Monday, July 14, 2008

It's MONDAY.....

I'm on time this week...mark the date...

Time for another installment of Monkey-in-the-Middle Mondays...if you are complete lost click here to read an explanation of exactly what M-i-t-M is...

Much can happen in a week....and over the past seven days, I discovered a new playground...

Been trying to think of some more portable forms of creativity. I am looking at a long fall full of kids' sports practices. Sports practices that are just far enough from home that it's just not practical to do the "drop and run home" and then go back. Just long enough that the amount of gas used would make me cringe if I were to do that, not to mention the fact that I'd be home a mere fifteen minutes before I had to turn around and go back.

Soooo...I started playing with colored pencils last week....dove in head first and invested in some good colored pencils. And so it began. This picture in different forms has occupied all of my free time this week.

Home, very SWEET home...what girl wouldn't want to live in this confectionary cottage? I tend to be quite taken with houses....like to paint and sketch them in all forms...this is just the latest...

What do you think?


Still not completely there. Had some ink smudging issues (and for the life of me could not get a great picture-the colors are WAY off... sorry about that). If you look very closely you can see them. I think I will have to do at least one more version before I am completely satisfied. But the end goal here (in addition to a more portable studio) is to move more into prints and notecards of my work....

So what are you working on this week? What is your Monkey-in-the-Middle? If you'd like to join in the hoopla, send me an email or post your link in a comment. I will make sure you are duly linked and praised for being a brave soul willing to bare all (or just a few WIPS would do)....
Until Next Time....

8 comments:

Catnip Studio said...

Stephanie, this cupcake home is luscious! Did you use watercolor pencils? What a lovely card this design would also make!

Lisa B. said...

Hey Steph! Love the cupcake house!! I have my MITMM post up...better late than never!! I've linked to your post and invited others to play : )

Roseann said...

This gets better and better each time I see it. I love everything about it and it just makes me smile to see it ... and you having fun with the technique. I love working with colored pencils!

Kathi said...

the cupcake is adorable! I don't see any smudges :)
I got a monkey update up...it's pathetic how little i got done, but I'm still working on it!
Kathi

Stink Bone Jones said...

Love that little house! Just too cute! Your blog is just gorgeous, not sure why I haven't been here before because I'm a huge fan of your Etsy shop.

I just completed my monkey in the middle, a scrapbook page on my sight.

Also, is the Mary Engelbreit thing still available? I had no clue that was ready for purchase yet. I'm out of the loop!

kris said...

Stephanie, I absolutely love the cupcake house!! and I love reading your blog! I nominated you for an award on my blog....go check it out!

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

Hi Stephanie!

That's the most adorable cupcake house! Did you use Prismacolors? I have a big set of them that my DD let me borrow. They are so fun to use.

Love that Jason Mraz song by the way!

julie/OakleafHollow
aka rustyrelics :)

Steph said...

Thanks everyone!
I will link to your Monkey in the Middle Posts next Monday...

Catnip and Julie-I used Prismacolor Pencils but the key is to use a colorless blender when you're done...almost gives the look of a watercolor without the mess!