Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018: 88-105

Binkwee says...
Hoppy Spring!

(I'm taking a blog break, but I'll be back soon.)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2018: 87/365

Creating washes and textures the old fashioned way...
With brushes and paint on watercolor paper!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018: 86/365

A larger, more developed version of the thumbnail sketch from last week.
(Drawn in... Photoshop! Yay!)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018: 81/365

A new thumbnail...
I was playing with new ideas and fresh perspectives today.
There is still a lot of work to be done, but I think I like this one better!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018: 80/365

I re-drew yesterday's thumbnail a little bit larger
and started tinkering with placement and sizes. BUT... 
While I was working on it, I decided that the overall composition 
was just okay... a little boring, if I'm being completely honest.  
So, tomorrow I think I'm going to see if I can come up with something better... Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

2018: 75,76,77 and 78/365

The latest pieces.

To find out more about my altered puzzle project, please click here.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2018: 74/365

(French Toast)

Throwback Thursday...
Originally posted on March 15th, 7 years ago!
(My love for puns never wavers!)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018: 73/365

The mirror image of 3.14 is PI.E.
I think not.

Happy Pi Day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018: 72/365

In honor of my sister Stevie's birthday, I thought I would take a break from the puzzle pieces to share a painting that I did of her a while back
(but never posted).

Monday, March 12, 2018

2018: 69. 70 & 71/365

Altered Puzzle Pieces 4, 5, and 6.

4:  Thinking about the amazing Margaret Atwood talk I attended on
Friday night (and "The Handbag's Tale")

5:  Inspired by MY favorite handbag that was created by the very, VERY talented Liz Potter of Bolsa Bonita.  I receive SO many compliments about the bags she makes... They're real conversation starters! 
(She also made the squirrel bag I shared a couple of months ago.)

6:  In honor of International Fanny Pack Day!  Now, if only Liz Potter would start making fanny packs... That would be AWESOME!!!

To find out more about my altered puzzle project, please click here.

Friday, March 9, 2018

2018: 68/365

Today's puzzle piece was created in honor of Paint Party Friday's Birthday!
(I think I may have gotten a little carried away with the bead embellishments!)
It's hard to believe that EVA & I have been hosting PPF for all this time...
Thanks for 7 fun & creative years, partner!

To find out more about my altered puzzle project, please click here.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

2018: 67/365

Today's puzzle piece was inspired by a conversation I had with my sister this morning.  (The number on the back of this randomly picked piece is 155.)

To find out more about my altered puzzle project, please click here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2018: 66/365

I have been wanting to make an altered puzzle for a while,
and since T-man & I finished up the 300 piece doughnut puzzle yesterday,
today seemed like the perfect day to get started!

I started by applying gesso to the puzzle.  Then, I flipped the puzzle over and numbered the pieces so I would be able to put it back together again.

I separated the pieces and put them in the box so that I could randomly choose pieces to work on.

This is my first piece.  
(If I alter one piece per day, I will finish on December 31st.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

2018: 65/365

My little guy was home sick today, so in between naps he helped me finish the puzzle I had started for a new project.

Monday, March 5, 2018

2018: 64/365

(Or tomorrow...)

I am currently trying to teach myself how to paint using Photoshop.
I am also still trying to figure out how to create a blog post from my phone.
Technology is winning today.  But... 
There’s always tomorrow!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

2018: 62 & 63

While doing some cleaning this weekend, I came across the very first picture book I ever made!  It was only as big as a quarter, but it was the perfect size for the Sesame Street characters that I made it for!

Friday, March 2, 2018

2018: 61/365

Yesterday afternoon, from this same window, I could see the grass.
But... To be completely honest, by Buffalo standards this really isn't that bad.
Or, in the famous words of one of my favorite children's books 
from when I was little...

(That's me on the left.)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018: 60/365

I shared this on Instagram and Twitter for the #LuckyDrawChallenge
I love challenges! Hahaha!

(The theme was: Illustrator + Up A Ladder)


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