#WorldWatercolorMonth July 30th, 2020 Prompt: Pose(y)

I really couldn’t come up with anything on this one. I could have tried to do a person posing for something…Oh man, I just thought of something! A camera! Well that isn’t what you are getting. Anyway, I just gave up and added a Y for a new prompt all my own. And I did it without drawing it up first, which I think turned out better than if I had tried to draw it.

My pose(y)

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Grand Opening!

So it appears that my grand opening will be this Monday. Some items can be seen now by visiting Kendall Stewart’s Art Shop. I am very excited and hope you will all come and visit over the next few weeks. My hope is that I am able to put something new up in the store once every week or so after it opens. Between now and then, my goal is to put up one design a day. I have four designs up now. One of them is something I hadn’t shown here, it is an acrylic that I have always loved done around 25 years ago! Anyway, go take a sneak peek! Also as a bonus get everything for 10% off with the promo code “myblog”, this is good through August 9th, 2020. Hope you’ll drop on by!

Here is a tee-shirt with that painting I mentioned. It comes in short sleeve and tank tee-shirts as well, also some other non-apparel items too!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 29th, 2020 Prompt: Yesterday

Hello everyone! Again a busy day. But I finally got to this, and it was a doozy. I wanted to do something like someone thinking back on the past or something like that but I didn’t like the idea of having to do a person, much less 2, one for today and one for “yesterday.” And my yesterday was at a desk behind a computer most of the day. Again, I didn’t want to do a person. I can only barely draw one and I have never painted one. So off to the internet for pictures. I finally found one of a woman behind a desk and computer and it was a computer graphic, not an actual person. I felt like I could handle that better. Not that it mattered, but as it turned out she didn’t have a face. So here you go:

Let’s get down to business boys…

I smudged a little around the hair, had way too much water. Still I might use this on a woman’s tee or a mug. I like the saying I put in, kind of 80’s, but hey, why not. Oh, no! I just looked up and my desk bled on the sides. I suppose that knocks that out. Maybe I’ll do another one.

Okay, now for all you folks that look at this I’m going to ask, please go and look at my lion I painted. I don’t know why but I haven’t gotten any likes for him and I thought he was pretty good. Now don’t like him if you don’t, but take a closer look…please.

And also for the bloggers out there, are you having any trouble with the publishing part of a post. It has changed in a few ways, but most importantly I can’t have a featured photo.

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 28th, 2020 Prompt: Complementary

Well it has been quite a day and that means I am late. I really need to get back to doing the prompts the day before and scheduling. Because I was late in posting I have only had 2 visitors and 2 views! Awful! There is just so much to do and not enough time in the day and not enough energy in the body. I know eventually I am going to pay for all the running I have been doing!

Okay, so today’s prompt. To be honest it is what I would love to have right now.

Nothing special, just a little something to eat at my cafe on my patio.

By the way, is it just me or has the publishing menu changed. I can’t even feature an image. Hating it!

Wow! Update On Starting My New Business

I think this could keep me busy FOREVER! But that is kind of the idea. So, how goes it on starting a new business? Complex. I have my site, though I am not sure of the address (HOW??). And if the address is what I think it is I don’t like it. I have ordered my EIN. I have to make an appointment today to open a business account. I have started filling my unnamed store with products. That’s tedious. I have to call today to find out if I need a business license…I hope not, I am running low on funds. What did I say about not losing anything if it doesn’t work out? Ha! But I don’t see how it really couldn’t work out, as in bankruptcy not work out. Now I might lose my savings, but that wasn’t much to start with. I’ve applied as an LLC, I think that was part of the EIN process. I am struggling with the various social media. It’s ridiculous how slow I am at figuring out how to have separate pages for me and my store. And to be honest I don’t know if I have done it right. I have a separate email for the store. I still have to figure out advertising. I have three designs up in several products. I think I said that backwards, but you get it. And I believe I have SEVERAL videos to go through on how to get through this process successfully. And I want to open by Friday at the earliest, Monday at the latest. Yeah…right.

It’ll get better, right?

