Thanks for dropping by today; we'll see you soon, I hope...hugs, Norma, x
Saturday, December 29, 2012
International Blogwide Art Event which is coming up and hosted by the lovely Lisa. See you there I hope. I'll be amongst the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of bloggers, visiting from one artist blog to the other...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
So now today, with the hustle and bustle quietened down I went back to the pile of birds. Out of desperation, I'm attempting brain surgery and this just may well work. I have started on the pink one as it is a special birdie for a special friend which I will see at month's end. So far so good.But look at the operating table. It is a book I got yesterday from my daughter as a Christmas present. I can barely wait to get started drawing birds again. It's been a few months since I've done that. Now that I have this brilliant book that gives lessons, I am thrilled to dig in. But bird drawing will have to wait upon brain surgery on a dozen wee birds.
Hope you are all having a swell time. See you soon, I hope, love Norma, x
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Big Bad in the forest...Here 'Big Bad' pauses in the forest, admiring the fresh snow fall. He is on his way to 'Little Red's' house. 'Little Red' has got wind of 'Big Bad's' whereabouts, so is sharpening the axe as we speak. Oh my! Patrice's blog where she, as host, has links to the players. Thanks for dropping in, and I hope to see you soon! *smiles* Norma
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The theme of 'habit' was chosen by beautiful Kristen who this week, is our host for the drawing challenge.
One of my habits is to drink a mug of coffee upon waking. If I am out of coffee, very strong HOT tea can be a substitute.So I have decided to make a tiny mug in honour of my coffee habit, and I am making this for my art friend Kim, in honour of her friendship and her talent. Kim made a gorgeous tiny chair:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
What is on my work desk today? Two dozen birds ready to fly to Bird on a Wire Creations on Main Street in Vancouver, Canada. Look for them there soon!
The message: I am grateful. Perhaps that is enough. I am grateful.Each bird has a quote. Each has its' own number, as I have banded my birds. I started with bird number 1 and as I make a bird I just keep going. I am now into the hundreds.
Each year at Christmas time I make these birds. Making the birds this year, has reminded me how much I love them, so I am going to make more at the beginning of the year to sell on my etsy shop.Thank you for dropping in today and I hope to see you soon. Hugs, Norma
Saturday, November 3, 2012
dc 82: PORTRAYAL/ABBILD
This theme was chosen by our host this week, lovely Ariane. To see more interesting art contributions for this theme, visit Ariane, where she has linked those playing this week.Thanks for dropping in today and I hope to see you again soon. *smiles* Norma
Friday, November 2, 2012
DAWN of Bohemian Valhalla! You will receive my dolly picnic painting.Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on this post and I enjoyed the party very very much. Sending you all best wishes for a wonderful day...*smiles* Norma
p.s. I used Random.org to pick the winner.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I belong to a drawing challenge group on line where we draw, paint, sculpt, knit, photograph, write, something that is around a 'theme' that someone in the group chooses. Two weeks ago we were given the theme 'driftwood' and a number of ideas came to my mind. The most exciting one for me was an image of a fallen totem that had been propped up lovingly by someone. The totem was looking to the sea and the spirit in the totem saw a tsunami coming from Japan. The reflection of what the spirit saw can be seen by the viewer. I'd planned to have everything in the drawing done in pencil and charcoal but have the eye image in color. So I started drafting out the drawing and realized that it would take me two months to draw, not two days. So I abandoned it and went back to my usual tea bag size.
As I lay in bed listening to CBC last evening, the news came on about the earthquake in Haida Gwaii. I listened intently and then went to sleep. Later, when I woke up for a moment I switched on the radio to see what else had happened, if anything. Then I remembered my totem with the tsunami in the eye and thought to myself that the totems in Haido Gwaii would be watching for a tsunami.Today I remembered my drawing plan again and the idea to post would not let me go so I decided to show you my rough rough planning for a drawing. Here it is:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The one and only Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist is hosting her annual Halloween Party starting today. This is her 5th year and I am looking forward to the fruitful posts and happy haunting spots that will be featured in this blog hop. To visit the players who have posted especially for this 'hop' just click on to Vanessa's blog where you will be taken to the list of blogs that are highlighted for you already. All you have to do is click to your heart's content. Happy Clicking!!! And...see you at the hop! *smiles* Norma
What would a party be without giveaways. I have made one just for you! It is an acrylic painting on a small (1"X2") canvas of a dolly having herself her own tea party at the edge of the pumpkin patch while she waits for the children to choose the most perfect pumpkin in the patch. All you have to do to get your name into the hat for the draw, is to be brave enough to enter the forest and go peek inside of the house you see there. Look in the window to spot something that you can report seeing. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what you saw inside of the house. I bravely entered and walked slowly and calmly so as not to appear too scared...I peeked in and I think I spotted a tray of candied apples. I have to admit that when I came out again I was walking quite a bit faster than when going in. What did you see?
Friday, October 26, 2012
Reminding you all of the drawing challenge with the theme GHOST. Tomorrow and Sunday, the group who are playing along this week, will be posting their contribution. You will want to have a look at the delicious visuals they have to offer. Once again, the 'players' are: Ariane, Sabine, Mano, Susan, Renilde, Kim, Jill, Stefanie, Helen, NadineMeanwhile, here is a fun little clip of one of my favourite movies of all time:
See you all tomorrow! *smiles* Norma
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
daughter is into the marathon of making her stock of goods for the fairs and festivals where she sells her fabby things, so I help her out. Here I am taping the backs for images for the Greeting Cards that she makes.
Thanks for dropping in today; to see a bounty of interesting work desks and spaces, drop in to see Julia, where she hosts a weekly gathering to show our work desks. You can see them all there. See you soon, I hope, *smiles* Norma
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Ghost of the Night Shift [at B.C. Sugar Refinery]
Ghost of the Night Shift is painted in acrylics on a leaf of used tea bag paper.Here is a shot of the B.C. Sugar Refinery factory:
Thanks for dropping in today. I hope to see you again soon, *smiles* NormaThe Players: Ariane, Sabine, Mano, Susan, Renilde, Kim, Jill, Stefanie, Helen, Nadine
Friday, October 19, 2012
LEAVES is the theme of this drawing challenge. I made an acorn leaf shaped little book in the origami style. Here it is open, with its' companion, a sprig of wool felted acorns: daughter has been making felted acorns lately, so I borrowed a sprig of two caps and made a companion for the little book.
Our lovely host this week is Sabine and if you want to view a wonderful variety of responses to this theme, she has links to the players for this challenge. Thanks for dropping by today, and we'll see you soon I hope, *smiles* NormaI posted early this week, as next weekend [Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28] I will be the host and will do a separate post for that, probably on Monday so you can all sign up there. The theme will be: GHOST.
P.S. Hand written inside the acorn book contains this poem: OCTOBER October turned my maple's leaves to gold; The most are gone now; here and there one lingers. Soon these will slip from out the twig's weak hold, Like coins between a dying miser's fingers. ~~Thomas Bailey AldrichP.P.S. I know, the poem is about a maple but I'm letting it stand in for the Acorn. Ciao!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The theme this week, for the drawing challenge is DRIFTWOOD. The title of my piece is "Driftwood Offering" which is a chunk of driftwood, done in a kind of abstract collage style. I used onion skin paper dyed lightly with walnut ink and mod-podged onto a leaf of used tea bag paper. As I consider this an offering to whatever gods may be listening, I typed the message: "And thus may I and all beings in space receive blessings" and I hope that this will be so. Here's my finished piece: Mano for choosing such a great theme for us. Have a visit to her blog to see the players for this challenge. You will see a variety of wonderful art creations. Everyone is welcome to join in the challenges, and if you are interested, visit Ariane who keeps things going. Bless us all and I hope to see you again soon, *smiles* Norma
Incipient Wings, chosen by random.org out of the group who left a comment on the post. All of your comments make me feel rich and happy and I thank you for your generosity. I have only the one bird to give away, so there is only the one person receiving it. It will be you, Marfi.
See everyone again soon, I hope, *smiles* Norma
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
To see more lucious work areas, visit Julia where she will link you to well over a hundred folk who show what they are up to today. It's eye candy galore, and a ton of fun.Thanks for popping in today. See you soon I hope. *smiles* Norma
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Attention! Attention! It is nice to see you all here ladies and gentleman, boys and girls. The attendant has taken all of your silver tickets, and as you have all been seated I see, we will get on with the show!I see that we have some guests from out of town. Welcome!
Thank you for dropping by today. The original circus turned to shambles, what with threatened law suits, and actors getting lost on the way and everything; I thought that it was a complete bust. But word got out, and a lot of old friends came to the rescue so that the show could go on. Hope to see you again soon, *smiles* NormaThank you to Marfi and Anna for putting together this fantastical event! It's a lot of hard work which we all appreciate. Thanks you two!!
To see more posts from those participating click on the silver ticket below: Click here for a link to the players!