Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! - Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another Leather Cuff

I had left over beads and a narrow strip of black suede so I decided to create yet another cuff.
I strung the beads with small gold spacer beads between them.  This cuff is held together with a button clasp.  It was a tad too short to use a snap so I put a button on one end and a loop on the other.
Hope you like it.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Grim Reaper

Yet another Halloween piece- this one of the Grim Reaper (cutesy style).  It was more difficult working with a dark figure.  I did a lot of the shading in white or grey.  It was also a bit harder working on the background knowing my figure would be dark.  For my foundation, I used anatomy book paper and, if you look hard enough, you can see a bit of the skeletons in the background.

And my original sketch:
The sketch was a bit chubbier and his head a bit rounder but once I started working on an 8X10 canvas I needed to make him tall, dark and handsome - LOL.  He is a cutie in either version and I really like him ALOT!!
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Leather Bracelet

Back again!
I made this bracelet (leather cuff) today and wanted to show you the result.
The central medallion is from Michael's (on clearance, woohoo!) and the bead dangle is one I made using black beads and beadcaps on a stick pin.  I sewed the medallion on and then used a dab of nail polish to secure the knots.  To close this cuff, I used my Big Bite and attached a heavy duty snap.
let me know what you think!  And thanks for stopping by.

Halloween Art

Well, for my first real post, I wanted to show you a couple of canvases I did which are inspired by the Cider and Pumpkins workshop I am taking on line from Christy Tomlinson.  She is an awesome artist and an amazing teacher and I am having the greatest time with these little Halloween paintings.
My first is an owl all decked out for the spooky night:
And here is the sketch I did to start from:
As you can see, he underwent quite a few changes from sketch to finished piece.  I am trying to get into the habit of sketching before I jump to the canvas.  This does not mean that I have to copy the sketch, it just is a starting point.  It helps push me in the direction I want to go.

The second one is a little pumpkin boy:
And here is his sketch:
As you can see, this little fellow went through quite a metamorphosis to reach his final shape.  His head is rounder, his body fatter and his clothing is just a bit different.  I had originally envisioned his head sort of checkered but decided to make it all orange and his hands now wear dotted mittens.

Please let me know what you think of my little guys - good or bad.  They are my vision, yours could be quite different.  That is what makes art - art!

To Begin With...

Hi, you may wonder why I have created this blog.  Well, I find that my stamping blog, CHERYLANN'S STAMPING SPOT , does not really cover all of my creative endeavours.  I have begun taking art classes (on line) and have rediscovered a love of other forms of creativity.  So I have decided to make a home for all my artistic efforts and for what inspires me.  I hope you will accompany me on my journey to discover what happens when Wishes Become Art.
Welcome aboard!