Monday, November 11, 2019

AEDM 11

Hi Everyone!

Today I see the ophthalmologist. The blind spot in my eye has not gone away, rather has grown larger. He better have some resolution for this. Please wish me luck.

In the mean time here is my Day 11 AEDM
I truly love abstract art. There is a measure of suspense in creating it. I have an idea and a plane of what I am going to create, but as the paint starts to flow that all may change, 
as this one did. LOL 


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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

AEDM day 10

Hi Everyone!

Well, this just speaks for itself. 
I am linking up with Leah for AEDM


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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

AEDM Day 9

Hi Everyone!

This is day 9 for AEDM hosted by the beautiful and very talented Leah.  I truly am having so much fun participating in the challenge. So for today I am showing an abstract on a 
24x18 gallery canvas. 
 

Have a fantastic Saturday!

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

AEDM it's just a doodle

Hi Everyone!

Well yesterday I ended up being very busy and only had time for a doodle for AEDM. Today after running some errands I will have time to create something different.  
If you want to join in with AEDM you can. There are no rules that you have to enter art every day.  Leah has made this so easy and fun. Come join in!

It's Just a doodle 
 

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

PPF Lots of art.

Hi Everyone! 

Update on my eye. I will just say it is not good. That black spot that appeared after surgery has grown into a blob of stationary floaters. I have an apt on Monday, I sure hope he has some information for me. Last apt he said he didn't know what it was. REALLY? Ok enough of that.

Trying not to focus on my eye I have been creating art all week. Part for AEDM and Rain's Garden. Both so much fun. Of course art for Paint Party Friday too. LOL
So for PPF I drew this little guy.  I have not drawn in quite awhile so this is not my best. 
I didn't like the paper.  
These are some of the pieces I created all week in case you have not see the posts.

The next 3 are part of my shock art series.




A few abstracts




This is pastels on m Nicole's BeadBacking
It's for more than just beading.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Nicole/DVArtist 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Day 7

Hi Everyone!

It is Thursday and day 7 for AEDM. I am enjoying this challenge and seeing all of the different and exciting art. It is a great inspiration to me. Thank you to Leah for hosting. In addition I am joining in with Rain's Garden
This weeks prompt is Crisp and Brilliant. 
I really had to think about what I could create for C and B and I hope this meets the criteria.
I have clear memories of the snapping, freezing, days of living in AK. The air burning my lungs, the dark of winter, a hint of blue ice, 
crisp and brilliant.

 24x18" gallery canvas
acrylic abstract.

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

AEDM day 6

Hi Everyone!

Day 6 for AEDM. I am thrilled that so far it has been easy for me to stay in the game. 
Today I have an art assignment that is going to take me down town. Here in Florence, OR. we have an "old Town" that is one street filled with shops, galleries, and restaurants. Today, with a friend, I am taking mental inventory of what types of art each gallery carries. Seriously, I already know but I want to make sure I am up on it. I will be speaking on a subject next month that is quite controversial and want to have all my points covered. LOL   Are you involved in your communities art? Let me know how.

Today my  piece for AEDM is a pastel on my Nicole's BeadBacking. ( NBB is not just for beading)  


 Linking with Leah at AEDM
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

AEDM day 5 Shock art

Hi Everyone!

Hurrayy I finished my 3rd piece of my shock art series. There is something quite energizing for me to create in this genera. In my other 2 pieces I received the reactions I was hoping for, we will see how this one goes. Now for a question.  In your opinion would you consider this shock art, political art, or both. The answer is important as I am going to be speaking on this subject next month.  
16x16" gallery shelf canvas, acrylic paints, armature paper mache hand, non drug pills, diabetic syringe with the needle removed.


Linking up with Leah at AEDM 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, November 4, 2019

AEDM Day 4

Hi Everyone!

I can't say enough of how impressed I am with all the artist that have joined in with AEDM. Leah has done a wonderful job in setting up venues to display our art. Thank you Leah. 
I am working on another piece of shock art and yesterday I accomplished a great deal on the piece but there are just a few details that need to be added today, then I will be able to show it tomorrow.  So for today, I have a gritty piece of abstract in bold colors. Hope you enjoy it.
Have a great Monday everyone!



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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

AEDM Day 3

 Hi Everyone!

I feel like I am becoming my old/new self. I can't tell you how difficult this whole eye experience has been for me. Especially ending up with partial eye sight loss. I want to thank all of you who have supported me through this, not so fun, adventure. Your comments, private emails, and wonderful get well cards through the real mail have all encouraged and helped me to get off my butt and stop feeling sorry for myself. 
So thank you for all of the love. 
In addition I want to thank the wonderful ladies 
who promote and inspire people to create. 
Eva and Kristen from Paint Party Friday. I have been with this group close to the very start. 
Leah from Art Every Day Month. She has been holding this wonderful event for 18 years. I am so glad I found her. Last but certainly not least Rain's Garden where every Thursday is a new prompt to create about.  All of the above has allowed me to get back into the art room. 
The wonder of people, we rise by helping others.

Okayyy... I am working on a piece of art that goes with my Shock Art series, it isn't finished so late last evening  created this piece that goes with my Black to White series. 
I will have something more refined tomorrow. LOL



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

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Art Every Day Month

Hi Everyone!

I am so happy to be apart of Art Every Day Month. For me it came at a time that I just  needed that boost to get me back in the art room after surgery. I know many of you have had the same experience. Something happens where you "can't" create and then when you can it all feels lost. Leah's month of creating has truly made a difference in my life right now. So thanks to her and the artist that join in.  The rules are very relaxed so come join in with us. 

