Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Samhain

I hope everyone reading this knows but just in case, Samhain is pronounced Sow wen and is the Celtic New Year celebration that is the base for Halloween!

Pelican Finished

Well it is not perfect but it has gold leafing and calligraphy now (I am a terrible calligrapher but had a deadline). Based on the Rothschild Mahor, ornamental page, rules for Rosh Ha-Shanah, fol.226v. Florence 1492.This is 11 x 15, Micron pens, Acrylic, Gold leaf on Velum. Picture 52

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pelican Continued

So Inktober is on hold and I doubt I will get anymore done for it this year. But the scroll that needs to be done by next weekend is coming along. All that needs done now is the gold leafing and the calligraphy. Here is the color work pretty much finished.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Inktober 17 Sort Of

This is the inked part (except for the calligraphy) on the scroll I am working on, There are a few small bits still in pencil and needing done but I figured I will post it as part of Inktober. This is 11 x 15, Micron pens on Velum. Soon to have color and calligraphy and gold leafing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Inktober on Hold

Well I am now 5 pictures behind on my Inktober drawings and due to personal issues I don't expect to get caught up.
First I have a rush SCA scroll to do for a friend and that is what I need to concentrate on and second, my husbands work partner of over 20 years was laid off last week and yesterday morning he killed himself! My husband is not taking it well and having a hard time dealing with it. On top of that my son went to the emergency room, he thought it was a stroke but it wasn't. He would not stay and let them do the tests they wanted to find out what the real problem was. He has fluid in his lungs and they think he could have fluid around his heart and/or a blood clot!
To much stress and worry.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Inktober 16

Well I like this one and would have finished it yesterday if not for sinus problems. The concept of this one is good and parts of it are what I was trying for, but other parts fall short...or well. Inktober 16 "Water Horse", 9 x 12, Micron pen, white jell pen and ProWhite on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 51

Friday, October 16, 2015

Inktober 15

Catching up, only one behind but soon to be 2 behind...anyway, here is "Inktober 15, Demon Pin-Up", 6 x 9, Micron pen, India ink wash and ProWhite on tan toned paper. I considered giving him wings but nothing I sketched in look right I also am still considering doing a black background. Original and prints available. Picture 50

Inktober 14

Finally one I at least think is cute and is a finished picture. Inktober 14, "Satyr and Spirit Flies", 6 x 9, Micron pen, India ink and ProWhite on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 49

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Inktober 13

Still trying, this is a quick but fun one. Inktober 13 "Mind Blown", 6 x 6 1/2,  India ink and white jell pen on grey toned paper. The title came from the fact that I blew on the ink to make it spread out and well, it had the desired effect. Original and prints available. Picture 48

Inktober 12, Night Birds

Still 3 pictures behind, and this one took more than one day...I used to really love doing ink washes so now I am playing with it again. Inspired by the works of P. Craig Russell and Alphonse Mucha, two of my all time favorite artists. "Inktober 12, Night Birds", 9 x 12, Micron pens and India ink wash on Bristol. Original and prints available. Picture 47

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Misfits, Outcasts, Weridos

When I was a kid I was a misfit, I did not fit in with my peers. I was never part of an "in" crowd and was bullied from a very young age because I was different! I did make a few friends and some have been there for a very long time.
Once I found the SCA (in my mid 20's) I found a whole organization full of misfits, outcast and weirdos who understood me and who I understood. It was a new world and I could not believe I had found a place I belonged.
I made many friends and love them all, many became family to me and that made life worth living. But now it seems that I am back to the start. I no longer am appreciated or welcome in the SCA, my long time friends who have been like family to me no longer understand me or have my back. I am alone and outcast again.
I am lucky, at least I am not completely alone since I now have a husband who loves me and who I love and after 30 years we are still holding hands in the car so I am not destitute and on my own, but the friends who once stood by my side no matter what and who wanted me to be part of their lives and who understood how I felt and thought...they have all disappeared or worse, become people who are against me in almost all things!  
It makes me very sad and very hurt.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Inktober 11 Old School

This is a throw back to a style I created and used back in high school. I have to say I still like the way it looks. "Old Style Mask", approx. 3 x 5, Micron pen and White jell pen on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 46


Monday, October 12, 2015

Inktober 10, Tiger Head

Still trying to catch up...Inktober 10, "Tiger Head", 6 x 6 1/2, India ink, Micron pen, ProWhite and watercolor colored pencil on tan tones paper. Original and prints available. Picture 45


Inktober 9

Still behind, should have stippled this but oh well. "Inktober 9, Dancing Girl", 6 x 9 1/2, Micron and White jell pen, India ink on tan toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 44

Friday, October 9, 2015

Inktober Behind...

Well I am getting behind on Inktober so I am going to use this even if I am not happy with it. "Inktober 8, Wild Hair", 9 x 7 1/2 India ink and White Jell pen on Grey toned paper. Picture 43

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Inktober 7

This Inktober picture is trying some new things. "Salamander", 4 x 4, Micron pen, Watercolor colored pencil and India ink on Bristol. Original and prints available. Picture 42

Very Worried

Since I have no friends and no one really gives a damn about my life I guess I will vent here. No one reads this anyway so why not! My husbands work mate of over 20 years is being laid off today, this means the company is doing very badly and that means Don could be next! If he looses his job we are truly screwed. I already have to many health bills and if he is out of work I will not be able to do anything about any of my health issues. Very very worried.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Inktober 6

Another white on black drawing for Inktober.  "Decay", 3 1/2 x 6, White jell pen on Black Strathmoe Artagain paper. Original and prints available. Picture 41

Monday, October 5, 2015

Inktober 5

My fifth Inktober picture. Inspired by Art Nouveau designs. I probably should not have done the white swirls, but oh well. "Inktober 5, Fleur de Or", 5 x 5 White and gold jell pens and Prisma color on black Strathmore Artagain paper. Original and prints available. Picture 40

Inktober 4, Something Fishey

Another small white and gold on black Inktober picture. "Little Fishies", 6 x 6, White and Gold jell pen on Strathmore Artagain paper. Original and prints available. Picture 39

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Inktober 3

Yesterdays Inktober picture, "Japanese Bird in Black and White", 6 x 6, white jell pen on Black Strathmore Artagain paper. SOLD prints available. Picture 38

Friday, October 2, 2015

Inktober 2 Holy Cock

Here is the quick, small second Inktober picture. "Holy Cock" , 4 x 5 Micron pen, white jell pen and Gold jell pen on tan toned paper. Picture 37.

Inktober 1

Finally at a somewhat finished point for the first drawing for this Inktober. I may still add a background to this, but for now it is finished. "Imktober 1, Golden Stars", 9 x 12, Micron pen, White jell pen and gold Acrylic on tan toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 36.

Inktober Slow Start

Due to a few things, being out half the day at a Doctors appointment, having a pinched nerve and numbness/pain in back and hands, and starting with a big picture instead of a reasonable sized one, I started Inktober yesterday late and did not finish the picture yet. I will finish it and do a smaller oen for today and will post them both ASAP.

Coronet Buisness Card

I am trying to design a business card for my leather coronet business. Here are two I came up with, I need feed back, which one is best?