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10-01-2013, 10:15 PM
Oh, the first day of October!! Did I do any art today? I started a little daily quickie on odd bits of paper I find . I was inspired by Will Scobie's example. I amazes me
every morning how just doing these quick drawings make me feel alive!. And hopeful that perhaps that day I'll get to do more drawing.:crossfingers:

I like Will Scobies' one line approach. He is very creative with the animal faces too. Here is a link to some of his work.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2013/88676-9-copy.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2013/88676-mornpageone.gif

here is Will's page and then my first page finished. I however am drawing from photos in magazines .....
I'll do imaginative stuff soon.

10-01-2013, 10:18 PM
June, Janet and I have some swell new project threads to post in the next day or two.

I'm going to hunt some photos tonight...and post a paint-a-long tommorrow.

Brian , please we look forward to your contributions:thumbsup:

10-01-2013, 10:36 PM
June, Janet and I have some swell new project threads to post in the next day or two.

I'm going to hunt some photos tonight...and post a paint-a-long tommorrow.

Brian , please we look forward to your contributions:thumbsup:

I don't actually have all that much, but I'll see what I can do. :-)

10-02-2013, 12:35 AM
Robin that looks like a cool idea. Using scraps like that makes it no pressure drawing, nice :) I like your page.
Am hoping to contribute a bit more again here now the school year is coming to an end.

10-02-2013, 02:29 AM
I like those doodles too. I haven't doodled like tghat for ages. They'd be good little scraps to stick on an art journal page too!!

10-02-2013, 07:52 PM
Robin, this looks really fun project. I might want to try it too.

Hi, everyone. Long time no chat. I've been through a huge artist block recently but now I think I have found my footing again. So far, health wise, I'm holding up and next week the results of the PET CT Scan will show whether the cancer has stabilized or not.

I'm happy to be back.

This is my most poignant illustration to date (http://sandralp.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/let-there-not-be-any-misunderstanding-about-abortion/), after I have come back to the Lord.

And a little oil pastel.


10-03-2013, 02:31 AM
Sandra so nice to see you here. Glad to hear you are doing well health wise, hope the scans come back showing positive results for you. Lovely pastel piece, the colours are gorgeous.

10-03-2013, 05:21 AM
I agree...Sandra those colours are gorgeous on the boat scene. I hope your test results are good!!

10-09-2013, 09:10 PM
Thank you, Jacqui, June. Unfortunately, the results were not good news. I've blogged about here (http://sandralp.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/praise-the-lord/) if you are interested. But it doesn't stop me from drawing.

10-10-2013, 02:18 AM
Sandra, just read your blog. I am amazed and in awe of your positive attitude. You are an inspiration in so many ways. Keep doing what you are doing as it obviously is right for you. Sending you positive thoughts.

10-11-2013, 07:12 AM
Sandra....your strength and such positive attitude is just amazing and wonderful....my thoughts are with you....tyree:heart:

10-11-2013, 07:58 AM
Sandra your pastel is soft and lovely. I will read your blog and hope things get a little better.

Robin your little sketches look like artistic postage stamps....I want to try some. I certainly have lots of scraps.

I never met any of you in person, but feel that you are all my frienda and that we are all rooting for each other. :heart:

10-12-2013, 02:17 AM
Sandra, I am so sorry to hear your news but I am very glad you are so positive and tackling life with such a wonderful spirit. My thoughts are with you.
Like Janet, I also feel we have a lovely group of friends here and it is terrific to receive each other's support.

10-12-2013, 06:13 AM
Thank you, ladies. I am always happy to be here despite my occasional absence. I am estimating another year perhaps if the cancer doesn't suddenly take a vengeful route to the brain first. I'm eager to put everything on paper these days now with a renewed deadline and urgency. I now truly understand my happiest moments are tending to my family, drawing and ministering to the sick people like myself. Will post some later when I have a moment.

10-12-2013, 03:08 PM
This time for my illustrated bible (http://sandralp.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/the-illustrated-bible/), I sketched from some of Dore's and Botticelli's work. Of all things, I want to fill up this sketchbook first.

Daniel Smith Watercolor, Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencils which I don't like at all on this paper. It's too rough. Added Kimberly watercolor pencil.

Ruth and Daniel in pen.




