Saturday, October 6, 2012

My October Sketchbook (and more)

I've got a lot of artistic impulses rumbling around inside my brain this October, including doing some sketches on the "Cabinet of Curiosities" theme over at The Sketchbook Challenge.  And artwork for Dias de los Muertos.
This calaca named "Butterfly" was inspired by the Fall Fearless and Fly challenge at Artists in Blogland.  The first challenge called for warm colors and inventing the future.  I love the way that Dias de los Muertos connects our pasts with our future, so I'm posting to that challenge.  
I've got a couple of other October projects on the way, focusing on Halloween and The Art of Remembering.   Here are some prayer cards and paper from Echo Park's  Chillingsworth collection which I will be using for those:
What's on your creative agenda this month? And please don't say Christmas stuff! LOL!
See you tomorrow for Storytelling Sunday  . . . 

20 comments:

humel said...

I've just signed up for Shimelle's new class :) That'll save me from Christmas stuff!! ;)

Sian said...

No, not CHristmas stuff - I love the preparartions for Christmas, bt I love leaving them until much closer to the time and getting the most out of it all "in the moment"

scrappyjacky said...

Why have I not heard about Shimelle's new class!!!!!
Sorry,Rinda, but it's definately christmas for me.....I've actually got my first ever craft stall at a Winter Market.....and that's on Dec. 1st....so I need to get busy!

soulbrush said...

Oh gosh no, I leave Christmas stuff till the end - if at all. So what am I up to- a new piece of art. As always. Have a happy weekend.

alexa said...

Your autumnal sketches are coming along so nicely ... glad you are still enjoying nature. No C...s here yet; you can see I cannot even bear to type the word. I am into drawing, and colour and shape and have too many things I am interested in!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

actually I am working on Christmas stuff. I am trying to finish JYC 2011 before we start JYC 2012.

Irene said...

Good to see you still sketching away and on nature things too. Lovely.
Busy thinking about Halloween and birthdays and another grandchild arriving soon. Haven't given a thought to Christmas ... yet.
See you over at Sian's on Sunday.

Scrappi Sandi said...

LOL!! I don't 'do' Christmas stuff!! I've signed up for a class which starts on Monday, with Jessica Sprague called 'Silhouette - Just Add Colour' so that'll give me enough to think about through October!! I'm loving your wing & worm sketches & look forward to seeing what you create for the 'Art of Remembering' project too! 'See' you tomorrow over at Sians!! :D

Alison said...

I'm THINKING about Christmas...but haven't actually DONE anything about it yet except booked flights to Scotland the week before!
Alison xx

Jo Murray said...

You are a busy girl Rinda. Love all the stuff you do.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your calaca. Blessings!

nancy y said...

first I must unpack and put away all the stuff from camp! Then I plan to work on some Halloween and then Thanksgiving things. I picked up some cool embellishments for Halloween that I'm itching to use. I also just noticed the latest TJ newsletter is out, so I want to try some new techniques! Then... maybe start a little art journal because it's been so long since I've worked in one of those!

craftattack said...

Beautiful calaca! Valerie

Miriam said...

I have fallen in love with the work Carla Sonheim is doing, I am learning to draw something that doesn't end up in the bin.

missy k said...

I love your sketches and your butterfly calaca.... for FF & F

not thinking about Christmas yet! I'm working on an Inspirational Deck swap.... that will keep my mind off Christmas for a while!!!! Though I do love Christmas - just not when it starts in September!!!!

Karenx

Jessica Sporn said...

Lovely calaca! Thanks for joining us at Fall fearless & Fly!

Irene said...

working on stained glass sun catchers for a show in November.

Missus Wookie said...

Too busy with autumn stuff to do much about C... although as we were near one shop I did run in and pick up the Star Wars Advent Calendar for Ewok!

Andy said...

Hi Rinda, I really like your sketches and drawings for the "Cabinet of Curiosities" Sketchbook Challenge! I too; cant think about
Christmas ... yet. Look forward to see how the Halloween theme develops. Andy

Carolyn Dube said...

So glad you joined Fall Fearless and Fly! I love your calaca with the butterfly! Never fear - I am so not ready for Christmas- I don't know if I am even ready for Halloween yet!