Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Most Recent Creations

This was for my art class, it's a fast/ slow drawing, where you get the basic shape of the object down in watercolor in 2 minutes, and then go back over it with ink catching the details.

This was also for art class, where we found a leaf that had the shape of something in it, and then put it in 2 to 4 steps of the leaf morphing into something else. I chose to do only 2 steps because I saw the hummingbird from the beginning.

 And I did this the day before Thanksgiving for fun. 

My flatbread went over well for Thanksgiving dessert, my Uncle even asked about the recipe and asked if he could take some home.

And I've really felt like doing Christmas art lately. It's so much fun! This is a painting I did on wood.

And this was done in my favorite medium, watercolor. This was seriously so much fun to paint!

Church doodles, because our regular pastor wasn't preaching.

This is my practice piece for my art assignment that's due tomorrow.

More detail on the sled dogs...

The actual piece. It's way bigger than it looks.

I originally wanted the northern lights on my sled dog piece, but the effect didn't work, except for on this piece of practice paper.

Christmas decorations are all through the house, and the tree in my room is up,  and my stack of Christmas presents to give to my family is beginning to pile up in my closet. All the secrecy and pretty lights, and a lighter jump in my step, and the thrill in my heart reminds me that it's really starting to look like Christmas time.

Well, I'm going on my youth group's 
"Fall" retreat this weekend... I hope I'll have fun. 
We shall see!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunrise, pumpkin carving, and a small watercolor painting

I think with every sunrise, I fall in love with the sky more and more each time.

Better late than never, we were finally able to head out to Gaver's Farm and get our pumpkins!

Britney kept taking pictures of me.....

In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.

And I couldn't resist purchasing a couple gourds. 
They're so beautiful, and full of autumn colors!

Sarah and I working at the Yearbook snackbar in Study Hall at CBA two weeks ago.
She was trying to get me to do the "fierce hand thing" but I'm not interested...haha.

Yesterday I drove around a loooot.
I took Mom and Britney up to the Farmer's Market because it was an Art Guild, but it was so awkward. There was about 4 artists in the back room and they were all staring at you....I really wanted to buy a print of one lady's watercolor, but she only had the original, and understandably, it was super expensive. I wish I could've taken a picture.

And then we hit all the craft stores, and I bought my first peppermint bark of the season, because sometimes, you just have to treat yourself! 

I love Strathmore's watercolor tiles. 
I can sit down and have a small painting done in 15 minutes or less if I don't have a lot of time.

Well, this wasn't a long post.... 
I wanted it to be longer...
Mom's got pumpkin stew cooking in the oven!


P.S. I totally couldn't think of a post title...haha.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Luna the Firefly- A children's story written and illustrated by Stephanie Wolfe

Here's my children's story that's due today in Responding to Literature!

On a cliff, by the sea, there stood a lighthouse, a fortress, a guardian of the sea.

Norman lived there and was the light keeper. Every single night with all his might he would turn on the lighthouse light.

Norman the light keeper would do this in order to save ships from crashing into the cliff rocks at night. 

"I wish I was a lighthouse." Luna told her friend, Flicker as they watched the lighthouse light flick on for the night.

"That's ridiculous, Luna." Flicker said back. "Your light isn't bright enough." Luna felt sad, her antennas and wings drooped in dismay.

One night later. THBAMM!
Luna woke up to a loud thunder clap and a heavy rain. It was getting dark out and the lighthouse light wasn't shining. Luna spotted a ship edging towards the horizon.

"Oh dear, Oh dear!" Norman the light keeper exclaimed. Norman couldn't figure out why the light wasn't working. He threw on his raincoat and grabbed some firewood in hopes of creating something like a beacon, but the wood was too wet. It was no use.

Luna gathered all the local fireflies together and explained what was happening and told them her plan. "But I can't do it alone. Will you help me?"

Together, the fireflies crowded the light to trick the ship into seeing the lighthouse.

And it worked! The ship turned back. Avoiding the cliff just in time.

Norman the light keeper felt red while he watched in amazement and wondered how something so small could save something so big.

Flicker gave Luna a hug. 
"I was wrong, Luna," She said. "I think you're the brightest of us all."

And here's my Mandala for Creative Drawing.

Have a wonderful Autumn day!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Autumn Praises

I love the pops of color that Autumn brings.

Especially the oranges and reds.

So lovely!

Do you want to see some puppy pictures??


Alright then.

But....she's SO cute!

She loves chewing on Indian corn husks.
And crunchy leaves.
Basically anything that can get in her mouth.
She even eats rocks.
And sticks.

But, she is really cute!

For my drawing class we were supposed to draw this Rhino with a creative flare....
and I thought of an idea Wednesday night, too late to turn in Thursday morning.
So, I handed this in, but I'm working on my creative one this week.
I don't really have to turn it in, but we'll see how it turns out!
I may not even like it....haha.
Art is like that sometimes, a perfect vision of an image in your head vs. what actually gets put on paper.

Have a wonderful Autumn day!!