Thursday, October 28, 2010

Medicine Man and The Shaman's Son, Sketchbook Project Pages

Below are 2 block print images for the Sketchbook Project one is called "Medicine Man" and the other is "The Shaman's Son"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

1st day back in the studio with boot cast, making mini-prints

Well I may not be able to do much with this boot cast on but I was given permission at physical therapy yesterday to be up more so I am heading into the the studio to shrink wrap our mini stocking stuffer prints to ship off to Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington and North of the Falls in Bradford. I am excited to be able to do anything in the studio after being laid up for a month and a half.

These mini prints measure about 5 x 5 and are super cute. They make excellent stocking stuffers!  It is really hard to capture their essence in photos however. I will probably be listing them on Etsy again this year for the holidays. You can visit my Etsy shop at this link:  My Etsy Shop

Any of the prints shown on my website can be ordered as regular prints (10" x 10" for $35.00) or mini prints (5" x 5" for $12.95). Just pick an image from my website, shoot me an email and let me know which print/size you are interested in. My Crow House Studio Website

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Worlds Best Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

OK this does not have to do with art but these were really good so I had to post the recipe

Worlds Best Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Pancakes

by Linda Eaton Marcille on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1:42pm
2 Cups Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free Baking Mix (or other GF baking mix)
2 Tb Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1-1/2 cup soy milk (may need a little more)
1 Egg
2 TB Veg oil

Combine Brown Sugar, Baking powder, Pumpkin pie spice and set aside
Mix rest of ingredients together then add brown sugar and pumpkin spice mix.
Approx 16 pancakes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

2 More Page Spreads for the Sketchbook Project.

I finished 2 more page spreads for the Sketchbook Project.I am covered in hives today from the new treatment I am doing for Lyme and knocked out on Benadryl so just gonna post the photos without commentary.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jazz Spread for the Sketchbook Project

Well I am starting to get around a little on crutches now that the heavy cast is off and I have a boot cast. I have been trying to get caught up on paperwork after being laid up for a month. I start PT next Monday and am a little nervous about that because I have a lot of hip and back pain from being laid up for so long with the broken ankle. Anyway here are some photos of my latest spread for the Sketchbook Project sketchbook.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Screen Prints for the Sketchbook Project

I went to the Ortho surgeon yesterday and they sawed off the heavy cast and put me in a boot cast. The surgeon said that my healing was "Amazingly fast" & that I was an "Incredibly fast healer". Don & I have been manifesting this day for 4 weeks, along with healing visualizations. I refused to allow all the horror stories that I was told become my reality!! I go back for x-rays in November, hopefully will get rid of the boot cast then. In the meantime they said I can start to get up and around on crutches.

I was going through some old art work and came across some screen prints I did years ago when I was first teaching myself to screen print. I can't wait until I can get back in the studio and start screen printing on silk again. I have decided to incorporate these early screen prints into my Sketchbook Project sketchbook.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dressed in Green Velvet Sketchbook Project Page

Completed another page for the sketchbook project today. I called this one Dressed in Green Velvet.

 You can see all of the sketchbook pages that I have completed so far on Flickr by clicking the link below:
My Sketchbook Pages on Flickr

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Star With Your Name Sketchbook Page

It is killing me to be stuck inside with this cast on such an amazingly beautiful fall day. Day's like this make me so incredibly grateful for The Sketchbook Project and the blessed distraction it has afforded me while my ankle heals.

When I was a little girl my Dad took me outside one night and  pointed to a star. He said that it was my star and that whenever I felt sad or lonely all I had to do was look up at my star and remember how much he  loved me. This painting is in memory of my Dad and dedicated to all of you out there that need to be reminded that you are loved. Somewhere out there is a star with your name on it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Leaf Peeping Trip in My Cast

I was really down in the dumps today so Don and I took a ride and did some leaf peeping. Then he built a small ramp so that I could go out to the deck and back yard. I tried my luck at walking on the grass with the crutches and Don said I turned ghostly white and nearly fainted before I made it to the chair. Gotta get my blood back up to my brain after being laid up so long.

It was wonderful to get out into the sun and to feel the breeze. Smelling the spicy fall scents and the rustling of the leaves was sublime!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sketchbook Project Page Spread In Memory of My Dad

This is a special Sketchbook Project page spread I did in honor of my Dad's Memory. I posted the paragraphs below on my Facebook page in an effort to involve people in a prayer project for the month of October.

 My Dad was born on October 4, 1935. He died on October 22, 1972. He was only 37 years old. My Dad died from a disease that at the time was called Manic Depression. After years of battling his disease and trying numerous medications but finding no relief from the constant pain and suffering he committed suicide. I was 9 my sister was 12 and my brother was 6, and we have never recovered from losing him. He has been gone 38 years and I miss him every day of my life.

