Drawing A Picture of Irina The Cat Next To A Large Flower

I am working on the large flower with Irina the cat drawing.

 

Drawing a large picture of Irina the a
Drawing a large picture of Irina the cat next to a large flower.
Coloring in the sky above Irina the cat.
Coloring in the sky above Irina the cat.
Continuing to color in the sky.
Continuing to color in the sky.
Coloring in the impressionistic flower.
Coloring in the impressionistic flower.
Coloring In The Vase
I used a bronze colored pencil to shade over the cross-hatching on the vase, which gave this vessel more shape.

I am continuing to work on the colored pencil drawing, and will show an update of the completed illustration.

Coloring in the table where the vase and Irina are located.
Coloring in the table where the vase and Irina are located.

 

 

Cross Stitching A Heart Design On Plastic Canvas Mesh Is Time Consuming

Continuing To Work On The Cross Stitch Project

In the age of the computer and digital art people forget how time consuming, yet rewarding, things like drawing by hand and cross stitching can be. Here I am holding the cross stitched piece I designed, which I have been working on for a few weeks now. I have not started any new drawing projects because I hate abandoning my crafting projects in progress, but if I really wanted to get this done I could just sit in a chair and count the stitching as I go. Perhaps that would be the best way to finish this expeditiously, but I find that after a few continuous minutes of stitching my mind needs a break. I love the way that cross stitching looks, but this is not a project I can work at non-stop.

Cross Stitching The Heart Design

How To Be A Strong And Independent Cookie

I realized today that I do not consider myself a tough cookie, but I am a strong and independent cookie because I like sweet things, but I can also be determined in my own way.  I have been calling myself a strong cookie for years actually because I do quite a lot on my own, and never really give myself props for this. Earlier this week I realized very few people have ever has gone out of their way to encourage me or support me in my writing and the art the way I have done for others, so it is now is time to do more of my own cheer leading.

Today I am focusing on being my own strongest supporter and promoting my artwork and blogging. In the past I would comment on blogs where the writer usually would not respond, and realize my contribution was not valued there.  Oh well, no complaining, but it is time to move onward and upward.

As of the moment I have put off finishing my novel because I really just am not feeling the vibe for it, but maybe one day I will publish it.  I just realized editing has not been capturing my imagination, and no one ever jumped up and down saying they wanted to help me edit it. I know I could pay someone to do that, but I just do not feel like doing that at the moment.  I have decided to put this project on the back burner and just concentrate on my art and blogging.  I have a lot of art for sale, which you can purchase below on Zazzle.