Sunday, December 16, 2012

December art show

Where have you been is a great question for me.  I have been working on a few new paintings.  This "Sleeping with Bunny" is 36 X 48 watercolor and is the center of the exhibit at the Cracker Christmas in Christmas Florida.  This piece with several others were displayed for the public.
A re-mat of this "Fairy and Lady Bug" in Dark blue gave it new life.   both painting still available if interested email me at PJWaldropStudios@gmail.com


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Kids Craft

Check out my article on Examiner.com jack-o-lantern windsock on making a kids craft windsock.  Here is the pattern for the face.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Tanglation of Hypnotic

I was taking a class with CZT Debbie Perdue.  I ended up with a tanglation of Hypnotic, we liked the tanglation and I decided to share it.  The original from Elena Hadzijaneva starts with a grid work, then in each square a dot ripples out with auras to the edge of the square.  My simple change was an unintentional deviation.  I ended up with two to three dots in each square.  The result is a little change but still looks good.  the outside details are Rick's Paradox.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blogging for Good.

http://www.cflbloggingforgood.com/category/directions/. 
Check out this link.  These are local charities looking for blogger support.  Do you want to help with stamping out hunger, or do you want to support the arts, or is the Orlando Science Museum your taste?  This is us, the little people, not the corporations, stretch your boundaries and share a few lines to help a need.

Tweet with the hashtag #CFLgood and let your friends know.  The power is in your hands. I try to support the Second Harvest Food bank all the time, i share food whenever I can.  However as an artist I also support the United Artists, they help get art to all of our community

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Art Walk in Saint Augustine

Please check out my article for Examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/review/labor-day-art-walk-at-saint-augustine?cid=db_articles

Yoga for your Brain

Sandy Steen Batholomew's book has been the topic of reading lately.  It is a wonderful primer for the tangle artist.  Sandy reviews the steps of Zentangle's method created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts.  This book breaks down several design concepts including why adding shading works.  She is very detailed with her explanations and I have been having fun trying a few new tangles.  The ones here are called Muffit and Tuffit.

Friday, September 7, 2012

School is back in

For those who know me, the beginning of school is a busy time.  I work for a Christian school as a teacher.  I am finishing a few commissions and moving forward with building my freelance company back up.  Last Tuesday I visited with the Central Florida Chapter of NAPW.  this group of Professional Businesswomen are a network of contacts to help promote free enterprise.  I was able to meet a few people who I may be able to help with their projects while also rebuilding my resume of works.  Last Sunday, while we were on our way to visit family,  we stopped in St. Augustine and wondered around "Old Town" and several of the galleries.  Please check out my article once it's published at Examiner.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Art Box at Corner of Mills and Nebraska




Mills 50 project


PJ Waldrop with finished box
Still needs details

"What have you done this Summer?" is a big question with teachers.  This year is no different.  But for me what I did is very different.  The local business association Mills 50 held a contest for decorating the electric boxes at the traffic signals in the area.  I was lucky to be one of those chosen.  The hard part was the summer sun, working between thunder storms and never being satisfied with my own work.  However my art journaling and mixed media jumped off the sketchbook page and is now on display at the corner of Mills and Nebraska.

Lots of layers, getting down to details.


Primed box ready to decorate

Friday, June 29, 2012

un-named tangle

The Zentangle homepage has listed a new tangle, it is currently un-named.  Here is my attempt to do the design, still has a few tanglations, not mistakes, because as anyone who has taken a class knows there no mistakes in Zentangle.  I love this one and want to try more, like paradox it seems to change according to how it is started.

new button

Hi, I am not sure if you have noticed the new button on the left side.  Yeah that one that says donate.  This has been a weird time for me.  I have several commissions that I have done for people.  I was asked if they could donate for my time and effort.  I was happy to help them out but I did not think about payment.  I love to do art and I love to be recognized for my work.  Being paid has usually been large works done for hire.  However if it is a smaller work, how could someone offer to pay me?  Well that's where the button came from.  I have a paypal account, I sell on ebay.  But I added it here to offer a way to connect the payment option.  I am an artist after all and sometimes the donations keep me from being a starving artist.  So for those who help me to keep my art going, thank you.

