Thursday, January 31, 2013

Watercolor Wyanne's Way

I'm taking this Fabulous Workshop called Watercolor Wyanne's Way.... As the title says it's all about Watercolors. When I started the workshop all I knew about watercolors was that I use my Neo Color II crayons on my Whimsy Gals. I did not know anything about the right applications for watercolors at all! In the past two weeks I have learned soooo much!! and we have four more weeks to go!!

Here are two of the pieces I have done in the classes..

These pieces were to demonstrate the wet on wet technique.. I just love this technique.. it's so free and flowy!

On this second piece I tried painting trees and a deer. This was a first for me as I hadn't ever painted either of these before.. I had never even drawn them.. Wyanne is so free and fun in the class she just makes you want to try anything!! LOL

I think my Deer blends into the background a bit too much.. I have asked her how to correct this and am waiting for her critique.

I think I have found another new addiction!! I love love watercolors now. LOL

I'm joining "Create every day"

head on over there to see some fabulous artwork.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Art Prints are Finally Here!!

Well Finally I'm going to be selling Prints of my Artwork. 

Not only Prints but Coffee Mugs, Mousepads and Note Cards also!!

I'm so excited about this!! Pick any of my Artwork you choose and I will make a print for you.. Same with the Coffee Mugs, Mousepads or Note Cards.

With the Note Cards you also get envelopes and they come 10 to a pack!! Whew am I going to be busy or what! LOL

With my prints I'm using High Quality Kodak Paper (Satin). The Standard Size is 8x10 but you can special order in a size of your choice. A small border will be on the print for matting purposes. 

The Mousepads are just too Cool!! 

You Asked for it and I went up and above!! LOL

Check out my Etsy Shop for prices..

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Day at the Fair

A day at the Fair is the title of my newest Painting. I was going to put Johnny's been too long at the fair being my husbands name is Johnny and he's been out of the house now almost a month but I figured no one heard of that old song but some old farts like me. ROFL!!

It felt so good creating a fun whimsical piece.

This piece is for Sale in my Etsy Shop

The mediums I used are Acrylics, Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Pencils, inks and alcohol inks.

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.

Head on over there to see some fabulous work

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Carving Stamps

I took the workshop by Julie Balzer on Carving Stamps and totally loved it! I had so much fun doing them and found it very relaxing.. You go into that Art Zone while you carve where your in your own world and I sure do need that right now...

Here is one of the stamps that I carved. I think this one is my favorite..

We were taught how to create an alphabet, words and pictures. So she ran the whole gamut of stamp carving in this workshop. I highly recommend it if your thinking of doing your own stamps.. I had googled how to carve stamps before I started the class and she goes way beyond what's on You Tube about stamp carving... Also the price for the workshop is not a killer!! LOL

I'm linking to "Create Every Day".. Head on over there to see some fabulous work.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Painting Cindi Style

Wow it's been awhile since I blogged. I've been having a rough time since I had to make my husband leave the house. I go through periods of being fine and then I start to feel nice and sorry for myself. My good friend Cindi set me straight the other day..  I really appreciated her honesty and not coddling me. Sometimes you just need to hear some good ole honest reality!! Ya know?

anywho on Friday nights Cindi comes to the house to give me art lessons on her style of painting. I'm so enjoying this. Ya know I forget what it's called. It's not One Stroke but similar I think. Duh! LOL  Cindi if you read this post leave me a comment on what the name of your style painting is. ROFL!!

Anywho again here is my second painting. I am amazed at how realistic the fruit looks. It all about these techniques on achieving that. A lot goes into it. I'm learning how to mix my paints,how to load my brush for different looks,  how to handle my brushes,  brush strokes and soooo much more!  I am having a ball!! Each week we do a different picture and we review what is learned and learn a new technique. She paints a long with me and compared to her painting mine isn't so good but I'm giving myself kudo's for it being my second attempt at this.

I think the apple on the right looks like a persimmon (lol) but all in all I like it! The daisies I didn't like from the get go but they looked better as we started to finish the picture.

