Last Friday, I showed you the beginning of this journal page:
I added a drawing of a weird looking bug and then discovered the dictionary definition for a Glow Worm on my page.I decided to explore this idea further.
Next, I added some acrylic paint and colored part of my bug with Tombow markers:
I added some interesting facts about a Glow Worm to my page and finished coloring my “beetle” wearing a hat… why not! 😉
I enjoyed learning something new while playing in my art journal.
P.S. I have decided to blog 1-2 days a week. I will be posting on Mondays and possibly Wednesday. I will be posting more on Instagram where you can find me at art_jill_kuhn
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Tagged acrylic paints, art experiments, art journal, creative play, drawing, fun, imagination, paper collage, weird bugs, Whimsical Art
Sometimes creative play in an art journal can be quite fulfilling.
I am discovering the joy of adding collage papers and marks without a outcome in mind.
This page I used a greeting card of a Ladybug that someone sent me. I altered it a little with my whole punch:
I had fun exploring funky flower shapes in this one and black and white stems:
My last one is a work in progress. As you can see, it involves BUGS!
I will show my completed page to you next week!
I encourage you to make time for creative play in your art making.
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Tagged art experiments, art journal, Bugs, creative play, flowers, fun, ladybug, mixed media art, mixed media collage, sketchbook
Learning to fly..
Is never easy!
A silly little drawing to give you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Humor, imagination, ink, Life, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art
Tagged creative play, drawing, humor, Imaginary birds, playful, sketchbook, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
I’m enjoying the assignments for Carla Sonheim’s year-long class, Words and Pictures.
This assignment was especially fun because I enjoy cooking. 🙂
My hubby helped me make this recipe in the crock pot last week since I get tired standing fairly quickly with my hip. I cooked it on low for 8 hours.
We made it without the wine and just added more broth. It was really delish!
For the second recipe, I experimented with tissue paper and gelli-printed papers. Plus, a few other scraps of purchased paper:
I look forward to Spring and fresh rhubarb in my yard so I can make this recipe.
Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make in the Spring? I’d love to hear about it!
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Tagged creative play, fun, illustrated recipes, ink, online art classes, paper collage, Spring, writing
I am feeling a little stronger each day. My total hip replacement surgery was two weeks ago.
I am using a walker to walk around my home and hope to graduate to a cane soon. Tomorrow I see my surgeon to get my bandage off. YAY!
I created this weird bird to give you a smile today:
It is very colorful and wild which tells me I’m getting back to my old self which makes me happy.
One day at a time is my motto these days. I hope to catch up with your blogs soon. I have missed you, friends!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged art journal, creative play, healing, humor, nonsense, paper collage, playful, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
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!
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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!
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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