Christmas in July, holidy crafting starts early.

Its never too early for crafters to start the holiday crafting.  These gold chargers no longer fit the room color scheme.  The room is now teal and light blue with silver accents.  Hand painted snowflakes and colored gems help to bring these chargers back into the holiday plans.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

One of the greatest pleasures of joining paper crafting groups is sharing with others.  This year I joined a swap with yahoo group Gecko Galz.  The swap was themed, a trip to Paris market.  My swap partner Heather sent me such wonderful goodies.  Lots of little packages and bobbles.  You should look into yahoo groups to find some crafters to share with too.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Birthday Greetings

Today is my birthday.  my husband and his mom both gave me cards that are so me.  Mom gave me the card with the paper dress on a beaded clothesline.





My husband looked forever to find just the right card.  Yes it is a Hallamrk, but what is says is just perfect.  I have been fighting my way through cleaning out closets boxes and my art studio.  Trust me piles of clothes are the least of the worries right now.  I couldn't get people through my livingroom made into my studio even if I was brave enought to let anyone see it.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Zentanle Challenge

I was working with zentangle pattern Pea-nuckle and fell in love with the reverse look of white on black.

Classes at school the students are out for the summer, I have this week to clean and ready my room for next year.  I look forward to spending time creating.  This summer is the year to create.  I am excited to work on my art portfolio and update my portfolio.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

more of my artist journal

Another Journal page.  This is Pergamono, a embossed parchment with transparent inks.  I purposely let my writing show through.  I issued a challenge to myself.  To play, experiment and to reawaken my creative side.  My work and stress has made it difficult to be spontaneous.  I am consciously setting aside time to be creative without expectations to myself.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Zentangled Hand drawing with Perfect Pearl Background.  Directions available at my Examiner.com page.

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Tip In made with cardstock, photocopy of Music sheet and altered with painting.  This is a new technique for me.  I like the way it turned out.

Classroom Board

Finished Board in Classroom

Monday, April 23, 2012

My New "How To" Article on Examiner.com

Please check out my new article on the Examiner.  http://www.examiner.com/article/handmade-custom-stamps  Learn how to carve your own stamps, follow my articles and get notices when new articles are published.

Angry Birds are in my Classroom

I took a bit of my spring break to start a new board in my classroom.  Scolastic Science has a article on Angry Birds and the Physics that is behind the game.  What started as a quick board, has become the focal point of the school.  Several of the other teachers have come by to see what the kids are talking about.  Larger than life size the birds are flying across my back wall and telling students Learning Physics by Game Play.  This is a picture of the board while in process, Keep an eye out for the finished pictures.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Art Journal

I started an art journal to play a bit and just do so work for me.  My experiments and creative play. I share a few pages as they get made.
Art Journal Title Page 2012

AECO cards from my studio

I have not been very vocal on my blog lately.  Sorry but the studio has called.  I have been working on several pieces, including find some older pieces that I had laying around.  Check them out.

I am going to start a few on Etsy. These pieces are pen and ink with colored pencil. The AECO art is the 2.5 x3.5 format.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

Just a reminder that we need to take care of one another.  A Zentangle from my artist journal.

 Today I just want to share a bit of the art that has kept me away from the blog.  Time just seems to run away from me.  I have been writing for the Examiner.com as the Orlando Arts and Crafts Examiner and the Orlando Craft Shop Examiner.  So many ideas and so little time....
Zentangle Class at Sam Flax with Debbie Perdue.  nine students and everyone has a different spin on the tangles.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Orlano's iconic fountian is renovated, beautiful and ready to shine for the coming years.  I choose it to be the backdrop for my Twitchie swap.  Not a bad shot for a camera phone.

Tangling for the Holidays. I love Zentangles.

I love to take the last few minutes of the day to relax and do a few tangles.  The best way to unwind.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tangles for Christmas

Part of my Christmas presant to me.  I took a Zentangle class at Sam Flax.  Our beginner class was able to produce these examples.  Can you figure which one is mine?   I'll tell you later :)