Monday, February 28, 2011

"Fish & Birds" - Sketchbook Challenge, Feb. 2011

Here is my first Sketchbook Challenge.
I do own a sketchbook, although I draw in it once in a blue moon.
I use my printer paper for most of my stuff. Yes, non archival....I'll get more organized soon.
I am happy I found this challenge blog. Between this monthly task and weekly IF, it's just about what I can keep up with for now, even there is just so much more to sign up to! I am looking forward to adding more.
I decided that I do have a chance to be drawn (randomly) as one of the 2000-something people, to win some art supplies, that I so need, so I submitted this picture, just minutes before deadline. We'll see.

The theme this month was "Opposites".
So of course I first thought of my black pen on white paper. And then fish vs. birds, swim vs. flight, far vs. near, circle vs. triangle...
So I took out my sketchbook... and added to it (1 yr later).
I love color,  but my Sony camera got destroyed by my toddler's spilled apple juice and I haven't yet  bought a new one to take pictures of my watercolors. Scanner eats all the color up. :(

It is obviously just a sketch.. perhaps I will add to it or redo it in the future. Suggestions are welcome.

( I admire M.C.Escher..he has no comparison!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Illustration Friday: Layers

Layers of Love.
From partner to partner.
From parent to child.
From child to its mother. Mother and father.
Sister to brother.
Contagious like a smile. Growing.
And traveling from one to another...

Tough topic this week.
I had in my mind everything form the layers of onion, to earth and winter clothing; even layers of character and experience with years.
Spending some valuable time with my kids this weekend, reminded me, when I was pregnant with my second child.  I asked a friend, how did she feel when her younger son was born. Did she divide her love? Did she feel more love toward her new baby?
She said, her love just got bigger.

With each child my love only grew. It is amazing how the creator keeps on layering our love.
How there is just more to give each time we do. True unconditional love is just bottomless.
And the more we get love, the more we give love and the more we give the more we get.

Layers upon layers upon layers..

Monday, February 14, 2011

Illustration Friday: Sweater

This is my second IF drawing.
Also found on flicker among my other works.
The first one I did was last week. You can find it here.

The initial idea that came to my mind was a person sweating, but that didn't intrigue me enough to draw. Second thing was a llama. I love alpaca wool. So soft. And here is the drawing. 
There is just something so serene about a knitting grandma. And this idea makes knitting "green". :)
No dying. No processing. No balls of yarn with printed labels...
The original drawing has a bit of a color. The sweater is actually sepia and so are the flowers the lama is eating. But I couldn't scan in the colored version well, the BW came out much better.
Thank you for looking.

Welcome to my blog.

Why Memories of Trees?
Yes, I am a big Enya fan and Memory of Trees is my favorite song of hers...
The true is that as a child, whenever I doodled, it was always trees, (while sitting on trees) and during drawing those amazing creations, I dreamed of being an artist, a real artist, that creates works which will make people feel good, like a relaxing song.
Music can change someone's mood. Painting or drawing can do the same.

Being a busy mom, I do not yet have my own art studio to retreat to. Just a desk, dining room table,  a drawing board on my lap and empty walls in my house or someone else's to paint on.
I have managed though to have some of my work published, but there's much more I yet have to learn.
I am amazed by the computer age that enables artists to share their work, gratefull to watch free art lessons, and  talented works of others.
I have decided to put together this blog, where I can share my work and get some constructive criticism and words of encouragement from fellow artists.

Thank you G-d, H-shem, the creator of the world and all the living things, who has gifted me with two "golden" hands.
And I'd would also like to thank all those people who ever hired me to paint their walls, and all my friends who ever admired my creations and who keep on "bugging" me to make it public.

This is for YOU and because of YOU!
For helping me remember my trees.

Thank you for visiting.
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