On the Table Tuesday

So what are you working on these days? I am still playing with watercolors and doodling… and still being inspired by Tracy to do it!

I came to art late in my life but I have always been surrounded by it with my sister and my mom was a super crafty person too- so we always had something creative going on at our house! But here is the thing… I cannot draw. I seriously cannot. I am learning- but I will never be a drawing artist. However- I do feel like the drawing and doodling that I am learning to do and embrace and love- will help enhance all my other art forms- if for only my creative process and an embellishment here and there.

My sister… now my SISTER is an artist too. The difference is? She is GOOD! LOL She has been an artist her whole life. She went to art school in NYC. She can draw and paint and sculpt and knows how to use more mediums than I even know exist. SHE can draw. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jessica-murray.html?tab=artworkgalleries This is her gallery. She is really getting to be a really great photographer too- which has always been MY arena. But then again I am getting to be pretty good in mixed media, which used to be HER area! LOL

I love to call her now and ask… so how do I do this? And I tried this- but… and talk “shop.” It’s really kind of fun. We have found another thing that we have in common that binds us even closer together. COOL! 🙂

So without regard to the fact that you just saw her amazing drawings and sketches and I am about to show you my cartoonish crazy doodles… THIS is what is on my Art Desk this week! 🙂 Doodles and watercolors!

HA! This is the worst- but I am working on it. MUST make the yellow less bright!

HA! This is the worst- but I am working on it. MUST make the yellow less bright! Not finished yet.

What I love about this yellow bird picture is the brown leafs along the bottom. I know odd right? But they are done free hand with the watercolor paints- not doodled first- and I just love the way they came out. I did them first on the one below- to the right on the turquoise flower. I don’t know- but it is something I just liked! 🙂

I like this. I did the background before I did the other stuff on this one.

I like this. I did the background before I did the other stuff on this one.

I love learning how the watercolor shows up. How to use water to make it light or dark or to blend it in… it is fun to just see and play and try without really worrying about if this is going to be a piece I want to hang on my wall or not…

I pinned a few “block” style pictures to get some inspiration from (and then Tracy did some on her page- making me totally jealous! LOL) I also have a few butterflies started… I am sure you will see them all soon enough! 🙂

So what are you working on? What is inspiring you? Are you brave enough to just play and not worry? (I mean look at that yellow bird for goodness sake!)

ENJOY the process!

La-

These are my new watercolors. LOVE!

These are my new watercolors. LOVE!

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