Cindi has been my rock with what I am going through with my husband. It is so comforting to have a friend I can go to that listens, doesn't baby me and cares. Years ago after my accident I had tons of friends.. or so I thought. Little by little each one left me. I couldn't be the person I had been anymore. I wasn't the good time Robyn who danced on the tables... I went through hell then and there was not a soul to support me. I had made my mind up then never to get close to any woman again. To keep them at arms distance. Not to let them every see me vulnerable or needy. I have lived like this for the last 18 years since my accident. No one really every penetrated my armor and I made sure of that. I was not going to get hurt like that again. Well this little gal has my heart now. I trust her totally. Little by little our friendship has grown. Then when I had to do what I did she was so totally there for me. I tell you the truth at first I didn't trust it. Why would someone put themselves out for me right now when I have nothing to give back. I guess I have learned a good lesson on friendship and what a good friend is. I needed that. The feelings of having a good friend is back with me again. I missed it and never realized it. Oh sure I have had friends the last 18 years but it seems in time everyone leaves.I made sure not to count on anyone.. I just never allowed myself to get hurt. I don't know what will become of our friendship. But in my heart I hope it last for many years to come. and if I do get hurt in the end well it was a good lesson learned. Thank you Cindi for opening up my heart again. I will always be there for youl

now back to our regularly stationed program. LOL

Here are my Apples and Pear.

I am so looking forward to next Friday to learn some more. Oh yeah and I promised to practice my brush strokes during the week. Girl Scouts Honor! LOL

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week. Head on over there to see some fantastic Artwork..

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

On being Alone

My husband and I have split up. I don't know if it's forever or just a week. I don't know much of anything right now. Wait yes I do. I know I have to take it One day at a time sometimes one minute at a time.. and that's about all I know. I'm alone now. I have moments of total pity for myself. A cripple in a wheelchair in terrible pain. I also have moments of feeling a Freedom I haven't felt in years. The freedom of not being afraid of a man's lies and deceit.. Oh sure I'm very afraid of the future. Will I be homeless, will I end up in a nursing home not able to do my artwork which is my passion. Will I lose my fur babies who are like children to me. Will I lose all my belongings once again.But I had to take that Leap of Faith. I just had to. But when leaping I felt like I was falling off the cliff! I still do. I'm 61 years old now and way to old to be going through this but I guess God doesn't discriminate against age. LOL   I have to make jokes right now. I have to keep somewhat of a sense of humor or I'd go stark raving mad!

So now I'm alone. It's not as scary as I thought it would be after 13 years of being with a man who used to take care of me totally.  I said used to .. He became someone I didn't know. In my eyes a Monster, the boogey man. I lost all respect and trust for a man I would have laid my life down for. Too many lies and too much deceit and I finally lost it and kicked him out. One too many lies put me over the edge!

I'm scared... . I'm scared to lose the only man I once trusted with my every thought. The man who was my hero ..

Being alone for me right now is very hard also. I can't even sweep my own floor! I can't take the garbage to the curb.. OMG is it going to pile up! I can't , I can't I can't.. I'm so angry that I'm a cripple now. It's not such good timing. I should have had my body wait. Yeah right! LOL  I'm going through so many emotions that it's nutso. One minute I'm laughing and the next I'm hysterical crying. But hey I guess this to will pass.

Will I ever take my husband back? I ask myself that question and the answer is Yes but with many qualifications to it. He has to get better with his problem. There are no but's about that. He has to stop lying. Not even a white lie. He has to start respecting me..... and on and on the list goes. yeah I wrote a list. I also became a monster. Screaming and yelling all the time. I hated that role I took. I would stand almost outside myself and watch this person loose it over and over again. These last few days it's been so quiet in the house without me screaming and yelling and I like it!! The dogs like it too. They are not cowering in a corner thinking they did something wrong. The dynamics of our marriage took an ugly turn and we both played some terrible parts. It's over now which ever way it goes. I want to pick up that telephone so bad and call him. I think I might tie my hands down for if I weaken I'll lose all respect for myself. and I have almost done that already with all the abuse I took. Both physical and mental.

