sunday nude

I had this old canvas lying around from 2007 from a painting I started that never really worked out so I just used it for a practice nude. It was a bit awkward for a portrait because of the tissue paper I had glued on the canvas (a bit bumpy) but I dove in anyway just for the fun of it. So this is my Sunday Nude, wait it’s still Saturday – all the days blur together. My Saturday Nude!

So I started with a sketch from a nude out of photography book & then started in on the shadows first and built up until I got to this below.

juicy friday evening @ Children’s museum

Larry & Finn in a Tuk Tuk

We are blessed to have “The Best Children’s Museum” in the USA, according to Parents Magazine, right here in Houston, 15 minutes from our home. Yay!!! It is amazing, more than you can see in one day. Larry flew up to Dallas for business for the day and met us there this evening after he landed. It’s so fun to just pop in for an hour and see what’s cookin. These are photos from the Mexican Mercado exhibit.

We came home & Finn, Momma & Daddy all got naked on the back porch so Finn could hose us off. It was exhilarating and sweet. Can’t wait for our pool to be finished so we can skinny dip every evening.

Finn's driving the VW Van

iPhone street shooting . . .

I couldn’t stay in with my new iPhone camera while it was raining, so I went for a ride through the hood, grabbed some coffee & photographed what caught my eye. This is so fun!!! I’m trying to do something creative everyday & didn’t feel like going up to the studio today – turns out I didn’t have to.

oops!

The Art Car Parade

The Monster We Rode In

At my first Art Car Parade in 2010, I remember thinking how cool it would be to have my own art car and I began the planning of my Gypsy Love Caravan Art Car. Of course, as the year went along I got caught up in my thousand other projects and never got around to buying an old car, learning how to weld, finding a garage to work out of, buying some tools, drawing up designs, and so on.

So Cool!

So this year we were going as spectators again but just by chance from a connection of a connection and good timing we were persistantly asked to ride in the back of one of the art cars. We were a little reluctant at first but we had so much fun, smiling and waving to the crowds. The way I see it we are only a year or two away from actually having our own car in the parade. How fun, serendipitious and well fun!

The best part was watching everyone’s expressions and reactions to the cars was priceless, my hubby agrees. Lately I’ve been in awe of all different ways people physically look and also how they express their inner selves in dress and hair and what nots. :o)

Enjoy the photos!  Katariina

Raine with Monster