Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Entourage: Snow, Sienna, and Girl Power

On Saturday, me and my friend Girl Power spent forty-five minutes shoveling my car and driveway out from under a pile of days-old snow.  When I was finished my arms were so tired that I didn’t even feel like I … Continue reading

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The Entourage: The Grand Transfer

Remember the practice sketching that I did on Wednesday?  Well it really helped me when it came down to transferring my reference photo onto a canvas. I decided to use a grid to transfer this image.  I often do this … Continue reading

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The Entourage (Sketches)

I decided that my next painting is going to be of this picture: Although, it doesn’t seem to be the general favorite, I love this photo.  The lighting is so unusual, and I love the expression on my nephew’s face.  … Continue reading

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The Plan-erific Plan-eroo

It’s that time again, I tell you!  Time to hatch a plan.   I have a blank canvas upstairs and I need to find inspiration.  When I’m stuck, I like to look through my old photos to gather ideas.  Here are … Continue reading

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It’s Time for a Hobby!

Now that my hobby has become my job (read about that here), I’ve decided that I need a new hobby.  I find myself lounging in front of the TV whenever I’m not working, so I want to find something more … Continue reading

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Etsy Update: Shadowboxes for sale!

I just listed four new items on my Etsy shop.  I made these shadow boxes a month or two ago.  I had so much fun making them, and am hoping to make more soon!

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Video Toot(orial)!

It’s finally here!  My first in a series of video tutorials.  I realize that I have already posted once on how to stretch a canvas, but I think (and hope) that this video will make things a bit more clear.  … Continue reading

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