You say blue and I say orange,
Love is color blind…
When I was creating my hearts yesterday, I noticed how cool to match two different heart “halves” to create a whole.
It reminded me of my hubby and I… he says, “Blue,” and I say, “Orange!” So true!! Lol! ☺️
And yet we will be married 34 years in May! 😮 Seems like just yesterday that we said, “I do!”
If you were to combine two different hearts together, what would it look like?!
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I think one of the things I enjoy about creating collage art is the element of surprise or the unexpected like this one:
The assignment in The Collage Workbook By Randel Plowman for week four is Color Charge. He says; “Experiment with adding color to a collage that is primarily black and white. A few subtle strokes and bright marks can make a subdued collage really pop.”
In the above 6×6 inch collage, the postage stamp gives a pop of color as does the gelli-prints. It also helps direct the eye throughout the piece.
In my next one on a 4×6 inch index card, I tried to add pink to make you think of lipstick shades. The large pink circle is from a paper napkin. I think it adds balance to the collage.
My last 6×6 inch collage is more simple and yet the red paint circles make you look at the whole collage and find something hidden:
Collage is a lot like a puzzle for me. How can I help you look further and discover the unexpected?
I’d love to hear what you think!
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I decided to change things up today and create a weird bird with scraping paint, like the technique I showed you previously, here: Scraping Paint…
And I wrote a Limerick:
There once was an old bird from Bend,
Whose wild hair stood up on end,
She did have some charm,
With hens on the farm,
Who crowned her Queen of Hair Trends!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
May your hair look fabulous today!
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I remember singing, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…” As a child attending Sunday school at church.
This song surfaced in my memory when I was making this paper collage recently. I find the process of cutting squares and circles and placing them together on a piece of paper (like a puzzle) to be very relaxing.
I created this collage with “Christmas” colors and added a star to one of the circles:
I suppose this is a way of letting my creative “light” shine!
And even with the busyness of the holidays…
I hope you will find time to shine as bright as a star!
P.S. I created the last photo with an app called, “Layout” on my iPad.
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I think I saw a Mountain Chickadee on my Crabapple tree yesterday morning…
That was before my cat, The Bird Watcher scared it away!
It was my inspiration for a page in the art journal that I told you about in my post here: The Art Of Noticing
I must say, it was super fun to color with my Prismacolor pencils in a rainbow of colors! I felt like a child again.
What creative activities help you feel young at heart?! ❤️ I hope you share them with me.
Happy Bird Watching! 🙂
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Tagged art classes, art journal, bird watching, birds, cats, childhood memories, color pencils, coloring, creative play, drawing, humor, imagination, relaxing
I invented this word, perifish.
I thought it was an interesting word for this post about a pear and a fish.
I was experimenting with Rembrandt soft pastels yesterday and this wild pear apPEARed:
Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?
And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:
It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!
Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!
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Do you have a favorite ART supply? I love my Prismacolor Pencils!
I created this page in my art journal that I showed you in yesterday’s post.
Dick Blick was offering a fabulous sale on the Prismacolor Pencils so I splurged! 🙂
I have MANY art supplies that I like but these color pencils are something I use often in combination with other art mediums such as watercolor.
I think they are one of my favorites because of their creamy, soft leads and they come in MANY colors! ❤️
Do you have a favorite art supply? I hope you tell me about it!
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Yesterday, I did a little printing on my Gelli-Plate – and maybe it was the color of the plastic table cloth…
But I was SEEING pink! 🙂
Maybe it was because I took a photo of these pretty pink roses in my yard before Jack Frost arrived:
Or seeing these blushing blueberry bushes:
I was definitely seeing PINK!
I’d love to hear how nature inspires you in your art making – I hope you share it with me!
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Tagged acrylic paint, autumn, blueberry bushes, bubble wrap, color play, creative play, experiment, found objects, Gelli Plate, Gelli-Prints, happy, inspiration, mixed media art, nature, nature photography, old maps, pink color, roses, seeing color, stencils
I had planned to create more than fish this week but life has gotten in the way! So here is my doodle fish I drew with a black Micron pen earlier this week:
Last night I colored it with markers and color pencils – very fun! And colorful!
What do you think about coloring books for adults? Have you purchased them?
I find doodling and coloring to be very calming… how about you?
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Guess what arrived in my mail box yesterday?!
This art supply catalog from Dick Blick!! WHOOT!
Art supplies, oh my!
How do I choose?
Start a wish list, I say!
Christmas will be here
In 133 days!
What is at the top of your wish list for art supplies? I hope you share it with me!
P.S. Contact DickBlick.com for your FREE Art Supply Catalog!
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