10-12-2013, 10:48 PM
An illustrated Bible is a very nice idea! The last time people seriously bothered was when they did those gorgeous illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages. I note that there has been a revival of the interest in this sort of thing. Some or other British artist did a whole Bible, on parchment, some years ago. I remember seeing some of his illustrations, though if memory serves I didn't like them all that much, but it remains an excellent idea.

10-13-2013, 02:57 AM
Sandra, I love your Daniel in the lions den especially.

I once saw some beautiful illuminated books- medieval- in Sotheby's in London. I was amazed at the really rich bright colours.

I tried something of this sort too several years ago... illustrating 'Song of Songs' but I abandoned the project after a few pages as I ran out of 'steam'. Still even a few pages was interesting to do.

10-15-2013, 11:25 PM
lovely sketching, Sandra.

Peace and blessings on you.:heart:

I got a chance to do Henna for 3 hrs straight!! It was great fun & made a little money.

Here are some photos.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2013/88676-artblo2.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2013/88676-dream-catcher.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2013/88676-peacock.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2013/88676-lishand.gif

10-16-2013, 12:37 AM
Thank you, Brian, June, Robin. I am eager to do another Daniel piece tomorrow.

Robin, those henna looks intricate. How long do they last on the hand again?

Here's a croc for now.

This is for the September oil pastel challenge.

Dollar Store oil pastel in Fabriano Artist Journal 69 inch.


10-16-2013, 09:42 AM
robin....those are exquisite.....can u visit me in fla...so I can have some:wink2: ........Sandra....great detail with o/p's especially that eye.....great job....tyree:heart:

10-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Robin I love the henna work!! Sandra, good work on the croc in OP. I haven't used OP in ages.

10-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Lovely henna drawings. I always wonder why people would want permanent tattoos - with something like henna, you can regularly have new pictures! :-)

10-16-2013, 11:42 PM
Thanks everyone for you comments.

This batch of henna has been lasting around 3 weeks. It depends on what the skin is like how the stain lasts. Hands (palms) and feet (soles) get the best stain. Every other place , eh....so, so stain. Does vary with individuals , though.

Brian - I have a few permant tattoos. I think unless you have tattoos for the most part you won't understand what's behind it. I know I didn't for a long time.

10-27-2013, 12:28 PM
I I have been away from this site for a few years due to ill health of my daughter and my caring duties for her and her children. She's still poorly, but things are more stable now. I'm glad to see the classical forum is still alive and well, though it seems not many new members. I hope I'll be contributing again soon.
Sandra I'm so sorry to hear about your cancer. I read your blog and I pray for you and your family. I'm so glad to see your continuing productivity with art. I think your bible illustrations are really wonderful. They have a lot of power.

10-28-2013, 01:34 AM
Lovely to have you back xina!!

10-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Good to have you back, Xina. Thank you for your prayers. I'll pray for your daughter too and your well being as grandma.

I've been busy last week visitng the sick and getting sick myself but hopefully, I would be able to spare a few minutes for art this week.

10-30-2013, 11:15 AM
At long last, I am almost done with my drawing of the Buddhist sculpture in the photo paint-along thread, and will hopefully be able to post it in a day or two.

As with everything I have ever drawn, it is an utter failure and I hate it, but as Ed Wood said, "my next one will be better." :D

10-30-2013, 11:35 AM
Thank you June. I visited your blog today and I love it, its very encouraging for those of us tentative about trying new things, and I love that monkey quote! ( I think I'll put that in my new journal, which I'm going to start for this forums journal thread).
Thank you Sandra. I've been enjoying looking at all your latest work, I wish I could be as productive!
Brian LOL! I'm going to put that quote in the journal too. 'The next one will be better' Love it! The number of times I've stopped doing art because of what I see as failures staring back at me after so much initial hope, but good to keep the hope alive with the knowledge there can always be a 'next one'

10-30-2013, 10:55 PM
Xina, I have not been too productive lately. A lot of studying the bible and visiting friends and the sick and it's a brand new world for me. Nevertheless, when I do do art, I do it with gusto.

Brian, hope to see your piece soon.

One of my better piece today.

W&N water mixable oil in Strathmore 3x5 inch All Media Journal spiral bound


10-31-2013, 09:58 AM

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! from The Musical Witches