Friday, September 9, 2011

color me an artichoke


our little art group got together for a play day, and our sweet friend rynda shared some of her tips, tricks and vast wisdoms about colored pencils!  she loves them, and i wish you could see her artwork.....it really is spectacular (think botanicals, seashells, sunflowers......oh my goodness, colored-pencil-happiness all over the place!).




the other thing rynda loves is artichokes.  
i don't think i've ever eaten an artichoke, but i thought maybe i could try to draw one......




and send it to her!
(and now i love them, too......colored pencils, that is!)

{artichoke card created using prismacolor pencils, 3B pencil,
 bristol paper, scrapbook papers, glue stick}

***
rynda, you inspire me, sweet girlfriend!
thank you SO much for sharing your creative gifts with us!!  xoxox





33 comments:

Chel said...

I love it! I have to admit, I am terrified of artichokes because every time we've had one, one of it's prickly leaves has injured me. I'm sure there is a trick to handling it, but I'm not skilled enough to figure that out.

The Smiths said...

How gorgeous! I love coloured pencils! I have the UK equivalent of the prismacolor, they are called Karisma. Mine have been untouched for far too long! Does your arty friend not have a blog? You are so blessed to be able to get together with such creative people. I wish I could join your group!

Mary said...

Lori have you never had hot artichoke dip or spinach and artichoke dip??

we have steamed whole artichokes, but i prefer the hearts over the leaves...not much in the leaves.

Chel, for the prickly part, just take a pair of scissors and cut the tips off.

the card is beautiful!

xxoo

Jancalligrapher said...

Love your artichoke, Lori! My mom and I used to always eat them together. Yum! Your drawing and lettering are so wonderful, thanks for the memory!

Melisa said...

Artichokes make lovely drawing subjects! I don't think I've ever drawn one, but I love to eat the leaves dipped in hot melted butter. We also have delicious stuffed artichokes here but I usually just eat them steamed with butter.

Shelley Malone said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card. Ever consider licensing your work? Seriously - I would buy a greeting card like that. Or a set of coasters. Canisters, notebooks? NOTEBOOKS. Yes. Definitely more paper products. : )

You have so much talent!!!!
xoxo

Ann-Margret said...

I love Shelley's comment! :D Indeed, this is lovely, Lori. :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Sooo pretty! And of course, your text is, as usual, simply amazing!

Createology said...

Never eaten an artichoke??? You certainly are not a California girl are you. :o) We love artichokes. Your drawing is perfect and I love how you have mounted it as a card. Very delicious...

IsaNorris said...

love artichokes and love your drawing too... oh and love coloured pencils too (my favourite at the moment)
isa

Margaret said...

You amaze me! You even make vegetables look classy!!!

Margaret xx

Eden said...

You did good!! I would LOVE to learn colored pencils, and it looks like you are right at home with them! Inspiring picture of the pencils at the beginning! Thank You :D

Martha Lever said...

WOW you did a great job on the artichoke! Rynda will love it..and be very proud of you!!! Have a good weekend. ♥

Anonymous said...

You did it AGAIN! You made an artichoke look so inviting & THEN made it into a card...You make me laugh. AND I'm jealous of your talent.
Grandma Nancy Sapp

PaperPumpkin said...

Sweet!!! I LOVE artichokes. To eat an artichoke, is to love an artichoke, I say. Maybe someday you will share my love of chicken piccata...yum artichokes...!

Beedeebabee said...

That's one beautiful artichoke, Lori, and beautiful lettering too! ...and I love how you fixed it into that stunning card! (Shelley is so right!) xo Paulette :)

Claire M said...

I love your artichoke! and I love to eat them too. Your art group sounds like it is fun and similar to one I am in. Great to get together with other creative gals to create and chat! (and enjoy chocolate too!!!)

Betty Jo said...

I just bought my first set of colored pencils! Your artichoke is wonderful and what a gorgeous card. Does Rynda blog?

rachel awes said...

what a lucky
artichoke
to have your
gaze. xox

mademoiselle G said...

Beautiful! Love the color pencil effet, should try to work more with these... And love artichokes, yummy :-)

Becky Shander said...

Your art-ichoke came out fabulous! And I'm glad to see you having so much fun.

Kate said...

artichokes are delish. I love them. You will have to give them a try. I love the drawing. I went through a color pencil phase for a while and I will like to use them but I have never gotten to be really proficient. I love your drawing the details are very good.

Limar said...

Love your work, it's awesome! I just wanted to tell you I gave you an award on my blog. Hope you will accept it. If you don't like awards then just take it as a compliment :)

Sara said...

Looks good enough to eat! Beautiful work Lori..and I love the border around it as well. You're talents are truly endless...and sounds like you have some fabulous inspiration :)

Gifts of Creation said...

This is just gorgeous! I love my prismacolors too and recently have just been playing and playing with them. I did an artichoke too! I love painting them AND eating them.

Gifts of Creation said...

Oh and here's my artichoke:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/81530873/artichoke-and-carrot-original-colored

Jeanette said...

Lori, You make everything more lovely and beautiful. What a perfectly-illustrated artichoke! And, the lettering, oh my...I love artichokes, now I want to make some. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I'd purchase your cards in a heartbeat! (hint, hint). ;). Xoxo!! Jeanette

Tammie said...

wonderful piece
if you had eaten an artichoke you most likely would remember. I love colored pencils too

Kelly Warren said...

Oh just that picture of all those juicy colors makes me want to run out and by some! Yet, I'm sure I have some done there in that mess of a studio somewhere! Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever really eaten an artichoke either. Artichoke dip, yes, but that doesn't really count does it?

Gifts of Creation said...

Hi! and for stopping by my blog and commenting on my artichokes and petcatures! I put up a really cute petcature for Sept. 11th!

Debbie said...

Wonderful! I haven't used my pencils in a while, but you have inspired me today!

Atticelf said...

(Try the artichoke - they're delicious!)

Jane Farr said...

Wonderful artichoke and lettering Lori! (Although I like artichokes, they don't pair well with chocolate...) :)

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