Monday, March 2, 2015

ready for spring


I started this doodle last month while recovering from knee surgery … if you remember. Finally, finally got it done.


I found some time over the weekend to finish it up. We got a couple inches of snow and in these parts, that means you are snowed in for a few days.

I know if you live “up north” you are probably laughing at 2 inches of snow but here that is A LOT. We don’t have enough snow plows to get the main roads let alone the side streets.

So that just means more time to paint!

Here are close ups of my favorite parts.


Who’s ready for spring??


I know that I am.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

february inchies


Well, you’ll never guess what I chose for the theme of my February inchies!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

faces #28 and #29

Another 29 Faces challenge has come to an end.

Here are my last two faces … both are Mr. Julian Etlinge … a famous female impersonator!!



I hope you’ve enjoyed my 29 faces … I had a blast working on them!! I find it so much easier when I work on a theme. Having found this old book really helped me to draw faces. Most of these stars I’ve never heard of but I just love old black and white photos!


Friday, February 27, 2015

face #27


Just when I think I’m getting the hang of these one-liners, then I produce a freak show like this one!!

My apologies to Ms. Dalton. Her smile was really lovely and I’ve turned it into a big toothy grin!!

Oh, well, I promised myself to show the good, the bad and the ugly! So…here is the bad and ugly!



For the 29 Faces challenge.

Reference photo from this book.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

face #26


I’m not sure I like the background on this one but I do like how her face turned out. Still, my one-liner doesn’t do her justice.

For the 29 Faces challenge.

Reference photo from this book.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

face #25


A quick post for the 29 Faces challenge.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

face #24 and some doodles


I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a movie with Theda Bara but I do know who she is. I always picture her with the heavy eye makeup.

So here is my one-liner for today. I can’t believe it’s the last week of the 29 Faces challenge!! Doing a face a day makes the month just fly by!



And I have to show you one more thing I did yesterday. This was an exercise for Year of the Spark!

The assignment was to:

  • Make some marks on four index cards.
  • Cut them into 4 pieces.
  • Then choose one piece of each card and complete a doodle.



I had a piece of scrap graph paper so I used that instead of index cards.


Using some alphabet stamps, I stamped on my papers. Overlapping the letters just to make marks.

Then I cut up my papers. Here are my “before” and “after” images.

It was so fun because each drawing just sort of emerged! I let my pencil fill in the blanks!











Monday, February 23, 2015

face #23


“All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.”

Does anyone remember that movie??

For the 29 Faces challenge.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

faces #21 and #22

I’m posting early today so I don’t forget. Yesterday just got away from me. I had too many things to do on my day off and before I knew it, it was time for bed!

So here are my one-liners for #21 and #22 for 29 Faces challenge.



I don’t know much about this silent film star but I would guess that he mostly played villains! He just has that look about him.


Photos can be found in this book.

Friday, February 20, 2015

face #20


My apologies to Mary Anderson. Wonky eyes and a HUGE mouth!

And apparently, she has the measles, too!

For the 29 Faces challenge.