Sunday, May 15, 2011

More rain, and art

hi friends. I hope you are having great weather where you are, because it's been crappy all weekend here. Friday was a gorgeous day, the first one where the weather was warm enough to go outside without a jacket. On my lunch break I sat under a magnolia tree. It was so filled with blossoms, that the branches looked like they couldn't hold them up. Of course I never have a camera with me when I need it! The scent of the blossoms was just heavenly. I enjoyed sitting in the sun, and letting the fragrance wash over me for a few moments. Little did I know it would start raining that evening, and hasn't stopped since.
I sure hope this is not going to be like 2 summers ago, where it rained the entire summer! 
Hey, at least it's a great day to stay inside and paint.

I managed to get a few little ACEOs done, mostly owls. There are several cards that turned out so bad, I don't think there is any way of salvaging them. Don't you hate it when you have a great idea, and it just doesn't work for you?


I am almost finished my altered book of girls and songs. Below is one of the illustrations,  and on the left side of the book are the lyrics to the song Wildfire.  My handwriting is so bad, I'm embarrassed to show it, lol!
Painting in a children's board book is wonderful! I will definitely be looking to pick up more used books to recycle, and to give new life to.  The pages are so sturdy, you can do anything to them and they won't warp.
Great way to experiment with mixed media techniques, without ruining a good art journal.


That's it for now, thanks for reading!

17 comments:

Cameron said...

OMG Betty! These are so wonderful!!! Love them all....I happen to adore owls and horses...so no need to choose a favorite!

Are you using a board book for your altering? I might need to pilfer one of the ones my kid doesn't use anymore...heehee :)

I bet that tree was glorious...I could picture it so vividly in my mind's eye....

Terry said...

Hi Pink, thanks for stopping by my blog. You are quite the artist! I can't even draw a stick figure!

Micki Wilde said...

The girl and her horse is amazing!! seriously good painting skills you've got there lady ;)

The weather in my part of the uk has been really hot and dry for a few weeks but now we are finally getting the rain that we are used to over here ;)

Micki x

slommler said...

Love them!!!
It has been sunny here but extremely windy and that wind is cold!! Brrrr!!!!! But still, no rain. We need it desperately!!
Sigh!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rosemary said...

So cute and so apropos with our rainy weather.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks for the beautiful splash of colors. the weather is terrible here too. It has been raining for a couple of day and today you can hear the wind roaring too. *sigh*

I love your owls, even the one standing under the rain, makes me think of sunny days ;-)

Marlene said...

Pink, these are so good. I love the little owls huddled under the umbrella of the mushrooms. It is wet here as well, wish we could send some to those that need it.

Lee Pierce said...

Great little owls, Betty! Great way to "enjoy" the rainy weather!

Board books? What a great idea - re-cycle :D

Love your girl ;^)

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty!! I LOVE YOUR ART!!! The owls look amazing and I love the girl with the horse!! Great stuff! I will have to get some old children't books! Excellent idea! Have fun in the rain ;o) Hugs!

gbkoru said...

Love those owls!

Nicola said...

Hi Betty! Wow I've just been catching up on your work! Firstly I LOVE your journal pages with your beautiful girls!! Gorgeous! And these recent pieces are lovely really love the owls eyes and the girl with the horse is my favourite!!! I just love your use of colour in these :0) I know how you feel about not blogging much lately. I'm feeling the same I'm still managing one a week on average but I feel like I've been side tracked with my jewellery and have neglected my painting and drawing lately so I'm trying to rectify that! :0)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful tiny pieces of art, wishing you lovely days.

Heather said...

i love them! You are so talented! What a great idea to paint in children's board books...plus you get your very own book! xoxo

Mina said...

We have had a lot of extra rain here as well but it certainly brightened my day to come and see these beautiful creation of your! Oh my goodness, I really love your style. It's as if all of your little themes have a soul all their own.

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love the little owls...so cute.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I just adore your little owls. I especially love the first piece you posted. :) It has rained here a lot this week, too. It pretty much stopped today! I love your art journal page. I think its wonderful to use song lyrics to accompany your art - especially if the meaning is personal to you. You can feel the love between the girl and her horse. :) Theresa

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Oh they are all beautiful, don't know which one I love best lol. The first is so adorable! Keep up the good work! I can see you painting horses in the future, way to go yours is perfect!

And I also went to Ebay to see your latest work, they are so sweet!