Well anyways I'll stop going on and on and show you my Journal Page I just finished.

It say's " She Knew she wasn't alone".. Positive reinforcement for me to know that I have a wonderful friend who is standing by my side. My Yahoo Group know's what's going on and they are by my side. Praying for me..... and giving me words of encouragement. I need that so bad right now. I need to know that someone cares if even just a little bit. I could easily crawl up in a little ball and not ever get out of bed again. How comforting bed is right now. I put the electric blanket on Hot and lie there in limbo. I know if I don't get out of it I don't have to make these hard decisions. but alas I have chosen to get out of the bed a few times today. Maybe tomorrow it will be a little more. Or maybe it won't. I don't know.. My feelings are not in control right now and I'm a total control freak! LOL  This is a total uncomfortable feeling not being in control.

So here she is.. She is not afraid of the dark right now. At least not for the moment.

I'm adding this too some fabulous work over at the blog

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Friday, January 4, 2013

On Working Small

I have always had such a hard time working on small pieces. I've tried painting on ATC cards which are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 and always have a really hard time. The bigger the substrate the easier it is for me.. I wanted to enter into this Swap at this Yahoo Group I'm in called Altered Design. The swap is to create an Angel or Devil on a Tag which is about 3x6 inches.. Bigger then than the ATC card but still pretty small.. Well I think I finally accomplished it! LOL   I really took my time sketching so small and then painting my Angel with a very small Filbert Brush and Liner Brush.. This piece took a lot of time to do as I wanted to be very careful. I found drawing her lips the hardest. I must of erased about 20 times until I sort of liked what I had. LOL

Anywho I finally finished it like 6 hours later.. Well there were interruptions, like the dogs wanting out like a million times. The telephone ringing and that thing called taking time out to eat.. What a pain! ROFL!! When I start to paint I get so into it I hate to stop.. That is why I usually work in the wee hours but my family is onto me and their getting up with me lately.. I want to scream "Go To Bed NOW" but I hold my tongue.. well most of the time. LOL

I really enjoyed working on a Tag.. Creating the Background then adding my angel.. I might do some more of these for sure!!

I used Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Pencils, Acrylics, inks, and Perfect Pearls. Perfect Pearls is a paint like substance that when you apply it it comes out like little pearls. I used this on her wings. 

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week and oh by the way I'm the Featured Artist this week. OMG I feel so shy about it! When I did the interview I was so big and brave but now it's published I'm like feeling so tiny and shy. Like a little kid wanting everyone's approval! LOL.. I don't know why but that's the feeling I'm getting... Weird huh? 

Everyone have a wonderful weekend. 

Robyninski the 785th. ( LOL)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  May all your wishes come true in 2013!  Boy I'm glad to be leaving 2012.. It was a very hard year for me.. I might have lost my husband, I lost the use of my legs just about and my Father in Law passed away... besides that we lost a court case that we should never have lost and on and on I could go! LOL  so tell me I wasn't the happy one to see the New Year in last night! I watched the Ball drop in Times Square from my bed.... You know I was born in New York and lived their until I was 17 and never made it to Times Square on New Years Eve. I would have loved to go for sure! I'm just an old New York Gal at heart! LOL

Well here is my first Art Journaling Spread for the New Year. I found these Words  on Pinterest and just had to do a spread using it. 

There kind of tiny in the picture but it says

"She's the girl that believes that what comes around goes around.
The girl that hopes for a better day.
The one that won't give up on you
She's the girl that's unlike the rest.
The one that spent her days smiling, and her night's crying.
She's the girl that would love to be loved.
The one that looks so damn strong, but feels
so weak.
She's the girl that picks herself up every time she falls"

Everyone raise your hand if you can relate!! I can for sure!

I thought this was fitting for my first AJ Spread of the New Year..

I'm joining Create Every Day 2013..

I hope to do some artwork every day of the year... That is one of my goals for the New Year..

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