Monday, January 31, 2005

Friendship for Illustration Friday

This week's entry for Illustration Friday - Friendship. I think I rushed this one. I guess I'll just have to do another. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, January 29, 2005

A few ATCs at Kim's request

I joined a ATC trading group at I found them via Kim's Suitcase. Kim requested some Florida scenes to warm her cold little toes. So here they are. The first one is actually one scene drawn across 2 cards.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Illustration Friday - Gluttony 2

I had to rush home to do this for Illustration Friday - a 2nd Gluttony. I just had to have a slightly different shade of pink brush pen, I mean did I have a choice? Could I say "no" to that slightly different shade of pink? Even a pen has a life, has a meaning for existence which is to be next to my 10 other shades of pink brushes right?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Non Journal Pages

These were the beginnings of my journal before I had a journal. They're on my website but since no one visits my website (no names, you know who you are) I thought I'd post them here. They're my non journal pages (not for trade). And one pink dresser.


Helpless, captive of my pen.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I NEED HELP - Someone trade please quick now

These are endless. 3 more - A Lady and a Quilt. Well, I said I quilted. This is the fastest quilt I've ever done. Mitered corners, raw edge applique, sawtooth borders, Sulky thread and it's beaded! I think I'll do a Log Cabin Quilt next. Well, there's a trip to Ft Lauderdale this weekend for more pens and maybe I'll try watercolor. I don't think I've painted in 20 years. Blame it on the ATCs. Again, she ain't me. Actually, I think I'm alittle too fond of the first 2 so sorry - no trades on those.

Can you say Obsessed?

I don't know where these came from because I never draw people. Came home from work and colored these from this morning. Can't decide if I like them with or without color. I've been so busy doing ATCs that I haven't had anytime to get them on my website. But, really blogging is so much easier. And no, there's no self portraits here. Maybe I'll do these for the Perpetual Trade on the MSN ATC Exchange group.

Illustration Friday - Gluttony

My entry for Illustration Friday. The topic is Gluttony. I've been trying to work up the confidence to submit and here it is. I'm going to enter every week - habit instead of confidence?

5AM, Eggo in one hand, pen in the other. I think that Nexus pen has a life of its own. Color and repost these tonight.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Artist Trading Cards - Poetry & Roses

I just finished these ATCs - Poetry and Roses (not every Rose though). Are these addictve? Yes. Do I have an addictive personality? Maybe. I just know that I can't stop doing them. I haven't drawn in so long that it feels new again. Time doesn't stand still but it feels as if memory is holding the pen. I wish I could draw them in my sleep and wake in them in the morning full of color, bright shining saturated color. They'll be on my website as soon as I get a chance. And I am fond of e.e. cummings. Note me if you want to trade.

More Hoglas

Here's the last of my first Holga film - ordered more on line yesterday. The first one is a pix of my rubber duckie collection (partial pix actually). The 2nd is a double exposure taken at sunset through my patio screen - I'll have to try that one without the screen. And the last 2 are taken with an IZone - better focus but same kind of quality as the Holga. And I just bought a Polaroid SX 70 on Ebay. Can you say addicted much?

Monday, January 24, 2005

I've got a Blog!

I've got a Blog. Ok, now what do I do with it? Well, for my first blog I'll post my first Holga pictures. I bought a toy camera and put a Polaroid back on it and now I've got a very large toy camera with rubber bands. You see this is a really cheap toy camera and the back falls off which you don't want to happen if you've bought a $100 Polaroid back for it.

The first 3 pictures are with the Polaroid lens that came with the back and the last one is the Holga lens. The little streak of light on the tree trunk in the first picture is light leaking into the camera. The pictures aren't as distorted as I was aiming for. Actually, I wasn't really aiming since the Polaroid back covers up the view finder. I've been told that's one of the joys of the Holga - you never know what you're going to get but you're going to have fun getting it. Another joy is buying lots of film on line since most stores don't sell this type of film.

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