Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband, and an ill provider. (Waldo Emerson)

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Crow


I recently went through this problem (and its not the first time) where I want to  paint like someone else. I saw this woman's paintings (Painted Sky) and I thought of how much I loved them. I really like the surreal paintings. But I also really like paintings that are abstract as well! (Paintings by TAB) Well I am more of a realist painter I guess. At least that is where I always look to. So I decided that I wanted to try to paint something in a surrealist style. I started it out and I got this far -  A sky and some ground. Well my plan was to put this hanging dead crow but I couldn't vision it. It was just going to hang from no where in the sky but then I started to think of it realistically as to where would I put the shadow and where would the shadow meet with the ground to show that its not right in front.. Anyways the more that I did this the more I saw this painting in my mind - as my style and no longer in a surrealist way. I became frustrated. I got so frustrated that I walked away. I was bitchy and impatient with everyone around me after that. I sat down and decided to watch a movie. The movie that came on was some Thomas Kinkade story. It was not that great of a movie honest but I watched it. His mentor (Glen Wessler??) said something to him about painting what he loves and not what others love even when it seems like he should. Or at least that is what I heard! He could have said something else entirely. Either way it triggered something in my head. I decided that the reason why I love these paintings so much is not because I want to paint them but its because I LOVE ART. I love all kinds of art. The reason I can't paint this type of art is because I am not a surrealist. I am not an impressionist. I am more of a realist painter. So why on earth would I want to paint something that I am not? Today I feel so much better and I am happier to get back to the way I was painting before I thought I could paint this crow. XOXO 



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Monday, December 3, 2012

Right now I am trying to go through my phone and take off pictures I really don't need on there. If they are not going on instagram they I am going to put them here! I rounded up some of the cute things I made crocheting -


I wasn't sure how that picture was going to come out. I used the photo grid app and it would have been better if I filled it up a little more! NOTE TO SELF. 

Lets see.. what else do I have on here?? 


YIKES! 


My Finger sword. 


Me and my puppy.. 


My son is weird. 


FLowers in a glass. 


My other kitty. She is a little more relaxed than the other one! 


Prettttyyy. 

And those are some of the pictures on my phone! Well that was fun! 
XOXOXO



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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Updated for Hrudey

As soon as I was finished with my last painting - I started another. This is also of a dog. This dog however has passed on. He belonged to a very special woman in my life. She is what I call my "other mother". She has been there for me and loved me and my kids since I was 16. She owns a huge piece of my heart! She heard a puppy wining and crying in her backyard one day and he was there. So small. Someone had just left him in their yard hoping they would keep him. And they did. He grew up one of the most spoiled dogs ever! 

Here is just an updated picture of it. It should be done but I took a week off from working on it. Shame. :) The colors are very bright in this picture. I have not figured out what I want to do with the background yet. If I am going to leave it as it is or if I will put in a landscape. I will have to think about it. :) 
(Actual Photo)
REST IN PEACE BUDDY! 


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

I am finished with my painting! Seems to be a big hit. Lucy's owner is very happy with it and so am I! The painting is of average size (20x16).  Now on to the next. I have two that I have lines up but I am waiting for photos.. and one that I just want to do because I need the practice. I want to try to learn how to paint people now. That would be a huge accomplishment for me. HUGE challenge! I give mad respect for those who can do it :)  


I decided to do another giveaway on my fan site. An art card. I actually painted just for the giveaway. If you are interested in trying your luck feel free to hop on over there and read up on how to enter! 
Frankie's Art Projects And this is the art card that I will be handing over to the winner. It is my third one now that I have given away! Its very fun. If anyone is ever interested in trading - let me know. I am going to start a folder for "trading cards only". 



Well I better go now. I hope to see you there! 
XO XO 
Frankie
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Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hi everyone. I have been kinda busy lately. Some of you know already that I started a facebook fansite for the art work. Its coming together nice. I have 45 fans now! If you would like to see what I am doing just click on Frankie's Art Projects And they are real fans. Not fans I had to trade "likes" for. That makes me happy. I have been making hats and things for my space in My Zibbet Space for only ten dollars and I am working on a new painting. I have not painted in 
a couple months so I was due! If you would like to see the painting that I am working on - go to My Progress. I am trying to share more of the trials and errors under the photos.  So what have you all been up to? I know not many come around and talk to me much here. Maybe you can come and talk to me on facebook? Hope to see you there! 


