Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thursday Art Date: October Spooks! - πŸ‘€ Being Watched πŸ‘€


Hello Friends! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Being Watched! Bugs Bunny has been watching too many "Halloween" movies, he's imagining Michael Myers watching him through the window! Or maybe it's NOT his imagination???


I bought myself a Red Riding Hood cape! I finally had some fun wearing it! For my art videos, I always record a personal introduction and for this week's tutorial, I wore the cape and hinted that I was being watched! It was fun. 


Here is my version of Being Watched in charcoals. I thought about me as Red, being watched by a wolf...in this case, Benecio del Toro as The Wolfman. He played that character in the 2010 movie called The Wolfman. I thought it was perfectly scary!

Here's the trailer.


Here are my latest YouTube videos. If you'd like to watch them, please click on the images above or these links:

How I Use My Pendulum
Let's Draw Red Riding Hood and The Wolfman (time-lapsed)


I had a great Thanksgiving with all the fixins! I made a mostly vegetarian meal.


Cauliflower Gratin


Chicken Gravy and Cranberry Sauce


Stuffing with Homemade Bread


Mashed Potatoes and Braised Mushrooms and Carrots

Pumpkin Pie!


The mornings are very frosty these days.

But we all try to stay warm and cozy!


This week's highlighted artist/blogger is Elle from Empire of the Cat blog! Elle drops by once in a while and always has something very creative to share! This is her entry for last week's "Alien Worlds"! I just love it, please visit her blog! πŸ’—

LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU MAY BE NEXT WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST/BLOGGER! 
(If you do not want to be featured, just let me know in the comments and I'll respect your wishes!)


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Being Watched" creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date:

October 21st: October Spooks - Broomsticks
October 28th: October Spooks - Villains

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday Art Date: October Spooks! - πŸ‘½ Alien Worlds πŸ‘½


Hello Friends! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Alien Worlds. I hope you're getting into the spirit of Halloween! I know I am! I couldn't NOT draw Marvin The Martian for my Looney Tunes piece this week! When I think of this character - voiced by the amazing late Mel Blanc - all I can hear is "I'm getting very very angry...."


And once again, I was very stumped by this week's theme, yes Christine...yet again!!! I started drawing Sigourney Weaver from Alien...that didn't work, then I tried drawing the actual Alien monster from the same movie and that was a disaster...so I went cutesy lol...here is my ink and graphite drawing of E.T.. Tell me you didn't cry at the end of that movie!!!

Here are some links to my latest uploads on YouTube:



You can either click on the images, or on these links if you'd like to watch the videos:

Let's Draw E.T.. (time-lapsed)
Bear and Introspection



Baked Spaghetti



Homemade Open-Faced "Egg-McMuffins" with Chips, Tortilla Chips and Salsa



I still have lettuce growing in the garden!!



Pizza Poutine - the fries soaked up the pizza sauce and it was a soggy mess, but we still ate it! ☺



Lollipop Charlie - look at that tongue!


Lollipop Jack!


A work of art!

Monthly shopping happened two days ago. It kind of turned into a 2-month shopping trip! I have enough food to feed us until December, all I have to do is drive 30 minutes to the nearest gas station to get some milk every other week. I have to experiment with freezing milk too, that way I wouldn't have to leave the house for the next few months!!! 

Folks, this is the time of year to stock up on fresh harvest veggies because they are SO CHEAP, or at least cheaper than any other time of year. I'll be spending the rest of the week canning and freezing. I really feel like I'm taking care of my family this year by stocking the pantry and freezer with such nice goodies!

Photo by Miriam Bauman/David M. Gascoigne

This week's highlighted artist/blogger is my friend David, from Travels With Birds blog. David and his wife Miriam take absolutely gorgeous photos of nature at its best. David is an expert when it comes to birds, and reading his blog has taught me so much about Ornithology. David started a series in September about his travels in Atlantic Canada - where I now call home! His blog is filled with many beautiful photos and stories of his travels - please click on the link above to visit, you won't regret it!! 😊😊

LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU MAY BE NEXT WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST/BLOGGER! 
(If you do not want to be featured, just let me know in the comments and I'll respect your wishes!)


