Sometimes a weird beast shows up unexpectedly…
This weird bird did not want to be a bird after all but something completely different!
Can YOU name it?!
This was so fun to create, you may be seeing more weird beasts showing up…
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Tagged creative play, humor, Imaginary creatures, smile, weird beasts, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
One of the highlights during the month of December is the special music…
Last weekend, I heard a trumpet solo and today at church, I listened to a violin soloist.
I like to close my eyes and listen, it brings my heart JOY!
What special music do YOU enJOY during the month of December?
I hope you share it with me.
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Tagged art journal, December, drawing faces, happy day, joy, memories, paper collage, singing, smile, special music
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!
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Tagged creative play, House Finch, housecoat, household, humor, Imaginary birds, morning, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
With Thanksgiving here next week in the States, it is time to start planning the Turkey dinner!
I purchased this old Betty Crocker cookbook from a thrift store. I use it for collage. It is filled with stains and comments on the pages… it makes me wonder whose family enjoyed it. 😉
I have been drawing a lot of pears lately so it seems fitting that a pear-shaped weird bird would appear…
Blushing Betty is a variation of the photographed recipe above for Quick Brown Betty.
I wonder is Betty blushing because she painted her toenails?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged creative play, desserts, family, family recipes, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, memories, old recipe books, paper collage, pears, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
I remember how my grandma made my sis and I matching outfits as kids. My sister is two years older than me.
Sometimes these memories come to me when I’m making art. Does this happen to you?
I created this art in my sketchbook last night. I started by glueing a stocking hat and sweater for a dog from one of my Gelli-plate printed papers.
I then drew my girl’s face. Next, I glued her vest and pants to the paper. Kind of reminds me of paper dolls… I drew her arms and boots around her collaged “clothes” and the dog around his “sweater” from my imagination…
The proportions are a bit off on my girl but I like the dog! Lol! ☺️ And the poem I wrote reminds me of my childhood and how much fun we used to have playing in the snow.
I have always thought it would be fun to have a little dog to dress up in matching outfits!
P.S. The child in me wishes it would snow but the adult says, “Please, only in the mountains! I don’t want to drive in it!” 😉
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Tagged art journal, childhood memories, creative play, dogs, drawing, imagination, mixed media art, paper dolls, poetry, smile
I had fun creating more Gelli-Plate Prints recently for the online class with Carla Sonheim.
After making an animal head as a stencil, our assignment was to cut it into four unequal quadrants and make monoprints.
Like a puzzle, pieces could be added or subtracted on each layer so the final prints were a little bit of a mystery.
Next, we were to add paint pens to complete our animals. I used Posca paint pens which are opaque and cover most surfaces.
Below is one wild hare print before and after the paint pens:
We had the option to add eyes or a nose so I also included a bow tie! 😃
Below is a pig I did – before and after:
And two more, they look like “party” animals to me!
I also created some face “masks” in spirit of Halloween. I hope to post them tomorrow.
I hope these wacky animal prints give you a smile today!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Animals, Doodles, gelli printing, Humor, imagination, smile, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged bunnies, Colorful, creative play, doodles, Gelli-Prints, imaginary animals, inspiration, paint pens, pattern play, pigs, smile
Remember The Paper Clips ?
Well, these strange birds didn’t want to miss out on the fun…
So they decide to “clip” together…
And wish you a happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
I hope this gives you a smile today…
P.S. Who knew that wine foils and paper clips could become Clip Art! 😉
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Tagged creative play, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, paper clips, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, wine foils, word play
Today’s weird bird decided to “hightail” it out of here…
A Paddle-Tailed Vamoose bird
When it saw the moose in the forest…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
May your imagination soar! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged dictionary words, funny, humor, Imaginary birds, moose, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
Did you know that my hubby and I took 3 years of ballroom dance lessons?
We learned to dance the waltz, fox trot, swing and tango! We took evening classes from our local community college several years ago.
I haven’t danced in quite a while so I thought today was a good day to…
Put on my dancing shoes!!
I hope you join me in doing the “Birdy Boogie” for Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged creative play, Dancing, humor, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
Carla Sonheim shared how to make Picasso Dogs that were 3-dimensional in her free summer art camp for kids this summer. If you missed it, please check out Carla’s online classes at CarlaSonheim.com
I decided to try my hand at a Picasso bird yesterday…
I have it folded into a mini book, below is the front and back:
A bird released:
Can you find the 2 eyes, 2 wings, 2 feet and a beak?
How about now?
Standing on the table, viewing both sides at once:
Top view with shadows!
And a surprise message on its wing for you:
HAPPY Weird Bird Wednesday!
May your day unfold with JOY!
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Tagged art for kids, Colorful, creative play, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, Picasso, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical