Friday, December 13, 2019

Just a sketch

Hi Everyone!

Today I am just going to do what ever I want to do. I don't have any doctor's apt, don't have to go to the store, don't even have to get out of my jammies. Ohhh but I will. LOL It has been a long time that I have sketched anything but faces. So last night thought I would give tribute to one of my favorite places. Monument Valley. I miss the desert so much. My heart truly lives there.  After taking a photo of this I guess I should have put in some sort of sky. Oh well you get the idea. Hope everyone is having a great day.



Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rain's Garden Cozy and PPF

Hi Everyone!

O-M-G it is storming like you wouldn't believe. We are in a storm warning and high surf alert. ANNNNNDDDD we have to go out in it today. I am going to try to stop by the beach to get some photos. Depends on how bad the winds are. In the mean time over at Rain's Garden the prompt today is Cozy. How perfect for a day like this? Over the last few months I have been crocheting. In winter I grow my hair out. You all know how awful that can look so I wear a hat or beanies. In addition I am making a throw blanket.  I think that is pretty cozy. LOL Come over to Rain's Garden and then tomorrow Paint Party Friday to see what all the artists have created. Stay warm and cozy where ever you are.



Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Wow what a few days of busy. Monday doctors apt, Tuesday Hubby's doctors apt in Salem, we also do grocery shopping there as well. It is so much cheaper than here in Florence. In just a few minutes my friend is picking me up for acupuncture. So here is a quick draw for today.
Have a great day everyone.



Nicole/DVArtist
 Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Thinking of the past

Hi Everyone!

My Hubby and I were going through photos this weekend. You know the kind you put in photo albums. Even to this day we are take photos with our phones or keep a virtual photos.  Anyway, our memories in the photos made us laugh and remember some incredible times we have shared over the last 38 years.  Before moving here we were outdoors people. Always hiking, camping, knowing out environment. Bow hunting, wild crafting, and finding treasures. These are two of my favorite photos. I miss being young. What is a favorite memory for you?







Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Art today and PPF

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I had a wonderful visit from a friend I haven't seen in a while. We had tea, and caught up on things that are going on in our lives. Next week we are meeting up to share a day. 
I think it is important to interact with people. Especially for us older gals. LOL  I know so many who just sit at home and become isolated. If you know someone like that reach out to them. There is nothing like a conversation face to face.  
Here is my drawing for today, 
yes a face. I am actually getting in the art 
room to finish a painting. 






I am linking up with Paint Party Friday.
If you don't know what it is. Click on the link and then join in.
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Art today Dec 4

Hi Everyone!

Today I need to clean house. Some of you know I am a bit of a clean freak and hate clutter. Thus, hubby has his own room for his clutter. LOL So this AM clean house and then a dear friend is coming over for tea. It should be a nice visit. With all of this I am listening to the impeachment hearings. It is a mess here in the US. I am so glad I have art to take me away to another place.  Here is my art for today.


Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

What not to do when you are drawing

Hi Everone!

I am sitting here with a nice hot bowl of oat meal. It is still cold but not as bad as the freeze we had last week. So the oat meal is a nice soothing breakfast. OK... I am rambling because the art I have to show is....well....you will see. LOL
Each of us have our own formulas for creating art.  For me when I draw a face I draw the outline of the face, add what will be hair,  then see where the features will go in. It is all line work at first. I normally start with the nose. For me that is the center of the face and will give my the guidelines for the mouth and eyes. So that is how this face started. However, something went terrible wrong after the nose went in. I was loving how the mouth was turning out. Full lips, a bit of an opening, and the shading was coming along just fine. However I never looked up from the paper. I never took notice of where the mouth was or how it measured to the eyes. When I did look up and held the paper away from me I saw that I was totally off. OMG! Really?  So the lesson for today is.... look up and "see" your art as you are creating. 


Laugh with or at your art. It makes creating more enjoyable.

Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

My Art today

Hi Everyone!

I am so blessed with all the wonderful comments during this last month. They have all encouraged and inspired me. I have been on a lull with my art, due to, well ya know life??? LOL  However, AEDM got me back into the groove. So here is my art for today. I started this last evening. Sometimes it just doesn't work out, but I think we should show our mistakes too. I have to remind myself that I have not been drawing that long and even though I have come a long way from my first attempts I still have much to learn. 
Each drawing does that. 
 So here she is. 



I would love to see your art
so leave me a comment and I 
will click onto your site.



Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

AEDM Last day

Hi Everyone!

Well for me this is a bit of a sad day. It is the last day of Art Everyday Month. I have enjoyed this so much in so many ways. One it got me back into the groove of create art and two I got to meet and catch up with some extraordinary artist. To Leah and all of the artists thank you so much.
I was hoping to have my big canvas finished but that is going to take a few more days. So I thought I would show some of my favorite pieces of the past. I know it doesn't meet the challenge but I couldn't go the last day without showing some art. 




This was a time when I was trying hand to face images. I have many.


This is one of my hubbies faves.

I did a series of Spirit people. This is just one of them.

My husband was having surgery last year and I drew this while I waited.

This is a model that I could never find her name. I have drawn several of her.

Another Spirit People piece.

I drew this face while riding in the car. Ha car art. then I tried to paint it. I like the drawing much better.

This is another model I like drawing. I love her face.



Practicing light.


Then I get stuck on the colors. LOL

You know my macabre side.


Tree of life?

Another car art piece.

Water color from art class.

I had to throw in one leather sculpture.


 I made it so the mouth opens and closed



Be sure to come to my blog to see what I am creating. I am going to try to create everyday to stay in tuned with my creative side. I am also adding you all to my side bar so I can keep up with you as well. Have a great weekend everyone.

Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.