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Alien Worlds" creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date:

October 14th: October Spooks - Being Watched
October 21st: October Spooks - Broomsticks
October 28th: October Spooks - Villains

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Fine Arts - Surrealism


Hello Friends! 😊😊

Firstly, thank you so much for all of the love you showed me last week, it meant a lot. I left thank you's on your blogs, but to those who don't have blogs, CynthiaInOlympia, Celie and Tewshooz - I really appreciated your comments, thank you for your love and support. It's getting easier, but I really miss Marlene so much. ♥♥♥ I'll be by to visit your art date posts for the last two weeks; and everyone's blogs this weekend. πŸ’—

"The Son Of Rabbit"


So.....welcome to Thursday's Art Date ☺, today our theme is Fine Arts: Surrealism. Bugs Bunny posed as RenΓ© Magritte this week for a version of his self-portrait titled The Son of Man. 

By the way - for those who don't know, if you click on the links at the end of the post where I list upcoming art dates, you'll be brought to pages where I explain the theme and show image examples - might inspire you! You can also click on the links on my right side bar as well.





Here's my self-portrait for the theme of Surrealism. This was mixed media: ink, graphite, Sharpies and watercolour paint.


I decided to keep busy busier this week and created some art for the last two weeks I missed. This is my Pop Art Looney Tunes drawing, you can always click on the photo to enlarge it. I drew the cans but used Photoshop to finish the cans with fonts I found online, the "Campbells Soup Font" for the word Acme, and the "Acme" font for the description of the contents of the cans. Lots of fun.


And my self-portrait for Pop Art. Debra said I was the tomato queen so that gave me the idea to be a Tomato Superheroine! I drew the image of myself, but used Photoshop for the yellow dotted Pop Art background and font. It's actually called "Wonder Woman" font!


Speaking of tomatoes, this is about 120 of the 140 pounds of tomatoes: pizza sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce and plain canned tomatoes. We are set for the winter. The other 20 pounds are in the freezer.


I also had the chance to can some carrots, beets, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and butternut squash. I also froze a few packs of celery and a whole cabbage. If the prices are still good next time I go shopping, I'm loading up again. I want to shop from my pantry this winter as much as possible!





Here is my Looney Tune drawing for the theme Sculpture. It's a rendition of Discobolus by the sculptor Myron. 





And my self-portrait for "Sculpure"...me as Medusa! I've had days like that! I'm glad to say I didn't get a very accurate likeness of myself! Don't look too long though, I don't want to turn you into stone! ☺

Here are some links to my latest uploads on YouTube, I'm sorry I neglected to add some of these to last week's post:



You can click on the photos or the links below if you'd like to watch them:

Let's Draw Kiefer Sutherland (real time)
Let's Paint a Silhouette by the Moon (real time)
Autumn Equinox and Mabon
The Wise Dog Tarot and a Tribute to Marlene


Food has all been about comfort....Cheesy Poutine


Chicken Burgers topped with mayo and honey Dijon mustard.


Mushroom Burgers - I mashed up the burger so it would be more like a sloppy joe! I usually make these with green onions, but I added my garlic scapes to the mix and it was really delicious!


This week's highlighted artist and or blogger is Nancy from Little Homestead in Boise blog. Nancy's blog is TOO underrated, she is such a sweet lady. She's a homesteader, has backyard chickens and practices self-sufficiency. I envy her preserving talent! She also has a very beautiful and cozy decorating style, as seen in the above photo of her fall decorations! Please visit her blog, you will learn a lot! 

LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU MAY BE NEXT WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST/BLOGGER!


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Surrealism" creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date:

October 7th: October Spooks - Alien Worlds
October 14th: October Spooks - Being Watched
October 21st: October Spooks - Broomsticks
October 28th: October Spooks - Villains

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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