Thursday, February 28, 2013

Something different

Well, this weekend when I was laying around I decided to sketch something a little different.  Nothing was inspiring me. . .so I just drew what was in front of me.  And one of those things happened to be Bella.  She was laying at the end of the sofa while I was watching tv.  Unfinished of course, because she appears to have a leg missing.  Maybe she was laying on one and I couldn't see it.  Oh well, I just drew what I saw.  LOL
Until tomorrow. . .Happy CREATING!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tunnel vision. . .

. . .because I can't keep from sketching Maddie.  She's just too fun.  This one really didn't have a meaning, I was just playing around with her.
Until tomorrow. . . Happy PLAYING!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Grow where your planted. . .

. . .or at least bring a friend to keep you company.
Until tomorrow. . . .Happy GROWING!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Heads or tails?

Ever flip a coin to make a choice?  I know I certainly have.  Got me to thinking though, we should really never leave anything to chance.  I mean, if we leave it up to chance, how do we know if we made the right decision?  Hmmmmm.
Until tomorrow. .. Happy FLIPPING!!!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A little bit more. . .

. . .of spring and this time with Maddie.  I think this is the direction I'm going with the little girl on a limb with the birds drawing.  Yep, I'm liking her.  How about you?
Until tomorrow. . . .Happy SINGING!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Share the love. ..

It does a body good!  And loving says love, like an old raggedy bunny.  He looks to be truly loved. Doesn't he!?
Until tomorrow. . .Happy LOVING!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Let's celebrate. . .

. . .all year round!  We don't need a reason to eat cake.  Just bake and enjoy with a friend!
Until tomorrow. . . Happy BAKING!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wishful thinking. . . .

. . .or wishing, that we could all enjoy a lazy, relaxing afternoon just like this?!  I'm game.  Are you!?
Until tomorrow. . .Happy SITTING!!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just move on to plan B

It's always good to have a back-up plan.  And sometimes the back-up is better than the original.  At least that's what I have found to be true.
If you're reaching for the stars and you miss, just grab a handful of clouds instead!

Until tomorrow. .. Happy REACHING!!!

It feels good . . .

. . .to give!  I love to share, in fact, I'm probably one of the people that really does enjoy giving more than getting.  With this sketch in hand, it reminded me of my niece that will soon be getting married.  My, where did the time go!!!!
Anna. . .I love ya.  This one's for you!!!!
Until tomorrow. . .Happy SHARING!!!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Girl, you've got the moves!

Don't ya know it. And it's always good to leave your dance card open.  You never know if prince charming may show up.  Just look at her.  She's dancing like no one is watching!

Until tomorrow. . .Happy DANCING!!!!!

~I apologize for not having a post yesterday.  I was having trouble with Blogger and it got to be too late in the day to even post.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Another try

For a subtle hint at spring. It worked today. . .but today is calling for snow.  Oh well. . . .Enjoy!
Until tomorrow. . . .Happy SPRING WISHING!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Make an effort

To go out on a limb. You may just make a new friend.  Keeping in line with my 'spring' theme, I thought you'd enjoy seeing this little sweetie.

Until tomorrow. . . .Happy CLIMBING!!!

And be sure to check out the news for Sassy Cheryl's Stamps today.  Don't want to miss out on that.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

One can always hope

I'm hoping that the sketches that I've been working on lately will convince spring to arrive early!  Whatcha think?  Will it work?
Until tomorrow. . .Happy HOPING!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You aren't all that

In my 45 years, I've run into my fair share of people that thought the world revolved around them. Being confident is one thing, I have some of that myself.  A supreme and superior attitude is another.  Don't care for people like that.

Now, this little fella can get by with it.  But this attitude isn't limited to just the boys.  I've seen it in girls too!

Until tomorrow. . . .Happy SUPREMENESS!!!  (I don't think that's a word, but I'm using it anyway!)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It begins today

Your happily ever after.  And it starts with you.  Make a statement with your fabulous first sentence!

And by request, there is a new Helpful Hints page added to the just being Sally Shop.

Until tomorrow. . . .Happy BEGINNINGS!!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Somethings brewing

with this new little fella.  He's got spunk!

Until tomorrow . . .Happy MONDAY!!!!  

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Just kicking around

Some new ideas.  Been feeling a little under the weather, so I spent most of yesterday on my sofa.  Hope today is better. . . .
Do you have ideas for some images that you'd like to see?  I'd love to hear your ideas.  So, come kick the can with me.  :)

So, until tomorrow. . . Happy KICKING!!!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Picture perfect

. . . .in your own special and very unique little way.
I was reading an article yesterday about a woman that had been married for 'X' amount of years and her husband had fallen out of love with her because she had put on weight.  She made it a secret mission to lose weight to make her husband happy.  While I admire her for loosing the weight, because it is definitely a more healthy life style, I was very upset by the attitude of her husband.  And before I go off on a tangent, I will just say this. You are picture perfect . . .PERIOD!  Embrace who you are and just be yourself!  You are a one of a kind masterpiece!  And don't let anyone convince you otherwise!

