Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hodge Podge

 Happy Mail from
generous, talented
and beautiful 
Thank you Wendy!! 

And Sam on her 18th Birthday!

Yes, Mom did the NO! you can't have those shoes on Saturday,
and snuck back and bought them
on Sunday....

Working on drawing:
this is an excersize

 and I call her Ava:
this is a really imperfect
work in progress
but I'm loving her attitude:

I erased her mouth 5 times already. And I know her eyes
need tweeking to capture her
And her nose looks piggy, but that will also be addressed.
My problem is, I want to draw,
but I'm so tired after work,
my efforts start looking 
like shit but I'm too in 
love with it to stop.
Thats my story and I'm sticking 
to it.

And I resized,
 photoshop tweeked
and matted
"Her Eyes Wore Sombrero's"
I really like this piece.
Why is it that men
really don't get it?
A male friend of mine said the
saying on her nose 
"doesn't go with the face". 
I hate you. 
Go back to playing fantasy football league.
I don't get that either. 
I didn't say anything for real.
I just directed him to the 
etsy listing so he can read 
the back story. 
And told him that all viewpoints
were welcome.
In other words, I lied.
I'm living that saying 
"fake it till you make it"
a lot these days.
A Hell of a Lot.

 new listing on etsy:
Thank you for looking.

And I'm also working on 
my Katie Holmes zombies.
I want to have 2 completed to 
when I pump up my display.

oh scarey!!

Happy anti-valentines day!
Happy Birthday Sam!!


  1. wowza, some cool work going on here in spite of fatiqgue and how complicated life is in general !
    I think Eva is coming along. Sometime it is good to escape for awhile and see her with fresh eyes. At least that is what I have heard. I suck at drawing !
    Love the sombero girl very very much, just like she is.
    Have fun with it all, Susan, you Artist Chickie You !

  2. I think your portrait drawings are fantastic! I was googling about misty mawn's class and found your blog from 2010 where youmwere just starting drawing faces and fast forwArd to now they are amazing. What an improvement from them. I feel like you once did. I am clueless about faces. How often did you practice to get so good?

  3. Mrs. Ackerman! thanks for visiting broknheartart! I highly recommend any of Misty Mawn's classes. I have only taken her 2 day portrait class, but she is kind, supportive, shares her techniques generously and is vastly talented and I'm sure that translates into every class she teaches! I turned out very raw work in that class, I had Never attempted to draw before. Misty encouraged me, shared music likes with me, and gave everyone attention altho the class was quite large. Watching her draw and paint is magic. So...I came home and put the drawing away for about a year. The I got bit by the bug again. I took an online course given by Gritty Jane, I can email you about my experience, cuz I'm writing a book here! LOL I practice as much as I can, not every day, and the trick is, learning to really SEE. Then you've mastered it!! xoS

  4. Wow! I thought I had commented here, it's looking great! Faces are very hard to do and I think you have done a fabulous job. :)