Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Let it Snow

The past week or so has brought nothing but snow and slush and yuckiness.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE snow, but this isn't normal, pretty, snow-man-and-snow-fort-building snow.  It's the kind that only hangs around for a day or so before becoming a death trap resembling a giant slushy that has been spilled all over Kentucky.  Needless to say, Brianne and I haven't been venturing outside very much. 

Instead we've been crafting.  Below are the finished products of our apartment confinement.

First, we decoupaged boxes.  These two are mine: 

  

Then, we decided to sketch.  Here's my project:


It's not perfect, but in my defense I only put about two hours of work into it.

Brianne's is much better.  It's been two days of work for her so far.  Here is her progress:

23 comments:

  1. "It's not perfect, but in my defense I only put about two hours of work into it."

    Are your eyes working properly? Those drawings are amazing! If I tried to draw something like that, it'd end up looking like a pack of wild boars that had just gotten run over by a runaway train!

    I once made an attempt in art class at school to draw some animals. I can't even describe what it looked like... it was just that bad. I'll see if I can find that, and upload it to my blog....

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  2. those sketches are beyond amazing. i have yet to graduate from the art of stick figures. i remember in school my art teacher used to think i was drawing badly on purpose. when she realized i wasnt, there arent words to describe the disappointment and pity that was plain on her face. give me any other crafty thing, but i could draw to save my life.

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  3. Ryan, I say that because I can do and have done better. Lol. It's a "personal best" thing. I'm always disappointed when I rush myself.

    Sarah, lol. Ours aren't just free handed. We gridded off black and white photographs. It helps a lot when you break things down into teeny tiny pieces...thinking of it as shadows and light spaces intead of large features.

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  4. i love decoupaging, but i completely forgot that it existed! i'm going to suggest this as something to do on a rainy day with my roommates. i've only done picture frames, but doing boxes is a cute idea!

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  5. Sara, it was a lot of fun! It's the first time I'd decoupaged anything since elementary school. It's a pretty cheap activity too. The boxes were only about 3$ at Hobby Lobby and they're pretty sturdy. :)

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  6. after drawing a grid, turn the photo and paper upside down. that way you draw what you see and not what you THINK you see. :) try it. it always comes out better upsidedown. when you're done, just flip it over and fix anything that might look off.

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  7. Those pictures are awesome. You both are so talented!!

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  8. Leni, that is a wonderful suggestion. :) Thanks so much!

    Robyn, thank you! :)

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  9. what an artist! i am envy. haha. very nice sketches. kudos!

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  10. Oh it's so unfair you have all the talent. I want talent, too! :P It's great what a person can do when there aren't a lot of distractions and multitasking going on.

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  11. Wow! I can't even draw a good stick figure! Those are great! I love the boxes as well!

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  12. oh wow it looks like you got some good likenesses there!

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  13. those are REALLY cute boxes! Snow isn't much fun when it's all slushy and gross. Not like we even get any here in Australia, but oh well. Good sketch though! It was very cute :)

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  14. You've got mad decoupaging skills. :) I'm jealous.

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  15. Your sketch is much better than mine would be. I like it. :) I also like Brianne's.

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  16. WOW. You are incredibly talented!

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  17. Carie,
    That sketch is truly good. You have amazing talent considering that you only put two hours into it :)

    I am jealous...And more over you are inspiring me to try my hand in sketching

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