Wow. I am really not good at blogging. When was the last time I was here? Whoa. That long, eh? Well, perhaps I can give this another try. Life is hectic but I have still been trying to find ways to do art. This year on social media, er, this month, I suppose, there is a trend going around of #drawthisinyourstyle challenges. Artists from all corners of the web are sharing an original artwork and challenging other artists, whether professional or hobbyist, to draw the same image in their own style. I’ve done two so far as the end of the month is near and I’ve been busy with work, family and looking for a home.
The first one was a challenge posted by @nemupan. And here is mine.
The next challenge was posted by @sophielambda. And here is mine.
These were fun to do as I haven’t just drawn anything in a long time without reference and an attempt to draw it either in caricature or realistically. I have a style, and I haven’t seen it in a few years. I’d like to play a bit more with it to see what I can do. I’m also still studying caricature and human anatomy to try and get better with poses, and structure.
(Apparently, all of my tails need to be going left. o.o)
I’m also still knitting and crocheting. This past year dolls have become popular around here. Word of mouth has gotten me a few commissions, though with my busy schedule they take a while to complete.
I also got a webcam last September! I have only gotten it to record one time but I uploaded it to my YouTube channel.
Well, enough from me, for now. I have chores to do and kids to feed. Have an amazing day!
I wanted to get in on the fun of the mermay celebration but haven’t yet. Here are some old mermaids I did years ago to fill in the days I’ve missed.
Skye the Skunk – colors picked by Madelyn, name chosen by Joseph; pattern by Made by A Mary
A few months ago I joined another designer’s testing group and have been helping to test her patterns. Mary of Made by Mary is incredibly talented in amigurumi’s and is also designing blankets. Skye is our version of her Seymore Skunk pattern on Facebook.. He’s quite adorable.
Along with testing patterns, I also received a commission for a blanket and a blue piglet. Planet June hosted a crochet along for her Turtle Beach blanket pattern. A really cute idea of a blanket with small amigurumis attached throughout to look like they are swimming. What? Turtles, of course! Being for a newborn, I’ve opted out of the safety eyes and decided to stitch some on instead. What have you been up to?
In art, drawings usually, are dumped in a quick share post. This is what I’ve been up to over the time in between posts. I am sorry I’ve not been sharing much here. I will try to do better and get back into at least, sharing some of my artist endeavors.
Yeah, I pretty much let this project go. I started it for my son but he was too excited about receiving his own blanket that I had to make him one right away. I ended up trying out a c2c (corner to corner) design for him and used up some blues I had lying around.
For any one interested though, there were four more squares and a joining tutorial on Keep Calm and Crochet On UK’s site. The squares are quite lovely, but for my little man, I think I’ll have to pick and choose because he despises anything that looks too girly.
I haven’t stopped crocheting altogether though. I’ve been working on pillows and blankets on the side, and a few hats for the homeless and stuff in between. I had to hire someone to help me with some graphing for the pillows and turned to my pal Angela over at Crafty Ridge. Depending on the size of the graph, depends on the price, so I cannot say here, but if you’re interested in commissioning her for a graph, pop over and ask. She too has an amazing CAL, by the way. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, she has a Harry Potter CAL on Facebook and her blog. The squares are done in c2c or bobble design and can be used for pillows or a large afghan, depending on your gauge.
After the current projects though, my husband has requested that I no longer take specified commissions and just create to have fun. So 2016 will be dedicated to personal growth in art. I may try and write a pattern as well to see if I can. Hope you all are doing well. Thanks for stopping by!