Thursday, February 16, 2012

Back to Basics

Between work and my online Misty Mawn class I was taking, I haven't been up for air in a while.  I haven't really made any "finished" pieces, mostly just working on going back to the basics and learning things in a different way, as I've been entirely self-taught. It's been wonderful just to get to watch her work so much... Getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things, or trying things differently is very good for me. I still have much work to do in the class, although it's technically over.  She's leaving the site up for a year, which I'll need if I want to actually accomplish all the homework assignments. I'll post a couple of pictures of sketches I did for the class, just to prove I haven't been a total sloth!

FYI, I ran out of room for the skeleton's feet, and when I came home from work the next day my significant other had taped brightly colored clown shoes to the bottom. He was quite amused with himself...

This is from a picture of me holding my nephew - there's something a little off with my nose...


  1. Wow your skeleton is impressive.... I'd like to see him with the shoes!!!!

    Your sketch of you and your nephew is so sweet... you may think the nose is a bit 'off' - I think its a gorgeous piece. I love how your nephew is looking at you and his chubby cheeks and baby hair!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I had fun visiting yours!


  2. Hi,
    I found your blog through visiting Missy K! I fell in love the your plaster/encaustic piece -it's beautiful - the colours are so gentle and it all works so well - lovely! Your pencil drawings are also so lovely - very delicate.
    I have really enjoyed browsing your blog and I'm sure I'll be back!


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