The other day I decorated a pair of canvas shoes by drawing palm trees on these with fabric markers. You can see how I created this design in the video below.
Windsocks are easy to make, and can be constructed out of paper. I love palm trees, so I decided to create this palm tree inspired windsock. The brown sock is supposed to be the palm tree trunk, and the streamers are reminiscent of palm fronds swaying in the wind.
So yes I have an upside down palm tree, but it looks like it is just bending in the wind when there is actual wind blowing through it. This is a palm tree inspired windsock, not a palm tree made out of paper. This is my take on the palm tree as a windsock, and you can see the video documents how I created this paper craft.
I have painted a picture of Irina the cat with oil paint, which is a scene of her running out of the woods. It appears as if the she is mischievous little kitty who is finally coming home. Art can be quite a personal thing, and this composition tells a story about my cat Irina.
Irina is my little black cat with coppery eyes, and she was the inspiration for my latest painting.
I also enjoy making pies, so I do not feel I have to buy one from a store or restaurant. Lately I have been making fewer pies because I am just not eating baked goods like I used to, but I still have a penchant for talking about pie from time to time. There is something very therapeutic and soothing about making a pie crust from scratch, and crimping the dough around the edges once you place it in the pan. The act of cutting slits in the crust so the fruit filling can bubble through as it bakes is divine. My favorite type of pie is appe, but my dad’s obsession with the blueberry pie from 1973 has inspired my latest handmade card. The photos below illustrate how I created this card from start to finish.
This video documents how I created the blueberry pie card illustration from start to finish.
Yesterday I finally finished by drawing of Lady dog. Here were the final steps toward achieving the final result of my colored pencil drawing.
Here is a video that illustrates how I created the colored pencil drawing of Lady dog.
I have a picture frame that is in pristine condition, but I did not like the writing on it. Thus, I decided to paint over it with metallic paint.
The bronze metallic paint did not cover-up the writing completely because I only added three layers, but if you add more, and several different colors of paint, the frame could be given an interesting effect. I like the metallic color, and decided to keep the frame a bit more simple. Here is how I painted the picture frame.
I have started a new drawing of Lady dog, who was my companion from 1994 to 2007. She was a stray dog we adopted, and the vet suspected she was about two years old when she came to live with us.
The other day I decided to draw a palm tree with colored pencils, which is one of my favorite mediums to work with. This palm tree is based on my photograph of a tree that is near my house, and is thus a quintessential Southern California scene.
The video also illustrates how I created this palm tree illustration. I adore drawing and painting palm trees, so it was nice to get back into this again.