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Friday, November 2, 2012

Free Art Card!





Once again I am giving away a free art card on my fat site. If you are interested in winning it please stop by. There are a few guide lines that you have to follow in order to be added to the drawing. 

1. You must be a fan of the page with your reg. facebook account. Not your fan site. 

2. You must leave a comment under the picture of what I am offering for free. If you only press the "like" button on the picture it will not count. You must leave any kind of comment. A heart shape is good enough for me! 

3. And last if you win you must send me your address within two days so that I can send you the item. If you do not send me the address within those days then I will move on to the next person in line for the win.

I know this seems like a lot of rules but I am trying to keep it fun and fair for everyone who enters. I very much appreciate the fans of my art so I want to make sure they all get a fair shot at the prize. More prizes are given away often so you might not win this time - but there is always a next! <3 Hope to see you there! 

http://www.facebook.com/FrankieStockmanArt?ref=hl Just follow this link to the facebook page! 





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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Music to survive by.

"The beauty of music has the ability to speak where words fail.” (Robert Gupta)

I really should be cleaning and doing the things that I need to get done but something happen. I found this TED talk and I had to tell you about it. I had just posted on my facebook fan page Frankie's Art Projects a song that I loved so much. When I hear it I can not explain how it makes me feel. The best way to explain it is it makes me feel healthy and beautiful. I know to some that may sound absurd. I also know to others, they know what I am talking about. I watched this video and all I could was sit and cry. I am a cry baby but art (music, poetry, painting etc its all art to me) is so important and so many people do not understand why. This man Robert Gupta explains a little about it. 




There was a time in my life when I was not that happy. I listened to music all the time and sang sang sang. I sang as loud as I wanted because it was just me and the kids who could hear me. I hope! They tell me now as they are older how they remember I always had the stereo going. My life changed and I did not do the things that I did so much because I thought if I was going to change then I was going to change everything. I didn't want anything from that life anymore. After a while I realized I "needed" to hear that old music again so I started to listen to it. I noticed something. The words were bringing me down and making me angrier and sadder. It was like they were feeding me what I was trying avoid. So that is when I decided I wanted to listen to classical instead. It made so much sense. I can listen to songs with lyrics but I choose them wisely now. They must be happy and make me feel healthy and good. If they do not - then I want nothing to do with them. Pay attention. Art is very powerful and we all need it.  I am trying to teach all this to my children so they can make the world a better place and be happy people also. 

I hope you all have a good day! XO! Frankie



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Monday, September 24, 2012

Free Art Card! Get it while its available!

I started a fan site to add all of my projects to. To kick off the fan site I decided that I would give away an art card. I will give away more stuff that I make or paint later. It will last a week and it started today so go in and sign in for a chance! Also I would be so happy if you were a fan. If you have your own page - leave me a link! 
To get to the fan page just click the link under the drawing. 


http://www.facebook.com/FrankieStockmanArt

Thank you and GOOD LUCK
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Lost in Space

It is 2:46 am right now. I am way passed my bed time. I stayed up late watching a show that I am currently addicted to - FRINGE. Well it got me to thinking about things and it brought back some memories and again I have been thinking about Neptune and space. What holds space!?? When I took an Astronomy class I thought if I ever had an out of body experience I would want to go to Neptune. 


Isn't it such a pretty planet?? I think going to Jupiter would be pretty fun too. You could survive if you were energy traveling around right? However if you are energy and there is so much twisting and turning already on these planets, is it possible you would be lost in it? Swept up and mixed in all the mess? Eh. I don't really even know if all of that sort of thing is real. I think about it and it scares me. Not sure if I even want to know to be honest. Out of body experience and stuff. Now you know what I think about when people leave me to myself. I think about God a lot when I am alone. Ghosts and if they are real. Every once in a while I entertain the thought of being able to move things with my mind or shooting electricity out of my fingertips. I really should go to bed. I am getting tired finally.  I will read this tomorrow and wonder why I published it. :) But I will leave it anyway.  XO Frankie

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fresh Eyes!


