This card was suppose to be for an Edgar Allan Poe swap on atcards.com. I had to withdraw due to time contraints and work. I'm thinking about reworking it a bit as I do not like how the bird's wing and gouache turned out.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
This is my first doodle card. I'm not too sure I care for doodling. There doesn't seem to be a point. I don't even doodle when I'm bored or on the phone.
I did become interested in working with gel pens more due to this. I found a pack of 48 at Target for around ten bucks. I can't wait to get them out and play with them!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Here are my final cards for the Hand Drawn Painted Flower Swap on atcards.com. They are titled (from left to right) Lotus, Red Flower, Red Flower 2, Violets and Tiger Lily.
I found this swap extremely challenging due to the fact that I have a really hard time drawing. I fairly happy with how all of these came out. The lotus is my favorite. It's made of ink and watercolor. Red Flower - acrylics with a watercolor background. Red Flower 2 - prismas and ink, Violets - prismas and markers and Tiger Lily - Prismas and markers
Thursday, July 05, 2007
We were at some cliff in a field. There were men there with guns. I asked them what they were doing. They just said they were protecting their families from "them".
I'm now at my grandmother's house. My uncle keeps looking out the window into the darkness. I can't see anything but I am frightened just the same. He said he needed to go to the store. I told him I wanted to go with him because I was too scared to stay home by myself.
We are on our way back from the store when my uncle slows down. There are hundred of them. Men dressed in black cloaks. They stood there silently. Blackness where their faces should be. We drive slowly and they make way for us to pass. They reach out their hands and touch the car as we drive by.
They approach my grandmother's house. Hundreds of them stand outside. None of them make a sound. The one I suppose is their leader said we have to give them the water from our well. Images start flashing of our neighbors getting shot.
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Thursday, July 05, 2007
I filled up one of the pages in my art/dream journal with sketches for my atcs so I decided to collage over it. I am extremely please with how this turned out. Most people that journal would probably say that the page is now ready to be written on but I disagree.
THe page was created by laying scraps of newspaper down with gel medium. I then inked the pages with a dye based inkpad, stamped with acrylic paint and painted random blotches throughout the page. While the paint was still wet I smeared it with gesso.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I'm in an apartment complex and I see this chihuahua and a german shepard mix tied to the bumper of a car inthe parking lot. The shepard mix has odd coloring. The first portion of his body is salt and pepper colored, the middle portion of his body traditions german sheppard coloring and the back portion is dark brown. The shepard mix and chihuahua have been there for seveal days and I begin to worry. I untie them and take them inside. For some reason I think they both need to go to the vet to get checked out.
Next I'm back home from the vet and I'm upset because the bill was $430.00. I end up asking a man (probably in his twenties somewhere) that lived in the complex on the other side of the building if the dogs belonged to him. He said they did but he was giving them away due to the fact they were tearing up the inside of his home. He said there was a woman that was suppose to come pick them up.
The woman knocks on my door and says she's here for the dogs. I give her the dogs and tell her of the vet bill. While I'm telling her this I see her other dog running in the background. It's an Akita. I know this because there is a large label attached to the side of his body marked Akita. His teeth are long and pointy and razor sharp. It's a very expensive dog. The says she can't help me with the vet bill, takes the dogs and leaves.
I turn to my mother and complain about the woman. I think she should have at least offered half since they were her dogs and I know she has money because the other dogs are expensive. As I'm telling my mother this one of my front teeth (later incisor to be exact) becomes loose and starts to wiggle. I think it's strange and continue to wiggle it with my tongue. Doing this causes my tooth to fall out. "Oh my god! My tooth fell out" I screamed. My mother panicks and asks what she is suppose to do. "Get milk! I need a glass of milk" Mother scurried into the kitchen.
My mother and I run to the car so she can drive me to the dentist. I get into the passengers side (which happens to be on the left side of the car). As I'm getting into the car I see Arin, my little brother. He is laughing at me and pointing because I have lost my tooth. I told him to stop that it wasn't funny. As I'm saying this my other three front teeth come off into my hands.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I am working in a Chinese food restaurant. The regular delivery guy has gone astray so the owner of the restaurant asks me to deliver food to the last house. I don't have a car so he said I could use his. I'm scared as I walk across the dark and deserted parking lot. I don't want to deliver the food. I have to go across territory that belongs to another Chinese food restaurant and it's dangeous.