Well, it isn’t exactly raining fish but we FINALLY got some rain last night! YAY!!
I took this photo of a dark cloud from my deck last evening with promise of more rain:
I thought you may enjoy seeing my “fresh catch of creative fish” that I have posted on Instagram recently:
I have been trying different art mediums – the shadows were an unexpected surprise in this one:
And I’m enjoying mixing in some humor:
Trying my hand at watercolor in my art journal:
And creating a silly paper collage:
Hope you enjoyed seeing my variety of fish that were on the menu this last week!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, art journal, creative play, drawing, fish, humor, mixed media, mixed media art, paper collage, rain, sketchbook, watercolor
I’m starting an online class tomorrow that I am very excited about! Carla Sonheim is hosting an online poetry and mixed media art class with Lendon Noe called, “Making Meaning: Inspired By Poetry.”
I am excited about the mixed media techniques Lendon Noe will be teaching in her class and also learning what poets and poems other students in the class enjoy.
One idea Lendon shares in her intro video is taking a section of a poem and illustrating it. This is what I tried to do below with one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost, “Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening.”
Morning temperatures dipped into the mid 30’s this weekend so it seems we have skipped Autumn and gone straight to winter here in “my neck of the woods!” Lol!
Do you have a favorite poem or poet? I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Mixed Media, poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, changing seasons, colored ink, experiment, favorite poets, mixed media art, poetry, Robert Frost, Snow
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
As many of you know, I love learning new things! 🙂
My recent art challenge of creating 50 fish on Instagram has left me fishing for information about this subject.
We can learn a ton on the internet but I also LOVE books!! So I purchased this book recently from Amazon:
This is a great book for “kids of all ages!” I love all the amazing photos and also the basic information such as how fish swim.
I drew this one-liner fish, “John Dory” also known as St. Peter’s Fish from this book:
Do you see the false eye on the side of the fish?
According to legend, over 2000 years ago, St. Peter dropped a coin in the Sea of Galilee and the fish caught it. St. Peter picked the fish up and took the coin back, leaving his fingerprints on the skin of the fish…
This is an odd-looking fish found in European waters. It is oval with a flat body and a large spiny head. The white boneless, meaty flesh is firm and flavorsome if cooked properly. It is condsidered a culinary delicacy.
I hope you found it as interesting to learn about as I did.
Cheers to learning new things! 🙂
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! 💜
A little fish joke for you today…
Hahaha! I hope this gives you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday with a Fish twist!!
Posted in Chickens, Drawing, Fish, gelli printing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, recipes, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Word Play
Tagged chickens, creative, fish, funny, gelli-printed paper, humor, jokes, old recipes, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
When I was a child, I’d often wondered what strange fish were swimming in the dark blue lake water below me…
A person’s imagination can go wild!! Lol! 😉
Starting from the top of the page to the bottom – what names of fish do you come up? I hope you share them with me!
Posted in Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Lake, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art challenge, childhood memories, creative play, fish, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, lake, strange, watercolor, weird fish
We have been dealing with smoke from wild fires in our area for several weeks. Not only do we have poor vision but the air quality has been awful! This photo was taken last weekend at the lake:
So we were thrilled to have a few drops of rain and wind to clear the skies this last weekend!
Yesterday, we were able to enjoy a short boat ride and breathe in fresh air in clear skies. It was wonderful to see blue sky and mountains again. Hoorah! 😃
We noticed the air and water temperatures were cooler and leaves starting to change to autumn’s glorious show:
It was so nice to enjoy the beauty around us again! We hope that the firefighters are able to get control of fires around us so that the smoke stays away. We still need rain badly.
Even the wild animals are hurting from the dry weather. I found this wild bunny eating an apple from a neighbor’s tree. The deer love the apples but I have never seen a bunny eat one!
Such bizarre weather this year, everywhere it seems…
Stay safe friends!
Posted in Animals, fall, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Uncategorized
Tagged blue sky, boating, breathe, fall, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, photography, smoky skies, the lake
It seems I forgot that yesterday was Draw A Bird Day – unofficial of course but celebrated on the 8th of each month by some of my talented art and bird friends! 🙂
I may be a day late but I can still shake my tail feathers!
Celebrating that the weekend is here! Hoorah!
Posted in Art Journal, collage papers, Draw A Bird Day, Drawing, gelli printing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged birds, celebrate life, color play, Draw A Bird Day, enjoy, gelli-printed paper, happy, paper collage, sketchbook, smile, Whimsical Art
I had planned to create more than fish this week but life has gotten in the way! So here is my doodle fish I drew with a black Micron pen earlier this week:
Last night I colored it with markers and color pencils – very fun! And colorful!
What do you think about coloring books for adults? Have you purchased them?
I find doodling and coloring to be very calming… how about you?
Posted in art challenge, Art Journal, Color, color pencil, Doodles, Drawing, Fish, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged art challenge, color pencils, Colorful, coloring, creative play, doodle, drawing, fish, imaginary fish, imagination, markers, relaxing, whimsical