Thursday, May 10, 2018

PPF I'll be gone for awhile

Hi Everyone!

Here it is the second  week of May already. Next week I am leaving on a trip to visit my daughter and her husband. My SIL has just been promoted to Master Sgt in the US Marines and has been stationed to VA. Yep I  am going to VA.  So this will be the last post on PPF until I return in June.  Flying is not a good thing for me so my doctor has prescribed some meds for me to make the trip a bit easier. I really don't like flying alone but I will make an adventure of it.  Have you ever been to VA? If so where about? I would like to know. Or maybe you live there.
A big thanks to Eva and Krista for hosing Paint Party Friday.

Not much art this week but here are a few pieces.

This is a quick draw I think maybe 15 minutes

  Sculpted leather over and armature doll body

I love no face dolls

 Here hair is awesome!

See ya all when I return
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Paint Partry Friday 5/3

Hi Everyone!

Wow I just about missed PPF. I have been so busy this week that my days have passed me by. All of the art I have are WIP and no photos. It has been dark and overcast so not good for photos. I drew this in the last 30 minutes to have something for PPF. Yikes!!!
My days are full and very busy.  I am working on 6 leather projects all at the same time. Most everything is dry and I will airbrush tomorrow and try to get some embellishments on. 
What have you been doing? Leave me a comment about your week.

Here is the quick draw for tonight. 
 Ohhh this one I did last week. I took this photo then worked on the face some more. When I went to take the final photo I dropped my camera on the drawing and put a fold in the paper. So this is kind of funky.

Let me see what else I can find to show.
Oh here are two leather pieces I have not shown yet. 
OK I am doing better than I thought. LOL

 
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Photos with new camera

Hi Everyone!
It feels like my life is on high speed and I am loving every minute of it. This is the first time I have felt this good in over 22 years. So I am taking full advantage of it. At the beginning of the year I was gifted a beautiful new camera. I joined the camera club and am so happy I did. I have learned so much from these wonderful photographers. I have been getting use to the new camera and learning just what constitutes a good photo. I still have a lot to learn but at the last meeting got an applause and a pat on the back for showing a good photo. The encouragement there is pretty amazing. So here are a few photos I have taken recently.
Hope you enjoy.

An overcast day of a Hosta in my back yard. 
 

Spider web over a bucket 

 Another shot of that sweet cow

The next two photos were taken at the airplane and space museum
Not conducive to great photography but I had to get this shot.

This is the Spruce Goose. It is gigantic.


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

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Paint Party Friday My Birthday

Hi Everyone!

I missed all of you last week but I was out of town celebrating my birthday. Yes It is the 27th.  I had a fantastic time in McMinnville, OR. Such a wonderful place and the surrounding area was just beautiful. Found a small dairy where they made cheese. OMGosh seriously the best cheese I have ever eaten and I use to be the manager of a cheese Deli so I do know my cheeses. LOL I asked permission to take photos of the cows and fell in love with this one. We took the coast road home and had our annual birthday dinner at Tidal Raves in Deopt Bay. It was a perfect day.  
I am anxious to see what all of you have created this week. I have been working leather pieces for my exhibits and have pretty much finished these. I am going to put more feathers on the little one. These measure 14,12 and 10 inches. 




  Here is the cow she was licking the fence


And a shot outside of the restaurant. 


Thanks Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday 4/13

Hi Everyone!
Here it is again, time for Paint Party Friday. I can't believe how fast the days, weeks and months are going by.  This month is my birthday month and OMG I will be 66 on the 27th. Now that time really did go by quickly. LOL I am still working on leather projects. I will show a piece on May 1st with our local "Hang it All" at the library. This is a fun event because people of any age or medium can bring in art to show. The theme is flowers. Here is what I will show. Just the first skull art.

 This one is table art.


This second skull  is for a show this summer. 
This one hangs on the wall.


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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!

Ohh my gosh it has been a busy week. I can hardly believe it is Thursday. One of my friends is moving to Australia and I am helping her with selling EVERYTHING. She has enough beads and art supplies to open a store. Well she did have a store at one time. It is amazing how many beads. As soon as I price a huge box of beads she brings out more. LOL It is fun to see all that she has. I envy her moving and hope she sells everything. For tonight thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who show up and leave comments of encouragement. I really do love hearing what you have to say.
I only have leather work this week. The first piece is Lady in red. I made an armature and created a lady out of Apoxie Sculp. I made a stand for her and then the fun began. Leather leather and leather. I do love the way she turned out. 


 hmmm her face looks a bit creepy in this photo. LOL

Next is my blooming leather. This was so much fun to make.




Have a great weekend Everyone!



Nicole/Beadwright 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/30

Hi Everyone!

