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, 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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