Friday, May 29, 2009

Show And Tell

I had hard time finding my cell phone in my purse or my back pack.I will get very frustrated when it starts ringing and I can't find it and when I find it they will stop calling and so on.I started thinking what I could do about it and I came with this idea.I crocheted this little case with this big button to keep it in.And now it is easy for me to see it and find it in my purse and I am so proud of myself .And it makes my husband and my friend Stela laugh how easy it is to make me happy and I agree with them yes, the little things make me happy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This is a sketch from my old art journal.Drown with ink pen Millennium in my journal made of recycled paper.The color of the paper was brown and I applied another wash of yellow and brown watercolor.
I am really frustrated that they stopped importing this kind of ink pens from Japan because they were very good quality and the price was very reasonable.I used to buy them from Hobby Lobby and Wal Mart,but now you cant find them anywhere.
Otherwise I am doing good.I am glad that finally the weather warmed up and we can stay outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and also go on a bike rides on regular basis.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Trip To Stockholm

On Sunday we went to the picturesque little town of Stockholm in Wisconsin.It is on the Mississippi river and is famous for its Summer Art Festivals.We went to their Art-fest last year.The town is really very cute with its old houses,galleries and gift shops.We had fun time browsing in the little shops and walking in the streets although the weather was cold and windy.The only bad experience we had was in the local cafe when we had lunch.First the sandwiches were overpriced and second they tried to cheat us on three items of our order,charging us more than they were supposed to.We fixed the problem but it spoiled the impression of the city.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Actually This Was The First One

This was the first watercolor. I had painted it before I decided to turn that sketchbook into a challenge.I already posted it in my other blog and I am posting it here in order to show the wholesome project.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hurray!I Am Done With My Challenge!

I am finally done with my watercolor challenge and I am so happy about that.Now I am free to start something else, like an acrylic challenge for example.
This one is watercolor number 15.I am impatient to post it because I like the way it turned out.I still have one more to post but it is a nude and I did not want to post them together.Actually the nude was the first watercolor I painted on that sketchbook but at that time the idea about the watercolor challenge was still too vague.
I am not going to post one of the watercolors because it was not very successful.That is way they will be only fourteen.Anyway completed this challenge with the satisfaction of a job well done.I learned a lot and I dare to say i improved my skills in this media.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Watercolors #11 and #12

I am on my way to wrap up my watercolor challenge.At the moment I am working on my last one but it may take a while because it is a busy landscape .Here you can see an old man with his goat and a peony in a bottle.The peonies are kind of challenging flowers to paint and I am not very happy with the shape of the bottle but as a whole I had fun painting it,I mean the painting.I drew the old guy with the goat with a blue watercolor pencil first and then painted him with watercolors.I like the way he turned out.