You have heard of a June Bug, right?
Well, why not a June bird!
I decided to try a little something different for today’s weird bird and collage over a watercolor tree I had previously painted in an art journal.
I “repurposed” the word, June from an old wall calendar in several languages and used a page from a weekly paper calendar… I don’t buy weekly calendar’s anymore since I use my cell phone but I still like to buy monthly calendars each year for the inspiring artwork. How about you?
Hope your June is taking flight for a fabulous month!
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Tagged art journal, creative ideas, fun, humor, June, mixed media art, paper collage, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
I recently purchased two synthetic “Dagger” watercolor brushes from Dick Blick.
I learned about these brushes from my blogging friend and talented artist, Patty Anne. Please check out her beautiful watercolors on her blog: Patty Anne Art
I had never heard of this brush and loved the results that Patty Anne got with her roses.
I started by just experimenting with the 3/8 brush by “testing the waters” so to speak…
I found it extremely relaxing not painting anything specific and just experiment with the brush and color. I created this on 300 lb watercolor paper:
Afterwards, I outlined the shapes in a black Micron pen and added a few houses. It looks like a whole new world to me!
This last weekend, I created this abstract in my small watercolor sketchbook:
It was super fun to add details with a black Micron pen and gel pens in different colors. What do you see?
I encourage you to experiment with different materials in your art! You may discover a whole new world to explore!!
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Tagged abstract art, art journal, color experiments, creative play, doodles, fun, gel pens, learning, micron pen, mixed media, sketchbook, watercolor, watercolor dagger brush
Which “one-liner” bachelor will Betty choose?
Betty is tall and blonde, weighs the size of a peanut and lives to sky-dive from a plane in all 50 states wearing only a bikini…
Meet Mike… Bachelor #1
Mike pumps iron in the gym 7 days a week… still lives with his mother and likes to ride a unicycle.
Meet Richard… Bachelor #2
Richard is very theatrical and hopes to be an actor one day. Perhaps you have seen him in the Nursery Rhyme Production, Little Boy Blue?
And last but certainly not least…
Meet Stan… Bachelor #3
Stan tends to blush easily especially when he eats jalapeños peppers…
Stan is a chef in a well-known restaurant, likes to swim naked with dolphins and rides a Harley Motorcyle.
Which bachelor will Bachelorette Betty choose?!
I look forward to your answers!
P.S. I drew the one-liner faces, painted them in watercolor and then wrote my stories…. Just a little silliness to give you a smile!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, drawing, faces, humor, personalities, smile, watercolor
I am feeling much better and happy to be blogging again! YAY! 😃
I couldn’t stay away from creating in my art journal for too long…
And discovered this sketchbook to be the perfect size for a little art!
Sometimes I think I have to make something BIG for it to be considered as ART…
Yet, this is not true! After all, flowers come in all shapes, color and sizes so why not art?
And art journaling isn’t about a MASTERPIECE…
But EXPLORING and creating…
And experimenting with different art mediums!
Who knows what discoveries I will make by creating a little art in my journal…
I encourage you to give it a try!
Plant a little art today…
Posted in Abstract Art, Art, Art Journal, collage papers, color experiments, color pencil, Doodles, Drawing, Flowers, Humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, ink, Lake, Mixed Media Collage, Nature Photography, paper collage, paper scraps, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged art journal, art mediums, discover, doodles, experiment, explore, flower pots, flowers, paper collage, sketchbook, summer, the lake, watercolor pencils
It has been a crazy week for me. How about you?
I came down with a bad case of food poisoning or the stomach flu on Tuesday. I’m still trying to get back to normal! Ugh!
I drew and painted this silly monster in my sketchbook yesterday evening.
It made me smile and I hope it gives you a grin too!
P.S. I’ve decided to take a short blogging break. I will be back in a week or two… stay well!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Humor, imaginary drawings, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged art journal, color pencils, Colorful, Friday, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, monsters, sketchbook, watercolor, whimsical
What inspires YOU?
This last weekend I was at the lake…
The weather has been unusually warm which has made the snow melt too quickly. The lake water is well above normal.
Beaches are now part of the lake…
Perhaps stories around a campfire some day?
The lake was so calm for these photos… beautiful reflections:
I love how the sky reflects on the water…
It gave me time to relax and reflect on my own life.
And create this lake doodle in my art journal…
I’d love to hear what helps YOU relax!
Posted in Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, Lake, landscapes, meditation, nature, Nature Photography, peace, Photograpy, Reflections, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged doodles, drawing, imagination, ink, landscapes, nature, nature photography, peaceful, reflections, relax, the lake, whimsical
Yesterday, I had a lazy daisy kind of day…
I was at the lake and the weather was very nice!
What a difference a week makes! The photo below on the left was taken last weekend and the photo on the right shows how the beach chairs would NOW be under water!
The sunshine feels wonderful but we don’t need the snow in the mountains to melt too quickly! Flood warnings are now in place…
Oh, the balance of nature… glad I’m not in charge! 😉
Hope you had a lazy daisy day too! What did you do?
Posted in Art Journal, collage papers, Color, color experiments, imagination, Lake, meditation, Mixed Media Collage, nature, Nature Photography, paper collage, paper scraps, Photograpy, Reflections, Sunny Sundays, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged art journal, color play, creative play, imagination, mixed media collage, nature, nature photography, peaceful, relaxing, Sunny Sunday, the lake
Lately, I haven’t had much time for creative play…
And when I do, I seem to have difficulty switching gears in my brain from work to art!
I really liked this quote from Audrey Hepburn; when life feels overwhelming or impossible, I need to switch gears in my thinking…
How about you, how do you get past the impossible to the I’m possible?
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Tagged art journal, color play, creative play, gelli-printed paper, inspiration, life, paper collage, positive attitude, quotes, relaxation
When someone smiles at me, I can’t help but return a smile, how about you?
I didn’t know that Harvey Ross Ball was the creator of THE smiley face, did you?
Amazing how such a simple image can bring so much sunshine to others! 🙂
I created this circle fun in my art journal in January and was saving it for the right time to post it…
Today seems like a perfect day!
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Tagged art journal, circles, happy day, mixed media art, paper collage, quotes, smile
I posted this doodle on Instagram last week…
I was playing with the features of a face as a doodle… How many eyes and noses do you see?
And eyebrows, ears and lips?
I see a couple of weird birds…Lol!
How about you?
What do YOU see?
Happy Friday! Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, Faces, Humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, ink, Uncategorized, Weird Birds, Zentangle
Tagged abstract art, doodles, drawing, faces, humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, ink, smile, zen, zen doodles, zentangle