Wow this week flew by for me. I was busy out and about all week and tomorrow I am going to a friends house who is selling EVERYTHING including all of her art supplies. I have been trying to keep up with the pace of leather art. I did not get a sketch this week. Well I did but I didn't like it. So I worked on some paintings for another show I am doing in June. Lot's going on for me.  Thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. I look forward to seeing what all of you have created  too. For me my art in my favorite genre, abstract, including my leather piece. Hope you enjoy them.
Have a nice weekend and happy Easter.

There is lots of texture in both of these paintings.


This piece measures 22" across and 6" deep. I so love this piece.




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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/23

Hi Everyone!

Another week and it's party time with Eva, Kristen and all the artists from around the world.  I am busier than ever with my leather work. I have 5 projects in the works. Each one has to be cut, wet, shaped, dried and then decorated. I am so happy with how they are turning out. 
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday
Now for some art. I only have two pieces this week.
I am happy with this one, with that said I do see some things I need to tweak. At least I got it finished enough for PPF.




Here is a leather piece that is almost finished. I am waiting for some beads to finish the decorating.
This stands 2 feet tall.


That's it for now. I look forward to seeing all of your art this week.


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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!

Tonight is my monthly bead meeting. I have been meeting with these gals for over 10 years. We have a great time with lots of laughter. Also I have been working on getting all new leather pieces ready for my exhibit. I am having so much fun. 
Great bit thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.
So here is this weeks art.


 Just playing around

This bowl is so pretty airbrushed with pearl paints.


Shinny green leather with fun shapes.
 If you get tired of one side just turn it around.


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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/8

Hi Everyone!

First congratulations to Eva and Kristen for hosting  PPF for 7 years!!! That is just an amazing accomplishment for blogland. Thanks girls for having the best parties.
 For me I have been art busy. I have been getting ready for a two month showing on my leather art, getting some drawings done, taking photos and getting more involved with the camera club and still maintaining life in general. I am feeling good!!!
I hope you enjoy my art this week. I will be coming by to see all of the art on Paint Party Friday
Leather first.  Just a few pieces.






Have a nice weekend.
Nicole
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, March 5, 2018

I'm on a Roll

Hi Everyone!

Another great day of art. Early morning drawing and a day of leather work. I will post some leather work once I send in the photos for my showing. 
It seems our freeze is over too. Anyway for today. Heaters off, windows open and fresh air flowing through the house. Love it.

For now here is Mr Man.

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Great Art Day

Hi Everyone!

There are those days when art just flows. Like everything one touches just falls into place. That is my art day today. I was up early to draw. Quiet, still dark out, the hum of my light, pencil and paper ready to go. I love these mornings. Well before 7AM I am in the art room prepping leather to create some table art.  I have a 2 month show in the fall and I want all or mostly all new items.  6 pieces in the drying process. 7 from last week to decorate. I am a happy artist. Hope your day is going as well. 



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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Paint Party Friday 3/1

Hi Everyone!

I seriously can't believe this is PPF already. My week flew by. I did manage to get a few art pieces done and some leather sculps that I will show next week.  First a big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.  I am looking forward to seeing what all the artist have created this week.


 I was trying to place the yellow in specific places when something went wrong with the tip of the plastic bottle. Sooo here it is. LOL


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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I want this

Hi Everyone!

I don't ask for much but if I could I would ask for this. I just love this set up. What do you think?

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paint Party Friday 2/22

Hi Everyone!
First a big thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday. Also to all the artists who share their 
art and inspire me every week.

So most of you know that I share my body with lupus. I do not take lupus meds but rather my own concoction of herbs, minerals, and vitamins.  Over the last 18 years it has been a trial keeping healthy. However, that last few years I have been feeling better and better with just a few minor flares. My new doctor, whom I love, ordered tons of blood work last month. (You have to know that so many doctors quit here over the last 2 years and I was without a doctor for a year. So when I found Dr. Parker and saw what a great doctor she is I was thrilled.) Back to the blood work. I had not had bloodwork done in a few years so she ran the gamut.  OMG!!! My blood work is perfect. The part that really tells about lupus DNA (DS) Antibody is an 8!!!! it goes from 1-10 one being good 10 lupus. I have never been under 10. I usually score 15 or higher, my ANA titer is in normal range and all my other lupus type blood work is good.  Confirmed by my doctor I AM IN REMISSION!!!! or quiescence, meaning
In cells, quiescence is the state of not dividing. In neurons (nerve cells), quiescence is the state of not firing. With lupus everything is firing too much, and overactive immune system so now every thing is quiet. No one knows how happy I am right now. Plus I have lost 10lbs so that is a bonus. 
I wish all of you a very happy weekend.
Now for art. Only two pieces this week. 
Enjoy



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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Eastern Oregon

Hi Everyone!

Since my last PC crashed and the IT guy saved most of my items on a flash drive, I have been trying to put things in order. Going through all these files I have found things I have forgotten about.  Like a file of photos taken in Eastern Oregon. Here are two of them. These were taken early morning. I was just amazed at how low the water line was. 




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