I really could not think of anything to blog about today so I decided that I would use silly reason.. I got new glasses today. My old ones were done and I never used them. I hate to wear them. I have had to since I was a little girl. They are only for close up things however. I am very near sighted? I guess. When things get to close to my face - my eyes will cross and I have to back up really fast. Its really odd. So these are just for reading, painting, computer etc. I took a picture to show you how they look - 

This is very recent. I just took it like 20 min. ago! I did kinda messed with it so that you can not see any zits or gray hair! hahah. :) Love the computer. I took it with my web cam. 

So now my new project will be to make myself and eyeglass case. Not sure how I want to make it but when I do - I will def. show it to you. For now I am going to go and make some cell phone cases. My friend liked them enough and asked me if I could make her a couple. 

Alright! XOXO Keep safe! Frankie

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I love being a crafter

I have not really wanted to paint last couple of days. But I have really wanted to make something!! Anything!! Keeps my mind stable. Normally I would do that by painting but today since I didn't want to - I decided to crochet. My friend over at Creations By Gena showed me a picture of an owl cell phone case that someone had made and asked me if I could make one. I knew I could but I wasn't sure if I wanted to. So I sat on the idea and today was boring enough and I needed to keep busy - so it worked out. I think I went a little over the top with it. It is so dang cute though!! It looks like a little teddy bear with technology stuffing. (that sounded really dumb but eh.. its okay!)


See you all later! :) XOXO Frankie

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Cleaning my room.


Trying to get a ton of stuff done in this heat is not so easy. We are supposed to be moving in the near future and I need to get the house ready for sale. It's not that easy with 5 lazy kids at home! I am supposed to be having a yard sale. I know this sounds really silly but I am kinda hesitant about doing it because - well - it's a little embarrassing I guess. We have two broken windows upstairs from the kids and I am hoping that the yard sale will at least pay for one. ;) I can dream right??  I am sure I have not yet mentioned that my back window in my truck was smashed in by a brick. Not sure who threw it. I am just guessing it was a teenager looking for revenge. My daughter is going to help me pay for that. She can be a good girl for the most part. 

I am not sure if I want to mess with my blog. Meaning - do I want to change it around or just leave it?? I don't know yet.

I did start another painting last night. I have yet to work on it today. My hunny bunny turns 35 today so I want to make sure he has a cake when he gets home and the kids want to put up streamers and yell "surprise" when he gets home. I think it will make him smile. :) He is such a good daddy. 


Alright well I had better go and finish cleaning. I have to call Avon today too and return the bug spray that I had ordered. It works very well but I just haven't had the "sales mode" on this summer. 

Have a good day bloggers! XOXO

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

I have discovered Pinterest

I know that many of you have already discovered Pinterest - so I just wanted to share with you that - I have too and I LOVE IT! I get so addicted to just looking at pictures and all the different pins. I have not met any new friends there yet but I have found some of the coolest ideas. I actually saw a pin - 

And you see the top picture?? Well I loved the idea so much and i have tons of buttons just laying around - I decided that I would give it a go! This is what I made ... 


I loved it. It was a lot of fun. This would be a great project to do with kids if you are an art teacher also. I just used acrylic paint on canvas paper with craft glue and buttons. :) Tons of fun. It looks pretty "blustery"!  There are a lot of crochet patterns on there as well. If you like art I have a board of all "my favorite art by others". I have a couple more boards on there if you would like to see them all just follow this link - Pinterest - Frankie Stockman. Stop by and ay hi! :):) 

I pulled out another white canvas this morning. I am going to start work on  another seascape. I am going to get this series done! I think I have four more paintings or so to go and then I think two drawings would work nicely. What do you think? Is there a rule to how many paintings you put in a series?? I actually don't know. Maybe I should google it?  Well I did and it doesn't really have a simple number so I am just going to keep going in the direction I am going. 

Hope you all have a nice Sunday! XOXO Frankie


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Fires In Oklahoma

This is not the greatest weekend in Tulsa Oklahoma area. We have some crazy wild fires buring. Homes are being evacuated and burned. It's really sad. I thought all was saved when I saw lighting coming from the direction of the fires... Unfortunately the frontal winds made the fire worse and shift its position and it did not rain much if at all. I am hoping that maybe you who is reading this today can send a prayer asking for rain with less winds and lightening and spare all those who are in danger of losing their homes and lives. 

