Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thursday Art Date With Rain


This was just playing with a picture that had several different textures.  I always see things that aren't really there, but love developing them into something everyone can see ... 

Is there texture in the wind and the sunshine?  I believe there is though it may be beyond our ability to see it.  

This started out as a mushroom ... and I suppose it remains a mushroom, though of a different sort :)

I will spare you the details of what this really is, though I can go so far as to describe it as a mucoid strand.  The butterfly is just for contrast and a different version of texture.  

As art is a favorite pastime in this household it seems to come naturally that my Granddaughter, Poppy, would sprout her artist wings in many ways.  Yesterday, she won the district wide "Character Counts" t-shirt contest and was presented with a certificate and a check for her efforts.  I will post her t-shirt design as soon as we get a copy of it.  I must say, we are a proud family :)

Andrea @ From the Sol 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday Art Date With Rain

 A View From My Window 

It is fall and harvest is coming to mind, but not quite here yet in Illinois.  October and November are  the big harvest months ... my picture above was taken in early November of last year.  Corn, however, as long as it is Sweet Corn, is definitely on our minds now .... oh yummmm ! Dripping in butter with a dash of salt and pepper.  We can make fools of ourselves over sweet corn ... how about you?  It is best if you cook it the same day as you pick it ... and , of course, you have to know the right time to pick it.  My father had it down pat, but I leave it to the farmers out here.  We can tell if they know when we buy their corn.  Well, enough said ... looking forward to everyone else's harvest :)

Andrea @ From the Sol  

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Thursday Art Date With Rain

History of Immigration
Immigration is in the soul of the United States.We were founded by immigrants and we have thrived to greatness by the hands of a constant flow of immigrants who found opportunity here and gave back in so many ways.  Without open and caring immigration we will shrivel down to nothing but greed and hate ...

Deco Period


History of Nursing


That's all for me today ... History was hard mainly because there are too many choices, but I tried to pick subjects that reflected my personal experiences (not that I was in the roaring twenties, but my parents were as kids and they had many stories to tell).  Thank you, Rain ... another fun week :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Thursday Art Date with Rain

Thursday Art Date With Rain
The Line Up
I am greeted with this little "Line Up" every day.  They all have body clocks that speak to them every morning at 6AM and evening at 5PM.  Chachie is the spokes person for the group.  He does all the talking while the others just sit there with their big eyed stare.  I bet every pet owner out there knows just what I am talking about :) This is a cartoon that lives with me :)

This combines my sketch with a public domain cartoon background.  If any of you have had fox in your neighborhood you probably know why I love them for their beauty and for their antics.  They are a wonderful part of our vast natural world.  

original sketch 

Disney has come out with a new Dumbo movie, but the original Dumbo was born in 1941 just like me.  He, of course, was my first toy and my "blankie" for many years.  Believe it or not, I still have my original Dumbo though he is hardly recognizable at this point.  (Painted on Photoshop and framed in PicMonkey)


These were drawn by my 10 year old Granddaughter, Poppy. awesome, right?

I think that's it for this week.  I have to say it is fun being on Rain's Meme ... looking forward to next week already.  And, soon Micheal will be back ... Life is Good!

Andrea @ From the Sol

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sun and Moon



These are a combination of photography and graphic art.  All are from my archives since I didn't find Rain's Thursday Art  until recently.  I will try to be more original in the future ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Scribble Picnic



Well at least this time I drew and painted my lady, but then couldn't resist finding a background on the internet that would set her off.  Anyway if you can't read it, my heart in hand says "kindness, Love and honesty" ... three values that come from the heart.  I wish they were more prevalent than they are, but each of us can do our part to fill our lives with the kind of love and values that build happiness.  I know you  all have big hearts which is why I love coming here to share with you.

Andrea @From the Sol

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Scribble Picnic



Using multiple graphic art programs, I converted the original picture into a water color painting.  This picture is far to complicated to paint in a short time frame ... and I am not sure I could do it free hand even if I had the time.  Yes, this is cheating a bit, but the Sunday Night Street Market in Chiang Mai was  perfect for this prompt.  Hope you enjoy ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Scribble Picnic

New Years Party

We celebrate New Years at home because there are too many crazies on the road.  We watch the New York count down and then the Chicago fireworks , drink a toast, share a kiss and go to bed.  Yes, midnight is past my bedtime and I am not worth much past the hour of eleven.  But then, each day following is a celebration of the New Year.  I wish you all a glorious, creative year :)

And, Thanks to Rain, I have my comments back, so please come see me and say hello :)

This art work is a combination of digital cut, paste, paint and the people and cats are drawn and digitally painted.
Andrea @ From the Sol

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Scribble Picnic

A Few of my Favorite Things :)

For those of you who have tried, but cannot leave a comment, I am so sorry.  Blogger has changed things while I was gone and not being tech savvy, I have no idea how to adjust my comments so they will be accepted.  I am trying to resolve this, but since I don't speak "computer", I don't understand what they are telling me when I do find answers.  I am one sad puppy ... and open to suggestion if anyone knows what to do.  

Andrea @ From the Sol

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Scribble Picnic

I have four cats (yes, that qualifies me for being a "crazy cat lady" ) so this scene is not an unusual one for me.  Curtains and windows are among their favorite fare.  Double cats, double fun times two makes quadruple fun :)

Andrea @ From the Sol