I prefer to draw from a reference photo but yesterday, I decided to try drawing from memory:
It helped to have a good teacher. The teacher was Jeanne-Marie Webb from the online class: Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019. This year the theme is painting loose.
I drew two faces with charcoal pencil, Derwent Inktense Blocks and chalk. Next, I fragmented the faces by cutting up the eyes separate from the nose and mouth. I glued the features so they didn’t completely match on a separate piece of paper. I collaged my Gelli-Plate printed papers with my drawings.
I am starting to see improvements in my face drawings… Hoorah!
How about you, do YOU enjoy drawing from memory?
Posted in Drawing, gelli printing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Trees, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged chalk, charcoal, drawing, drawing from memory, faces, Gelli-Prints, imagination, Inktense blocks, Jeanne-Marie Webb, mixed media art, online art classes, trees
I spent the last several days in bed with the stomach flu so I was excited when I felt better yesterday to do a little Gelli-plate printing! Yahoo!! 🙂
I was experimenting printing on transparentcy film which I learned from Carla Sonheim in her online class: 2019 Year of the Collage. I used Golden High Flow Acrylics for this technique.
I wanted to show you one that reminded me of rocks in a stream:
I did the second print or what is called a “ghost” print on deli paper:
And here is a photo of sheet music behind the printed transparentcy:
So many possibilities! I can’t wait to get back to my art table!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, color experiments, gelli printing, Uncategorized
Tagged Gelli-Prints, happy, art classes, fun, creative play, deli paper, high flow acrylics, art experiments, Organic shapes, transparentcy film
I’m having fun sewing on paper in my art journal and adding collage papers.
I can only sew in one direction since my journal is bound but I like the challenge it adds:
I start by gluing a piece of paper randomly on a page that I explained more about here: It’s A Splash!
Since the stitching is on BOTH SIDES of the paper, one side is a total surprise:
These paper collages are keeping me in stitches! I enjoy using two different colors of thread, one for the bobbin and one for the top stitch… they add an unexpected color surprise! And each collage is unique!
What have you created or discovered this last week that brought you unexpected joy? I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Abstract Art, Art Journal, Flowers, gelli printing, paper collage, Repurpose, Sewing, Uncategorized
Tagged art challenge, art classes, art journal, color play, creative inspiration, flowers, gelli-printed paper, hand-printed paper, paper collage, repurpose, sewin, smile
Unfortunately, this bird band has been banned in several neighborhoods because of their LOUD and REPETITIVE playing and singing…
The Oom-Pah-Pah Feathered Trio
Family Feathered Trio” was last seen in a neighborhood in New Jersey…
Be on the look out, this bird band may be flying your way!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in gelli printing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, music, paper collage, smile, Song Birds, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged bird band, creative play, funny, gelli-printed paper, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, sheet music, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
A little birdy told me that 2019 is the year of the pig. The Chinese New Year starts on February 5th but I decided to start celebrating a bit earlier…
Have you ever eaten a pig in a blanket? Small sausages wrapped in dough and baked.
Today’s weird bird is about a bird bundled in a (pig) blanket:
This bird is resting on a branch after “pigging out” over the holidays! (I can so relate…) Lol! 🙂
Before Weird Bird Wednesday started, I was creating weird birds, such as The Pigsney Birds from 2015.
A little whimsy and word play to give you a smile and brighten your day!
Posted in gelli printing, Humor, imagination, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged Chinese New Year, creative, gelli-printed paper, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, Imaginary birds, paper collage, pigging out, pigs, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play, Year of the Pig
I hope ALL of you who celebrate Christmas had a wonderful day! I sure did…
I decided to take a little weird bird vacation…
Please check out my categories on the right of screen under “Weird Bird Wednesday,” if you are in need smile! 🙂
P.S. I’d love to hear about your Christmas or Holiday… I hope you will share it with me!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, gelli printing, imagination, Masks, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged acrylic paint, drawing, experiment, Gelli-Prints, mask, patterns, smile, white gel pen
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
Today’s weird bird enjoys her quiet time in the early morning…
This House Finch is wearing a matching housecoat, hat and slippers… Perhaps she purchased it at an early bird sale? 🙂
She likes waking up early to a quiet household to enjoy a special cup of house blend seeds.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in gelli printing, Humor, imagination, paper collage, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Word Play
Tagged creative play, House Finch, housecoat, household, humor, Imaginary birds, morning, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
Her heart overflowed with love…
She felt grateful for this gift…
So she gave it away freely!
I think LOVE is a gift that I can give away “freely”… How about you?
And the funny thing about this gift, the more I give it away, the MORE I get in return!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, gelli printing, imagination, love, paper collage, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged art journal, drawing, gratitude, hearts, Love more, paper collage, quirky, smile, whimsical