Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Birthday girl

This little baby turned eight this month and she had a lot of fun on her birthday.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer bouquet

Another random sketch straight with the brush.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I have been on a search for good, comfortable and affordable shoes recently. As I did not have much of a success I decided to paint the ones I liked from
Joules.I am just dying for the pair of those milk-and-coffee colored canvas shoes with the pink shoe laces.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fashion girls

Here you can see some more random sketches.This time I used some fashion catalogs for inspiration-JCPenney and Joules.I painted them straight with the
brush but in the first one I used colored
pencils for the fine details.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The parade

I don't know about you but I love to watch parades.Maybe because I can stare at people without embarrassing myself or making them feel embarrassed.I like to observe people and then try to use the observations in my art.I take tons of pictures to keep the atmosphere and the images fresh in my mind.
I watched this parade with my daughter and my mother -in-law.My favourite part of the parades are the marching bends.I love their uniforms,their shiny instruments and their lovely music.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A hamburger and fries,anybody?

Another random sketch inspired by a magazine.Country living US edition.Watercolor in my sketchbook.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Random sketches

I've been sketching recently random things with watercolors straight with the brush.Everything that attracts my attention or inspires me with something.It could be from life or from a magazine.These two sketches have been inspired from Country living magazine the US edition.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New project-my crazy afghan

Inspired by the book I wrote about in the previous post I started a new project,an afghan I would make with the leftover yarn I have lying around the house.I don't know when I will finish it but I love the freedom of experimenting with colors,texture and patterns.You can see the beginning in this picture.
I think I will get rid of some loose ends but I will keep some of them for more interest and texture.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Something cool

I bought this old craft book at a sale for used books several months ago.It cost me only a couple of dollars.I bought it just for the idea of the afghan in these pictures.It is crazy cool ,isn't it ?
The colors,the pattern, the arrangement of the squares.There are some more interesting ideas in the book too which I can share in another post.
I started a project inspired by this afghan.I am going to use my leftover yarn on it. But I am going to post about it the next time.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Starry night

Last night my step daughter,my daughter and I went outside to watch the meteor shower.The night sky was just gorgeous.Not even a cloud, just huge bright stars and the song of the crickets.
I could see one shooting star,my step daughter saw a couple only my little one could not see any.
She was sad but she still needs to learn a lot about patience.Anyway she saw a lot of interesting things this night-The Big Dipper,several aeroplane lights,the light of a satellite and a baby frog.
This sketch is an attempt to draw my daughter drawing in her sketchbook.The resemblance is a little bit off.Here she looks older than she is actually.Watercolor pencils.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer sketches-trees

Watercolor pencils in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer sketches-animals

Watercolor pencils in my sketchbook.
Used pictures from newspapers
and magazines for inspiration.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some summer sketches-flowers.

Both sketches were completed with watercolor pencils.For the first one I was inspired by a photo in Country Living magazine the British edition.For the second one I used my own picture as a reference.