I’ve gotten lots of questions about my watercolors recently.
Ok, actually I’ve gotten three. Thanks, wheresburger, lollymac, and softrockstar—such sweet girls! In upcoming posts I’ll do my best to address your queries. I have a little series of posts planned explaining the materials I use and the technique I practice. It’s nice to know how artists make what they make. Sharing one’s technique is such a generous act, and whenever I come across a how-to blog post by an artist I admire, I feel like I’ve been given a gift.
In the meantime, you can check my posts tagged resources for examples of some tools that I use and others that I wish I had.
Oh, heck yes look what just arrived in the mail.
Californians, can you believe this rain?
I really like it until I’m required to go somewhere in it. My umbrella is broken. I need a new one. When it rains I’m hopeful that I will be really productive indoors—grade papers, clean, draw—but usually I end up sitting around, drinking tea, internetting, doing nothing important. I took a picture of the stuff on my desk today to use as a background for my flavors.me page, but it’s kind of blurry so I’ll have to fix it.
Is it silly that I eagerly anticipate what activity the little fox is going to next in my Gmail theme?
Questions, questions, questions
I, too, have activated the ask feature on this blog. I promise not to abuse it by flooding dGd! with Q&A, but rather to use this feature to post pertinent, interesting questions that I have utterly fascinating answers for.
…is the artist behind this post. Thanks againstthetide and hybridj for setting me straight! I should’ve known it was him and can totally see it now.
Happy Monday, everyone.
So after a week on Facebook, I’m over it. I don’t think having a page as a visual artist is that important to me after all. Account deleted. Not fake deleted (aka deactivated), real deleted.
Thanks to the handful of fans, though!
New Year, new theme
Comments enabled, too! Come talk to me.
You guys are THE BOMB
Thanks for answering my question, definatalie, salexadecv, jumbledupbrains, thegimpnarhwal, and thebobbymiller. How do I live without my helpers????
You can be my fan at Gabrielle Rose Art on Fartbook.
“Gone to Texas, often abbreviated G.T.T. or GTT, was a phrase used by Americans immigrating to Texas in the 19th century often to escape debt, especially in the South and Midwest. It was often written on the doors of abandoned houses or posted as a sign on fences.” —Wikipedia
This is one of a handful of facts I remember from elementary school Texas history. I am off to Texas not to escape debt, but to visit the family for the holidays. I won’t be at the computer so much for the next week, but I’ve queued (what a funny-looking word!) some doodles and things. Merry Christmas!
Did you know that Pandora won’t let you thumbs-down anything on the Christmas station? Really, Pandora? Here I am in my apartment, all alone, drinking gingerbread tea and drawing while it rains and rains outside, and my day would be perfect if I could thumbs-down Josh Groban. But I can’t. I can only skip Josh Groban, which doesn’t adequately express my dislike for Josh Groban. The next song is from a Rat Pack album, and you know what? I can’t even thumbs it up! So Frank, Sammy, Dean, Peter, and Joey, I am sorry that Pandora doesn’t let me give you a thumbs-up, but I adore you nonetheless.
Oh and you, too, Bing. I love you, too. Even though you had nothing to do with the Rat Pack.
Stuff I’ve Learned
1. After you shake your india ink, leave the cap on for a few seconds or else popping ink bubbles will speckle your paper.
2. Don’t rest your hand on the part of your painting that is still wet.
3. Haste makes waste… and irreversible mistakes.
I was very excited when I got the email saying Flavors.me beta is up and running! I just messed around with my page for like, two hours. I don’t have all of my services set up yet but will soon.
I’m not gonna lie: I really like it when vintage Pop-Up Video shows on Vh1 Classic… Does that make me old?