Saturday, August 31, 2013

Project 365, Day #243

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  We are hanging in the room tonight for a little room service and a movie.  We had a big breakfast this morning and then did some shopping this afternoon.  Chris had some fantasy football stuff to do earlier, so the girls were more than happy to go shopping.  Everyone is a bit tired, so we are happy to hang in the room.  I finished my butterfly early, so I could relax and enjoy the movie.  Here is butterfly #243.

                              

Just playing with the markers still.  I am finding it a bit harder to come up with designs but I do like using the colors.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, August 30, 2013

Project 365, Day #242

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today we drove to San Francisco to bring Alyssa back to college.  It was a long trip.  It takes us about 7 hours to get there.  We got there a little past the 5 o'clock, which was past the check in time.  Luckily they still checked her in.  She wanted to just hang with her roommate tonight so we took Hannah and Molly out for dinner.  We just got back and I drew up a butterfly quick.  Here is butterfly #242.



                               


I drew just six lines to create this butterfly.  Sometimes I am amazed at how things can work so quickly.  Sometimes I can take hours to figure things out and others it's just like, well it feels like it happens instantly.  I hope you like this butterfly.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Project 365, Day #241

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  It was a busy one for me.  Right to my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #241.



A couple markers again tonight.  I like these butterflies better now than the black and white images.  I don't let myself start over with these.  I start drawing and just need to keep going.  Most of the time with the black and white images, I draw with pencil first and then outline in the black marker.  Not sure why I work that way, but that's what I do.

Well lots to do for tomorrow.  We drive Alyssa back to college tomorrow.  I am excited for her but will miss her.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Project 365, Day #240

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today was the first day of school for my freshman and junior in high school.  Eeek!  We drive Alyssa back to school this weekend.  How are my girls that old?!  It really is hard to believe sometimes.  How did they get so big, so quick?  I know that's what all parents say, but sometimes it really is hard to believe.  On to my butterfly.  I just have a quick black and white sketch tonight.  Here is butterfly #240.



A simple drawing and then outlined with the black marker.  That's all I have for you tonight.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Project 365, Day #239

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Mine was really busy.  Lots to do with the remodel and trying to pick things out again.  Also getting everything ready for the first day of school for the girls tomorrow, as well as a back to school meeting tonight.  So it's on to my butterfly now.  Here is butterfly #239.


I was just trying to do something a little different.  I am really tired tonight and it is an early morning tomorrow for all of us.  I think it will be hard for the girls to get up early again.  Both Hannah and Molly have zero period tomorrow, so they start at 7:15, and that means we need to leave the house at 6:45am.  It will be an interesting morning for sure.  I hope you all have a great evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, August 26, 2013

Project 365, Day #238

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Monday's are getting back to the normal bill paying, chore doing craziness.  Not much fun but it needs to be done.  : )  Today's butterfly is a little different.  Here is butterfly #238.


I wanted to give a friend a hug and we are on opposite coasts, so a real one wasn't in the cards today.  So I decided to create my butterfly hugging another butterfly, as my little hug to her.  It took a few drawings to try and make this look right.  I could definitely learn more about dimension and incorporating two objects together.  I need to take some classes from Alyssa.  : )  Not to bad for my first attempt.  I hope you enjoy this different butterfly. 

I hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Project 365, Day #237

Hello,

I hope you had a good Sunday!  I took a beading class today which was fun.  I learned to make a bead from beads.  Sounds crazy but the end result will be a necklace.  The necklace is made up of these different size beads, which are all constructed of other beads.  Here is a picture of the bead I did today.


It's hard to tell from the picture but it is 3/4" long and about 3/4" wide.  It's pretty amazing to see what you can make.  I am enjoying these classes and I definitely needed this one.  It was a nice way to unwind today.  After my class, I just did some house chores and went grocery shopping with Chris.  After dinner I drew my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #237.



I have the markers again for you tonight.  I really like the look of this one.  Alyssa said it looked like fairy wings.  It does have a airy feeling to it, which I like.  Simple again but sometimes those are the most appealing to me.  What do you guys like? 

Thanks again for stopping by!  Have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Project 365, Day #236

Hello,

Happy Saturday to you!  I hope it was a good one.  Today is my 22nd anniversary.  It is hard to believe Chris and I have been married that long.  It doesn't seem possible.  We spent the day at Disneyland with the girls.  It was a pretty laid back day, we went on a few rides, walked around for a bit and then ended with a nice dinner.  I started working on my butterfly before we left and just finished when we got home.  Here is butterfly #236.


