I have been preparing for a total hip replacement surgery on my right hip in less than 2 weeks…
Making extra meals for the freezer and creating easy recipes for my hubby. I am trying to tidy up the house too. 😉
It feels like a waiting game so in order to relax I have been doing more doodling:
I started each one with Copic Markers:
Adding black Micron pen on top:
It has been fun experimenting with color and patterns. I will make copies and use these patterns in my collages.
What do YOU do to pass time when you are waiting?
P.S. I will be taking a short blogging break and posting only on Instagram for awhile. You can find me at art_jill_kuhn on Instagram.
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Tagged color, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, drawing, ink, patterns, relaxation, waiting
I hope you have earmarked my post today from Monday…
I completed my journal page and story yesterday:
Earnie was all ears whenever someone said, “Chocolate!” His large elf-like ears elevated his hearing to an extraordinary level of expertise. Everyone attributed Ernie’s extra large feet (size 11) to his enormous nose. Ernie was Eve’s son and she was extremely proud of Ernie’s ability to play the piano by ear, while riding a unicycle. A remarkable talent “earmarked” by many of Eve’s peers at an early age… as an exceptional child. Eve on the other hand was more reserved and preferred to express herself with wearing expensive and elegant clothes and shoes… And unusual hats!
I hope you enjoyed my silly story… I earmarked it to give you a smile!
Posted in A Square A Day, Art Journal, collage papers, Drawing, Humor, imagination, smile, Story, Whimsical Art, Word Play, writing
Tagged art journal, collage, creative play, creative writing, drawing, faces, funny, humor, imagination, ink, mixed media art, smile, story, whimsical
Are you buying your favorite snacks for Super Bowl Sunday?
Here are the Top 10 Snacks for backyard birds across North America in winter according to BirdWatchersDigest.com
Mealworms anyone?! Lol!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, Humor, imagination, ink, markers, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art
Tagged bird snacks, Copic markers, creative play, drawing, Football, humor, smile, Uni-ball brush pen, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
I finished my beetle doodle that I started recently. I enjoyed working on it in the evenings.
I enjoyed adding gold ink in addition to black ink:
I started another story in my art journal. Perhaps you remember; Meet Linda and Bob – Part 2
This one is earmarked for more word play! I am using a thesaurus for my story prompts this time.
I plan to show my completed journal page this Friday… I hope you will earmark this post!
Posted in A Square A Day, Art Journal, Bugs, Doodles, Drawing, hats, Humor, imagination, ink, paper collage, Story, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged art journal, art squares, beetle, black ink, Bugs, creative play, creative writing, drawing, gold ink, humor, patterns, story, thesaurus, word play, word prompts, zentangle
I REELED in some creative fun yesterday…
And used a few neglected art supplies (rubber stamps) to create this Clown Fish in my sketchbook:
Perhaps you remember the funny fish I previously posted on Friday’s? If not, you can find them under my art categories on the top right side of this post as FUNny Fish Fry-days!
I won’t be creating a fish every Friday but I thought it might give you a smile when I do!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, FUNny Fish Fry-day, gelli printing, Humor, Mixed Media Collage, rubber stamps, smile, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged creative play, drawing, fun, funny fish Friday, imagination, paper collage, rubber stamps, sketchbook, smile, Whimsical Art, word play
There once was a bird named Rosie,
Who liked to pick pink posies,
Rose glasses she wore…
Leg bangles galore,
She even colored her toe-sies!
I haven’t done a Limerick in awhile… I hope Rosie gives you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged art journal, creative play, funny, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, ink, limericks, mixed media art, nonsense, playful, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
I have been sorting through closets and cupboards in my home this past weekend.
It feels good to get things better organized. I have discovered that I have too many hobbies however… and I need to get rid of a few as they are cluttering my mind.
Any suggestions? How do YOU get rid of art supplies you are no longer using?
In the evenings, I have been working on a beetle doodle:
I am using gold pen in addition to black ink. I noticed that REAL beetles tend to have an iridescent shine.
I cannot remember ever working on a symmetrical pattern. It is a bit more challenging. 😉
What did YOU do this past weekend? I hope you share it with me.
P.S. I will show you my finished beetle doodle when it is complete!
Posted in Bugs, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, inspiration, nature, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged beetles, creative play, doodles, drawing, imagination, ink, learning, meditative, nature inspiration, pattern play, relaxation, sorting and organizing, symmetrical, weekend
I recently discovered the imaginative art of Stefan G Bucher.
Stefan drew a daily monster for years. If you’d like to see some of his art, he has a couple of YouTube videos. Google his name to find them. His art is also on Instagram.
His method of creating monsters with ink and a compressed can of air inspired my Walking Stick:
Did you know that Walking Stick insects are also known as stick insects, stick bugs or bug sticks?
My insect is a little on the strange side but that makes it all the more interesting to me!
Posted in Bugs, Humor, imaginary drawings, ink, Uncategorized, weird bugs, Whimsical Art
Tagged art experiments, creative play, drawing, imagination, ink, insects, inspiration, smile, walking stick, weird bugs, whimsical
Yesterday, it was unusually cold in the Pacific Northwest where I live…19 degrees Fahrenheit! Brrr!
It inspired me to create this silly weird bird drawing in my sketchbook:
I added color with Tombow and Copic markers:
Whoa! Who turned up the freezer? I sure wish Mother Nature would turn up the thermostat!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged cold weather, Copic markers, creative play, drawing, funny, happy, humor, imagination, ink, silly, sketchbook, smile, Tombow markers, Weird Bird Wednesday
I created this drawing based on the words from the assignment I told you about in my last post, “This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make.”
I had so much FUN drawing the stuffed animals and hiding the words.
Here is a close-up of the animals and words so you can read them.
Sometimes I don’t try ideas because I think they may be impossible to do! I’m glad I gave this one a try because I discovered stuffed animals are really quite easy to draw.
What would you like to learn to draw or paint if you didn’t have any obstacles in your way?
I hope you give your ideas a try!
Posted in Animals, color pencil, Drawing, imagination, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged color pencils, creative play, drawing, fun, imagination, ink, inspiration, online classes, playful, stuffed animals, watercolor, Whimsical Art