(A lil' blog on a dotty hill somewhere)

Wednesday, August 30

Fancy Curls with that?


Time once more for Scribble Picnic... with curls! My idea was to show a different kind of curly, one not involving hair on animals (as I initially imagined) or even including people, as depicted the last three times! Once settling on this idea, putting on my Graphic Designer hat and doing something harder-edged allowed it to be more pop-art punchy and probably have more commercial appeal too. The colours are in anticipation of Autumn and could be representative of those up-coming Fall holidays without necessarily having to borrow an obvious element from any. All said and done, I'm happy with the Kasbah feel to this and will probably offer it as a card later. There were some other colour considerations too for the background by the way, but, really, I prefer this palette the best.

OK, now it's your turn to present us what curly offerings are in order for our Picnic this week! Ooh, anyone offering curly fries, or at least brewing up some hot, strong, swirling Moroccan coffee? :)

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Wednesday, August 23

Scribble Picnic: Moonlight Garden

 "She found solace in the shadows of her moonlight garden..."

Here's my piece for this week's challenge — all coloured in now, lush with deep hues, and just begging for a story!

Your mission was to use this kind of shape and come up with the rest of the picture. I went with the windows. What did you do?

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Wednesday, August 16

Flower Beds at midnight

Mistress of the Night Garden (work in progress) 
  
This is currently still a work in progress to give you an idea where I'm going with it. All along, I've had this idea of showing a gothic type garden of sorts where the flowers chosen are ones that are actually dark in colour, often illuminating deep blues and purples in the moonlight, and so on.

I've often thought finding such a garden would be so unique! And you know me — always have to to push that creative envelope. So, when this piece is completed, there will be Black Irises, Black Pearl Calla Lillies, Nigra dark maroon Hollyhocks and this pensive lady will be holding her favourites: Gladioli Black Stars. It's just begging for a PBS/BBC Mystery Masterpiece Theatre, isn't it? Of course, they'd have to pay me for art direction! :)

OK, time to step out from this eclipse and into our growing Scribble Picnic wonderland. Speaking of which, I wonder what you've cultivated in your flower beds?


P.S. For your "Fill in the Blank" challenge next week, the shape to use is shown above in the windows. Can you see it? Please be sure to employ at least one square with an "X" in it! The possibilities are endless — anything from wallpaper to treasure maps!
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Wednesday, August 9

Buttoned Up for Scribble Picnic!

Do you remember getting into your mother's or father's big grown-up clothes? Actually, I never did (Dad was overseas and I wasn't interested in Mama's), but I wonder if Mr. Rogers' kids' ever snuggled into one of his infamous cardigans? Hmm...Well, this chummy lil' guy is certainly all buttoned up and ready to go to this week's Scribble Picnic, regardless. You know, it's been positively Autumnal around here these last few days....and I'm loving it!

(BTW, if you haven't seen it already and are interested, you can now check out my finished, coloured version of Bear's Bare Cuts. Hope you like it.)

OK, time to show us what YOU buttoned! Sign up below...

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Monday, August 7

Queue up for Bear's Bare Cuts!


Voila. Here's the completed coloured version for my bead curtains rendition submitted for last week's Scribble Picnic! Phew, this took ages but I'm happy to have taken the time to get it right so that the lights and darks help draw you into this lil world of fuzzy creature comforts! Even a hedgehog needs a trim now and then and Suzy Hedgie's quite chuffed by hers, let me tell you! I'm still not sure what lil' Battie's doing up there (just hanging out, I suppose?) but will leave that to your imagination.
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Wednesday, August 2

Bead Curtains - Scribble Picnic

 Bear's "Bare Cuts"

OK, look sharp. It's time for another Scribble Picnic and we've got lots of catching up to do!

Here's my entry for our current "Curtains" theme — just the sketch thus far — which took plenty long enough! (I couldn't seem to draw a badger or bear, for starters.) And the colouring is taking way longer than expected so I'll either post that later today or on another post entirely. Stay tuned!

Can any of you guess what that cheeky lil' turtle is doing there? He's hoping for a Turtle Wax! I mean, look at the chap — he's even brought along a  special towel for the polishing.  :)

Your turn now... to show us what's behind the curtains! Hope everyone enjoyed their break and perhaps a few of you even took advantage of the extra week? Let's find out...

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