Day Thirty nine – Abstract Apple

November 8, 2010 § 2 Comments

Art Apple - Day Thirty nine

Art Apple - Day Thirty nine

Creating art everyday is not something I’m accustomed to.  I thought today I’d take the basic apple drawing from yesterday and layer multiple images on top of each other with the lines intersecting in interesting ways.  This image is not what I imagined from the start but I like how abstract it is and the depth of color that is here.  However… I’d like to explore this multiple apple images some more with a lighter touch.

Fingers crossed – I’ll get my Remicade infusion tomorrow.  I’ll be sketching with the i.v. in my arm – best use of the three hours I can think of.

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 39 was created with watercolor, liquid acrylic, and prismacolor colored pencil.

 

 

Day Thirty eight – study in blues & greens

November 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

Art Apple - Day Thirty eight

Art Apple - Day Thirty eight

I cut open an apple this afternoon and started layering lines on top of each other.  Something just a bit different for a Sunday afternoon.

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 38 was created with pencil and watercolor.

Day Thirty seven – hoo – Who?

November 6, 2010 § 2 Comments

Art Apple - Day Thirty seven

Art Apple - Day Thirty seven

Not sure if this is an Owl-ized apple or an Apple-ized owl?

And… I’m just having too much fun.  Do you all think this counts as an Art Apple?  With 328 apples still to go I’ll need to take some liberties so I might as well start now!  Hoo doesn’t love owls anyway?

There was a big cottonwood tree near our previous house on Sand Creek that was home to a big family of great horned owls.  We loved watching them from the deck at dusk.  Their drop from a tall branch and the swoop down low to the ground was amazing to watch and many nights we’d be laying in bed an hear the lovely and somehow lonely call of the hoo – hoo.  Don’t you think it is almost more than onomatopoeia  – the call sounds like the word and there is the question in the call – who’s out there?  Here I am.  Sort of like what I’m doing here with my blog.  Who is out there?

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 37 was created with black ink and a bit of color.

Shout out – My friend Stacey’s daughter, Layne turned 9 today.  Happy Birthday to you!

Day Thirty six – Little Black Rain Cloud

November 5, 2010 § 3 Comments

 

Art Apple - Day Thirty six

Art Apple - Day Thirty six

 

Some days it feels like a dark cloud follows you around.  If that cloud could just be Whinny( oops! Winnie) the Pooh!  Guess that’s what I get for whining 🙂

I was due for my Remicade infusion today but just found out that it will be at least another month for them to get the approval of the new insurance.  So… just a bit down.  I promise a cute, upbeat image for you all tomorrow.

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 36 was created with graphite on paper.

Day Thirty five – Red Pastel

November 4, 2010 § 3 Comments

Art Apple - Day Thirty five

Art Apple - Day Thirty five

As I progress with my days of apples I’m finding more and more wonderful information about Ankylosing Spondylitis and Arthritis but what has really surprised me is to find the amazing people sharing their stories.

I’d like to share some of their sites:

United Voices for AS

Spondyville

AS Mom

RA Guy

This Luscious RA

RA Warrior

Thank you all for what you do!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 35 was made with pastels on colored paper.

Day Thirty four – One Giant leap for an Apple

November 3, 2010 § 2 Comments

Art Apple - Day Thirty four

Art Apple - Day Thirty four

Inspiration and creativity can come from the least expected places.

This adventure that I’m on – thirty four days today – is taking me into the world of blogging, twitter, and facebook and the learning curve is steep!  I have no idea how to tweet!  I’m not supposed to admit that since I now have twitter followers but the blog automatically tweets my new post so – please forgive me if I have a mis-chirp and use the @ incorrectly or don’t understand the etiquette of hash tags.  Oh my!

But back to inspiration… I’m finding it in so many places.  Thank you social media world!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 34 was created with pen & ink and watercolor.

Day Thirty three – Election day!

November 2, 2010 § 1 Comment

 

Art Apple - Day Thirty three

Art Apple - Day Thirty three

 

Did you vote?

I’m asking people who come by my blog to vote on my daily Art Apples (although not many of you are exercising that right.)  But, with a one to five stars system – it’s easy to decide.  How much did you like what I did instead of yes or no/good or bad, this team vs. that team.  It gives room for saying, “I approve but not my favorite” or, “loved it” and even a, “not your best work.”  Feedback is good and it gives the doer some idea about your thoughts on their work so that you can get more of what you like best.

I know it’s hard to choose sides in so many things in life – blonds vs. brunettes, dogs person/cat person, coffee or tea, or even Star Wars or Star Trek?  And now we are accustomed to a least 5 options for any decision.  Maybe we could rate our politicians and legislation on a one to five star approval – lol.  Maybe then more people would vote!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 33 was made with Speedball liquid acrylics

*** As an aside, this blog is not a Democracy – you can vote early and often!

Day Thirty two – Gum Ball Machine

November 1, 2010 § 2 Comments

Art Apple - Day Thirty two

Art Apple - Day Thirty two

So the big question is…

Half full or half empty?

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 32 was created with pen & ink and watercolors using my red sable paintbrush!

Day Thirty one – Apple o’ Lantern

October 31, 2010 § 2 Comments

 


Art Apple - Day Thirty one

Art Apple - Day Thirty one

 

Happy Halloween!

We picked the last of the Pumpkins from the garden today and will have them lining the walkway for any possible trick or treaters that might stop by.  We also had a massive beet that got lost in the garden jumble – it had to have been six inches across.  I roasted that baby this afternoon so we’ll see if it remained sweet.  We also uprooted the rest of the potatoes, turnip, and a couple more acorn squash.  Gardening is difficult on my body with AS but it keeps me stretching, bending, and working my muscles plus I love to see things grow!  And – I couldn’t do it without Doug.  Thank goodness he loves it too! (Watch, he’ll post a comment and say he’s forced into it) LOL!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day 31 was painted with acrylics on paper

Day Thirty – Apple n’ Bones

October 30, 2010 § 2 Comments

Art Apple - Day Thirty

Art Apple - Day Thirty

I had such a creative block today.

Tomorrow for Halloween I have an Apple o’ Lantern planned but I think I’ve done every conceivable Halloween image possible.  At least it seems that way but with 365 days of apples needed, I will be creating Art Apples that are relevant to the calendar, current events and happenings so please humor me with a few more Halloween apples.  LOL!

Doug was wonderful help to me talking it out and giving suggestions.  I thought maybe a caramel apple or a Beetle Juice apple (I would have loved to do a Beetle Juice Apple but I couldn’t face doing a Tim Burton inspired apple and risk not doing it justice.)  So…  One of my thoughts was to do a skeleton but I couldn’t figure out a good way to incorporate the apple – but my sweet, clever husband came up with a solution.  He did however think I should have added some color but I love it just black and white.  Hope you do too!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

jenna@artappleaday.com

Day Thirty was created with archival black ink.

 

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