I can tell the difference between the spots I worked on in the morning and those that I just finished.  Not quite the same lines and spacing.  Of course I am tired now but I have a harder time seeing now, later at night.  I need to get some brighter lights in my house.   I have glasses but sometimes that doesn't always help.  Well I hope you enjoyed this message butterfly.  This one is a little more obvious to me than my father's day one, but it's fun to play around with these.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, August 23, 2013

Project 365, Day #235

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today was a very crazy, hectic, everything went wrong with the work, day.  So, Chris and I went out for a bite.  We picked up the girls favorite and then went out.  That didn't seem to go much better at times.  I did make a butterfly out of food but it looked so bad in the picture.  It looked like a mess, so I came home and drew a butterfly.  Here is butterfly #235.


A few marker colors in this one.  I just tried to be loose again.  I definitely need to watch a chick flick and unwind I think.  So that's it for me tonight.  Have a great evening and great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Project 365, Day #234

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I have a marker drawing again tonight.  Here is butterfly #234.


I was trying to be a little free with the lines tonight.  The idea in my head did not turn out the same on paper.  I did not let myself start over though.  That is a good rule though, otherwise I think I would be working on my butterflies for hours.  I hope you have been enjoying my crazy journey.  It has been quite the journey for sure.  I found a couple of my early drawings today and it is fun to see the difference in all of them. 

I guess that's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Project 365, Day #233

Hello,

I hope you are having a nice Wednesday.  Lots going on and it's seems like always the same stuff, so kind of mundane to always talk about it.  So here is butterfly #233.


I am still playing with the two markers.  Today's colors are Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana, both are two of this years In-Colors from Stampin' Up!.  I like this one and I think the colors help as well.  Bright and summery colors.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Project 365, Day #232

Hello,

I hope you had a good day!  Here is butterfly #232.


Two colors of markers again for this butterfly.  Just free drawing, trying to relax and let the markers do the work. 

Thanks for stopping by !

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, August 19, 2013

Project 365, Day #231

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  I have been doing chores and such today.  I have an inspector coming today, the first of many.  I didn't know what time he would be showing until my contractor called me this morning.  Well the hours are between 2-4pm.  It's 3:45 and he hasn't shown yet.  I knew that's how it would be, but I always feel like I could be doing something else.  : )  I decided to draw my butterfly while I was in the living room waiting.  Here is butterfly #231.


This is the same process again as the last few days.  I like using the color in the butterflies, so I am stuck on this for a bit.  I do need to get out to the studio and clean up so I can do some cards and such.  There is construction dust on everything, so it is a long process.  I have cleaned some spots up but have a bit more to go.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Project 365, Day #230

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  I decided to draw my butterfly again today using the same two color marker technique as yesterday.  Here is butterfly #230.






I have to say I don't like this one as much as yesterday.  Yesterdays just sort of flowed as far as design.  I struggled a bit with this one but I did not let myself start over.  That is always a challenge, to not start over.

Well that's all for today.  I hope you had a nice weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Project 365, Day #229

Hello,

How was your day?  I hope you had a good one.  It has been a very busy day here.  Seems to always be the same right now.  I took a quick break and decided to draw with a couple of markers today. Here is butterfly #229.


I hope you enjoy this butterfly.  I really enjoy the designs I have going in this one.  I decided to just draw straight to the paper with the markers for this one.  Sometimes I think that works better because there is no going back.  You have to stick with what you draw.  It is challenging and very rewarding at the same time.

That's all for me tonight.  Have a great day tomorrow.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, August 16, 2013

Project 365, Day #228

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  We still have so much to do to finalize all the decisions for our work being done and there doesn't seem to be enough time to do everything.  It is a bit overwhelming.  The majority left is searching online, and that is one of my least favorite ways to shop.  I am definitely a hands on kind of shopper and prefer to see things in person.

Well on to my butterfly.  I am tired after my day, so I have a quick digital one for you today.  Here is butterfly #228.
    

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Project 365, Day #227

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  The girls have a dentist appointment today to adjust their braces, so I decided to draw my butterfly while I was waiting.  Here is butterfly #227.



I wanted to draw traditionally today since I have at least an hour.  I really do enjoy spending more time on my butterflies, especially when I get to draw with my pencil.  It might sound silly but I guess that's what I am most comfortable with.  I hope you enjoy this butterfly and the designs in it.  I am sure I could spend more time on it and add even more patterns.  That is the fun part but thinking of the designs takes time.  That's all for today, the girls are done.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Project 365, Day #226

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  So much going on right now.  Here is butterfly #226.

                               

Today I almost gave up.  I made it so far but I am just tired and sometimes it is hard to find the motivation..  I decided to keep going.  A simple butterfly tonight using the same process as the last couple days.  It may look like I just drew once and then I was done, but believe it or not there were still multiple attempts. 

That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening. 

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Project 365, Day #225

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today was a big catch up day after vacation.  I was falling asleep on the couch and then went to bed.  It wasn't until I was in bed that I remembered that I didn't do my butterfly.  Ugh!  It was only 9:30 but that is 12:30am east coast time, which is what I am adjusted to.  I couldn't believe that was is the first time I thought of it.  So here is butterfly #225.

