Drawing Lab Challenge #2 results – Eyes

I’ve always loved drawing eyes. There is something about them. Their shape, shadow, the soul staring out at you from the paper. I’ve really practised drawing them over the years as they are my favourite part of portraiture. I know how important it is to put the shadow and highlights in just the right place […]

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Creative Everyday

I’ve joined a new challenge. This should be no surprise to anyone since I’ve managed to drown myself in the things in order to keep myself on the art track. But this one is a good laidback approach that might just keep me doing something everyday.  And this will be followed by the slightly more […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #2

Get that mind’s eye working… This is the second challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge One results

Our first week  and our first exercise. How did everyone do? I know my biggest challenge was actually getting anything done. There was no bed in my catdom, but there was kitchen table, couch, and coffee table. I was going to post this post last night, but decided to leave it to Friday night (I’m […]

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Resources for the Drawing Lab Challenge

Here is a list of resources available to the Drawing Lab challenge participants. Me (though you will have to share me with my two young daughters and Hubby) My blog, Fractals & Facets, here. Ping me anytime. This is where the challenges will be issued on Fridays, and also where I will throw up a […]

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First Drawing Lab Challenge exercise

Sharpen your pencils…. This is the first challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the challenge is… […]

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Challenge!

When first entered the creative blogosphere a few months ago, I almost immediately stumbled across Carla Sonheim . Not so much herself, but her book, ‘Drawing lab: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun’. It was all the buzz amongst arty bloggers and it caught my curiosity. I now have a copy in my grotty […]

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Sunset Falling

Sunset Falling, Deviant Art Muro, by mouse on lounge chair arm Just a quick last minute scribble for the Creative Color Challenge #5 – Lavender Purple.  It certainly came out more purple than I expected, and oddly watercolourish.  This was one of those paintings that evolved as I painted.  I started with the idea of […]

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Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon, DeviantArt Muro, by mouse, lounge chair arm, very, very rushed and unfinished There’s a long story behind this one. I think it is jinxed. Those of you who follow me on Facebook would have seen my many exclamationed post a few days back where I declared I had just lost an entire piece […]

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Breaking Storm

I made a deal with hubby tonight.  I’d take little Izzy for the night (KJ was already in bed) so he could have some free time, and I’d take tomorrow morning to do some painting. He was happy with that.  So I sat in the lounge with bubs in my arms and played one handed […]

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