This piece feels finished to me but we will see. It has an eerie, alien feeling and, well, you know me that's a good thing.
24x16" gallery canvas
acrylic paints



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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

PPF Art Every Day Month

Hi Everyone!

Well I think I am back full time now. My eye is not 100%, there are still some problems with my sight that the doctor doesn't know what it is. Soooooo We will see how this works out.

Before my eye surgery I had started some pieces of  Shock Art. 
These are the two pieces I have finished. 






 I am linking up with Paint Party Friday, hosts Eva and Kristen
Art Every Day Month, hosted by Leah



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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Eye Getting Better

Hi Everyone!

Wow what a journey. My eye had some complications but is on the mend now. I still don't have full sight but it is getting better. Thank you for all the lovely emails, cards and 
healing prayers for me.
Art  as you can imagine has been put on hold. So here are a few older pieces.





 Linking to Paint Party Friday
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

PPF Halloween Bloom

Hi Everyone!

I am still dealing with eye problems and have two surgeries scheduled in Oct. It is such an inconvenience to have eye sight problems.  Oh well just another thing to deal with and it will soon be fixed.  I have not been creating except for my yearly Halloween piece. Everything except the cup and leather was purchased at the Dollar Tree store. (LOL I love that store)
 The cup was purchased at the thrift store. Some spray paint and hot glue and I have my yearly piece.  I am going to try and get to see your blog posts but may not leave a comment. I am still limited for being online.




Linking to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Have a great weekend everyone!
 

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Wow eye week.

 Hi Everyone!

This will be short. I am not suppose to be on the PC. I had an eye doctor apt. My eye is healthy, no tears and the pressure has subsided. However, the vitrious fluid is still there. The exam was torture and I mean that in every sense of the word.  Here is only part of what the doc did. This is called a gonioscopy exam. OMFG! it was awful. Uhhh yeah. It literally made me sick to my stomach. Today my eye hurts and is bloodshot from this. 
OK enough of the torture.

This is the only art this week. 



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

Thursday, August 29, 2019

PPF One more week to the eye dr

Hi Everyone! 

I am still dealing with my eye. I have a visit with the eye doctor on the 4th and will let you all know what is going to happen.
I did get some art done. It seems to help if I focus in on something wearing dark sunglasses. 
Thank you for leaving comments, again as soon as I can get more than 5 minutes on the PC at a time every 4 hours I promise to get to everyone to leave comments. 
Here is the art for this week.
All acrylic paints.




Linking with Paint Party Friday
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

PPF Still Can't See

Hi Everyone!

I have 5 minutes to write this post. My eye is NOT better and has so many floaters that I am missing things in my sight. Saw the eye doc today and he still wants to wait. Uuuhhhgggg. I see him again Sept. 2. My wallet can't take much more of this. Geeessss. So I did get two paintings done. It is interesting painting with one eye. Good thing I am an abstract artist. LOL
Both paintings have lots of texture, the first one is also embellished with gold leaf.



 
I really like how this turned out. I used some different tools to get these effects.
 Wishing everyone a great weekend.
I am linking with Paint Party Friday
 
beadwright.com
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

PPF one eye sight

Hi Everyone!

First off, as soon as my eye returns to normal I will be around to leave comments  for the weeks I have missed. I am only suppose to be on the PC a few minutes at a time and only twice a day.  I have a patch on my eye while typing this.  I did draw and paint this week, again with one eye. Very difficult and sooooo strange.  
Here is my drawing this week. This is a model from a magazine. I don't know her name.



 And here is my painting. 16x20" gallery canvas, acrylic paints


I am linking to Paint Party Friday. Thanks Eva and Kristen for hosting the party.

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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

PPF Retina yikes

Hi Everyone!

Well what a week. I had an eye doctor apt. on July 24th. He is a new ophthalmologist to me, my regular doctor retired, or quit he was pretty young. Anyway, the exam goes well, got new prescription for glasses and that was that. EXCEPT on August 2 I woke up with a floater in a complete circle and seeing sparks. The doc gets me in on Tuesday and this ring floater is called a weiss floater and is pulling on my retina, thus seeing sparks. He said the retina is fine right now and to rest my eye. Uhhhh and how is that done? I have sun glasses on as I write. It helps a lot. Staying off the PC as much as possible, and wearing a patch. In a few weeks if it is not better or if it is worse I need to phone him for surgery. Ohhhh hell NO. I would rather go to the dentist that the eye doctor. So that is life for me right now. I did get some art done before the doctor.
However, before I show you that. I want to tell all of my international friends about a new beading site that is open in the Netherlands. https://www.letsbead.nl/ She carries my Nicole's BeadBacking too so for all of you closer to the Netherlands than the US you can now order from Yvonne at


So here are the drawings I did this week

I am not finished with her hair but it will have to wait until my eye gets better.  

 And this one


Linking with Paint Party Friday, 
thanks Eva and Kristen

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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

PPF Color

Hi Everyone!

It has been hot for where I live. I love all of this sunshine. Makes me feel alive. With that said we are very low on our rain fall and the fires are burning way south of us. It is that time of year.
Today I hung art at the library, I forgot to get photos but I will go in and get some to show you next week. 
I did get some art done this week and pretty please with how they turned out. 
I was told that I paint dark. Sometimes the subject, but most of the time the colors. So Here is some color.  16x20" acrylic and pastels.

The next two faces are on the same piece of paper. No relation to the art just a big piece of paper

 This is actually a lady that lives down the street from me.

I still need to improve on my drawings but I am getting there.
Linking with Paint Party Friday

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