Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #144 So Much to Say-Notebook Page

This piece got it's name after I spent a pretty lengthy time talking to my good friend Mary Katherine (check out her blog, she's an awesome writer). We once drove from Michigan to New York without having one break in the conversation. And did the same thing on the way back. It happens every time we get together. I love you MK!
Hand carved stamp with acrylic paint and pen

Friday, January 27, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #143 Carved Stamp

Again, rubber stamp carving is so much fun! My original drawing is in the lower right side of the page. After I carved the stamp I tested it with an ink pad. The upper left bird is colored with color pencil and the bottom left bird is acrylic paint. The rubber block is so thick that I will be able to use the other side to carve too. It's called Moo Carve and I got it at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 I liked this block a lot. It was comparable to the pink Speedy Carve that I have used before. I am hooked.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #142 Yellow Chick Revisited

A chance to use my brand new Micron sepia pen. It went dry while drawing this little bird :(
Wish I still had the receipt.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #141 Yellow Chick, Red Hat

Don't feel too sorry for this sad little chick. Someone cared enough about him to knit him a cute red hat.
Another sketch for the book, pen and color pencil

Monday, January 16, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #140 Growing a Home

And sketch #4 in the sketchbook. Another sweet pair of birds in love. It must be getting closer to Valentine's Day, or maybe I've been eating too much sugar.

Tree update
Men at work

Bob up a tree.

Reassessing the situation.

Naaw, that didn't look dangerous at all!

Hard at work
The whole tree didn't make it down. Something about not wanting to crush the garage, I'm ok with that.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #139 Love Stare

or is it lust you just can;t tell with some birds.

Today my Husband and his friend Bob, are cutting down a dead pine in our back yard before it falls on something important, like our house. I'm really going to miss it. It has been dead for a while but the chickadees and the woodpeckers still love to hang out there. Good bye old friend.

Friday, January 13, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #138 Red Treasures

Here is another project that took awhile. I got the idea from this blog, Quirkiecraft.  I call it junk drawer art, she calls it "A canvas full of crap" LOL. She gives you a complete tutorial if you would like to try one for yourself.
I heard long ago that crows like to collect trinkets and shiny things to attract a mate. Most of this stuff comes from my husbands pocket after a day of work and over the years I have kept it, mostly because some of it looked important and I have a hard time throwing anything away.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #137 Yellow Bird

Today I cleaned out the refrigerator, made navy bean and ham soup, knit a bit on The Lucy sweater and made this little puzzle piece.
All in all a very good Saturday

Friday, January 6, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #136 Sun Rise Rooster

In honor of today's glorious weather (including the sunrise) I give you Sun Rise Rooster
50 degrees and sunny, can't beat that with a stick!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #135 Peep Hole Owl

I give you, another puzzle piece.
It has been unseasonably warm these past couple of days and tomorrow it is supposed to reach the mid 40's It makes me long for spring even though I know winter just started and spring won't finally arrive until June or July ha ha.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #134 Green Nest

Here's today's puzzle piece.

I found a cool new pen. It's called Ink Joy by Paper Mate. I got a pack of 18 (10 different colors) for $3 at Target. They write liquid-y smooth and have a fine point (package said med point). Feels like somewhere in between a ball point and a roller ball.

At home in their jar.

Keep your caps on kids, it's cold outside.

And just writing with a pen with the word "joy" on it, well, it gives me joy.

Here are all the colors.

Monday, January 2, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #133 The Ways of the Heart

Today was a perfect day to be at home to cook and craft and watch old movies. I did all three.
I am altering a puzzle for my next art project. Here is the first piece. There are 24 in all. The original puzzle came from the dollar store; it was Winnie the Pooh so this must be Owl.
Altered puzzle piece, acrylic paint, clip art, and pen