I painted a little bit more tonight. I picked up a painting that I really did not want to finish and ended up finishing it. I also did some changed to another one that I had thought was finished. I just did not like the stones it the picture so I went ahead and changed them a little.  I have been making little notes for my artist statement also. I think that is going to take me a couple more days! It's not an easy task. I thought it was going to be but I was very wrong! :) 

So here is the little painting that I worked on tonight and I feel is finished. 


My cell phone camera really stinks! It seems like they are going to come in very clean but then when I look back at them - fuzzy. When I make my own art site I am going to get them all scanned so they will be perfect. Since this is just my blog I think it will be alright for now. :) 

Thank you for coming in and looking at the work and praying for those who are affected by the wildfires here. XO Frankie







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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I have been thinking....

I know that one of my posts on my blog was about me wondering why we are artists. It was such a  heavy question that I had on my mind all the time. When I would ask my friends who are also artists I almost felt like they thought I was a little over dramatic. An artist creates because they "have" to. Because they are drawn to it. They need to express themselves. That was never enough for me because I don't always feel like I have to express myself. I never really have anything to share! I have never wanted to give my opinions through art. So none of that made sense to me at all. I was not in a hurry to do anything that hasn't been done before (dont get me wrong, that would have been nice). So I just kept going and pretending like those were good answers and that must be why I do this too. Today I was watching a documentary called "painters paintings" and I learned so much. Funny thing is, I learned it from the modern artists and what they were saying about what they do and why. Personally I am not a huge fan of paintings of squares or just paint splattered all over the place - but I made that connection with these artist and I can proudly say that I am finally ready to write my artist statement. Also I appreciate their work 100 percent more! I am so glad that I watched it. I am going to watch it again! I can feel it and I am excited. I know now that having a direction and now understanding what I want to show and express will actually inspire me to not be afraid to try things and not to worry what others are thinking of me! So for the next couple of days I am going to be working on that. If you have an artist statement that you would like to share with me - please let me read it! I would love to. :) When I am done with mine, I will post it here


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I have been busy! Finally.


It is so hot outside! I can not wait for the fall. This has been a pretty interesting summer for me so far. I have a teenager and she seems to be causing some trouble with the other girls out there so I have had the experience of getting my house TPed and just the other day a brick through my truck window. Time for security cameras! Also I am slowly in the process of moving. I am not trying to rush it because I hate to be rushed. ;) Anyway - I started painting again. Trying to keep my mind off of the heat and trying to get in some practice. I have not been doing much these days. Here are the small ones that I have done this week -

 This is an oil on canvas 8x10. Drama!
 This is oil on canvas 8x10

Again - Oil on canvas 8x10
 

This little cutie I painted about 2 months ago. Its an ACEO.
 
 
I hope everyone is having an okay summer and keeping cool. Its so HOT out there! I don't like it much. However I am thankful that we are not having those ugly storms. Tornadoes scare me. :) 
Oh yea, if you are on pinterest - look me up! pinterest.com/frankiestockman
 
 
 
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Garlic in 15 min. or Less.



I was going to do some of those 15 min or less paintings. So here is my first one. Its small however. Its on an art card. So I suppose that makes it an automatic ACEO. ;) 

Here is my first one - I present to you.. 
GARLIC.
Oil on Canvas Paper 2.5 X 3.5



I think my next will be done today also. They are fun and tiny and I really like to paint on the small cards because it takes a lot of pressure off of me. 




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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Now for the Pan Pastels!





I finished my commissioned painting. I focussed on it all day yesterday and I finished it up. 

My biggest lesson that came out of this painting I think was to not be afraid to ask your friends for their opinion as to what you could or should do next. I always try to just do it myself because I always felt that if I have to ask then they are all going to think that I don't know what I am doing. So I am always just struggling through on my own. Well this time I actually reached out and asked a few of my artist friends online. It really helped me out a lot! I am very glad that they told me because the things they said I was not sure about and it turns out - my instincts were right! That made me so happy. Then I realized also that you should not be afraid to ask even if you think they will think that because its YOU doing the work. I am still the artist who is doing it and if I just remember the advice and follow the steps then I will be getting asked the questions one day. I am proud of myself for what I have accomplished. I also send a huge shout out to my friends who helped me through the end of it. 

Here is the final painting -  Its a bit blurry and I think its way prettier in person. You can see the highlights better also. I will take a much better picture soon. I just wanted to get this out there so you could see it done. 






