Category Archives: Fish

Clown Fish

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!

Happy Fishing!

Cheers! 🙂

Happy Mail

Yesterday, I worked on creating some happy mail

I made three postcards to exchange with classmates in “2019 Year of the Collage,” online class with Carla Sonheim.

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A Fish

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Color and Pattern Play

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Just for FUNny

 

This book has several excellent ideas as well:

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How about YOU?  Do you like to get happy mail?

I am giving away one postcard (original art) in a drawing, please comment below if you’d like to participate in one chance of winning! 😃

A winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday, February 28, 2019 and announced Friday, March 1st, 2019! Good Luck!

Cheers! 🙂

I’d Rather Be…

I’d rather be…

Snorkeling in Hawaii with this weird bird:

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A So-Called Snorkeler Bird

Instead I have been fighting off a bad cold…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday friends!

Cheers! 🙂

 

X, Y, Z And…

I made it through the alphabet for my art journal!  WHOOT!

And I completed 31 days of watercolor in July for World Watercolor Month!!

I thought you might enjoy seeing my finished alphabet pages…

An X-ray Tetra Fish for “X”:

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“Y” is for Yellow:

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“Z” for Zentangled zoodles… Which are zucchini noodles!

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I still want to add paper collage and a few extra details to complete these pages… so stay tuned! 🙂

And I completed 5 additional watercolor pages to finish my 31 days – I will post them later this week…

I am happy to be done so I can focus on some other art projects.  Yet, I had so much fun!

I enjoyed my extra time at the lake last week... I think my highlights were swimming in the lake – three times a day, reading a super good book, painting outside daily, making paper butterflies with a friend, daily naps and cool evenings.

Wishing you a happy day doing what you love!

Cheers! 🙂

It’s Fish Fry-Day!!

I had FISH on my mind yesterday and the Bad Bass Fish I created in my art journal last year:  FUNny Fish Saturday?

When I created this fish lettering:825BEC29-9A3A-482B-A098-E3E1642DDD7F

Wishing you a happy Fry-day!!

Cheers! 🙂

50 Fish FINale

YAY! I did it!!  🙂  I created 50 fish on Instagram before October 31st!!  WHOOT!!

Perhaps you remember the art challenge with two creative friends started on September 1st that I told you about here, Catch The Fun

I enjoyed creating a fish almost every day in a different art medium.  (Click on “Fish” in the drop down of catagories on the right of your screen to see more).  It became a real challenge to come up with a new way to create a fish each day!

Some fish, I wanted to throw back into the creative pool…

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And some I envisioned differently…

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But I decided as long as I was having fun…

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Then I was HAPPY!

My FINished fish with a little Halloween twist!

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Happy fishing!!

Cheers! 🙂

FUNny Fish Saturday?

FUNny Fish Saturday?!  Yep!  🙂

This is what happens when work takes priority!  Glad it’s the weekend!  How about you?

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Hope these funny fish give you a smile today!

Cheers!  🙂

One “Grape” Fish

I have been singing the song, well, not really THE song (MORE like the first stanza…)  I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” by songwriter, Marvin Gaye all day.

I think this whole grape thing started with Jenna’s post on Friday, Pour The Wine.  If you have not met this talented artist, cook and my friend at The Painted Apron – I do hope you check out her blog!

Here is my one “Grape” Fish:

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Wishing you a HAPPY Sunday!

Cheers!  🙂

Perifish

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:

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Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?

And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:

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It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!

Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!

Cheers! 🙂

The Art Of Noticing

I recently started a new online class with Lynn Whipple called, “Joy Stuff – The Art of Noticing.”  The class is hosted by CarlaSonheim.com

This class is about creating art in a journal or sketchbook:

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I liked that we would be using monoprints from the Gelli Plate (what I call gelli-prints) and inspiration from nature:

I also liked the idea of making pages in advance like the ones I did here:

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And then writing in them later or adding more art.  I know that I can always cover up what I don’t like with gesso! 😉

It is a new way of creating a journal for me – creating pages ahead of time so I am experimenting with new ideas:

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Like adding a pocket as you can see on the left page above.  I also discovered that the washi tape adheres better with a little matte medium (glue) on top.

I will be posting more of my journal as I work on it.

And I’d love to hear your ideas!  I hope you share them with me.

Make today awesome!

Cheers! 🙂