A girl and her kangaroo,18 of 30 paintings


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I tried my just go quick painting thing again today.
Sometimes it works,sometimes it doesn’t.
And that’s okay I think. I had this image of my niece,Claudia when she was little and I really wanted to paint something based in it. (Because she’s adorable,obviously.)


It’s not what I wanted but
I have plans to try again. This is painting number 18 and I’m linking it to Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings,30 dats.:)


Oh Willy,you’re so fine..17 of #29faces


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I do know that the song mentions Mickey and not Willy but I have a thing for Johnny Depp in any role.
Yes,even his mad hatter role.
This is number 17 of 29 faces and 30 paintings. I didn’t paint yesterday as I was in a little but if a funk.
I was in a funk today too but I pushed myself out of it.
As it happens I discovered something.
You know who helps with funks?
Thanks Johnny. :)
This was done fairly quickly,I just wanted to get something on the paper. It’s 8 x10 and acrylics on watercolor paper.
We’ll be going to art walk later but hopefully I can work more tonight.
Linking to Ayala Art’s 29 faces and Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings,30 days.


Faces 15,16 of #29faces

Today I got caught up on faces!
Just not the way that I had planned to.
(I’m caught up on paintings as well but I don’t have proof of that yet…)

My daughters school has been reading this great book called Lemonade War and is having a lemonade war to go with that. Every grade is finding different ways to earn the most money selling lemonade and the money earned will get donated at the end of the week to a local charity. My first grader had their stand yesterday and their tactic was to sell booster tickets in addition to the cups of lemonade. My 3rd grader’s class will be selling lemon slushies as well as snacks and lemonade. They also want to go all out with decorations which was one of the tactics used in the book they just finished.

So my daughter asked me to make a few of the decorations and we whipped one up this morning before school based on the minion drawing she did.IMG_6246(I didn’t get a picture of my sign but I’ll do that tomorrow.We were cutting it pretty close to the wire…which happens when you agree to something and then get sideswiped with visitors and forget until the morning that something is due.)
I also did this sign that I just finished based on my youngest daughter’s drawing:IMG_6247

IMG_6243So you see technically I am caught up with my paintings and my faces….but it does feel a little like cheating.:)

Linking to Ayala Art’s 29 faces and Leslie Saeta‘s 30 paintings,30 days.




My literary men,#29faces 30paintings


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Time doesn’t want to stand still for me. Personally I think that’s rude but- whatever.

I have faces/paintings 13 and 14 to share though. They aren’t finished,Poe needs pen work for the text and The Bard needs…just a lot still.

I’m a day behind but just to be painting daily or almost daily(I skipped the 11th) is a big thing for me! This has been a great experience and I thank Leslie Saeta and Ayala Arts for the motivation to do it.



Smile,12 of #29faces ,30paintings


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Today I worked in my art journal. It’s an old psychology textbook that I repurposed ages ago. I took out a lot of pages out when I first prepped it but these types of books have a lot of pages in them and so this one is taking me a long time to get through. I don’t always work in my journals but when I do it’s a really fun experience for me. Art journals for me are either there so that you can try something new or there to be used as a diary. Diary type art journals don’t typically get shared online. I’ve joined a group full of people who also like to art journal. The group was put together by Nicci Battilana. You can find her here.
And this page was inspired by her very awesome face image that was offered to be printed or free drawn in our journals. I few drew mine.

I’m using this as face number 12 of my 29 faces and 30 paintings. :)

Linking to Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings,30 days.

And Ayala Art’s 29 faces challenge. And here’s hoping to get another one done today as I’m a teensy bit behind….


This is not a man…


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I know. It was supposed to be a man and I started sketching that way but there was paint on the canvas from when I used it as a pallet. The paint that was there wanted this painting to be a women. I don’t argue with paint so here we are.

She’s acrylic on a 9 x 12 canvas. She’s currently untitled but my husband suggested Crow girl. Let’s say she’s Face 11 and leave it at that. ;)

Sharing with:
Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings 30 days and Ayala Art’s 29 faces. Thank you coming by to see her.



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