Okay now for the truth. I am having the time of my life! I am busy, yes. I am confused sometimes, yes. But I am having fun. I have always wanted to find a way to create and then produce something. The creating has been going on in one form or another since high school, on and off. But I have never had any solid way of sharing and selling my work. So this is truly exciting for me. I hope when I role out my store, you will all come and look. Also if you see any of my work that you would like to see in my store let me know! I’ve picked out what I thought was best and am getting it up bit by bit. But maybe something I am not as crazy about will be something you like! Also let me know what kinds of products you would like to see, t-shirts (men’s, women’s, kid’s) hoodies, cell phone covers, tote bags, coffee mugs, beach towels, indoor pillows, posters, etc. Okay, it is after 9 and I haven’t eaten, so I better do that and then call about an appointment with the bank. I’ll post again later with my daily prompt!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 27th, 2020 Prompt: Shine

With all the new endeavors going on I am a little late on my post. I really like posting in the mornings, but not so much today! After an MRI for some balance and memory problems, things that will probably sort themselves out if I can ever find a way to use the CPAP, I was just pooped. So I slept almost until it was time to got to my acupuncture appointment in the afternoon. So here it is almost 4pm and I am just getting going.

Today’s prompt was shine and I never would have thought of anything to paint if it weren’t for my best friend Cece. She helps me with the toughies and I love it because her mind never goes to the obvious! After several suggestions I decided to go with an eye. They can shine for plenty of reasons. When they cry, laugh, are filled with joy and happiness. So hopefully I managed to paint it well enough to show that shine. Here it is:

I think this eye is crying. Too bad, I would have liked joy instead!

Hyped About My Art

Okay, not all of my work is good, in fact some of it is out and out junk! But! Some of it is not too bad, and some of it is even good. (Okay, that’s my opinion.) But I could see a few things being worth getting excited over. So here is why I am hyped. A neighbor of mine told me about TeeSpring. It is a place to sell t-shirts and mugs and other things with your art on them. They do all the work and take a cut only when it sells. So absolutely no loss to you if nothing sells. Except of course your hard work, but I’m doing that either way! So I am going to give it a whirl with some tees, mugs and totes. I’ve only created one design so far, but I have a few others in mind that I will work on through the week. Hoping to open my store in a then! Here are some of the pieces I hope to use for designs.

I hope when the time comes you’ll all come and check out what I have!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 26th, 2020 Prompt: Favorite Song

So my favorite song, I have quite a few but one does stand out above the rest. It is called “Be Courageous and Strong.” It is one of the original songs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, of which I am. It is about a woman with two children living under less than great conditions, but getting by. She has what she needs, and when something happens that she doesn’t the friends help. The song is actually about another song, one of our meeting songs called “He Will Make You Strong.” In the original song it is her favorite song and to be honest it is also one of mine. So when I thought of this song, the original one and the meeting song I immediately thought of a lion, hands down. So I decided to give it a try.

Be Courageous and Strong

Now it is a little funny when it comes to me and animals. I am always afraid to do them, always sure they won’t turn out. And then when I do try, I am always surprised at how well they turn out. That is how I feel about this guy. I mean he is in line for the “Pretzel Award!” Maybe not quite that good, but good enough I am going to look into a way to sell T-shirts or something of him. I mean, he is courageous and strong!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 25th, 2020 Prompt: Sharp

Sorry so late in the day with this, I try to have something ready to post first thing in the morning. But I got interrupted last night. I work on my patio to get some fresh air and much to my discontent just as I had almost finished today’s painting it started to rain. So that put halt to my work. Oddly enough my subject is somewhere where it doesn’t rain much, so maybe the sky thought it needed some water!

Don’t let the flowers fool you, mess around with this baby and you’ll be in a sticky situation!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 24th, 2020 Prompt: Abundance

I found a photo of an azalea bush, but unlike the pinks, reds, purples and whites I see in my neck of the woods it was yellow! I love yellow! It’s a very happy color. And this bush was covered in blooms, I mean just covered. So I have an abundance of both yellow and flowers.

For tomorrow I am going to try to do something without drawing it out first, I have never had much success with that, but it’s been a very long time since I tried, maybe it will turn out alright. Looking forward to giving it a go.