Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lucy's First Giraffe

This Giraffe was created by my sister in law Lucy! This is her first drawing after a very long time and wow I amazed! I am excited to have a new drawing partner.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Make a Giraffe out of Cardboard

Well this week's challenge had been to make a Giraffe out of Cardboard. I had no clue what I was going to do when I dragged the old cardboard box up from the basement. With a box cutter and some conte crayons in my hands I  just let go and started to carve out the giraffe. I had a blast just going at a project with out an idea of what I was doing. It felt like I was about 8 years old. I used the conte crayons because I always wanted to play with white chalk on a neutral background. I like it. Perhaps I will bring cardboard to my life drawing session next week. Next I need to make some puppets for the theater.

And here is my work from Wednesdays life drawing class. On PS cardboard

Friday, August 30, 2013

My Spirited Inner Child

My Spirited Child

For as long as I can remember, there lives an invisible very feisty little girl in my mind. She doesn’t care about how loud her voice is or how her wild ideas interrupt what goes on in this world.  For example,   I remember at a very young age lying in my crib and needing to take a nap while she would be squeezing out between the bars and running all over the house. Or while I was coloring in the lines of a coloring book, she would yell at me to color wildly  outside the lines and around the entire page!  We’d fight. I tried to snuff her out, but she always managed to always be right here in my head always talking and hoping I would listen.  Finally I just learned to ignore her. I live very well in this world without her. Thank-you very much! Invisible though she may be, I am still the visible one. 
And today for some reason as I sit here writing in my journal, I have allowed her to appear. After all, her black boots are really cute and she is still very young and feisty. I have aged while she has not. Perhaps the times has come to let her play a bit in this world afterall.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

LIfe drawing Wednesdays

 Every Wednesday Night is life drawing night in Tacoma. Last night we had a great model and I pulled out my colored chalk for a change. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

No photos allowed, so I took out my pen.......

Sharpie line drawing with a little CG magic.

We had a great time last night at Jazz Alley listening to The Stanley Clark Band. Daniella and Corey joined Alex and I for a night to remember.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

On the Road Again

On the Road Again
Watercolor with some computer play
Sandra Moreano

I finally got back into my studio to draw again. Feeling good. Life gets busy and art is the first thing that falls away.  My Giraffe needs a few more tweaks but I am happy to let it head down the road in its imperfection.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Memorial Day in Davis

Erica, Simone, Natalie and Same rode  down from Chico,  while Sandra, Keir , Emily and baby Colette took the train up from Berkeley. We met half way for a wonderful picnic in a nearby Hotel. We had a wonderful time. Especially Simone as she was able to hold Colette.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sheep Dog

Watercolors created with my new brush. I think I am going to take a break from using black markers. The paint brush is really not that hard to use. I also like drawing loose. It is fast and simple. I don't have patience and need to accept this fact and work with it. Too often I find myself over working a picture and then it is hard to undo.