3 Projects In 1

Yesterday while I was making dinner – Lentil soup… I decided to practice making marks with my watercolor brush.  I found it made good use of a little free time.

I was inspired by Cynthia at Sand Salt Moon to paint within a grid format.  Please check out Cynthia’s post at this link:                     https://sandsaltmoon.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/mark-making/

Soon dinner was ready – which was perfect timing because I needed the paint to dry!

After dinner, I wanted to relax while watching TV with my husband so I started to doodle on my watercolor experiment.  Below are my results – before and after doodling:

I decided to scan my doodle so now I can use a copy as collage paper too!

How do you make the most of your time with your art?  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Mark Making!  🙂

30 responses to “3 Projects In 1

  1. love the ‘pen worked’ results Jill! that little bit of darker tone, with patterning……. ooh la la! and its so helpful too, for us to use a multi section grid for bolder and looser work! very cool Jill 🙂

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  2. I agree, the black ink adds lots of dimension. Like Cynthia’s patterns, these would be great for stitching! (K)

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  3. What fun artistic creations!! How was the lentil soup? I haven’t had that in ages. Grandma used to make. ☺️

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  4. Love the pen in it. So it’s a grid doodlewash? I might try that. Cool, Jill!

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  5. Jill, these doodle are wonderful patterns to use in all kinds of projects. Isn’t it fun to make our own supplies. I’m taking a Japanese brush painting class this morning, I’ll let you know what happens. 😄

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  6. Hi, Jill! So glad to hear I inspired you and see what you’ve created! Fun and pretty!

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  7. Just a delightful set of doodles here Jill! Love all the colors! Really beautiful and can wait to see how you use them in a collage! 😃💕

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  8. Awesome idea! Cynthia’s so clever and I adore these doodles! ❤

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  9. Love the cheerful color palette and designs! How was the soup?

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  10. Hi! This is a fun idea! Your sketches are delightful! So, I have set a goal to work on my art every day, except Sunday (good to have a break) even if it’s just 20 minutes. And today I sketched while sitting at my kids piano lessons. I should buy watercolors and do that while cooking. And I usually make painting a priority over housework. If you don’t clean it frees up lots of time.

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    • I don’t clean very often and I do try to create something every day too. It makes me less crabby. Lol! 😊 It is amazing where we can squeeze in a little time here and there! Thank you for sharing, Jill. 💖

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  11. I make time for art every day. I try to start out my day with something artsy regularly. If I’m really busy doing other stuff, I end up doing drawings late at night. Or if nothing comes to me – then I resort to pattern play with watercolor – like you did here. I love the added doodles. Good thinking to make copies and use them for collage. I will try that. Thanks!

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