I painted this for a dear friend of mine for her mothers birthday. It is a still life celebrating the good memories that her mother has from her own mother. Every object holds a special place in her mothers heart.  The little white coffee cup is something to be shared because her mother only ever drank her coffee out of that cup. You can actually see on the cup where the coffee has stained the cup because she always put her lips in that area to take a drink (it appears she was left handed). The bonnet is her Sunday best. The McCoy Polar Bear cookie jar held the cookies that my friends mother always ways wanted. There is a shadow behind the bears head but it did not get picked up on my droid. 

Now I am going to move on and see what I can make with my new pastels! I have not opened them up yet. I am pretty excited. 



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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Slowly and steady wins the race!


I called my blog entry this today because I have been moving pretty slow with this painting. I just wish there were other things that I could blog about to fill in the gaps.  Ever get to a place where you just don't want to talk about much? I did see a funny sushi picture today however! I found this picture at Interiordesignroom.blog.com. I thought it was very interesting and wondered how they did stuff like this. 


 I saw this motivational poster and I thought it was great. The comedian that is featured on the front is one of my favorites. His jokes are so ridiculous that I can not help to laugh. I am a huge fan of Jack Handy too! 



Alright.. Now let me see what I did with that picture of my painting. I worked and reworked the cloth on the bonnet. I knew I would have trouble but I just needed to relax and try to visualize what cloth looks like. I see it every day I should know by now right?? You would think! 


It is kinda at a funny angle because I am looking down at it. I set it on the chair. I always look at the paintings through my camera or through my mirror. If I like it when look through the camera then I will take a picture and show it. But if I dont, then I put the camera down and work on what is bugging me.   So there is the bonnet. Not really loving the side over behind the bear.. where you can just see a tiny bit of it.. but I will work on that later.  Its coming together. Slowly. :) 

Here is one more thing that I am sharing from my very close friend Gena's blog @ Creations - by - Gena. She does this thing where every day of the month is themed and you share a photo that has to do with that theme. I hope I said that right. Anyways here is the "March Agenda" if you would like to participate. I will do it when I come on to leave a blog.. 


So today is bedside. As I turn around to look at the side of my bed.. Oh brother. I am sure you don't want to see that. Its a huge mess. I have books everywhere. I stack them up because I love reading books before I go to bed at night. Helps me relax..   Let me see.. hold on.. I will see if I can take one that does not make me look so bad! hhahhah.. Its seriously a HUGE MESS! I can not believe I am actually going to show you this. 


As you can see I am a very simple person. But very messy. I am working on a project right there when I go to bed at night. I like to crochet also! hahah.. The black and tan thing on the floor is going to be a vacuum cover. She is like a big doll that fits over it. Loads of work. Then I was making some kitty collars. And of course there are my books that I like to read before I go to bed too. The little table my son made for me in wood shop and that is all I need. To me its a beautiful piece of furniture and I need nothing more! I never make my bed.  And the candle smells so good that I love laying in bed and being able to smell it. Ohhh and I bought that lamp for like 5.00 at walmart a couple of years ago. The matching one is on the other side. I was madly in love with them. They don't match but I love them just the same! So there it is. MY BEDSIDE mess. 



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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Latest update! I bought a new toy also.

I worked on my painting for a couple of hours yesterday. I wanted to show you the update. Also I took a picture of the picture that I am working from to show you what I am trying to accomplish. It seems to be getting a lot easier. If I do not think about it and just GO it works out and comes together. But I seem to forget that trick every time I start a new painting. :)   So anywayysss. let me see what I have here... 



Of course I need to do a TON more work. Bonnet is not done. Glasses are not done.. background... table.. etc.. etc.. LOTS TO DO STILL. But its better than I thought it would be. I still have a lot of highlights and such on the cookie jar. I was looking them up lastnight and this jar was made by McCoy in 1945 I believe. So here is the picture that I was sent... 


So you can see that I am trying to just rearrange things the way I think look nice. I am not painting that bonnet however. I am putting in her blue one instead I think. 

On to the other thing that I wanted to share with you this morning. I bought a new toy! I got these in the mail yesterday. I am pretty excited about trying them out. They are pastels. When you open them they look like make up! They kinda feel like it too. Very smooth. I am going to use them to hopefully enhance my drawings. I wanted to draw something very nice for my grandmother. Her 90th bday is coming up at the end of the month. So I will be sharing that project with you also.


