flowers for this week…

Here are my current entries for the May Flower Challenge. I haven’t been keeping track of how many I have posted.  This past Saturday was my birthday.  My hubs went all out this year and got me a dozen white Roses.  They have been so pretty but now the petals are starting to droop.  This first photo is one of the blooms:

These next two photos are wild flowers that grow in our area.  I don’t know the name of the daisy-like flower…I have heard some say they are Black-eyed Susan.  The white flower is Queen Anne’s Lace.  These are very common along the roadsides, fields, and along the edges of some yards.

This next photo is my neighbor’s Hydrangea Bush.  It can’t decide which way to go…having both pink and blue blooms and shades in between:

These last three photos are some pieces I’ve made the past few days.  The first one is started with collage pieces that had been painted and inked.  I glued them onto a small page in my big journal.  I used watercolor and pen to define some areas.

Wallpaper flower with a doodled background:

As you can see, this isn’t a flower.  I glued some pieces of security envelopes, junk mail and scrapbook paper in my small Strathmore watercolor journal.  I used two kinds of pens to doodle…one being my old standby: Sharpie fine point marker.

Flowers Today…

I have four florals for the May Flower Challenge.  In a few days, I hope to post some faces for the 29 faces challenge. This first one is a photo I took this morning.  These are some lilies my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day about three years ago. I’m not a photographer and I use a litte Canon Power Shot camera.  I did do some alterations with PicMonkey editing program…I should have left the photo like was origianlly 🙂

The next one is a flower doodle in my old book:

Watercolor and acrylic background with stencil and pen work:

….and the last one is a mini embroidery piece I put onto a quilt block:

Happy May Day

I’m going through a dry spell.   I will still draw my ladies in my old book because that is mostly what I can do now.  I’ve also been thinking that I need to get back to working on my quilt.  Yesterday I did go downstairs to my “studio.”  I call it my art room, also known in the past, as the “guy room.”  😀  Hubby now has a lap top and hardly ever goes down there, so,  I took it over as my space.  Little by little, I bring things upstairs to work with and that’s why my dining room table can’t be used for it’s original purpose right now.  Mostly, I do try and keep most of my art supplies  downstairs.

I painted over one of my drawings yesterday.  I kind of like her with a little color.  I posted the original page earlier if you want to go back and compare…then and now.  I used all acrylic paint on her face.  I could have used some colored pencils for more shading but decided to leave it soft and subtle.  I put her in my big journal book I’ve been working on since the beginning of this year. Here we are at May 1st….the year’s moving along fast.   Last night, while watching tv, I drew more ladies in the book.

I signed up to take part in the May Flower Challenge.  Lori said you don’t have to do something every day….I will do what I can.  Click on Lori’s button over on the right if you are interested in taking part.  You can draw, take photos, paint or whatever….as long as it has something to do with flowers.


Jenny and Janet left comments about another challenge. It’s the May-29 Faces Challenge over at Ayala’s blog.  I thought, “why not?,” since I do faces anyways. It’s all about faces…any techniques are welcome. Go here to read more. If you sign up…read the directions first 😀  I didn’t.

May Flower Challenge and practice with lines and circles…

I played with my India Ink and paints today.  I mentioned before that I’m taking Jane Davies class, Sketchbook Practice.  The link to her blog can be found in my April 10th post.  I just used copy paper for practice.  The last piece with circles and lines is my old standby…. a phone book page. 

I also signed up to participate in the May Flower Challenge over at Lori Moon Studio.   Click on the button over on the sidebar to read about it. I tried it earlier and the link seems to be broken…I’m sure it will be back up later.  Her blog is here.