So I found out about this GREAT site via: snippet&ink and have been scrolling through page after page. This blog features unique moments caught in photographs that will make you shed a tear or laugh your head off. It won't disappoint.
Here is a piece I finished for my color study class. Using only tiny dots of red, blue & yellow paint we were to create value & contrast. My professor stressed that she was most interested in the mixing/overlaying of dots rather then the density. I think it gives a neat effect in the end. Although I am not convinced if the time it took was worth it.
Some detail shots of a large illustration I am working on. The entire piece is around 2' x 4'. I am using larger papers lately & it is pushing my comfort zone. I shall upload a shot of the entire thing when I am finished.
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
So last week I was "practice practice practice" and today with even more of that & everything else on the go I am just plain busy.
I decided to show some photo love to the the inspiring gal over at Honey Of A Thousand Flowers. In a short time, she has turned a dream into a highly applaudable floral business. Go check out her gorgeous arrangements.
A collage I did in my sketchbook last week. It all started when I found the great photo of the damsal in the car. I feel like the grey background & the sketchbook coil add to the piece so I decided to leave them there.
Have a grand weekend all, I am off tomorrow to watch a rugby game in the pouring rain. (the things one does for relatives)
This Thanksgiving weekend (Canadian) I visited my cousins in NS. Some of the boys found a odd feathered friend in the backyard. He was misplaced about a 10 min. drive from the nearest shoreline, but he was for sure a shore bird. He seemed to be either ill or injured because he was making no attempt at flying away as we got closer.
My Uncle & I decided to catch him & drive him down to a sheltered part of the Bay so he would be in his own element where he had more of a chance of surviving.
Northern Gannets are the largest seabird in the North Atlantic, with a wingspan of up to 2 metres. Gannets can dive from a height of 30 m, achieving speeds of 100 km/h as they strike the water, enabling them to catch fish much deeper than most airborne birds.
The gannet's supposed capacity for eating large quantities of fish has led to "gannet" becoming a disapproving description of somebody who eats excessively, similar to "glutton".
I later read that they cannot take off in flight unless they are in water or dive off a cliff; so I am very glad we brought him to the shore. I hope he doing well now.
Some Harvest inspiration for the Thanksgiving weekend. I used Sunflowers, Coxcomb, Hydrangea, rose-hips, Strawflowers, Sedum, & mixed berries & foliage. The White pumpkin I purchased at a local grocery. I am off to spend the weekend in a very scenic part of the country with my cousins. I am very excited as it is sure to be a delicious & gorgeous weekend.
I am very thankful to live in Canada, a country of peace.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for great friends & support.
I am thankful for this wonderful creation called earth.
Most of all I am thankful for a God who loved me enough to give himself; a ransom for all.