Hope you all have a great day. I am going to go and work on the painting some more and then I will send an updated photo again! :) 













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Friday, February 24, 2012

No More Turpentine!

Good morning everyone. I have an update picture for you. Do not look too much into it. I have no clue what I am doing with this one!   Anyways.. I also wanted to share another thing with you. For a long time I have hated turpentine.  I actually had three of my children when I was working the most in art classes etc. I did not want to be around the stuff because of my pregnancies. Plus its really a huge pain! The storing of it and all that. Not being able to dump it in the sink or anywhere really that I can think of. It was a huge burden for me. It actually kept me from wanting to paint. So I decided I needed to find a different way to do things. Well of course I decided I would no longer paint my under paintings with it. I just use my medium. To clean my paint brushes I now just use dish soap! Works like a charm. These are my cleaning tools.  See that little blue rag with holes in it? I made that with cotton yarn. I just pour some of the dish soap on it and then rub my paint brushes along it and scrub them out. The way I came to use this is because it gets the oil paint off my hands.. and cuts the worst greasy messes off my dishes.. why not my brushes? So that is what I use. No more turpentine for me. Now this may not work for everyone but it works for me.  I don't use anything to clean my brushes while I am painting. I just use a rag to wipe them clean. And I usually use more than one so I do use many brushes now when I paint. But its beettterrrr than that junk. :) Try it and see if it works for you.
Alright... here is my updated photo. I am moving very slow as you can see. I just started laying the color on yesterday. You can see that there is no rhyme or reason to it. I have to stop a lot and take many hours in between because of my family life so sometimes I can not get into a good rhythm. But when I do get that chance to find it.. its so much fun! I really do enjoy being an artist sometimes. :)   


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

If I had a brain I would be dangerous!

Its been a while since I have left a block entry. Seems to happen to me a lot right? I actually started layering paint on the canvas today. I was supposed to have started this painting two weeks ago. But sometimes you have to get your head on straight in order to do things for others. So that's what I was working on. Its on and I am feeling alright about it again. Right now I am painting the porcelain (if you could only see how long it took me to spell that word! Oh my goodness!) cookie jar. Besides lace, I have not painted a white glass object. Silver object.. yes. So I had to spend a couple of days daydreaming about how I was going to paint the shadows and stuff. Not really good with the artistic lingo! Sorry. Hues - undertones - moving on! So I will be sharing some pictures with you soon. I can not take any right now because my phone is being charged. But soon very soon!  

Let me ask you something. When you paint - does it seem like its a new experience every time? Reason why I ask is because it seems like every time I get started on a project I think that the struggle will be much less than it was the last time I painted.. NOPE! I look back and wonder "how the heck did I paint those other ones?" hahah. If I had a brain - I would be dangerous! 


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy V. Day to all. Today is the day that I remember that if no one has given me a gift then I will go out of my way to give someone else one so that they do not feel like I could be feeling!   Seriously though. I try not to worry about what I am or am not getting on a day like this. I would rather give then receive so last night me and the little ones made bracelets for their teachers. I think they turned out really super cute!




In all it was nice because I know they are happy but it did have its headache moments. When my son strung out all his beads and then cried for an hour about how he cant do it right because he picked it up too soon and it all came off the other end. Doesn't matter though. It worked out in the end. 

Hope you are all having a great day! <3
  

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Its Sat. Yeah! and I am rich!


Today is a nice day. It's actually extremely cold outside though. The weather is so bipolar. I heard that it snowed in Italy for the first time in 30 years. That is what my hunny told me this morning. I am trusting he didn't make it up and so I am sharing it with you here. 

I was just going through my wallet and found some old gift cards. They have been in there for over a year! I was sure they had expired. So instead of throwing them away first I checked their balance. I am 91 bucks richer baby! I will use them now. 

I finished the little painting that I started. I kinda stalled because I didn't think I liked it. Sometimes I need others to like the work so that I can jump on the bandwagon. I dont know if that made any sense! Then last night I was going to paint a chicken because I really do like chickens in art. I think its their colors more than anything. But anyway - thats what I was going to do. So would you like to see that Chicken?? Here you go. 