                              

                             

I drew up two quick.  Both using one continuous line.  That's all for me tonight.  I am really beat.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, August 12, 2013

Project 365, Day #224

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  Today we had a 11:30am departure from Syracuse.  We got to the airport at 9:30.  The flight was delayed a half hour then.  Then it went to an hour.  Well by the time we reached JFK, we were late for the connecting flight.  We still saw our next flight waiting at the gate when we landed, but by the time we made it threw the terminal, the gate had closed.  Very frustrating because they say our luggage made the flight.  We needed to wait six hours for the next flight.  A mess for sure and we our worried about our luggage because our airport is so small that there is not always security.  Anyways, we used up our time by eating and drinking.  So after our snacks I drew up my butterfly quick before we took off.  Here is butterfly # 224.



 
I got the idea for yesterday and today's butterfly from Molly.  She would fill in the background and then draw on top of the color and pull the color off.  Hopefully this one shows up better than yesterday.   They are about to close the cabin doors now, so I need to sign off.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Project 365, Day #223

Hello,

Quick post tonight.  Here is butterfly #223.

                       

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Project 365, Day #222

Hello,

Today has been a busy Saturday.  We are having a family dinner celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary.  We had a few errands to run before we go to dinner.  I started my butterfly earlier and just finished now.  Here is butterfly #222.

                                

Chris wanted me to incorporate ADK for the adirondacks in a butterfly.  It is a simple representation but it works.  If I have more time, I could try another one.

That's all for now.  Have a great day.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, August 9, 2013

Project 365, Day #221

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  Today we drove from Chris' family house back to my parents in Syracuse.  We are back hanging with my family and getting ready to have dinner.  I drew up my butterfly quick.  Here is butterfly #221.

                              

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care, 
Kelly

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Project 365, Day #220

Hello,

I hope you are having a nice Thursday.  Most of the family have gone now and Chris went for a bike ride with his brother Matt so I decided to draw my butterfly early this morning.  Here is butterfly #220.

                                 

I drew a traditional butterfly with pen and paper today.  I like being able to get the fine detail with the pen.  I have not been able to do that with the digital program and stylus I have.  A few little details today.  I made the body fuzzy, and added a little pointillism to some of the interior details.

Chris is back from his ride now, so we are taking a quick trip to Lake Placid before the family gets together for dinner.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Project 365, Day #219

Hello,

I hope you are having a good night.  I have a quick post again tonight.  Busy time with the family and only one day left.  Here is butterfly #219.

                   
I am trying to play with different tools on my drawing program.  Some of the brushes have multiple lines, so it's fun to see what you can do with them.  That's what I have for you tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Project 365, Day #218

Hello,

I hope you are having a good evening.  Here is butterfly #218.

                               

A digital butterfly again tonight.  The kids have been playing with my iPad and the drawing program and having a lot of fun.  It is so fun to see what they come up with.  I have one of the girls patiently waiting for me to finish so she can have her turn.  Time to go.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, August 5, 2013

Project 365, Day #217

Hello,

I hope you are having a good night.  We have a had a busy day again today.  Lots of good stuff going on.  It's great to see all the family!  Here is butterfly #217.

                       

A quick butterfly because we are still all hanging out and enjoying great family time.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Project 365, Day #216

Hello,

I hope you are having a good Sunday.  I am finishing my butterfly early today.  Once we start dinner here with all the family, things get going and can last all night.  So, I like to have it done early.  Here is butterfly #216.

                           

I am not super excited about this one but that's ok.  I really need to play with the program more but don't sit down to use it except for my butterfly.  

Have a great rest of your evening.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Project 365, Day #215

Hello,

I hope you had a good Saturday.  It was a long day of traveling up north to get to Chris' parents house.  It is beautiful scenery.  


We got to hang with most of his family.  His mom, dad and one brother and family are still out of town. Everyone is just settling in and I am just trying to squeeze my butterfly in.  Here is butterfly #215.


A crazy quick butterfly because it is very late.  I also have a very hard time getting a signal up here, so it is hit or miss sometimes.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by! 


Take care,
Kelly

Friday, August 2, 2013

Project 365, Day #214

Hello,

I hope you are having a good Friday evening.  It has been a nice full day again today.  We are still hanging out and chatting with family.  I drew a butterfly quick and snapped a picture.  Here is butterfly #214.

                           


A pen and ink drawing for tonight.  Nice and simple again.  That's all for me tonight.  We head to Chris' family tomorrow.  We are all excited to hang with his family.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Project 365, Day #213

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  It has been raining here today.  It is sunny now and my sister has a softball game, so I am planning on going to that later.  I decided to get my butterfly done early, so I wouldn't have to worry about squeezing it in later.  I didn't sleep well last night, so I would like to get to bed early tonight if possible.  Here is butterfly #213.

                           

I used multiple layers for this one again.  I still need to get a smaller stylus because it is hard to tell where I am drawing.  I hope you have been enjoying my digital butterflies.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly