Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This was a little part of a still life I set up for a drawing class and I find it very warm and appealing. Not only with the rich colors but the subjects also bring a smile to my face. Now, who could resist the little stuffed puppy?
Monday, December 27, 2010
Its adjective meaning: marked by warmth of feeling; cordial.
After spending Christmas with family and friends I thought this would be the perfect word for the end of 2010. I started this blog with the intention of sharing my creativity and wanted to thank you for joining me on this inspirational journey. I hope you had some laughs, saw some great photos and was sparked with artistic imagination along the way. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the creative adventure 2011 promises to be...
Saturday, December 25, 2010
The day is finally here, enjoy it - Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 24, 2010
The presents are made, wrapped and labeled - fa la la la la, la la, la la.
Off to share with all of our loved ones - fa la la la la, la la, la la.
Enjoy the moments, laughter and hugs - fa la la la la, la la, la la.
A time to treasure, a year to remember - have a great Christmas Eve!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
My creative senses were on overload because I wanted to capture it in all its beauty. The entwined vines climbing up a utility pole making a tangle arch that I'm sure the birds just love. The round berries escaping from the wonderful pods making a seasonal gem for all to treasure. The cluster frozen together with ice, snow and a little magic - what a wonderful sight!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Its adjective meaning: full of gaiety or high spirits; marked by festivity; brisk; blithe, jocund, jovial, jolly, mirthful.
Now how could you pass this sign and not smile? I have passed it for a couple years now and finally remembered to take a picture. The bright red hue on a seemingly colorless day really did make me laugh out loud :) The bonus - if Santa's sleigh gives out, the roadster looks ready to go...
Monday, December 20, 2010
I just loved the intense blue of the day combined with the random plow stacking. It does make for an interesting photo and would be a great background on a number of pieces. Although this pile came up to the car window, it looks much larger don't you think? The various layers and chunk sizes all contribute to that illusion as well as there is nothing to reference it against. Remember that when doing your art, it's easy to make something appear larger besides looking in your cars side mirror :)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Did you happen to notice the tall barn in the back? The cupola (a small structure on top of a roof or building) is falling down and at such an uncommon angle it looks as if it's leaning forward ready to fall any moment. Aahhh, aged barns are a thing of beauty, wouldn't you agree? When I was in college one assignment was to go an take photos of barns. And, of course, all of mine were at the falling down stage with missing boards, caved in roofs and no windows. The teacher actually asked if I had seen any barns that looked good? My reply, yes, I photographed them! So see, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
One of my favorite joyous things so far!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I painted this nativity set in the 90's and the house is not fully decorated for the holidays until it is put up. It is John's favorite thing and always gets a place of honor. This year it is in the center of the picture window surrounded by 7 trees of various sizes and ornamentation brightened by a multitude of little white lights.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Now, if that isn't a list of magical words to be inspired by!
This is my favorite tree in the yard - the hawthorn. I see it from the front but can admire it from the back in this view. It captivates me because of the angle, the tiny flowers, the extremely thin thorns all enhanced by the alluring snowfall of Saturday. It has mystical powers for me and I do find myself daydreaming about it. Silly I know but it reminds me of a tree I used to climb as a kid and sit there for hours watching everything go by. I think my imagination may well have started up there in that tree - simple magic!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I loved the bright white wings against my red walls, just a spectacular vision of serenity. I'm getting ready to put up my holiday decorations and wanted to share this photo to get you inspired as well. Hope it helps and keeps you singing...
all is calm,
all is bright!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I took this when the fall leaves were still on the trees and the sky a beautiful calming blue.
I'm so thankful this is my backyard! The view was just magnificent on this day, don't you agree? Now, where's your tranquil spot? You should have one to recharge, refresh and energize your creative spirit, it needs to be revived from time to time. Your goal for this week: find that special place where solitude is your friend and let your mind wander with wild abandonment!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This is my latest Colored Pencil of the Month Club project. I was inspired by a plastic jar of bells and remembered this little jester bear - perfect for the mini still life. Knew I wanted to include black somewhere as a grounding element, the stemware worked great for that!
Now if you are not a member, of course that can't be true, this is the season to be given a gift (*hint, hint*) from family and friends. Go to http://www.kellyhoernig.com/ and you will see that for $120 you will receive 13 months and a free indian corn e-packet. Where else can you get inspired each month from a door-to-door delivery? Now available as a pdf (e-packet) file too. Sale ends December 17 so make sure this little guy is on your list so you can jingle all the way...
Monday, November 29, 2010
Its noun meaning: the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient; solitaire.
The adjective is patient meaning: bearing pain or trials without complaint; showing self-control; calm; steadfast, persevering.
Here's a sneak peek at the latest Colored Pencil of the Month Club project titled "Jingle All the Way". You'll see the finished piece tomorrow so just hold on, patience now.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
In this photo where nature obviously lost, my artistic side was sparked with energy. I was delighted to see this vibrant color and it caught my eye while driving by. I actually backed up the car to see exactly what was glowing in the sunlight. Yes, you can imagine my surprise when I saw what the road crew had done quite artistically I might add :)
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I painted this little canvas in one hour using leaves from the yard. It is a series of four I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days. I wanted to work quick and loose letting the colors blend into one another while wet. I am so pleased with the results and loved being so free with the exercise. So, grab your brush, pick up a handful of leaves and let the fun begin.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Its noun meaning: a risky undertaking; a remarkable and exciting experience.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Although this poor maple leaf has five points, they are barely recognizable after the bug has had its way with it. To me, it only adds to the allurement and intrigue of the remaining specimen. The tinted red edges and interesting drops of water only magnify the luminary beauty for my creative spirit.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Its noun meaning: a celestial body that appears as a fixed point of light; a planet or configuration of planets that is held in astrology to influence one's fortune; destiny, fortune; a conventional figure representing a star, asterisk; an actor or actress playing the leading role; a brilliant performer.
This is my artistic interpretation found in nature. The holly is one of my favorite plants. I love the berries, the fact that there is a male and female plant, and the shape of the leaves are just fantastic. Sharp and thorny yet magnificently shiny in various shades of green. Who could ask for more from one plant?