Here is a sneak peak of my latest DIY art,
My "Sea Monster."
I made the pen artwork of a deer for Christmas 2011.
While I loved it for the winter, it really didn't go with a San Diego summer.
After I hung it up, my husband wanted to know why I painted deer booty?
I love that man.
This week I replaced my deer with a blue octopus.
I know summer is in full swing and I'm a little late to the party.
For inspiration I pinned some octopus to use as subject matter
The pictures just didn't have the detail that I needed. I ended up using the octopus I painted in my daughter's bathroom.
To see the rest of the underwater scenes I painted go here.
I took a picture to refer back to and used him as my subject matter for my newest artwork.
First I sketched the outline of his body on painter's tarp. I used the same tarp for my deer and my owl. To see a more detailed explanation of how I create my artwork and my owl go here.
For this monochromatic project I used a blue colored pencil, a blue Sharpie, and a blue ball point pen. I free handed my octopus, but if you aren't artistic you could achieve the same thing with an overhead projector.
I like using pen and Sharpie because of the control I have.
I got caught up on my taped Olympic Beach Volleyball while I worked.
Way to Go Misty and Kerri!
No Sea Monsters on the volleyball court.
After I hung him up, I accessorized my mantle with a beach theme and added some red.
The great thing about having a neutral pallet is I can bring in just about any color accessories for a change.
Shells and coral
I shopped the house and used stuff I already had.
I added a hand painted seahorse pillow I made years ago to the chair below.
I painted a stripe of blue on my found buoy and added it and a starfish to the basket we store firewood in.
The change is a little late for the season, but sometimes that's how my decorating goes.
Swim safely my friends.
Thanks for checking it out.