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TAD 2014 – Day 27

Still couldn’t get the stupid silk screen to work. Dharma Trading’s notes on the emulsion sheets says to expose them for 14 minutes if using a Yudu machine. Then when I started looking out on chat boards, people were saying

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TAD 2014 – Day 27

Still couldn’t get the stupid silk screen to work. Dharma Trading’s notes on the emulsion sheets says to expose them for 14 minutes if using a Yudu machine. Then when I started looking out on chat boards, people were saying

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 27 – Backgrounds

I need your help. Against my new rule, discovered earlier in thing-a-day, I didn’t paint the background first. Now I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve uploaded another scarf I did today with the type of background that

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Day 27 – Backgrounds

I need your help. Against my new rule, discovered earlier in thing-a-day, I didn’t paint the background first. Now I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve uploaded another scarf I did today with the type of background that

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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TAD 2014 – Day 22

I was down in my studio for a couple of hours this afternoon. Things had kind of exploded down there so I cleaned it up a bit. Yesterday I painted a white base coat on a couple of 8 x

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TAD 2014 – Day 22

I was down in my studio for a couple of hours this afternoon. Things had kind of exploded down there so I cleaned it up a bit. Yesterday I painted a white base coat on a couple of 8 x

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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TAD 2014 – Day 19

Tried doing a silk screen but the emulsion sheet was bad. The sheets I ordered last time was delivered during a heat wave this summer and there are spots that do weird things etc. So I need to order some

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TAD 2014 – Day 19

Tried doing a silk screen but the emulsion sheet was bad. The sheets I ordered last time was delivered during a heat wave this summer and there are spots that do weird things etc. So I need to order some

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Day Eighteen: “New Upgrade to an Old Project”

  Last fall, I made my mom a sign for a window she was designing for an antique mall.  I guess you could call it a “commission”, though I loved doing it for her, and it made her really happy.

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Day Eighteen: “New Upgrade to an Old Project”

  Last fall, I made my mom a sign for a window she was designing for an antique mall.  I guess you could call it a “commission”, though I loved doing it for her, and it made her really happy.

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TAD 2014 – Day 18

I added some more circles to the newest painting. Then I took it into Illustrator and added some smaller circles as an experiment. I’m trying to decide if I want to change this one up and add some smaller ones

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TAD 2014 – Day 18

I added some more circles to the newest painting. Then I took it into Illustrator and added some smaller circles as an experiment. I’m trying to decide if I want to change this one up and add some smaller ones

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Day 18 – finished shacks

I finished bjcobb’s scarf homage. Here it is partially done and here it is all finished (okay, a few spots are still wet), bjcobb’s original piece and a few detail shots of mine.    I also took a picture of

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Day 18 – finished shacks

I finished bjcobb’s scarf homage. Here it is partially done and here it is all finished (okay, a few spots are still wet), bjcobb’s original piece and a few detail shots of mine.    I also took a picture of

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Day 17 – copying bjcobb

  I admired bjcobb’s painting of a row of houses during thing-a-day 2013 and got permission to copy it on a scarf. I don’t know why I didn’t do it last year. Anyway, here it is so far. And here is

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Day 17 – copying bjcobb

  I admired bjcobb’s painting of a row of houses during thing-a-day 2013 and got permission to copy it on a scarf. I don’t know why I didn’t do it last year. Anyway, here it is so far. And here is

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Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

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Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

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TAD 2014 – Day 16

I puttered around with some more with the new circle painting.     I also got a couple of pictures of the first circle painting all framed.        

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TAD 2014 – Day 16

I puttered around with some more with the new circle painting.     I also got a couple of pictures of the first circle painting all framed.        

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TAD 2014 – Day 15

A quick post before bedtime. My husband finished framing the circle painting. I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of it yet. I started on the new, smaller one this morning.  It’s 12 x 36.  

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TAD 2014 – Day 15

A quick post before bedtime. My husband finished framing the circle painting. I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of it yet. I started on the new, smaller one this morning.  It’s 12 x 36.  

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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TAD 2014 – Day 8

You would think from the look of my studio that I had accomplish ton of stuff. Not so much! I spent some time down in my studio trying to make the screens from the designs I posted for day 7.

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TAD 2014 – Day 8

You would think from the look of my studio that I had accomplish ton of stuff. Not so much! I spent some time down in my studio trying to make the screens from the designs I posted for day 7.

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day 17: Weird Octopus Painting

Well, this is supposed to be a painting of an octopus, but it doesn’t have enough legs.

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Day 17: Weird Octopus Painting

Well, this is supposed to be a painting of an octopus, but it doesn’t have enough legs.

