The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Farewell for now

(I think I called this either "Little red riding hood" or "girl with cloak and basket" ...)
Medium: #2 pencil

Yo all, I'm off blogger for a while - I just need the time so I will not be checking other blogs (I'm so sorry) or blogging here (Jare will be blogging at RJD though - so you can head over there if you want). My email is still up (if you would like it, it can be found on the RJD left sidebar - use wisely please. Only if you have questions or need someone to talk to)

I don't think I will be gone long - just for me to get caught up on school, bass lessons, goat herding, barn building, writing, and finally but not least - painting. I am in a very painty mood - as well as sketching (so until I get back you can look forward to them).

Until we meet again... Later!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lovely Mushrooms

Personally I really do like sketching mushrooms... don't ask me why because I won't know the answer. (maybe it's because their cute and yet some times deadly at the same time...naw!)
Cartoon/animation typeO... remainds me of Alice in Wonderland
Medium: #2 pencil

This looks like something that could be on a wood elfs plate...
Medium: Watercolor and sketch

And this is a series of them that I did (in the middle is a dried Huckleberrie branch). I am quite happy with it.
Medium: Watercolor and lines (I have this frame over my desk)

So fun to sketch and to paint and all that other good stuff (even though I still can't stand the taste of them! *gag* But I'm trying to get over it... slowly).
There's something about them that just makes you smile, or turns a frown upside down!

So go out there and do something with a mushroom! (I mean it...)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Moon and Sea Scene

Medium: Acrylics
My very first shot at acrylics...not all that happy with it but a good first try eh? Its the moon, reflecting on the sea with a dark piece of land in the background. (btw, I think my paints were much to watered down...oops)

Monday, January 18, 2010


Some new changes are here at Trail of Thoughts - just thought I'd tell ya' so you could find them for yourself. =)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Feeling in quite the silly mood - how 'bout you?

Medium: Dry Erase Marker
Don't ask me why - just am! Maybe it's the charcoal on my face (in the lines like a football player-I didn’t do the black eye one =p) or the fact that I have welts and bruises all over my body (mainly my face though - funny think that there's a rule about NOT hitting faces!!!) or the wet, earthy smell and my left ear twice the size it should be, or that every time I hear a loud, rabid sound - I duck. But what’s the explanation for all of this ridiculous bliss?
An AirSoft war.
Aye yes - all is good with BBs and war... or something like that. =P
Now I think I’ll go change… and maybe a shower wouldn’t do me any more harm.

Have a wonderful weekend!
(And I'm going to be very lame/silly and post this also on RJD)
(PS Happy Birthday Will!)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me!

Medium: The marvelous #2 pencil

What should I do with this!?!?!?! What should it's center be????!!!! I really need help, any advice for trying to figure out something to but as its center point?

As you can (hopefully) see it's a scene by a small pond, a (odd) tree, rocks, castle and mountains in the back ground and billowing clouds... but where do I go from there? (as you can see in the bottom picture, where the center scene is better)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Baby dearest in stripes!

Medium: Watercolors

I love stripes, but usually I do them on the socks...but his feet were too little. (sorry about the bad lighting, I took the pic when the paper was on the wall and I don't think that was the best thing to do *grins sheepishly* Any way, that's why God gave me a older take maybe not just that. I'll tell you when I figure it all out=)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Space..."yo its mine!"

First my desk...where all my dreams are made true...or something like that. Mind the mess.
I try and keep all sorts of work around me, may that be mine or someone else's.

And then where I post...

Now this is a very random/no reasons for posting this besides my feel and need to do something odd. Yeah, that's just me.

God Bless!