Sunday, April 14, 2013

Whew! Where did half of April go?

                                       Hello to all my beautiful Crafty friends. Now where did that first half of April go I ask myself? Well, there was a Birthday party for my son who turned 10 on April 1. Then I know there was a second birthday on the 13th for my nephew. But, what about the days in between. Well I don't know ( yeah right) who am I kidding. I have left my poor blog alone while I study. I tell you my beautiful people when I study, I don't know left from right or right from wrong and the days blend one into the other until I don't even know what month or day it is. I can't tell you the countless times I have wanted to come and post something and found it was way past my bed time and decided to hop in bed and get some sleep instead. But I have some stuff to post. I also have been advancing in my Art and I found time to take a Free Art workshop with the incredible and beautiful Kat Mcbride! She taught me lessons I did not know, but That will help when I move on  to color portraits. I will also take some time to do a self portrait. I am still doing my Graphite pencil drawings and at the bottom of this post, I have put up two pics of my most recent work.  I hope all of you have stayed productive and are posting all your incredible arts and crafts. Thanks so much for visiting me for a while and God Bless!!

 Here is some Easter baskets that I Made for my sons birthday and some pics of the children coloring their Easter eggs. 

I learned how to create these baskets from some instructions I found online using a sheet of 12x12 patterned card stock.  I used brads to connect the handles to the baskets. I sealed all the edges with some doubled sided tape. all was easy peasy!

They look yummy!!!
I did eight Of these paper baskets and wrapped them with cellophane and color ribbon  for the kids as goodie bags.
I did pink for the girls and blue for the boys.
All it takes for one basket is one 12x12 cardstock and a little extra for the handle.  I fold the handle lengthwise and seal it for strength.

The kids had a great time coloring their boiled eggs

The children had so much fun coloring their eggs. 
I was so proud of their efforts and their eggs were beautiful!!
My Grandson Alex was the newest Picasso in the family!
Here are the latest of my pencil drawings.

I am shading a little better now and my noses are not so  cartoon looking.
Here is a Big eye girl done in a more  cartoonist way but the shading shows vast improvements over my other drawings.
  Thanks  for visiting and come back soon I still have the Tags I received from a tag swap to post.

Here is a group of sketches made in pencil