Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones"

This "Wee One" is helping me with my art!

I have wanted to try sketching for a long time

and finally bought a sketch pad and some watercolor pencils

and sat down long enough to draw!

( and yes.... I found her at Goodwill!!! )

I have found so much inspiration on the blogs that I follow
and I would like to mention a few.

Janet at The Lavender Loft is an amazing artist
who is always trying new things
and encouraging me to try!

Erin at the Painted Garden creates the most beautiful art I have ever seen!
Her's is so colorful and cheerful and she is always giving tips and giving us some
instruction and showing some of her art in steps! I love that!
I looked at some of her paintings to figure out how to put my bird on a branch! lol!

And Lisa Lectura paints and draws some of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen!

And of course A Fanciful Twist and A Whimsical Bohemian
and Diane at Diane Knotts Musings!

Many others have inspired me so I hesitate to even mention these few
because I know I am leaving others out that make such a difference in my life.

Thanks to all of you!
And a MOST special thanks to the artists in my family!
They AMAZE me!!!

Quotes from "Life is a Verb"....

"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
_Anatole France

"We don't see thinks as they are.
We see things as we are."
_Anais Nin

"If you are irritated by every rub,
how will you be polished."

Have a Happy Wednesday!

And take time to PLAY....or DRAW!

Have FUN!


Simply Shelley said...

Hi Diane,your drawing is so sweet you really have some drawing talent going there,indeed! Love your little Wee One...she's so cute!


Simply Debbie said...

Happy Wednesday to you.
what a sweet blog you have and your blog photo is have beautiful eyes.
I did the same thing...I was having some physical pain in my life and so I wanted to try to redirect it by drawing. I love to takes me to a happy are talented...keep drawing.
I would be honored if you stopped by my blog and said hello.
I love the name of your blog.

Janet said...

Your painting is wonderful! Good for you!!

I feel honored to be mentioned along with such talented artists! Thank you. If I had anything to do with your decicision to flex your creative muscles then I'm thrilled.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You have talent! If that is your first sketch and it's that beautiful, you are a true artist. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for the links to other great artists I will check them out. Of course I know sweet Vanessa already. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Beth said...

Wow! Your bird sketch is GREAT! I also have been trying to sketch and paint more now days. I get inspired by other's art on their blogs. I am stopping by from Janet's blog. Right now I am in the waist deep in Veggie garden thats coming in fast and furious but my last day of work is next week and I plan on doing alot of Art after that.
Stop by for a visit!

Vee said...

You've done a beautiful job with your sketch. Was it fun? Will you be doing more? I really like the quotes you included especially this one: "If you are irritated by every rub,how will you be polished?"

Kaerie Faerie said...

Nice drawing, I like to draw while watching TV, can't just sit in the chair and do nothing, hope to see you at the Mad Hatter Tea Party
this Sat. I'll be the one in pink wings!
Happy Summer

Cal said...

That's such a lovely sketch and I love your pencil holder. I found some lamps similar to that in a thrift shop and have always loved them. Thanks for the inspirational links too.
Cal :>

Penny said...

Lovely drawing and quotes. I am enjoying your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

Linda Q said...

Darling dolly and way to go, you are good, keep up the art work!

Q said...

I love your drawing!
I have some watercolor pencils and I do want to try....
Thanks for your encouragement!

lori said...

Your sketch is BEAUTIFUL...very nicely done!

I adore your little brush holder too. She's was quite a find.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

Goodness - gracious - I am so proud of you and your bird painting - you did a fabulous drawing of the bird on a branch. Oh my - you have real talent and I know your bird will just be the beginning of a many wonderful paintings.
I am honored that you mentioned me on your blog and so happy that you have started painting.
Have a fun week and keep painting.


Betty said...

Diane! I can't believe that is your first sketch! You are an artist!! I love your little wooden doll too!

Lila Rostenberg said...

Go Diane!!! I am so proud of you!

Birds are wonderful subjects to sketch!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How great that you are starting to sketch! What a great beginning!

Michela said...

Good morning Diane, I love your little bird!
I'm not good at drawing...
May I propose you to have some fun and let people know you better?
(It seems to be a chain letter...)
I'm asking you to name 6 uninmportant things that you love in a post.
The rules are:
Pick 6 uninmportant things you love, mention & link to the person who tagged you, tag 6 of your favourite bloggers to play along (don't forget to comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged!).
I hope you will join in and like it!
Have a nice day!


Joshy and belle said...

your blog is lovely, and your drawing is really pretty
felicity xx

Emily said...

Wow! You're really good! Can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

You did a very nice job on the bird, your so talented... I can't draw anything but stick figures have a nice day! hugs, Jennifer

Jill said...

Aren't watercolor pencils wonderful! Your little bird is so adorable. I use watercolor pencils when I rubber stamp and then use a blender pen.

The Junk Beautiful book looks so neat. I am going to have to check that out on Amazon, thanks for sharing it with us!

At Home in the Country

dc said...

Nice. Tweet Tweet! Looks like the beginning to a story book! Of course, you'll have to include some GI Joe men!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Diane!

Wonderful sketch! You know I am 100% elf-taught too....the hardest part is over--you got started.

Love your little Wee one!!

love, kelee

Anonymous said...

Your on-going and ever-emerging talents are impressive. I love your photography and now to see another form of art is amazing.

What fun to visit here every so often and see other facets of your creativity.