24 January 2010

A Whole Lotta Art! and Some Rambling From Me

Good Morning, Readers!
My clock says it is ten minutes to eight in the morning. I just crawled out of bed and am thinking I might be crawling back in that bed if this headache doesn't subside soon.
I don't want to get far behind on the 365 Project so I am forcing myself to make this post to show you all yesterday's art. And there's a bit of it! Is it any good? Well, that's for you all to decide, not me. I just make it!
I wasn't home much at all yesterday and only one of these pieces of art was made at home. Yesterday was my sister Linda's birthday as well as my sister Susan's boyfriend's birthday and we had a big wing ding over at Susan's for that occasion. Actually today is both of their birthdays, but the celebration was held yesterday cause Saturday is the day that Linda comes to visit every week. But anyway...
We all sat around making inchies, twinchies and ATCs. Course, I was the most prolific of the bunch cause I can whip 'em out like wildfire compared to the others. Brother Sam refused to make any art with us even though he draws as well as I do. He was just being contrary like he usually is. I don't have anyone else's work to show you. Jerry, Susan's boyfriend, takes his and Susan's home with him to put on his fridge and I didn't scan but one inchie that wasn't mine. You'll get to see one of Linda's later in this post.
Jerry cooked us all dinner. Linda told him he wasn't supposed to cook his own birthday dinner, but he's a man, and men do what they want more often than not. Jerry likes to cook, it's what he wanted to do and he does it so good! That man can cook!
We pigged out on burgers, chicken, meatballs and steak along with squash and onions, baked sweet potato fries and regular potato fries. They pretty much used up what Susan had in the fridge I think. I worked out well. I was stuffed to the gills and quite satisfied! Then we had ice cream cake as well.
There were 11 of us in attendance, lots of laughter, noise and fun was had. Jerry loved the 100 inchies and the glue and magnets I gave him for his birthday. The glue is to put the magnets on the backs of the inchies I gave him so he can put them on his fridge with the others he has there. I figured 100 inchies was a good gift to give to him cause he always seemed a bit peeved when I wouldn't hand over those inchies last year every time I made inchies with him and Susan. So now he has a whole new herd of them to add to his fridge door. He's the only person who has ever paid for an inchie. At least for one of my inchies. I still have that dollar he gave me for one way back at the beginning of 2009. I got them all hooked on doing inchies. Then I introduced them to ATCs but those didn't take off quite as well as the inchies. And twinchies were then introduced and they still perfer inchies over any other size. There's a nice selection of markers at Susan's house as well. Art can be done just about anywhere!
I hope you all had an artful day yesterday!
We better get on to art or it's going to take all day to read this post!


Hopeful Heart
ATC
23 January 2009
365 Project
Hearts for Haiti
(I'll be adding a button to the blog for Hearts for Haiti after I post this entry.)
markers on recycled cardstock

Almost all the art made yesterday has a heart on it somewhere.

A Herd of Hearts
ATC
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.


A Rainbow of Hearts
ATC
23 January 2010
Hearts for Haiti
Markers on recycled cardstock.
This is the only ATC made at home yesterday.


Hearts
ATC
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.

My old brain wasn't in 'clever-mode
for titles of art yesterday.

We ran out of ATC blanks and I was too lazy to walk across the backyard to my house to retrieve more so we cleaned out Susan's twinchie stash next. (I'll be taking her a packet of blanks of all sizes sometime today.)


Bleeding Heart
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.


Blue Bird
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.
This one is my favorite of the day.


Pink and Green Posies
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.


Green Hearts
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.


Heart Bird
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.


Robin
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.


Thunder Thighs
Twinchie
23 January 2010
Markers on recycled cardstock.

When I do art at home, I have access to all my files and the computer. I need something to look at to draw decently. I don't have that at my sister's house. I just go with whatever the muse is about at the time. It amazes my sister, Linda that I can crank them out so quickly. That I can come up with something to crank out so quickly. "How do you know what to draw?", she always asks! I can't answer that question, cause I really don't know how I know, I just do. It all comes easy. Least it did yesterday. (It doesn't come easy every day.)


The red chicken was the first inchie I made yesterday. Then I went to twinchies for a few and then to ATCs and back to twinchies and then finally ended out the evening with more inchies.


Flowers seemed to be on the agenda. Flowers are easy, peasy to draw. I don't even have to think about them, they just appear, almost like magic on the inchie blanks. Like real flowers, some of them are much prettier then others. Some look ragged, some pristine. I like to draw flowers on inchies.


And then I went with chickens. Linda said there is no such thing as blue and green chickens. I held up these two inchies and said, "Sure there are! Right here's the proof!" LOL She wasn't buying it. I keep telling them all there are no rules in art. It's all in what you want it to be. Linda made the heart inchie in this batch.
I brought home a twinchie and an ATC she did as well.
When I get the button for Hearts for Haiti up, I'll show you the ATC Linda did for the cause, along with the heart ATCs I'll be contributing.
It's still early and I've yet to finish my first cup of coffee but I've rattled on enough for the time being! I have a cute littel puppy named Chief to do a drawing of this morning and Linda's birthday present to work on. She's quite aware her birthday present is going to be late. She asked yesterday if she could have a sneak peek at it. I told her that wasn't possible cause there's nothing to peek at, yet! That shall change in the hours to come though!
You all get some hugs, give some hugs, throw a few smiles out into the world and laugh a lot today! None of those activities will hurt you...they will only help!
Peace, my friends!
831

3 comments:

Ivonnardona said...

Wonderful, wonderful, and wonderful work! I love the colors and the flowers are amazing.

Cat said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time yesterday! I love events like that! You created 'inchie addicts'! I love it!

All yesterdays art looks fantastic, love those hearts for haiti! I have mine in my head and need to get on paper...

The flowers...well, they are gorgeous! The chickens too, I love making animals/people unusual colors...that's why you have a rainbow elephant!

Please, don't rush on the Chief drawing, take care of yourself and feel better! I hate headaches, arrrggg!

Art on!

Hugs,
~Cat

soulbrush said...

i wish i had been there too, what fun. i tried inchies but they were just too small for me, i lurv my atcs though. great art here, you rock.

Followers