It's A Dome Life

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Tulip Painting In Watercolor With Gel Pen

Tulip Painting In Watercolor With Gel Pen

Tulips. I love tulips! It’s fun to start out with a tulip painting. Daffodils are the only other flower that reminds me so much of Spring. I always have this fantasy that I will plant a tulip field and wake up to a rainbow every Spring morning. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Then Jim reminds me that we live in the desert. I can barely keep the weeds alive! I am never going to have a field of tulips. I…

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Vote For Your Favorite Stickman Drawing!

Vote For Your Favorite Stickman Drawing!

Vote for your favorite stickman drawing today!

I have chosen my favorite drawings from the August Stickman Drawing Challenge and I want to congratulate everyone who made it into the top 10! It was really difficult to choose only 10. I wish I could have chosen a few more.

Please take a moment to vote for your favorite drawing below! You can vote once a day until Friday, September 5th at 5 pm…

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Gazania Blossom In Watercolor

Gazania Blossom In Watercolor

I painted my first Gazania blossom!

It’s the first day of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I have to tell you, I thought I wasn’t going to get my painting done in time. Starting on a holiday is kind of risky. Luckily, I finished!

My theme for this painting challenge is “In the Garden” so I plan to paint flowers, bugs, and maybe a few fairies too. I am going to do as many paintings as…

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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 31: Back To School (Plus Contest Rules)

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 31: Back To School (Plus Contest Rules)

Back to school time! Do you think it is the most wonderful time of the year or do you wish there were just a few more weeks  of summer vacation left?

The one thing I don’t miss about school is all of the standing in line. I wonder how many hours we spend waiting in line through out our entire lifetimes? I am guessing quite a few.

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 31: Back To School

Lining up for recess.

Today The Prompt is: Back to School!


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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 30: Children

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 30: Children

I had a lot of fun drawing the stickmen children. It seemed easier because kids naturally have gigantic heads. I just threw worrying about proportions to the wind kind of like I did every other day for the past 30 days. They are stickmen! they will be drawn the way they want to be, right?

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 30: Children

Fight Club!

Tomorrow is the last day. I have to admit I can’t wait. I probably won’t draw another stickman…

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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 29: Celebrating

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 29: Celebrating

It’s time to do some celebrating! We have almost made it for the full 31 days. Woo Hoo! The kids are going back to school! Woo Hoo! It’s a good day. I am blowing up some virtual balloons and everything.

How are you doing with this marathon of drawing? Are you hanging in there? Feeling a bit fatigued? Me too!

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 29: Celebrate

Today the prompt is: Celebrating.

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Tomorrow the prompt…

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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 28: Eating

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 28: Eating

Eating! It’s my favorite thing. For some reason I drew my stickman eating an apple with the stem still on it. Who eats an apple like that? I think I was just afraid you would think she was eating a dog ball or chewing on the biggest jawbreaker known to mankind if I did not add the stem. It’s an apple with a stem. There are even leaves on it! Nobody eats an apple with leaves and a stem attached.…

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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 27: Running

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 27: Running

I wanted to draw my stickmen doing the running man, but I just drew regular running. I mean, it’s not like you can hear the music playing in my head, right? Plus, regular running was hard enough to draw. I’m better at drawing things that are not moving. Actually, I don’t even know if that is true! I think I might be getting tired of drawing these stick people. I am looking forward to getting my…

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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 26: Laughing

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 26: Laughing

Laughing was really difficult for me to get right. Probably because I was laughing at myself the whole time I was trying to draw laughing. Then I got the bright idea to look for images on the Internet of people laughing. I stared at the images and spent a while wondering what they were all laughing so hard about and I felt a little left out. That’s when I decided to do a search for jokes to cheer…

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Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 25: Sick

Stickman Drawing Challenge Day 25: Sick

Poor little sick stickmen drawings. I think I thought Tiny-Small was getting sick when I added this prompt to the list. We had just gotten back from BlogHer 14 and she had a runny nose and her ears hurt. I still don’t know if she had allergies or a cold, but she seemed to improve within days of getting home. Maybe she was just homesick or allergic to California. We will never know for sure!

I am…

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