Posts Tagged ‘mermaid’

Illustration friday- Separate

December 14, 2011

Here’s my offering for IF this week. I cant remember when I  last managed to do one in a timely fashion.

Here’s a mermaid and her octopus friend. I think his legs are somewhat tangled and he needs help to separate him. That’s what his best mermaid friend is there for.

I think Octopus needs help separating his legs......

I don’t think anyone should count too carefully. I definitely got confused as I was painting the legs. There may or may not be 8…..

Not finished yet... his boat is called the sea monkey( or it will be)

pictures are a bit blurry darn it

not finished either

This is some artwork I’ve been working on….. I have lots of stuff to do  like buy, wrap, mail packages to England….. Oh my!!!    and I’m off to mexico next week. Im going Cancun with the family. I can’t wait….









Time just flies…

November 6, 2011

I cannot believe my last post was October 3rd. Where have I been?

I’ll tell you where I’ve been, Obsessed with Pinterest.Any  spare time I have that I sit on the computer is usually taken up with blogging, reading blogs I subscribe to by google reader (why have they changed their format waaaa) and commenting.

This is the best sign I've seen.... (via pinterest)

I have still been reading your blogs, I so enjoy that, but I haven’t taken the time to comment… sorry!

So I’m thinking, how am I writing this blog today? I’ll tell you how, I haven’t gone on Pinterest yet this morning.

Don’t get me wrong…. I LOVE PINTEREST. It’s so pretty  and  so relaxing for some reason. I see beautiful pictures, Learn amazing things.  There is new things to see, constantly, talk about feed my ADD.

I have made several recipes that my family have actually eaten!!!!!!  But once I check it out  I can’t get off. I love all the craft and do-it-yourself ideas.

You can check it out  without being a member , but you can’t repin anything you like to your own boards. Which I love because if I see anything interesting I want to try later , I just save it to my board and can go back at anytime when I’m ready, instead of having to save it on my own computer or search the internet all over again. So then when you click that picture it take you to the original internet source and information. I also follow other people, so I see their fave things. Oh my!!!!

Pinterest what have you done to me?

cats with heart tails ... seriously.

I send cute little animal pictures to my daughter, as love texts. when she’s working late etc.. sometimes we have a little cute text battle going on. I think I’m winning.

They look so yummy... I'm gonna make them.

If you want to become a member you must have an invitation, I’m not sure why. So just send me an email and I’ll send you an invite…. if you think you are made of stronger stuff than me that is and it won’t take over your life.

I haven’t even managed to post anything new to Illustration Friday In about a month. I’m such a slacker! here’s my Zombie mermaid I was going to post for last week’s Scary theme.

Zombie Mermaid. I would say I'm being influenced by my favourite show: Walking Dead on Sundays AMC.

I am off to a soccer game for Harry soon, I drove to Brewster for a hockey game for Jack yesterday, It’s at least 55 miles away. I had no clue where I was going , thank goodness for GPS.. Also the highway was pitch black on the way home. I’m such a wimp.  But seriously why no lights on the side of the road.

I’m posting this now ( even though now I have started I’ve  started so much to say)   This way it wont stay in my saved drafts and get forgotten.

I will try to wean myself off of Pinterest.  I’ll try to restrict myself..


Illustration Friday- bottled

April 12, 2011

mermaid in a bottle

Does she look sad? or sleepy? Maybe she’s sad because she’s caught in a bottle. I’m sure she’ll be put back in the sea soon.

This is  actually a series of paintings I’m working on. So I was very happy to see the IF word this week. Bottled.

I drew a mermaid in a bottle a while ago,(actually I have several, poor things)  but I couldn’t make up my mind what to do. (what’s new!!!) Watercolours , or mixed media.

I had scanned the mermaid into my computer  a while ago, so as my mixed media piece isn’t finished  I decided to digitally colour it in Corel painter  using my Wacom tablet. It was fun, it’s been a while since I’ve used it.

Illustration Friday- Swarm

February 28, 2011






I’m back from Colorado…. I do have pictures honest. But I can’t post them with this post, so next one.
I found swarm to be very tough.  The obvious being bees and bears, however it wasn’t working for me. So I started messing around and came up with a mermaid ( I know quite a stretch)  then I thought of jelly fish. and I think they might swarm! So I went with that.

I actually did 2 separate water-colour pictures and then I scanned them and joined them in Photoshop added a background and faded the whole picture a bit too, with an eraser brush. Hmmm!



jellyfish swarm




The weekend

June 28, 2010

I had a very hot and busy weekend. I dog sat for a good  friend who still hadn’t had her electricity restored since the storm. She was staying in a hotel and after sneaking daisy in the first night, she was too worried she would bark and get them kicked out.

We were quite happy to dog sit. Daisy is a Yorkie, much smaller than Jasper and she’s very cute.  My kids were thrilled. My dogs were a little more reserved. Although they were well-behaved, Daisy just wandered around ignoring them. It was actually a lot of fun having 3 dogs for a while.

Of course it gave my kids ideas about getting another dog. I’m not quite ready for a 3rd dog yet, and jasper was a little jealous. Of course we gave him lots of love afterwards, and Blue was not really phased at all.

My boys left for sleep away camp on Saturday. They were very excited, I was excited for them and I was a also a little sad as I saw the bus driving off with my boys.  They get to enjoy sports all day long for the next few weeks.

I’m left with my daughter, my husband and dogs. I’ve promised to go to yoga, see lots of movies and  make lots of art.

Here are a few I’ve been finishing off. getting as much Art as I can for the art show this  weekend! Gulp!

I’m also having a hard time printing them on my printer. I’m not happy with the  color and can’t seem to adjust it.

New Paintings

June 21, 2010

I’ve started working on some pictures for the mini canvases. Once I start painting, I tend to want to ignore everything else, I’m not the only one like that.  First I thought I’d do some sets of 4 and then mermaids started emerging…. I do love mermaids. My eldest child, has always secretly wished she were a mermaid.

When people asked  her, “what will you be when you grow up?”

She would answer,” A. mermaid,”

She still says that sometimes and she”s almost 20.

I do have a lot to do and I feel I’m really procrastinating I have an art show for the month of July and I’m panicked I wont have enough art. I’m also having a reception. I am so bad a self promotion. I have a hard time even signing my work.

I know I have to send an email out to all of my friends inviting them to the reception.( They would be SO mad if I didn’t) But It’s so uncomfortable.

Which is why , I guess, I’m taking the Kelly Rae course… to help me with all of those murky feelings.

So the painting I made for my husbands 40th birthday, Of Jerry Garcia ( He’s a Dead Head) IS coming down for a month for the show, I need to fill the walls, Hmm… Now who else has some.

I’m also meant to be making the  doll for the Art doll challenge. Much ADO in Wonderland. But Ideas are not forthcoming I can only think of mermaids.