Until tomorrow. . . .Happy ORIGINALITY!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Need a hug?

I did yesterday as my day started out great and then quickly went downhill.  I'm good now and am ready for another day.  But just in case you had a bad day like I did or perhaps are having one today, Sally has a hug for you!
Until tomorrow. . .Happy HUGGING!!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I've never heard that before

. . .of course I have! I'd be lying if I said I hadn't.  I've always been a bit of a loud mouth. Usually speaking what was on my mind. Some people have told me that I have an attitude. I prefer to call it sassy.  I just have a very low tolerance for foolishness.  That's all.  Life is just too short to let people ruin your day, so I just say what I have to say in my own little sassy way and keep moving forward?  
How about you?  Are you a sassy gal?  I know for certain that lots of you are.

Until tomorrow. . .Happy SASSINESS!!!!

Be silent

You just might be surprised at what you hear.  Let your thoughts take over.  And besides, you can't hear anything if you aren't listening.  At least that's what I tell myself all the time.    One of my all time favorite verses from the Bible is:
Be still and know that I am God.-Psalm 46:10
I have to remind myself of this all the time when I am praying.  Sometimes all I do is talk at God, instead of listening to him.  It's when I'm silent that I find that I have to do less praying!!!

Try it.  Be silent, if only for a minute.  And while you're listening in your silence, wiggle your toes for good measure!!!

Until tomorrow. . .Happy WIGGLING!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's all in the approach

Look at each new day for what it is.  Unchartered territory.  Embrace your new adventure and explore all it has to offer.

Until tomorrow.  Happy EXPLORING!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Are you listening?

Well, if you're talking to yourself, you know at least someone is.  I feel like that all the time.  Like I'm talking to myself and the sad thing is, I'm around people.  LOL  Ever been there.  I'm sure you have.  That's why most of the time, I just save my breath!

Until tomorrow. . .Happy LISTENING!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

We all need it!

More patience!  I know I do.  I am probably one of the most impatient people EVER!  And as much as I love a good nights sleep, if I knew I could get by with just a couple hours of sleep, I would keep on, keeping on!  I love what I do and there aren't enough hours in the day for me to create!

I think we could all take a lesson from nature and Sally and Bella!  
Adopt the pace of nature:
Her secret is patience.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until tomorrow. . . .Happy ADOPTING!!!!!!!

Oh, and on a side note.  I accidentally deleted several of the comments from yesterdays tutorial post on my ipad, clicking the 'delete' option instead of the 'publish' button, so if you don't see your comment, would you be so gracious as to repost.  :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Video Tutorial-Blending & coloring

I finished the video yesterday with the coloring and blending with the Prisma Colors & Faber-Castell pencils.  I wasn't exactly sure about how to present the video, so I'm hoping that it will perhaps be what you were looking for.  Remember, I am new to all of this, so if you don't like it or have suggestions or would like to see something else, PLEASE feel free to leave a comment or email me.  Believe me, I have very thick skin. I would rather someone be totally honest with me in order for me to make my tutorials better, than to simply be nice and say, 'I love it', when you really hate it. LOL  Seriously.  I welcome the feedback. Good or bad.

So, here goes.  This is the newest tutorial on coloring and blending with the colored pencils. I am listing what I used but it is the same process for how to choose your colors.  And remember, this is only how I do it and the colors that I used.  You may have a way that works better for you, or colors that you like better, so if it works for you, run with it!

Here is the 2-sided bristol board paper that I was referring to in the video that is available @ Hobby Lobby.

     Strathmore Bristol Paper
     R29, E30 & W5
Colored Pencils:
     Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Ivory or white
     Beige, Golden Rod, Raw Umber
     Warm Grey III, Warm Grey V, Warm Grey I & White

So, until tomorrow. . . .Happy COLORING!!!

And remember. . .leave a comment with your ideas, suggestions or just to say hi.  I love to read them!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Let's sleep on it

. . .and I'm going to have to.  I didn't get much done yesterday as the power went out because of the storm, so I was playing catch up ALL day!  But I did manage to get this little sketch completed as I was thinking how well it is going to feel to hit the pillow tonight when I'm done with everything.

And here is one reason that I've been so stressed.  I have been working on and have a brand new shop open dedicated to Sally, Bella, Noah and eventually Bandit and Charlie.
Check it out.

Until tomorrow. . . .Happy DREAMS!