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About cheerfulwoman

I love to create and learn new things. Much of my time is spent thinking about food, film, and language. I have a degree in Anthropology, a tendency to collect things, and a weakness for high quality chocolate.
Finished-Kite

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This took much more work than I expected at first glance, but finally I am finished! (^_^) Maybe next year I will make it as the actual kite, as my husband said he used to…

Finished-Kite

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
This took much more work than I expected at first glance, but finally I am finished! (^_^) Maybe next year I will make it as the actual kite, as my husband said he used to…

hemisses

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There are only cries from seagulls on this desolate isle…

hemisses

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There are only cries from seagulls on this desolate isle…

painterlydoodle

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Today I felt like taking a break from vector art and doing something a little more “painterly” on my iPad, so I played around in ArtRage for a bit. It has some interesting “brushes” and…

painterlydoodle

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today I felt like taking a break from vector art and doing something a little more “painterly” on my iPad, so I played around in ArtRage for a bit. It has some interesting “brushes” and…

HarmonyDoodle

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I like to “doodle” using an online app called Harmony made by “Mr. Doob” though in the recent past I had trouble getting it to save my work on my iPad. Today it was working…

HarmonyDoodle

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I like to “doodle” using an online app called Harmony made by “Mr. Doob” though in the recent past I had trouble getting it to save my work on my iPad. Today it was working…

Violet

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I’m still working on a vector image of a Japanese kite, but it is more complicated than it had appeared at first glance… I made good progress, but it’s not finished yet. Maybe tomorrow! (^_^)…

Violet

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I’m still working on a vector image of a Japanese kite, but it is more complicated than it had appeared at first glance… I made good progress, but it’s not finished yet. Maybe tomorrow! (^_^)…

womanwithshades

Thing-A-Day #24 — “Woman with Shades”

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I started on something else, but it quickly became waaaay too detailed to finish in time, so I switched to something else, then something else, and finally this, but I ended up needing a little…

womanwithshades

Thing-A-Day #24 — “Woman with Shades”

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I started on something else, but it quickly became waaaay too detailed to finish in time, so I switched to something else, then something else, and finally this, but I ended up needing a little…

Lucky Cat

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Today was a good day. I am very tired now, though, so I just made a quick drawing of an item I have near our door. Off to sleep now… — UPDATE — I cleaned…

Lucky Cat

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today was a good day. I am very tired now, though, so I just made a quick drawing of an item I have near our door. Off to sleep now… — UPDATE — I cleaned…

ImaginedStillLIfe-sm

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A little Day of the Dead-ish…

ImaginedStillLIfe-sm

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A little Day of the Dead-ish…

champion

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Interesting… this started out as a woman, but tonight everything turned out male… [and oddly, this came about after staring at funeral cards for hours… maybe the strength and color was an antidote to the…

champion

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Interesting… this started out as a woman, but tonight everything turned out male… [and oddly, this came about after staring at funeral cards for hours… maybe the strength and color was an antidote to the…

another-person

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I guess I’m still focused on human beings for now… I have been feeling a little overwhelmed by “stuff” so I think the appeal of digital, which takes no physical space and doesn’t need to…

another-person

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I guess I’m still focused on human beings for now… I have been feeling a little overwhelmed by “stuff” so I think the appeal of digital, which takes no physical space and doesn’t need to…

Lila

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I made niku-jyaga today, which is a meat & potato dish simmered in a sweet sauce. It turned out really well, and though I tend to photograph my food whenever I eat out, I completely…

Lila

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I made niku-jyaga today, which is a meat & potato dish simmered in a sweet sauce. It turned out really well, and though I tend to photograph my food whenever I eat out, I completely…

face-playing

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I feel like I have a really long way to go with making nice-looking portraits, but it is important to try if I want to improve. The first person who saw it knew who I…

face-playing

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I feel like I have a really long way to go with making nice-looking portraits, but it is important to try if I want to improve. The first person who saw it knew who I…

flowers2

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I like how these flowers came out and was thinking of adding a quote, but nothing seemed right…

flowers2

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I like how these flowers came out and was thinking of adding a quote, but nothing seemed right…

Test-ephant

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I still don’t know why, in the past, I could save images done on Mr. Doob’s Harmony site on my iPad, but now, it just crashes and I lose my work… I had to do…

Test-ephant

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I still don’t know why, in the past, I could save images done on Mr. Doob’s Harmony site on my iPad, but now, it just crashes and I lose my work… I had to do…

TAD-15

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TAD-15

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TAD-14

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Actually, I had made an interesting exercise in texture, spending quite a long time working up layers of digital texture, but was using a procedural drawing tool online that doesn’t always play nicely with my…

TAD-14

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Actually, I had made an interesting exercise in texture, spending quite a long time working up layers of digital texture, but was using a procedural drawing tool online that doesn’t always play nicely with my…