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Charlie, painting at the park

The Walters Art Museum has put together  Off the Wall: An Open-Air Exhibition which puts really good reproductions of paintings in their collections around Baltimore. This one is in Meadowbrook Regional Park, a 15 minute drive from my house, which has

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Charlie, painting at the park

The Walters Art Museum has put together  Off the Wall: An Open-Air Exhibition which puts really good reproductions of paintings in their collections around Baltimore. This one is in Meadowbrook Regional Park, a 15 minute drive from my house, which has

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Day 2: Weird Design

  I was really busy today, so I whipped up this weird painting in a couple of minutes so that I could get my post up before midnight EST. I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to be.

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Day 2: Weird Design

  I was really busy today, so I whipped up this weird painting in a couple of minutes so that I could get my post up before midnight EST. I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to be.

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Day 2

Continuing my Mini Cake week with this painted cake.  I wanted to test painting with diluted food colors and topped it with a gumpaste rose. :)

Rose Cake

Day 2

Continuing my Mini Cake week with this painted cake.  I wanted to test painting with diluted food colors and topped it with a gumpaste rose. :)

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Day 1: Flower Columns

Hey, it’s another Thing-A-Day! Let’s see if I can go the whole month, like I did last year. Today’s thing is a painting that I don’t particularly like. I was trying to play around with negative space, but with all

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Day 1: Flower Columns

Hey, it’s another Thing-A-Day! Let’s see if I can go the whole month, like I did last year. Today’s thing is a painting that I don’t particularly like. I was trying to play around with negative space, but with all

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It’s been a year since the last Thing A Day and I’m hoping that this time I will be a little more organised.  I’m aiming to make one drawing a day for the entire month but there’s some wiggle room

Happy Fish

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It’s been a year since the last Thing A Day and I’m hoping that this time I will be a little more organised.  I’m aiming to make one drawing a day for the entire month but there’s some wiggle room

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Day Twenty-Five- Painting

  This is a painting from last year, I’ve just been touching it up so that I can apply for an exhibition.  I’ve mainly been adding light tones to it.

Snail Shell Painting

Day Twenty-Five- Painting

  This is a painting from last year, I’ve just been touching it up so that I can apply for an exhibition.  I’ve mainly been adding light tones to it.

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Day 28: Mini Painting

I worked on the shading of the horse today, deepening the shadows, adding some highlights and trying to add a bluish tinge to the metal. Still needs work though.

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Day 28: Mini Painting

I worked on the shading of the horse today, deepening the shadows, adding some highlights and trying to add a bluish tinge to the metal. Still needs work though.

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Days 26 & 27: Cross stitch, mini painting, shelf building

Been pretty busy yesterday and today. Didn’t have time to post last night. Yesterday and today I built two huge bookcases from Ikea. Last night I did some work on my mini, adding a few wash coats and started some

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Days 26 & 27: Cross stitch, mini painting, shelf building

Been pretty busy yesterday and today. Didn’t have time to post last night. Yesterday and today I built two huge bookcases from Ikea. Last night I did some work on my mini, adding a few wash coats and started some

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Day 24: Beagle T-shirt

For day 24 I painted an old simple grey T-shirt with my favorite dog: beagle!;)) and this is , of course because of Hera. It’s nice when you can transform an old boring t-shirt in to an interesting brand new

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Day 24: Beagle T-shirt

For day 24 I painted an old simple grey T-shirt with my favorite dog: beagle!;)) and this is , of course because of Hera. It’s nice when you can transform an old boring t-shirt in to an interesting brand new

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Day 23: Mini Painting and Cross Stitch

Did more cross stitch as usual, and started base coating my mini for the Iron Painter competition. Got kind of tired partway through, which is why it looks all splotchy. Wasn’t really having a crafty sort of night.

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Day 23: Mini Painting and Cross Stitch

Did more cross stitch as usual, and started base coating my mini for the Iron Painter competition. Got kind of tired partway through, which is why it looks all splotchy. Wasn’t really having a crafty sort of night.

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Day 21 and 22: Cross stitch and Mini Priming

Went to a show last night so didn’t have time to post. Yesterday I only had enough time to do a half hour or so of cross stitching. Today I did another couple hours of cross stitching, as well as

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Day 21 and 22: Cross stitch and Mini Priming

Went to a show last night so didn’t have time to post. Yesterday I only had enough time to do a half hour or so of cross stitching. Today I did another couple hours of cross stitching, as well as

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22. I’m in love

I didn’t make these but I made them happen! Mags were a Craigslist score delivered to my work. I told my admin last week I wanted an easel. I came to work this week .. Her husband got me this

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22. I’m in love

I didn’t make these but I made them happen! Mags were a Craigslist score delivered to my work. I told my admin last week I wanted an easel. I came to work this week .. Her husband got me this