Elbows Off The Table

I remember as a child when I was eating dinner with my family, my sister and I were constantly reminded to have proper “table manners” and keep our elbows off the table!Β  πŸ˜‰

Funny how some of these memories come back to me when I’m writing this blog…

I was thinking about this collage I created yesterday with what I had on my art tableΒ in front of me.

It was done quickly.

Probably in less than 10 minutes.

(And probably with my elbows on the table… Good thing I wasn’t eating! Lol!)


What’s on your art table?

What inspires you to create carefree without thinking?

I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! πŸ™‚

20 responses to “Elbows Off The Table

  1. Yesterday it was 3 oranges and an apple 🍊🍊🍊🍎 But most the time it´s an idea or a photograph 😊 Have a wonderful day!

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    • I loved hearing what inspires you, Ann! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! πŸ˜ƒ I like drawing fruit too! πŸ’ Do you keep a journal with ideas and photographs that spark your creativity? I’ve always thought this would be something fun to do! 🎨

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      • I think one should keep such a journal. In most books about painting or writing IΒ΄ve read they say that keeping a journal is important. If I have an idea I usually write it down on some tiny sheet of paper – my tables are full of them. A journal would be a nicer and more tidy way, but every time I started one it was not there when I needed it – some tiny sheet of paper is always in reach… 😁

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  2. Hi Jill, this is so fresh and full of life. My drawing table has some stitching at the moment…(and a mess of papers, as always) (K)

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  3. I like the simplicity of this one!

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  4. Love this collage Jill, I like your handmade stamp. Yesterday I was thinking about making a stamp using cardboard. I better get to it. I always have loose pieces of painted paper remnants from different projects. They inspire me to get started on the next art making.

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  5. I love how you share your creative life and art with us. You have an open, playful attitude towards life and art that is very inspiring. For me focusing on color and not on subject matter helps me to let loose, simply doing art for me and by intuition is the key for my creative juices to get moving.

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    • Oh, that is so cool, Margaret! Thank you for sharing it with me – and you are so good with color too! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘ I will have to try that in a watercolor painting. I usually focus on the subject but I like your idea of focusing on color. 😍

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  6. My favorite thing about your art Jill is how free and loose it always is~ it also always brings a smile to my face, you really know no rules and it is absolutely refreshing!! Give me a sketchbook and some pens and I’m a happy girl!

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Jenna! ❀️ I love sketchbooks too! And pens! πŸ˜ƒ I recently ordered a new one that I will share when I receive it! One can never have too many sketchbooks, right?! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘


  7. Love you and your art! Guess what? I did a mixed media collage the other day! Will share soon πŸ™‚ YOU inspire me!

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  8. I love the piece of sheet music that says Dreamer of Dreams!

    On my table my elbows are always resting. Right now though not so much as I have it covered in paper, reflectors, and other light modifiers for some photography projects. πŸ™‚

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    • Ooh, your art table sounds facinating! I’d love to see a photo of that some time! I always enjoy your photos, Deborah! 😊 And YAY to elbows on the table!! πŸ˜„πŸ‘
      PS I had been waiting to use that sheet music in a project – it just seemed to “sing” here… hehe! 🎼

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