Shrimp-main

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I’ve always enjoyed paper crafts of all kinds, and picked up Rob Ives’ book at a bargain section a while back. I never seemed to have the right combination of time, space, mood, and glue…

Shrimp-main

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I’ve always enjoyed paper crafts of all kinds, and picked up Rob Ives’ book at a bargain section a while back. I never seemed to have the right combination of time, space, mood, and glue…

TAD-12

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I snapped a picture of myself in PhotoBooth and looked at it while sketching it on my iPad. It’s funny, because I really didn’t look that tired in the snapshot, but apparently I am feeling…

TAD-12

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I snapped a picture of myself in PhotoBooth and looked at it while sketching it on my iPad. It’s funny, because I really didn’t look that tired in the snapshot, but apparently I am feeling…

skeleton

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
It’s late, and I am tired… I guess this is why I am thinking of the dead? (^_^) I like drawing in Apple’s Keynote application, which isn’t made for drawing. Sometimes the limitations are kind…

skeleton

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
It’s late, and I am tired… I guess this is why I am thinking of the dead? (^_^) I like drawing in Apple’s Keynote application, which isn’t made for drawing. Sometimes the limitations are kind…

TAD-10-Family-Bond

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Today was a bit stressful, so I finished it off with this little drawing on my iPad.

TAD-10-Family-Bond

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today was a bit stressful, so I finished it off with this little drawing on my iPad.

TAD-09-mochi-brownies

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today I finally made the Mochi Brownies I’d come across online, which sounded really good. The recipe was from justJENNrecipes. If you are familiar with mochi, you can probably imagine the texture is different from…

TAD-09-mochi-brownies

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today I finally made the Mochi Brownies I’d come across online, which sounded really good. The recipe was from justJENNrecipes. If you are familiar with mochi, you can probably imagine the texture is different from…

Thing-A-Day #8 — digital Raccoon

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Tonight there was an interesting program about raccoons on Public Television. I enjoyed learning more about them while I was making dinner. Since I have an early morning tomorrow, I stuck with digital “thing”-making today.

Thing-A-Day #8 — digital Raccoon

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Tonight there was an interesting program about raccoons on Public Television. I enjoyed learning more about them while I was making dinner. Since I have an early morning tomorrow, I stuck with digital “thing”-making today.

Memories-of-a-Cat

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I was still a little tired, so didn’t get into the hands-on crafty spirit today, so I did some digital fingerpainting on my iPad. I actually do a lot of art on my iPad, so…

Memories-of-a-Cat

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I was still a little tired, so didn’t get into the hands-on crafty spirit today, so I did some digital fingerpainting on my iPad. I actually do a lot of art on my iPad, so…

Just be yourself.

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today I was feeling a little sick, so I opted for a digital doodle, which became a poster. This was all done on my iPad. The porcupine was drawn in vectors (Inkpad), and then I…

Just be yourself.

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Today I was feeling a little sick, so I opted for a digital doodle, which became a poster. This was all done on my iPad. The porcupine was drawn in vectors (Inkpad), and then I…

TAD-05b

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Step by step. Sometimes I have to remind myself to take things one step at a time. Today I decided to make the moon for my recent monster-turned-alien felt project.

TAD-05b

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Step by step. Sometimes I have to remind myself to take things one step at a time. Today I decided to make the moon for my recent monster-turned-alien felt project.

TAD-04

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Well, I got a request to do another monster/creature, so here goes: Weekends are usually quite busy for me, so it is still in progress… I need to steam the creases out of the background…

TAD-04

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Well, I got a request to do another monster/creature, so here goes: Weekends are usually quite busy for me, so it is still in progress… I need to steam the creases out of the background…

TAD-03

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Wow, this was a reminder of the value of practice… I haven’t embroidered anything since I was 13 or 14 years old, IIRC. I forgot how much thread to use, how to cleanly separate the…

TAD-03

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Wow, this was a reminder of the value of practice… I haven’t embroidered anything since I was 13 or 14 years old, IIRC. I forgot how much thread to use, how to cleanly separate the…

TAD-02

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Unfortunately, collage needs a LOT of drying time,  so I really should have started this at 8am or something. (^_^) I still have work to finish it, but have made good progress in the time…

TAD-02

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
Unfortunately, collage needs a LOT of drying time,  so I really should have started this at 8am or something. (^_^) I still have work to finish it, but have made good progress in the time…

TAD-01

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I had strange dreams that left me in a strange mood today, so I ended up making a quickie THING with stuff that was on hand. I would have liked to do more with embroidery…

TAD-01

Originally posted on Cheerful Woman:
I had strange dreams that left me in a strange mood today, so I ended up making a quickie THING with stuff that was on hand. I would have liked to do more with embroidery…