Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sweet Squares 7 and 8

Last night I made about three different squares that did not make it into the blog.  Tonight I tried to be quicker but these little pictures can suck you in!  We went trick or treating tonight, new neighborhood, much candy.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sweet Square 6

Week two of SSC and I decided that weekends off is a necessity because they can be crazy.
The grouping of 5 this week will be people.  This person didn't feel great today and enjoyed playing Playmobil on the rug.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet square 4

Okay I have lost the spontaneity of Sweet square 1 which I posted on Smells Like Crayons four days ago.  There are too many things that bother me about this square to mention but tomorrow is another day.  Let's hear it for Sweet square 5!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Square 3

Sweet Square occurred to me that if there are rules to this challenge I may not be following them.  I can't remember when I first heard about it if there was a time limit or not.  The way I see it I am inspired to paint daily which can be challenging with all the other have-tos.  I take as long on a piece as I feel it needs, some may be minutes (not yet) and some may be over an hour (also not yet).  I  am unofficially breaking the 30 pieces up into categories.  As you may have guessed we are in animal week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet Square 2

Sweet squares are fun, I may not say that on number 29, but I am enjoying it now.  I am taking the Sweet Square challenge inspired by Melissa Sweet.  The challenge is to do a 3"x3" piece of art every day for 30 days.  Originally I was going to do each piece in a different medium and even made a list of ones to use, but last night when I sat down to paint it was relaxing.  If I started melting wax or involving sharp needles it may not have the same effect.  I am not saying that collage and printmaking and some other surprises wont come into play but I am not going to be governed by my crazy list.  And yes I misspell gouache almost every time I write it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

block print progress

I am working a block print for a non-fiction book that I have been thinking about for a long time now.  I need to marry the words and pictures and I am having a hard time figuring out the illustrations, I will post the print soon!