Monday, 19 January 2009
The EDM challenge number 8 was "Draw your watch or other piece of jewellery" I stopped using watches (that thing telling you that you are going to be late on your wrist) when cellphones started to show the time on the display. As for jewellery I only use a gold ring, not exciting enough to draw. So I chose to draw a piece of jewellery that I have been fascinated of since the first time I saw it, the Cameo. Here is a link if you want to see how the Cameo techniques is made and used. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrNZpcuIjs&feature=channel_page My Cameo is just of pencil and paper no glass...
Medium used: pencil 2B and 6B
Friday, 9 January 2009
Look what I got! (Late)Last year I got the Lovely Blog Award from Stacey at the http://artsnark.blogspot.com Stacy is among many things a mixmedia artist that let her creativity bobble to the surfaces and that share some of it through her blog, her Etsy shop and the ZNE network.
The lovely blog award is a bit like a tag, I am supposed to recommend 7 of my favourite blogs. There are so many lovely blogs out there! I reed most blogs through a RSS feed this way I don't have to spend my time to go and see if it's something new everyday the feed does that for me. This way I got to concentrate on reading the blogs, and can therefore read more. Some of the blogs that I liked and did find interesting I tagged in this post http://ewian.blogspot.com/2008/11/tagged.html
The 7 I list in this lovely blog award are supposed to link back & suggest 7 others. If any of you don't wish to "play along", that's OK. I still think your blog is lovely and you get to keep the Lovely Blog Award. BUT if you do play along I like to give you an actually tag I have made for you. See picture below. If you send the lovely blog award on it's way AND send me your snail-mail address I will send it to you.
To the ones that I am tagging, you can send your snali-mail adress to this mail; ewianblog (at) gmail. com DO NOT PUT IT IN THE COMMENT! If you don't want to share your mail address that is fine, your choice how much you want to tell other people. Just remember the tag is made for you. I hope all of you will play along!
The picture of the "One Lovely Blog Award" you can find it here: The http://flickr.com/photos/ewian/3181355410/in/photostream . I had mine included in the belly dancer picture.
Here are the seven lovely blogs, go visit and you will see what I am talking about...
Jennifer, http://thursdaydrive.com One of those cosy little blog that make me smile every time I see there is a new posting.
"She does hair", http://shedoeshair.blogspot.com and as the name say she does hair, my mother only practice three hear styles on my head: ponytail, pigtail and all hanging down, so I read this blog and have had so many great tips.
"So much yarn, so little time", http://cmeknit.blogspot.com this is primeerely a knitting blog, I started reading this only because of the headline, So much yarn, so little time. In the blog you get to see and read the way from start to finish projects.
http://specksbrain.blogspot.com This blog is a drawing/ journal blog, just love the style of the illos.
Tam, http://www.willowing.org/blog-news.html Her blog on blogger is fairly new, looks like, it is going to be a lovely one, but I have followed her on You Tube, the Purple Haze video was one of the first You Tube videos I saw.
Keron, http://thecolourguru.typepad.com A mixemedia art journal lady whit a big engagement.
http://www.badfaery.com Another sketchbook/ journal blog, there are some other post in between that is inspirational.
Medium used, belly dancer: watercolour, 3B pencil, watersoluble wax pastel, acrylic, spangles, and permanent marker. Picture is made in my art journal entry is made in the Hand Book Artist Journal from Global art materials. Inc
Medium used, tag: stamp, embossing and ribbons.
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
My Nana, grandmother, died Monday. I will miss her tremendously. We had a close friendship. In addition to being my grandmother she was a close friend, we shared a lot of common interest among many things the love of books, crafts and family. When we talked about death she said that she was not afraid to die. She had her ticket to heaven ready, it was just a mater of time before the conductor called her on board the journey to heaven. It is a slim comfort that she was old and did not suffer much. It does not take away the terrible void she is leaving. My art journal entry is the quote she used to say "I have the ticket to heaven".
Medium used: 3B pencil, vintage book page from the book "he is our peace" , stazOn stamp, and watercolour. The entry is made in the brown leather journal from Rhonda Miller.
Thursday, 1 January 2009
I have only encountered the world clandestine, in relationship to illegal labs. (English is not my native tong.) As I am taking chemical science classes I thought it would be fun trying to do one illo for this weeks entry for Illustration Friday with a chemical twist.
Medium used: watercolour and permanent marker.
If you want to se another chemical science classe picture you can see my art journal entry back in October here http://ewian.blogspot.com/2008/10/art-journal-science-chemistry.html