Friday, February 26, 2010

I finally finished my first face painting in my class

Here is a picture of my first finished painting from the online class I have been taking.  I am so far behind in this class, but that is the nice thing about taking a class online.  You can work at your own pace.

I watch the class videos over and over and I have really learned quite a lot.  Now, I just have to take that information and practice, practice, practice...until it becomes second nature to me.

I just had to show you my picture.  I am so proud of her.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

She is here! She has arrived!

I went to check the mail this evening and lo and behold, there was a package from Flora.  I got so excited I almost dropped the box.  Words do not adequately express the beauty and the detail of this piece.  She is exquisite.  She is just so gorgeous.  I have even more admiration for Flora as an artist.   I hope you have gone to check out her blog at Bonehead Studios.  Her work is amazing in pictures but totally, unimaginably beautiful up close and in person!

Here are pictures of my winnings:

 And here is a picture of her new place of honor:

Since I spend quite a bit of time online, she is sitting so I can just look at her in awe!
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My prize is on its way!

I got an email from Flora at Bonehead Studios the other day telling me that she put my winning Valentine Bust in the mail.  I am so nervous.  I can hardly stand myself.  I am afraid something will happen to her in the mail.  I have such a problem with getting my mail here at my apartment, so my worry is not unfounded. 

When she arrives, I'll post pictures of her in her new home for all to see.  Of course, I'll let Flora know first that she is safe.  This is just amazing.  I never win anything and now I have won something I really did want.  WOW!

Keep watching.  She will show up soon, I hope.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I WON!!! I WON!!! I get the prize!!!!

I got an email last night from Flora of Bonehead Studios, telling me that I won her Queen of Hearts, Valentine Bust!  I am so excited I can hardly stand myself.  If you only knew how much I have desired to own something done by this wonderful artist.  Flora is phenomenal and her work is too beautiful for words.  I've emailed her and she says she will be mailing it to me this week.  I cannot believe my good fortune.  This just shows you that participating in other people's blogs can be quite pleasant for you.  I have been following Bonehead studios for quite some time and have even spotlighted her blog here before.

Here is a picture of my winnings:

Have you ever seen anything quite so beautiful?  I know I haven't.  I have coveted her little busts for so long and now I actually get to own one.  Oh dear--where to put it?  I best get cleaning to make a place of honor for this little beauty.

I just went back to see what my odds were and I was only one of 326 comments.  Wow!
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Finished the Sunflower painting.

Here's a picture of the finished sunflower painting.  I cannot wait to get it matted and framed.  It is pretty large--16x20, so when matted and framed it will be even larger.  I don't have any clue what to do with it because I don't have a place to hang it here.  I think I will start a couple of companion sunflower pieces that are small, maybe 5x5 or 5x7 to hang with it. 

So, here it is!

Friday, February 5, 2010

My class has started and I am so happy!

Today is the day.  Today I start my art class!  I have my supplies, except for a couple of paints I had to order from Dick Blick.  I have watched my videos and read all the posts on the Ning site from my classmates.  I have gessoed my little canvases and I have printed out the pictures to transfer to the canvases.  I am so excited.

After I eat something, I will be doing the practice drawing of the face, just like the video.  I am going to be having a fun time Playing Art!

I will post my completed work when I get done.  For now, here is a picture of my little canvases all ready to go!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I am signed up for an online art class!

A while back, I told you about a class that was about to open at All Norah'S Art.  Well, after thinking it over, I decided I wanted to do this class so I jumped right in and paid my fee and signed myself up.  Now, I am anxiously awaiting the start this Friday.  The great thing is that Sharon has posted a bonus video at the site for the class, so I have been busy getting my feet wet. 

Today, I spent several hours running around Austin trying to find all the supplies I will need for the class.  I did finally manage to get all but 2 things--supplies that cover 3 weeks.  So, now I think I will order those two things online and get them in the mail.  I hate to shop! 

I've decided that from now on whenever I take any class, I will order my supplies online and just have to go to the post office to pick-up one thing.  That I can do, but it's still not my favorite thing.

Anyway, I'm hoping that this class will help me stay motivated.  Who knows, I may even get my bunny painted in time for Easter this year!  What a thought!

So, for your enjoyment, I am posting a video  from YouTube that shows the instructor doing what she does best.  Enjoy.