Monday, July 25, 2011

Twilight Garden Faerie

Twilight softly falls.  As the crickets start their song, the crescent moon is seen rising above the painted garden.  The tiny brook gurgles gently down it's lazy path between the willow trees and the large mop head hydrangeas nod their heads in the cool breeze.  There by the split rail fence where the the clematis vines climb, a pretty little face peers out, moonlight reflecting in her violet eyes...

Twilight Garden Faerie

Welcome to Kristin's Summer of Color's purple week.  I have a feeling this week will be a big hit for purple lovers everywhere.  I know it's one of my favorite colors to work with.  I wish I had had more time to work with this doodle girlie but I'm afraid I had to wrap it up a little early so it will have to do for my entry this week.  It seems like the muse rarely visits when I am so tired - or maybe I just can't hear or feel her quite as well. 

It's sure been fun to meet everyone who has followed the challenge but to be honest it was much bigger than I anticipated and it has been a challenge in itself just to keep up with all of you fabulous artists!   I hope those of you that I have missed from time to time or I have not responded to directly will forgive me.  Just know that I have enjoyed you all and your art and appreciate all the comments and support you have given me (and my Dad!).  He is holding his own right now but circumstances are becoming a little more demanding of my time and energy.

Please accept my apology in advance if I am not able to respond to all of you this week!  I will try my best of course -  I adore purple!

I am looking forward to wearing as much purple, lavender and lilac clothing as I can this week in honor of Summer of Color!  

Forever in art,

Jessi xox

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Frida Goddess - Channeling Frida

Hello Lovelies!  I am humbled and amazed at the outpouring of comments and good wishes for my Dad that I received from you all last post.  It warmed my heart so much to hear from all of you; Dad and Mom were very moved.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!  

So just a quick post to let you know what I've been up to.  I watched the beautiful art film "Frida" on the life of Frida Kahlo yesterday and decided to do a painted m/m girlie last night.  Well I'm still working on her today.  She's not done yet but I wanted to post her for the red week challenge on Summer of Color.  I missed last weeks brown challenge due to a very hectic schedule and I felt compelled to try and enter something this week.

I have yet to finish the background, add more shading, detail to her hair wrap and eyes and I wanted to be sure to add a butterfly somewhere. (Added three...) 

"Channeling Frida"

It's been raining for two days and quite dark so the photo is a bit washed out.  I will post another one of her when she is done and and the sun is shining.

Thank you again for all your support and positive outreach. It means more to me than you can imagine!

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Forever in art,

Jessi xox

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summery Golden Yellow...

"Hellooo" from my studio!  What gorgeous weather we are having this independence day weekend!  Although I've been very busy, I've been able to enjoy the summer evenings the most.  It's my favorite time of day when the edge is off of the heat, the sun is low enough to put that wonderful lazy golden light on everything and the gentle breeze is just the tiniest bit cooler.  

The neighbors in our circle are out puttering around their gardens and outdoor projects and the kids are playing in and around our yards.  I love it!  I've my soda can in one hand and hand pruners in the other with Jasper running loose and wild...  Every now and again I pop a tiny strawberry from my garden into my mouth.  Yummmm!

And here is what I've been doing late at night or early in the morning...

Of Summer...

This is my entry for yellow week at Summer of Color.  Things have gotten pretty complicated in my life lately and I may have to slow down for a while with this challenge.  My father is not doing well and my focus is spilt.  Mom and Dad need my help now as things are getting very serious for him.  His pancreatic cancer is moving into a more advanced stage and I will be setting up Hospice for him this next week.  I ask that you send us some positive and healing energy as these rough times come upon us. 

I have enjoyed everyone's projects and blogs and am thrilled that so many of you have taken the time to come and visit my blog too!  I may not be able to visit as often for a while but I will try my best. 

Have a wonderful lazy summer weekend!

Music in the studio this week was:  Taylor Swift and Pink's Greatest Hits

Forever in Art,

Jessica xox