Susan always served the best appetizers for her feather friends…
She would sit down with a plate on her belly and slowly spin the plate around so everyone could sample the seeds…
This is why she was nicknamed, Lazy Susan.
One never knows what will inspire a silly weird bird!
I drew this pattern with Copic markers yesterday evening:
Earlier in the day, I painted these papers:
It was to create this project:
I hope you let your imagination soar!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
P.S. I’m posting a little late today… feeling kind of lazy I guess! 😉
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Color, Humor, imagination, markers, paper collage, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged Copic markers, creative, creative play, humor, imagination, mixed media collage, nonsense, painted papers, paper collage, patterns, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
The maple tree in our yard is turning many marvelous colors!
I took these photos on Wednesday when we had our first SNOW of the season…
It was a shock to many trees in our area that still have their leaves…
Many people woke-up to fallen branches and trees in their yards as the branches could not hold the weight of this unexpected snow. Always so sad to lose a lovely tree!
I experimented with my Gelli-plate a little more. This time I printed on a couple of garden magazine pages.
I will use the negative and positive shapes of this oak leaf in my art journal:
May you have a marvelous weekend!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, collage papers, Color, fall, gelli printing, nature, Photograpy, Trees
Tagged art experiments, art journal, Colorful, creative ideas, creative play, fall trees, first snow, Gelli-Prints, inspiration, leaves, maple tree, nature, nature photography, unexpected
A friend bought me a houseplant. I tend to forget to water them so I figure this one must be lucky… it is still alive!
My lucky bamboo collage, cut with scissors and paper:
I like how bright the colors are, how about you?
The second “houseplant” was from my imagination:
It was fun experimenting with positive and negative shapes.
Do you like to grow houseplants? What do you like to grow?
Posted in Color, imagination, Mixed Media Collage, nature, Uncategorized
Tagged collage art, color play, creative fun, creative play, houseplants, mixed media collage, online art classes, paper collage
I enjoy going to different garden stores and seeing what unusual flowers they have for sale like this pretty in pink peony:
Last week, I splurged and took home a little something for me! 😉
I adored this pretty in pink petunias and verbena hanging flower basket:
It adds a lovely pink color to my backyard perennials, don’t you think?
I love all color… Lately, I am in love with all flowers in pink!
What color of flower attracts you in a garden? I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Color, Flowers, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged color, flowers, garden flowers, hanging basket, nature, perennial flowers, photography, Pink, pretty in pink
It seems amazing that a new month, June has begun…
Time to show you my square-a-day project for May!
I hope you are enjoying this project as much as I am!
P.S. What colors appeal to you? Please share!
Posted in A Square A Day, Color, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged A Square A Day, color experiments, creative inspiration, daily art, fun, May’s squares, mixed media art, patterns, playful
Perhaps you remember my post last week where I told you about my Square A Day project. If not, you can read more about it here: A Square A Day…
I recently finished the square doodle that inspired the idea for my project:
I’ve titled it, Be Square!
I created a box for my 2019 square project with monthly dividers. I am writing notes on the back of each card with the date, description and inspiration for the square. I may use my completed squares for inspiration when I get stuck in a creative rut in the future.
Below are six squares I have completed for January:
I find myself paying more attention to my environment and ideas I could use for future squares…
I think for once in my life, I’m OK to be square!
Posted in A Square A Day, art challenge, Color, Doodles, imagination, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged A Square A Day, art challenge, color play, creative ideas, creative play, daily art, doodle, drawing, imagination, inspiration, paper collage, patterns, smile
December is a season for…
Holiday celebrations with family and friends near,
A bouquet of flowers with reds and greens from my dear,
It’s a season of giving and sharing good cheer,
And saying, thank you, to YOU, my blogging friends this time of year!
Wishing you ALL a very Merry Everything!!
Posted in Color, Doodles, Drawing, Flowers, love, Nature Photography, poetry, smile, Uncategorized
Tagged celebrate, Christmas season, Colorful, creating memories, December, doodles, drawing, flowers, good cheer, gratitude, handmade cards, happy, poetry, smile, thankful
In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes it is nice to enjoy a quiet golden moment or two…
And some holiday punch!
The simplicity of punching circles of various sizes, colors and patterns…and cutting circles around the punched circles with scissors was very relaxing for me.
Arranging them into my art journal in a pleasing pattern was fun too:
How do YOU relax and get into the spirit during the holidays? I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Art Journal, Color, gelli printing, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, paper scraps, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, circles, color play, holidays, paper collage, patterns, relaxation
I have discovered two fabulous ways to get one’s creative juices flowing as warm-up exercises in art making.
I learned these ideas from Anita Lehmann in her online class, Translating Landscapes, hosted by Carla Sonheim.
The first idea involves creating marks with a variety of art mediums and tools. One “natural” tool was a stick! I had so much fun dipping a stick into ink and “making marks” with it… And using a variety of materials to create this piece:
The second idea was making marks while listening to music. I created this piece while listening to Eva Cassidy and Natalie Merchant:
I enjoyed both exercises.
So noted, my favorite was the one with the music!
I encourage you to turn up the music and create!
Posted in Color, imagination, ink, Mixed Media, music, nature, Uncategorized
Tagged carla sonheim, Create, creative play, experiment, inspiration, mark making, mixed media art, music, online art classes, relax