I would like to believe with all my heart that someone prayed for him that day, that someone looked into his eyes, saw his sorrow and asked God to be with him on that terrible day. I would like to believe that those prayers brought forth an army of angles sent in his final moments to bring him home to God. I need to believe that Jesus was there waiting for him with his arms spread ready to embrace and heal his wounds.
 I would like you to help me honor the memory of my Dad, Lawrence Philip Eaton, during October. This month when you are at work, or running errands, or doing what ever tasks you need to accomplish look at everyone around you. Really look deeply at the people that cross your path and allow yourself to see them as someone's Mother, Father Son, Daughter, Sister or Brother.  When you see someone that looks burdened or sad pray for them right there on the spot. Send out a heart felt plea to God to reach down and touch that persons life, to lift their burdens and sorrows and to fill their heart with an abundance of love, joy and blessings. Do this for every person that you come across that you believe needs to feel loved today. Send them your love and prayers and you will have taken the first step towards healing them and perhaps the world.

I will be praying for you.

Linda Eaton Marcille

Friday, October 8, 2010

More Sketchbook Project pages and spreads

Here are some more pages from the sketchbook I am working on for the 2011 Sketchbook Project by art House Co-op. Couldn't resist including one of my laptop painting set up with my cast peaking out. You can click this link to see more of my submissions on the Art House Co-op Website: My Sketchbook Project Submissions Page

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

22 Days in this Chair, Self Portrait Featured on Art House Co-ops Website

Today is October 5th and  I have been stuck sitting in this chair for 22 days now with a broken ankle and swelling issues. I spend my days reading, cuddling my dogs, watching TV via my Roku/Netflix connection and working on the Sketchbook Project for Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, NY. I have had only 2 showers in 22 days and can only be up for about 10 minuets before the swelling in my leg starts to get really painful and my toes turn lovely shades of red and purple. I have good days, like today :~), and bad days like yesterday when I cried a lot :~(

The sketchbook project has been a real life saver for me as it gives me the ability to keep my creative juices flowing even while mobile It has been a great emotional outlet and I have really enjoyed meeting all the other artists involved on the Art House Co-op website's Sketchbook project page. I love reading the comments and seeing all the great artwork.

There are almost 20,000 sketchbooks out there so today when I saw that my gouache self portrait was one of the artworks featured on the front page of the Art House Co-op's website I was very honored and it really cheered me up.Here is a link to the Art House Co-op website: Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project

Here is the link to all of the pages I have created so far:
My sketchbook Pages

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Three Fat Cats on A Bicycle Sketchbook Project

Here is another page from my Sketchbook Project Sketchbook. This one is called Three Fat Cats on a Bicycle and was painted with gouache. To see all of my sketchbook project pages together go to my submissions page on the Art House Co-op website: My Sketchbook Project Pages

Monday, October 4, 2010

Self Portrait Sketch for the Sketchbook Project

Yesterday I did a self portrait sketch to add to my Sketchbook Project moleskin, then today I painted it with gouache. Today I think I may try to do a more primitive self portrait.The manager from Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington is coming by this afternoon to pick up some silk paintings and a friend is visiting this morning so not sure how much time I will be able to dedicate to the sketchbook today. Time will tell.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spiritual Awakeing, Stories that Heal & Spirit Bird Sketchbook Pages

I am loosing track of which pages I am uploading here on my blog so I am going to post a link to the Art House Co-op  submissions page where I upload all of my submissions. That way if I miss loading a couple on my blog you can see them at this link: Sketchbook Project Submissions

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Pages for the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project 2011

I created some new pages for the Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project sketchbook I am working on. I also took some photos of some 2 page spreads.
Page 14 digital image of one of my oil paintings printed on cotton fabric and embroidered. Text reads;  Lyme  Disease. 50% of people infected will not get a rash. Tests are extremely inaccurate. Some people with Chronic Lyme will never recover.
Page 15 Natures Healing Gouache on moleskin paper

Page 4 is a hand screen printed and hand painted piece of silk dupioni 
Page 5 is one of my hand carved block prints with pen embellishments and torn paperback book pages.

Page 12 is a collage of handmade paper, my hand carved block prints and words from a catalog

Pages 12 & 13 Page 13 is gouache on moleskin paper. It is called Time Heals All Wounds

Pages 6 and 7. Page 6 is called Winged Woman and is gouache on moleskin paper and page 7 is hand painted silk scraps stitched with multicolored thread. I plan to make a scroll that will slip into the pocket created by the intersecting pieces of silk.