WIP Tinkerbell #4

I  am definitely starting to like the way the background is looking so far. I just keep pushing through these acrylic paints.


Weekly Adventures!

I know it's been a few weeks. I have been having a hard time dealing with Mother's Day and Mom's Birthday this past weekend. I am just trying to push through day by day!

Here are few things I would like to share from the past few weeks:

I am working on a redesign for the Blog, which will follow through on my Facebook page. So keep an eye out for that soon!

The boyfriend and I a few weeks ago decided to go get gelato down at the marina a few weeks ago. I had never had gelato before, it was really yummy! I got a scoop of blueberry and a scoop of chocolate. While we walked around a fishing boat had just got back and a guy was cutting up some o the fish. He was throwing the skin and pieces back in the water and we were watching these pelicans fight over it.

We also celebrated the anniversary of when we first started dating. We have had our issues but he is still my best friend. I love him but he drives me crazy at the same time. We ended up going to Carrabba's for dinner, then after we went to this neat little bar and had a couple glasses of wine. I am realizing I like the white wines better.

For some reason I still enjoy taking pictures of the sky every once in a while. Here is a neat shot I got driving home from work one day. I love the way the Sun's rays shine through the clouds.

Books: I finally finished the Beautiful Creatures series. I liked the first and last book the best, the other two just seemed to drag on a bit. I started reading a book called Loki's Wolves and finished that this past Sunday. This is considered a kids book, but the story was great. I love books with great adventures in it. I am such a Harry Potter geek. This book was about Norse Mythology, and I don't really know a lot about this subject. The book is written by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr. Melissa Marr is by far one of my favorite authors, and now I am going to have to check out Kelley Armstrong's work. I just started Charlaine Harris's last Sookie book, Dead Ever After.

Movies: I haven't been to the theater to see a movie in awhile. We have been watching a lot of movies on TV though. The past few weeks we have watched Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Star Trek, and lots of Harry Potter.

Food: Wow I have been trying a lot of new recipes from Pinterest lately.

Turkey Cutlets with Dijon Sauce. The sauce was so good, you can find the recipe Here.

Taco Soup! I kind of combined a couple recipes. It's more like a chili consistency with a Taco flavor to it.

I made a couple other recipes and didn't take pictures of them. I have been following a blog called Skinny Taste because I need to learn to cook a bit healthier. Check out her Blog, I have made a few of her recipes and they are really yummy. I have made the Asian Glazed Drumsticks, and a couple of the Baked Oatmeal recipes. The Taco Soup pictured above was part recipe from this blog also.

I was craving cupcakes and didn't want to make a whole batch. I got on Pinterest and searched for Cupcake for Two recipes. I found a couple and decided to try this one. This is an eggless recipe, the cake was great but a little dry. I might have mixed it to much, but I might try a different recipe with egg in it next time.

Music: I thought I would share another new artist to me. I really like Gotye's sound and the creepiness of the videos. The song is also fitting for the way I have been feeling lately!


WIP Tinkerbell #3

I definitely like the way the purple in the background looks. I think I will still play with the background a bit and see if I can get it more the way I want it. Still struggling a bit with how quickly the acrylic paint starts to dry and become sticky, but pushing through!


Little World Social Skills Book Design

I designed these books last year. These were tough concepts to do photo research for, but I really like the way they came out. We had an illustrator do the little animal characters in them.


WIP Tinkerbell #2

Here is the progress I have made on Tinkerbell so far. I'm not really happy with the color of the background, I tried to mix my own purple (lavender) and I don't think it has enough brightness to it. It almost has a gray tone to it. I am going to make a trip to Micheal's and get a true purple. Also I forgot how frustrating acrylics are to work with, but I will keep playing with it until I get it the way I like it.

I know I didn't share my Weekly Adventures this week, I will pick it back up next week. Nothing to exciting happened this past week. I do have a few pictures I will share with you, and I did get a sketch done in My Sketchbook. I need to keep up with my sketching also. Hopefully I will have more to share with you next time.


WIP Tinkerbell #1

I didn't get as far as I would have liked on this tonight. All I got done was transferring the sketch on the canvas. If the rain continues into the weekend I might get some painting started on it then.