Wow I have kept my word and I have made things everyday but somehow I just haven’t found the time to blog about it. This morning I’m forcing myself before I do anything else to show you a few things I’ve been up to.
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Next inspired by a bird picture sent by a friend, Judy, I drew this…
Yesterday I snapped some really lovely pictures of our sunset. I feel so blessed to have witnessed this.
Yesterday I had a small class, actually a one-on-one Mixed Media. I had been thinking about how to teach this for a while, and yesterday helped connect the dots for me. I’m so looking forward now to organizing this class, and then offering it. I think it can help a lot of people. You just don’t realize (perhaps) how much art can help alleviate stress and lift your mood! Here are 2 pieces I created in the same day… for different reasons… but still.. I feel SO GOOD about accomplishing them!
I love the colors in this one as I strived (strove) for balance, much like I’m looking for balance in my life. Art helps with that. The feeling of creating something is like no other.
The ghosts below were a creation for my Art Journaling group. We have daily prompts and yesterday’s was Ghosts. Check us out sometime, you might be surprised how you feel after creating even the simplest piece. And there are some really good pieces to look at! We are on Facebook… and the group is called: Art Journaling Secrets Unleashed – because after all… Art Journaling is Mixed Media.
I LOVE experimenting with things to make unusual marks on my artwork. Like using Bubble wrap, crumpled wax paper, papertowels with patterns and other pattern making things.. recently i found a silcone hot pad at walmart… and it’s honeycomb patterned! I cut it up and use it all the time now. THIS one has bubble wrap and this rubbery shelf liner I found .. it prints squares if you use one side and DOTS if you use the other! Both are used (red paint) near the top of this piece. Can you see them?
Patterns are a way of life. Life is a pattern… everything in our lives has or is a pattern… think about it… even the rug Im looking down at has a pattern. Leaves on the trees have them… So who are we to think we can make up a new pattern? All we can do is find ways to put them together in PERHAPS a new arrangement. Then, you are an artist. LOL Sorry, I didnt mean to get so philosophical on you. But in looking out the window… I can see the deer have been nibbling on my patterns… I er.. um… mean leaves… and hostas… and it rained again this morning… so they will all be lush for them tonite.
More patterns… the netting behind these trees… I believe that was from an onion bag!… I thought it somewhat looked like a fence…
I bet you can find a few patterns in this giraffe piece as well… made mostly with gelli prints!.
I know the rule about not speaking bad about our own work… ‘we are our own worst critics’ … but Sometimes you can work on something ….and work on it ….and work on it ….and it just doesn’t come out right. Other times you can just throw paint down on paper and it happens right the first time. What’s up with that? Is it just to make us question our ability ….or is it an exercise in perseverance?
Well that’s what I decided to share with you today and I will let you decide which ones are The Good, The bad, and The what the heck is that?
By the way in case you’re not sure oh, these were all meant to be tulips at various stages of my art development.
Hope you had a great weekend! Now on with the week!