doing an Art Show soon, so I haven’t listed them.
I still have to get my jewelry up there…..but I’m takin’ a break! Thanks for looking!
My favorite season is Fall. I just love the cool, crisp air, the colors, summer winding down and ushering in more comfortable weather…not that this summer was a hot one, by any means, but Summer is my least favorite weather season. I love Fall and I’m in like with most Winters. Spring is ok.
This weekend is supposed to be on the warm side for Fall, but the nights are cool and that’s alright with me. I’m really looking forward to starting October next week….love Halloween and I’ve got some new projects to decorate with this year…
This was just a White Craft pumpkin I bought at Michaels, which was 40% off already and I used a Black Identipen to draw the designs. I have a few of the larger Black Pumpkins that I will be using white pen on. This was fun and quick!
Yesterday I finally finished the shading on this free-form design…I’ve been working on it for a few weeks here and there….
I’ll be scanning and uploading this to my Redbubble page sometime this weekend – today is going to be busy, busy…..cleaning, running errands, a visit from our Son and Girlfriend later on….lots to do! ETA: Now available on Redbubble!
And a thank you for letting me vent and get that off my chest last week. I try not to use this blog as a soapbox/ranting raving place but I just really needed to get that out. It’s funny – one of my defenders contacted both women who were so careless in pointing the finger at me – the one who actually put my name out there was so offhand about it, no apology and totally didn’t own what she did, of course. Even went so far as to say she didn’t do what we all saw her do and she had the nerve to say she thought my reputation was fine. I’m glad she thinks so, and I’m sure it will be. But her reputation? Not so much.
Have a Great Weekend!
Redbubble is having a 15% off sitewide sale! Now’s the time to order those cards, prints, tote bags and gifts you’ve been holding off on…..
Sheep and more in my Redbubble Shop
Get started on that holiday shopping – it’s really not that far away!
My intent was to use my new, Big Box of 64 Gelly Rolls to color this in. But while I was sorting the new, Big Box of 64 Gelly Rolls and making the color chart they conveniently give you……I saw how maybe I wouldn’t be able to control the amount of color I was putting down.
So I chickened out.
I decided to still use color, but dug into my Irotijen colored pencils and my little jar of mineral spirits instead.
When I tell you the colors are “off” believe me. There is more coral in that then is showing and for the life of me I cannot edit it to have it show. Sigh. The original is so much richer and not as neony. I’m not sure if I will regularly be adding color to my work, but this was a nice change. And it really is more time consuming….before I knew it, 4 o’clock had rolled around.
So I have a few editing programs – inkscape, gimp, paintshop pro…….any recommendation, tips, techniques, out and out yelling at me to do this or do that??? I’ll take it. This was so frustrating to try to get an accurate representation of, I gave up. pfffft! Obviously I don’t know how to use any of the programs I have to do what I want. Very different for me from editing photos.
Have a Wonderful Weekend and Happy Doodling!
I drew this with the intent of adding some color…..but I’m such a chicken. Uploaded and saved this Black Pen version because, well, I’m a chicken.
Flowing Flowers, on Redbubble
Whenever I upload something on Redbubble, I end up disabling a few products, but this time, I let ‘er rip…..and this really looks so nice on the Pillow. I might have to get that myself.
Our Facebook Group is really taking off – we are close to 250 members already and I’m polling to see how many of the members want the group to convert to closed. (the group will always accept new members, just limits what non-members can see) Come on over and join us – we are such an inspiring, supportive group and it’s a great place to get started!
The summer is quickly coming to a close….I don’t know if I’m ready to get back to the routine!
I’ve mentioned we just came back from a three week trip camping out West, seeing our Amazing Country.
Ewe Love Camping
I couldn’t help it. I had to draw this. And I have another in the works for those sheep who don’t want the hassle of towing a trailer :)