I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim to create a drawing with just seven lines. Carla calls it a haiku drawing, I call it FUN! 🙂
I created seven different shapes of fish – each one with just seven lines in my sketchbook:
Next, I brushed some watercolor paint onto my Gelli Plate and stamped it onto my paper. I love the unexpected results of this technique!
I like that the Gelli Plate is available in a variety of sizes now such as this one which is 3 x 5 inches:
Have you ever used a Gelli Plate for stamping or monoprinting? I’d love if you shared your experience with me!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, gelli printing, Haiku, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #create50fish, art journal, color play, creative ideas, drawing, experiment, fish, Gelli Plate, haiku, sketchbook, stamping, technique, watercolor
An evening sunset?
Peeling bark on an old tree?
IMAGINE I say…
I enjoy doing these abstract watercolors – what do you SEE in them?
Posted in Abstract Art, color experiments, Drawing, Haiku, ink, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract art, color experiments, color play, creative play, drawing, haiku, imagination, ink, relax, watercolor
I was saddened yesterday by another senseless high school shooting near me at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington. One student was killed and 3 more injured but should survive. The shooter is in custody – a student.
I am thinking about the teachers, families and children who were affected by this terrible violence when creating this drawing and lighting a candle of peace.
I do not know the people who were shot but I think a tragedy such as this touches us all. Hug those you love today…
Peace Friends! 💜
It was a blue-sky kind of day at the lake yesterday. The sun was shining, no wildfire smoke was in the air and we enjoyed a nice boat ride on smooth water!
Summer skies of blue,
Filtered streams of sun light,
Fade into fall’s grasp:
Wishing you a blue-sky kind of relaxation wherever you are!
Posted in Haiku, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged fall, haiku, happy, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, peaceful, photography, poety, relaxing, summer, the lake
Is it possible to create a face with just 7 lines? Yes, I say!! 😄
1. It starts with a line
2. And connects to a feature…
3. They are easy and fun –
4. But may look like a creature! Lol! 😉
And here is a step-by-step example:
I hope you give one a try!
Seven lines for a face…
Is all it takes!
Posted in Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, Faces, Haiku, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, color pencils, connect the lines, creative ideas, doodles, drawing, drawing faces, experiment, fun, funny faces, haiku, humor, imagination, ink pen, play
Some people see weeds…
I see a field of flowers,
Growing wild and free.
I took this photo yesterday at the lake. We had such a beautiful weekend – sunny and warm.
These daisies are considered weeds in the State of Idaho but I think they look so pretty!
Happy Monday! Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Flowers, Haiku, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged beautiful place, daisies, haiku, inspiration, nature, nature photography, peaceful, relaxing, sunny day, the lake
My hubby and I opened up our lake place (trailer) over the weekend. We weren’t sure of the weather but decided to chance it and left home in rainy weather but arrived at the lake in sunshine!
The weather turned out to be wonderfully warm and the sky was the brilliant blue of summer… although the mountains were still covered with snow!
We took our first boat ride of the season… Lake time for us is May through September. I have been going to Priest Lake, Idaho since I was a baby so it always feels like coming home when I arrive!
Here are some more photos for you to enjoy with a haiku:
Snow on rocky peaks,
Sunshine sparkles on waves blue-green…
Ah, fresh mountain air!
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged beautiful place, haiku, heaven on earth, lake, lake time, love this place, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, snow on mountains, sunshine
We are FINALLY getting some warmer Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest! The flowering trees are just starting to bloom like this ornamental plum tree:
I wrote a haiku to celebrate:
Showy pink petals
Purple plum ornamental
A Springtime delight!
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged blue sky, flowering trees, haiku, happy, nature photography, pink blossoms, plum tree, Spring, Sunny Sunday, sunshine
Sometimes I just like to swirl my paintbrush around with watercolor in my art journal. No thinking involved… just playing with color:
Yesterday, I didn’t have much time but I still wanted to DO something! So I created this haiku over my ribbons of paint:
I remember using scissors to create ribbons for wrapped gifts before store bought bows became popular. “Zip!!” And curls appeared like magic!
Wishing you a day with happy memories!
Posted in Art Journal, Haiku, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, color, creative fun, creative play, haiku, happy, ink, lettering, meditative, memories, playful, ribbons, watercolor
Apple tree budding,
One brilliant blue canvas sky
Nature brings new hope.
May you find peace in your heart today!
Happy Easter! 🙂
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Reflections, Sunny Sundays, Uncategorized
Tagged Crabapple tree, haiku, happy easter, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, new hope, photography, rebirth, reflection, Spring, Sunny Sunday