Monday, August 31, 2009

So much to do...





I think I'll be going back to what I originally loved doing... drawing homes. Nothing permanent... I'll give these "altered" eyes a rest for now. HA! I find myself constantly dabbling in so many different art mediums and go crazy wanting to create so many different types of art...I've realized that I have way too many unfinished projects going on. Ahhhh, this takes me back.... I really love the old architecture~ especially in our small, historic town! Here are a few examples of my work.... not the best quality photos, but hopefully, you can at least, see the detail. Excuse the "Windows and Doors", my flash bounced off of the glass pretty badly....A special thank you to Liz and Linda for commissioning me to do this~ about 5 years ago! :) I sketched our Abbey, an old house on the corner and the home that we rented 14 years ago is at the very top~ it was never inked, so it's a bit hard to make out, sorry! The gazebo was changed a bit from the original view. I've done a handful of commissions and it's always a joy to see the owner's face upon completion. The Holidays are right around the corner~ what a unique gift. I can sit on location or draw from a snapshot. If I do have photos, I just ask for a clear frontal view and possibly, an up~close of ornate details around the home. I have so much fun doing these, I'll keep you posted on my progress! Thanks for looking!
Hugs,
Christina

40 comments:

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

OMG, you seriously have some talent! Those drawings are amazing!!!!!! They remind me of my hometown of San Francisco- the Victorian houses! You can design my house any day girl! damn!
xOxOxO

blushing rose said...

Unbelievably breathtaking talent here. Your drawings are exquisite.
TY for sharing. Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Lisa said...

Lovely drawings! You should do it if you are inspired!
Hugs, Lisa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Christina,

What beautiful drawings love them all but the last two are my favourite.
So much to do... I am the same and yet I am sitting playing on my blog
when I should be making a bear or doing something.

Hugs
Carolyn

Hollyrocks said...

These drawings are gorgeous! My grandma once had a clock made for her that was a cross-stitched version of her house. She love it so much, because it was unique to her. This is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful drawings, Christina....I am glad you are going back to architectural drawings...you have real talent, and the other comments from your readers say it all.....BELIEVE them, would ya? xox

Anonymous said...

Beautiful drawings, Christina....I am glad you are going back to architectural drawings...you have real talent, and the other comments from your readers say it all.....BELIEVE them, would ya? xox

FOREVER JANN said...

I agree with you, and do the same,
changing my art addiction around. Making altered art or drawing, I do the same only I don't draw buildings - will post some of my drawings 4 u sometime. YOUR buildings and such are done very well - you are so multi-talented. I have little areas of my work room with different projects being made - I am bad about starting something new and then moving on. Good to know it is prolly what most of us artist do:) Enjoyed reading your post here Christina

Lorraine said...

Oh My dear Christina, If I could draw like you, that's what I'd do all day....my gosh what a talent, I love it...you are one hell of an artist, in everything, but these, these they are precious! You ROCK big time girl!!!!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by personally to thank you for the sweet birthday wish you left Cristina and to let you know that your kindness meant the world to us both. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your gorgeous blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Beth Perry said...

wow. you are wickedly talented.

Terri Kahrs said...

Good for you, Christina!!!! Your renderings are VERY special, and anyone would be thrilled to receive one of these lovely drawings. Life's too short - do what makes YOU happy!!!! Hugs, Terri

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Christina,

I'd say you have a business in the making just with drawing houses. :0) I love what you've shown..and look forward to seeing more.

Have a great day,
Stephanie

Jan said...

Hi Christina - what beautiful drawings ... you are SO talented. Have a wonderful creative time making some more.
Thank you for my birthday wishes... you are so sweet xx

Rebecca said...

Love the drawings, there is something very relaxing about drawing-isn't there?
I too have a hard time concentrating on one artform, so much so when someone asks me what I do...I honestly don't know.
Blessings
Thanks for stopping by
Rebecca

Colette George said...

Girl!! THese are awesome!!!! Love them- you are a multi talented lil chica!!
Love seeing them!
Colette

Pam Aries said...

Your drawings are truly astounding..I cannot draw like that...my buildings are all wonky..haha!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Fabulous transition for awhile. I feel a change in the air. Sleepiness, transitions, delays. I guess I must listen and revel in the new and the old. Blessings friend. You are a gifted artist!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

You have some mega skills! Oh how I wish I could draw...luck girl you!!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous gift, I love your work!

Hugs,
Karyn

Euphoria said...

WOWZA! your drawings really rock!! So RAD!

Lynn said...

Your drawings are fantastic, yet another talent you have, and enjoy too :)

Rosemary said...

Wow!!
How great this are!
You have to have the right house to draw. I think my Spanish style might not be too exciting.
Have a great weekend,
Rosemary

chandelier magic beach house said...

Hi -
I love what you do - the ones you show are fantastic and I think I'd like to have one of my home. I would make stationery from it like you get at hotels. Yeah!

Let me know when you're ready -

Marsha

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Wonderful house drawings! Those would make beautiful watercolors as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are always so very sweet and make my day special!

Charmingdesigns said...

Your drawing are spectacular!!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Christina: You are very talented. Your drawings are amazing. Love the vintage look. Blessings, Martha

Rose said...

Ooo lovely, i wouldnt have known you drew them until i started reading the post, your very good.
Thankyou so much for the sweet comment you left me :)

Rose

Duchess of Tea said...

Your drawings are superb luv, I am so proud of you. Darling have yourself a fabulous weekend!!

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Cassandra said...

Oh how wonderful! How very talented you are. Drawing is not something I am good at at ALL! lol Aside from the simple smiley face here and there :)

Cassandra

Mary said...

Going back to what your originally loved is always a good idea - and you have a real talent for sketching!!

I get too much on my plate too, and then it's hard to decide what to complete. :)

Looking forward to seeing more!

Blessings!

Little Lovables said...

they are all great!

Marina Capano said...

Fantastic! I love draw home and build, too

xoxo

María Cecilia said...

Hi Christina, thank you for leaving a comment in my blog. Yours is a beautiful blog and your work is incredible wonderful.
María Cecilia, from Chile, southamerica

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You too? I draw as well and I dabble in so many mediums myself, I don't know which to choose! I love to write as well, play the harp, dance....and I am a full time teacher! How am I possible? ;) Thanks for coming to the play!! Anita

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm really loving your drawings! So unique and thought-provoking! I think it's great that you have so many different interests! Enjoy them as they come to you and beg to be created!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Happy weekend!! Your drawings are amazing.
♥ Rebecca

Libby Buttons said...

WoW Lady ! You really have a gift!
SmiLes
DarLie

Tara said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! I love your sketches of buildings - so good! :)

Ludid said...

these are amazing sketches; love the detail.

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