Today’s weird bird is a Conundrum…
It is a bit puzzling!
Is it a fish?
Or a bird?
Perhaps I should just call it a Conundrum!
I had fun creating my weird bird today with stencils from StencilGirl Club using watercolor and make-up sponges!
Who knew this could be a great way to stencil on watercolor paint!
I do need a little different watercolor tray with larger wells so I can dip my sponge directly into the paint and use less water. (Less water means less bleeding under my stencil).
I finished my Conundrum with color pencils and a white gel pen.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged color pencils, creative play, happy art, humor, mixed media art, smile, StencilGirl products, stencils, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
I started a watercolor recently that reminded me of colorful Easter eggs:
Then I added some flower doodles to my watercolor with a micron pen:
The flowers were inspired by this bouquet of Easter flowers:
Wishing you a happy Easter!
Posted in Doodles, Flowers, Watercolor
Tagged art experiments, creative play, doodles, drawing, Easter, Easter flowers, flowers, happy art, imagination, inspiration, playful
Two little birds flew in to jingle jangle their bells last night…
Hoping your holidays are a delight!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Friends!
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged color pencils, creative play, drawing, fun, Gelli-Prints, Happy Holidays, Imaginary birds, imagination, mixed media art, smile, watercolor, whimsical
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks…
What are you thankful for?
I am thankful for many things, especially “nature” and its ability to soothe my soul in all four seasons in the Pacific Northwest where I live.
I try to get outside for some fresh air each day, even if it’s just a walk to the mailbox.
My cat, Jack walks around the backyard with me on the days when the sun is shinning.
I recently created an autumn themed mandala in watercolor using some leaves from my yard as inspiration. I also added iridescent watercolor for some sparkle.
I finished my piece with color pencils. I think I will frame this one!
Many thanks to each of you for your likes and kind comments on my blog this year.
Wishing you a day filled with Giving Thanks!
Posted in color pencil, nature, Watercolor
Tagged cats, color pencils, creative play, drawing, give thanks, inspiration, leaves, nature, seashells, Thanksgiving, watercolor
I am so proud of my nephew, Jerred Mace!
He is a design student at University of Washington and has created coffee sleeves with positive messages to spread JOY!
Check out his website: wjoyproject.com
Jerred is a very talented young man. He wrote a book of poetry that he self-published in High School. You can purchase a copy of it if you are interested, on his website.
If you are ever in Edmonds, WA on a Wednesday, please stop by Walnut Street Coffee for a cup of JOY!
Posted in Drawing, inspiration, spreading joy, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged color pencils, creative ideas, drawing, encouragement, imagination, inspiration, Jerred Mace, smile, spreading joy, watercolor
You have heard of a cat’s pajamas, right?
Why not a bird’s pajamas?!
I got ideas from this book for their outfits:
What animal would YOU invite to a pajama party?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in hats, Humor, ink, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged creative play, cut-outs, drawing, drawing clothes, fun, humor, ink, nonsense, pajamas, smile, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
My mark making has the feel of being on a carnival ride…
I started this doodle over a month ago and just finished it Saturday:
I used Micron pens and a new set of Uni-ball fineliner drawing pens.
Perhaps it influenced this one in my sketchbook with Copic Markers and Micron pens:
And the bright colors of watercolor, Neocolor crayons and Copic Markers in this one, definitely make me feel like having some cotton candy! Lol!
Sometimes life can feel a little like a carnival ride with its unexpected twists and turns.
I find creating marks and patterns quiets my mind and helps me tune out life’s stressful times.
Peace be with you! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, color experiments, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, markers, Mixed Media, peace, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged carnival, Colorful, Copic markers, creative play, doodles, drawing, mark making, meditative, mixed media art, pattern play, relaxation, zentangle
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
‘Tis the season for…
These three Pie Birds are a slice of happiness, don’t you agree?!
What is YOUR favorite kind of pie?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Food, gelli printing, Humor, imagination, paper collage, recipes, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged collage art, creative play, fun, funny, Gelli-Prints, happy, holidays, Imaginary birds, old recipes, pie, smile, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
I created landscapes from my imagination for my November Square-A-Day project.
Using a variety of art supplies, I explored simplicity with Copic markers, color pencils, watercolor, Gelli-plate prints and Pan Pastels.
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
I thought this quote summed up this month’s project perfectly!
Posted in A Square A Day, Abstract Art, imagination, landscapes, Mixed Media, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art experiments, color pencils, color play, creative play, daily art, Gelli-Prints, imagination, landscapes, pan pastels, paper collage, simplicity, square-a-day project, watercolor