I have been singing the song, well, not really THE song (MORE like the first stanza…) I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” by songwriter, Marvin Gaye all day.
I think this whole grape thing started with Jenna’s post on Friday, Pour The Wine. If you have not met this talented artist, cook and my friend at The Painted Apron – I do hope you check out her blog!
Here is my one “Grape” Fish:
Wishing you a HAPPY Sunday!
Posted in Art Journal, color experiments, color pencil, Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, art journal, Blogging, color pencils, color play, creative play, fish, grapes, happy, humor, imagination, smile, watercolor, wine, word play
I invented this word, perifish.
I thought it was an interesting word for this post about a pear and a fish.
I was experimenting with Rembrandt soft pastels yesterday and this wild pear apPEARed:
Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?
And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:
It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!
Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!
Posted in art challenge, Color, color experiments, Drawing, Fish, Food, Pastels, Uncategorized
Tagged art challenge, Colorful, creative play, drawing, experiment, fish, happy, happy friday, pear, smile, soft pastels, word play
I was feeling dog-tired yesterday after work so I decided to mix things up for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday.
When I posted this doodle on Instagram recently, my sweet and talented friend, Carol at Carolscreativepapers.wordpress.com told me she saw a bird and dog in it:
What do you see? I hope you share it with me!
I find creating these zen doodles very meditative. I always enjoy it when I get one completed because it means I can start something new!
Wishing you a happy day!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, ink, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Zentangle
Tagged creative, doodle, drawing, hidden images, ink, meditative, pattern play, relaxing, Weird Bird Wednesday, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
One of the assignments I am enjoying from Carla Sonheim’s “365” online art class this year is Random Pick Drawings.
Carla chooses two words out of a hat and we are to create a drawing, using our own imagination. Recently, she chose the words, fox + bucket so I created this picture:
“Mary Fox was excited to cross one of her dreams off her bucket list!”
I’d like to go on a hot air balloon ride some day too! 🙂
What’s one item on your bucket (wish) list?! I hope you share your dream with me!
Posted in Animals, art challenge, Art Journal, Drawing, gelli printing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged #365phew, Bucket List, drawing, dreams, fox, gelli-printed paper, happy, hot air balloon rides, imagination, mixed media, paper collage, random pick drawings, smile, whimsical, wishful thinking
I’m taking an online art class with Karine Swenson, hosted by Carla Sonheim… (Yes, I know I’m addicted to online art classes!) This one is a little different for me as it is learning to slow down, observe and draw a subject of my choosing.
I chose a pear. Sounds PEAR-fectly easy, doesn’t it?
I have done several sketches of this golden fruit and it is not as easy as it apPEARS!
These are some scribbly pencil studies I did yesterday:
The one with the added shadows is my pick of the crop!
Onto a value study with Conte crayons. The first one looks a little like a leaning tower of PEARZA! Lol! 🙂
It really helps to look at a photo of what you are trying to draw – as I could SEE where I needed to make some corrections:
A little more balanced now… I still need to draw it MANY more times, PEARhaps!
The value study is to help me understand my subject better before I paint it. I think I will try to paint in watercolors and acrylic next week.
Karine said that one of her teachers told her, “the subject doesn’t have to be perfect, just believable.” Good advice.
Posted in Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, drawing, fruit, Learning to draw, observing, online art classes, pears, pencil, Practice, sketchbook, Sketching, value study
Do you have a favorite ART supply? I love my Prismacolor Pencils!
I created this page in my art journal that I showed you in yesterday’s post.
Dick Blick was offering a fabulous sale on the Prismacolor Pencils so I splurged! 🙂
I have MANY art supplies that I like but these color pencils are something I use often in combination with other art mediums such as watercolor.
I think they are one of my favorites because of their creamy, soft leads and they come in MANY colors! ❤️
Do you have a favorite art supply? I hope you tell me about it!
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Tagged art journal, color, color pencils, drawing, favorite art supply, gelli-printed paper, happy, online art classes, sketchbook
I recently started a new online class with Lynn Whipple called, “Joy Stuff – The Art of Noticing.” The class is hosted by CarlaSonheim.com
This class is about creating art in a journal or sketchbook:
I liked that we would be using monoprints from the Gelli Plate (what I call gelli-prints) and inspiration from nature:
I also liked the idea of making pages in advance like the ones I did here:
And then writing in them later or adding more art. I know that I can always cover up what I don’t like with gesso! 😉
It is a new way of creating a journal for me – creating pages ahead of time so I am experimenting with new ideas:
Like adding a pocket as you can see on the left page above. I also discovered that the washi tape adheres better with a little matte medium (glue) on top.
I will be posting more of my journal as I work on it.
And I’d love to hear your ideas! I hope you share them with me.
Make today awesome!
Posted in Art Journal, fall, Fish, gelli printing, Mixed Media, nature, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, art journal, Colorful, creative, creative ideas, experiment, fish, flowers, fun, Gelli Plate, gelli-printed paper, happy, inspiration, learning, nature, sketchbook, Washi tape
I imagine you are a bit nosey about the title of my post…
Well, today’s FUNny Fish Fry-Day is one that stands out, let’s face it!
This fish “Nose” is like no other! Do you think it has an excellent sense of smell?
Only the nose knows! Lol! 😉
Happy Weekend Friends! 🙂
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, Fish, FUNny Fish Fry-day, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged color pencils, drawing, funny fish, FUNny Fish Fry-day, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, ink, nonsense, nose, puns, smile, watercolor, word play
Some days I’m “drawn” to words in the dictionary to create a weird bird. I often have no idea what I’m going to create and for me this is really fun! 😉
Sew it seams was the case for the Dressmaker bird:
If a bird could design a dress, do you think they would use the feather stitch?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in gelli printing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Sewing, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
Tagged creative play, dictionary words, dressmaker, Gelli-Prints, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, old book pages, sewing, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
Some days I wonder where life is leading me…
I wish it was as easy as “following the yellow brick road!”
Yet, when I feel cloudy on the inside…
I know that God’s Son-shine will always give me hope for a new day!
Cheers Friends! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, color experiments, fall, gelli printing, nature, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Reflections, Uncategorized
Tagged autumn, Christian, color experiments, fall, gelli-printed paper, God, hope, inspiration, learning, life, life journey, nature, nature photography, patterns, reflection