I’m enjoying the assignments for Carla Sonheim’s year-long class, Words and Pictures.
This assignment was especially fun because I enjoy cooking. 🙂
My hubby helped me make this recipe in the crock pot last week since I get tired standing fairly quickly with my hip. I cooked it on low for 8 hours.
We made it without the wine and just added more broth. It was really delish!
For the second recipe, I experimented with tissue paper and gelli-printed papers. Plus, a few other scraps of purchased paper:
I look forward to Spring and fresh rhubarb in my yard so I can make this recipe.
Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make in the Spring? I’d love to hear about it!
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Tagged creative play, fun, illustrated recipes, ink, online art classes, paper collage, Spring, writing
I am feeling a little stronger each day. My total hip replacement surgery was two weeks ago.
I am using a walker to walk around my home and hope to graduate to a cane soon. Tomorrow I see my surgeon to get my bandage off. YAY!
I created this weird bird to give you a smile today:
It is very colorful and wild which tells me I’m getting back to my old self which makes me happy.
One day at a time is my motto these days. I hope to catch up with your blogs soon. I have missed you, friends!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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I have been preparing for a total hip replacement surgery on my right hip in less than 2 weeks…
Making extra meals for the freezer and creating easy recipes for my hubby. I am trying to tidy up the house too. 😉
It feels like a waiting game so in order to relax I have been doing more doodling:
I started each one with Copic Markers:
Adding black Micron pen on top:
It has been fun experimenting with color and patterns. I will make copies and use these patterns in my collages.
What do YOU do to pass time when you are waiting?
P.S. I will be taking a short blogging break and posting only on Instagram for awhile. You can find me at art_jill_kuhn on Instagram.
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Tagged color, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, drawing, ink, patterns, relaxation, waiting
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!
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Tagged creative play, drawing, fun, funny fish Friday, imagination, paper collage, rubber stamps, sketchbook, smile, Whimsical Art, word play
I have been sorting through closets and cupboards in my home this past weekend.
It feels good to get things better organized. I have discovered that I have too many hobbies however… and I need to get rid of a few as they are cluttering my mind.
Any suggestions? How do YOU get rid of art supplies you are no longer using?
In the evenings, I have been working on a beetle doodle:
I am using gold pen in addition to black ink. I noticed that REAL beetles tend to have an iridescent shine.
I cannot remember ever working on a symmetrical pattern. It is a bit more challenging. 😉
What did YOU do this past weekend? I hope you share it with me.
P.S. I will show you my finished beetle doodle when it is complete!
Posted in Bugs, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, inspiration, nature, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged beetles, creative play, doodles, drawing, imagination, ink, learning, meditative, nature inspiration, pattern play, relaxation, sorting and organizing, symmetrical, weekend
I recently discovered the imaginative art of Stefan G Bucher.
Stefan drew a daily monster for years. If you’d like to see some of his art, he has a couple of YouTube videos. Google his name to find them. His art is also on Instagram.
His method of creating monsters with ink and a compressed can of air inspired my Walking Stick:
Did you know that Walking Stick insects are also known as stick insects, stick bugs or bug sticks?
My insect is a little on the strange side but that makes it all the more interesting to me!
Posted in Bugs, Humor, imaginary drawings, ink, Uncategorized, weird bugs, Whimsical Art
Tagged art experiments, creative play, drawing, imagination, ink, insects, inspiration, smile, walking stick, weird bugs, whimsical
Yesterday, it was unusually cold in the Pacific Northwest where I live…19 degrees Fahrenheit! Brrr!
It inspired me to create this silly weird bird drawing in my sketchbook:
I added color with Tombow and Copic markers:
Whoa! Who turned up the freezer? I sure wish Mother Nature would turn up the thermostat!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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I created this drawing based on the words from the assignment I told you about in my last post, “This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make.”
I had so much FUN drawing the stuffed animals and hiding the words.
Here is a close-up of the animals and words so you can read them.
Sometimes I don’t try ideas because I think they may be impossible to do! I’m glad I gave this one a try because I discovered stuffed animals are really quite easy to draw.
What would you like to learn to draw or paint if you didn’t have any obstacles in your way?
I hope you give your ideas a try!
Posted in Animals, color pencil, Drawing, imagination, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged color pencils, creative play, drawing, fun, imagination, ink, inspiration, online classes, playful, stuffed animals, watercolor, Whimsical Art
I am very excited about Carla Sonheim’s year-long online class for 2020!
It is called, “Words and Pictures.”
For the first assignment, I used the phrase, “This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make,” using a game theme:
I am hoping this class will be a game changer for me and help me write a children’s book!
If you are interested in Carla’s class, you can watch a 3 minute intro video at CarlaSonheim.com
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Today’s weird bird is wearing spectacular spectacles…
I hope you have a spectacular day!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Humor, imagination, Mixed Media Collage, Owls, paper collage, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged creative play, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, mixed media art, owl, paper collage, smile, spectacles, Weird Bird Wednesday