Hi, new friends! My name is Kari Alisa Watson and I’m looking forward to connecting over our shared love of art. I’m from the Puget Sound area of Washington State, where the air smells like salt and evergreen and
Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!
And thank you!
I never managed to paint while I was homeschooling my kids and although getting to it in the morning before “class” started would have been smart, I gave that time to other things.
This is a new day though — so let’s paint together! 😄
When thinking of our prompt of “Picnic” today, I first thought of a lovely picnic basket, but when I thought about the food inside, memories of childhood came flooding back to me. There were many types of food
I did see the original Toy Story and loved it!!!! I’m always making up stories for inanimate objects or even animals that seem to be on an adventure…I mean, who’s to say they aren’t. (I may have been influenced by Tom Robbins’ book Skinny Legs and All…one of my all time favorite books…just sayin’ 🙂 )
Great picnic Charlie. When people comment about not having talent I respond that it is just learning to see and being willing to put in the time practicing but most importantly is to relax and have fun! I usually get “not likely” looks.
I have to admit I’ve not seen any of the Toy Story movies. As a child, I was convinced that toys came alive when we weren’t looking. I’d lie awake, afraid to close my eyes because they might sneak up on me when I did. I don’t have that problem anymore, but I’m still vaguely creeped out by the idea of living toys, lol.
People are very kind about my art. Kinder than I am to myself if truth be told. I send a lot of my paintings away to people who like them. I call them refrigerator art. But then I see one framed and hung on a wall and it turns out the painting was good. Funny how that works. My friend who was here last week reminded me about how when we lived together she took up drawing. I don’t remember all the circumstances, but she did mention that she studied Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and had a breakthrough when she began drawing things upside down. I’ve been artsy from the get go, but she wasn’t, yet she figured a way.
Love the lunch! My family (parents and 5, then 6, then 7 kids!) piled into the station wagon or later, the van, and would go on a trip. The picnic stops looked more like a medieval feast laid out at the rest stop! Dad was a black and white photo nut and we have some hilarious snapshots.
We all do have that creative spark; maybe we have to search for it, but then add some tinder and watch the fire take off! You urge us to try a sketch, maybe read about perspective or color or another art topic, try the lessons and we can be surprised at what follows. Thanks for the encouragement!
While thinking about our prompt of “Stones” today, I thought back to when I was a little kid and loved skipping stones across the water. It was a game of taking a flat stone and flinging it into the water to watch
I lived a mile from Lake Michigan and you’d think I would be a good stone skipper. But alas, I’m in the bottom echelon of that sport too. I my have talked about this before, but I went out for the track team. I was going to be a champion shot put thrower. Dad even bought me a shot ball to practice. I showed up at my first practice raring to go. Then I found out that even the shot put people had to run laps at every practice. That might I put my shot ball away and never returned to any organized sport but bowling!
I haven’t done this prompt yet. I was actually ahead of the game until recently. I am going to copy your sketch. 🙂 For one, it is so cute, two it reminds me of skipping stones on Lake Superior(they had an abundancy of flat stones) and three it will get me to finally do some water painting. Thanks!
Thanks, Lori! 😃💕 hehe… Click the one in the about the doodlewash section and then zoom in on it! Then you should see the big ole mess there! lol The sketch is just one big quick Scribble! Mostly a continuous line scribble done very quickly… then I went back and darkened bits where the loops touch with ink to enhance the illusion of circles…[Read more]
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