Wednesday, October 30, 2013

snow bears...


snow bears, originally uploaded by racham.

this was a little song I knew as a kid and would always sing when it was going to snow or had the night if I woke up to a winter wonderland on the ground...so I did an illustration of it tonight. I trimmed it in gold, which you cannot see too well here...and I obviously need to work on my lettering. I think I will Mod Podge it onto something....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crockpot applesauce....

Easy to do....core about 10 to 12 apples....you do not have to peel them unless you want to as the skins will cook down to practically nothing. You can quarter them and cut quarters in half....or not..they cook down pretty small. Add cinnamon .....apple juice or water or cider (just enough to coat bottom of pot before adding apples)....and you can add 1/2 of sugar or more or NOT....all depends on YOUR preference. You can add a squirt of lemon juice or not. Cook on low for at least 6 hours....it will make your house smell SOOOO GOOD and it tastes even better!

Friday, September 13, 2013

zentangle..not sure where I am going with this

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Saturday, August 03, 2013

just couple things I am working on...

the seahorse zentangle is done...but I think I am going to paint and do a background or mixed media piece for the sketch I have started of the woman's face


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer of Color Week 6 - Sage Green and Sepia

well I at first thought of doing a grasshopper....then turtles, crocodiles, lizards all came to mind. I went with sea turtles....kept is simple and it is okay...but I am not thrilled with it. I then thought of the Creature from the Black Lagoon and how the colors would have been perfect for him...so I decided to do a quick one of him.....here they are ....sad to see this end again ....but look forward to next Summer of Color!




Monday, July 08, 2013

Summer of Color Week 5: Candy Apple Red and Yellow

This week's colors for Summer of Color 2013 were CANDY APPLE RED AND YELLOW. I immediately thought of a dragon...and a zentangled dragon....where I could turn him red and have yellow trim. I also trimmed the edges again in gold...and I added gold highlights to the dragon as well. PLEASE check the sidebar for the link to Summer of Color 2013 to see more entries and to participate if you like!









Thursday, June 27, 2013

In Cloud Light - wind/kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe...







WOW...you MUST check out this man's amazing kinetic wind sculptures. GO to his home page at

http://howeart.net/index.html

and check them all out there. AMAZING pieces...and each have pics and VIDEOS!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer of Color Week 3 - Purple and Lime Green...



 Don't forget to check  my sidebar for the link to Summer of Color..it is never too late to participate...and you can also just go and check out all the other artwork submissions!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer of Color Week 2 - Hot Pink and Orange!

 This week's colors were hot pink and orange. I immediately thought of so many gorgeous sunsets we see around here in the fall and summer...always what I call those Charlie Brown skies as they look just like the skies you see on the old Charlie Brown movies. LOVE those! Anyway, this book for my project this year is rather small..so I decided to do a mixed media piece....Mod Podged on tissue papers and other papers....doodled and then painted on top of that and covered with more Mod Podge after I added an Inka Gold trim. I think it feels nice and rich and warm...and I love suns and sun faces...not sure why I decided to stick the hand on here. Sort of reminds me of an Aztec design with the sun face and background. Anyway..this is what I ended up with. VERY difficult to get the true colors to show up correctly here in picture form..but I have various shades of hot pinks and oranges. If you still want to participate in Summer of Color 2013 please check my sidebar for a link!