Well? What do you think of that chicken? I am sure that my attention span is about as long as my five year old. Actually she might have a couple min. on me! This turned out nicely though. I need to sign it still. Oh. and I almost forgot.. the Milk House.. 


This is the one that I stopped working on for a week. It took me 2 min. to finally finish it last night before I painted the "chicken". Art cards are fun. When I do not want to be painting large projects but I do want to paint - these are perfect for it. However.. I still need to figure out the darn dollhouse painting.    

Well I hope you all have a really nice weekend! Hope to talk to you very soon!
XO FRANKIE



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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I hate cooking.

Welp. I started my dollhouse painting this morning. I have been working on it here and there as I clean my house and make my dinner. I decided to make two dinners tonight so I do not have to cook tomorrow. I will let you in on a little secret of mine. I really hate to cook. I can tell you all the reasons why but it would take a really long blog entry and it would probably put you to sleep with all of the mental issues I would bring up. But anyways - here is a couple of pictures of progress. ;)  This painting is the size of an ACO art card. I think it should be smaller for the doll house so if I have to I will trim it up. Or if all else fails.. its now an art card! :) 



The only thing that I knew I was going to paint was the milk house. The landscape is just me going along as I go along. No direction really. Its probably pretty obvious. Its a mess. I do like making these tiny little things because I do not have to worry so much about details and people getting up so close and trying to pick it apart.  Or is that just me that does that?    Okay. Kids are calling "mom I need help with my homework" and the painting should be dry so I can get back to it also. Busy busy!   Hope you are all having a good night. Hope to talk to you soon!



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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday. :)

Hi all. So today I had my first day of class since before Christmas. Some day I will be teaching older people and not just kids. Someday :) Anyway - all is well in the house tonight. I have a meeting to go to (teacher). I am not a huge fan of the meetings really. The thing that I do not like about it is that we have to introduce ourselves every single time and I just do not like it. I have a slight anxiety attack every stinking time. So I usually avoid them just for that reason. Someday I think I will get over it. One on one though.. No sweat! 

I am going to be making a dog bed cover for my friend from Creations-by-gena.blogspot.com tonight when I get home. I think its going to turn out really cute. ;) I will for sure show you some pictures. I hope you are all happy and healthy. I just wanted to check in. <3 Have a great rest of the night. 

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Alright. I finished the painting in only 1 day of work time!

Well I am done! I finished it around 10:00 pm tonight. I only worked on it for about 3 hours this weekend and then most of the day today. So I would think that is a day right? Now I am not going to mention the parts that I am not happy with. I do not want to draw your attention to anything that isn't right! (wink). So there it is. 


And now that its done I think I am going to go and lay on the couch with my hunny and watch cartoons! Good night everyone! :):) 

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the painting. :) Thank you! 


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Yoga and Art - LIFESAVERS

. Hi Bloggers. I just wanted to come in and see what everyone was up to and kinda catch up. Today is Monday. I started doing Yoga last week and I have to say - I can not recommend it enough! I feel pretty good. Even only after a week I feel the changes. It hurts but it hurts in the right way! 



I have been working on my dollhouse. It has been sitting in the box for over 2 years. I finally decided it was time to take it out. I am planning on making most everything for it myself. I started with a mattress and a box spring. I put the paper up with scrap book paper and a glue stick. The curtains I made. Also I made the weinscoat (aka paneling) myself out of craft stick and matting board. I just have to fill in that little gap by the window. The window is not straight so I am going to work around that. :) I also made the little rug and the little afigan. I made them all out of cotton crochet thread. I am mad for the blankie. When I was finished I couldn't stop showing everyone how cute it was. I am also going to paint some little paintings for my walls also. :) Dollhouses are addicting! It makes me feel like a little girl again when I work on it. I love that feeling. 

Anywho! I started a new painting also. I have not been able to work on it a whole lot with the weekend and all. I am not sure if I am going to be doing a lot of pictures of the steps that I am taking but I will show you what I have so far. Its not a large painting. I think it is about 8 x 11 or something. I have not painted an ocean scene I think since last summer so I am trying to get back into the swing of the water and the shifts and turns.  Also the bow... That I call my little victorian bow. I made it last night while watching my kids clean their room. I wrote it all down so its now my own personal pattern. 

I hope you are all doing well and having a good beginning of the week. I wish you all happiness and joy! I will catch up again very soon! :):) 

XO


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