Last Friday, I showed you the beginning of this journal page:
I added a drawing of a weird looking bug and then discovered the dictionary definition for a Glow Worm on my page.I decided to explore this idea further.
Next, I added some acrylic paint and colored part of my bug with Tombow markers:
I added some interesting facts about a Glow Worm to my page and finished coloring my “beetle” wearing a hat… why not! 😉
I enjoyed learning something new while playing in my art journal.
P.S. I have decided to blog 1-2 days a week. I will be posting on Mondays and possibly Wednesday. I will be posting more on Instagram where you can find me at art_jill_kuhn
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Sometimes creative play in an art journal can be quite fulfilling.
I am discovering the joy of adding collage papers and marks without a outcome in mind.
This page I used a greeting card of a Ladybug that someone sent me. I altered it a little with my whole punch:
I had fun exploring funky flower shapes in this one and black and white stems:
My last one is a work in progress. As you can see, it involves BUGS!
I will show my completed page to you next week!
I encourage you to make time for creative play in your art making.
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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!
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I enjoyed my blogging break for the last two weeks… Although I couldn’t stay away from reading so many of your creative blogs! 😃
I am looking forward to a new month… December is here! And Christmas is just around the corner… Hoorah!
Someone put a “bug” in my bonnet in the last couple of weeks and I have been drawing these bugs from my imagination:
I started with their imaginary “hats” from my Gelli-printed papers or copies of my own artwork.
I drew my imaginary bug in pencil before adding permanent pen.
There is something wonderful about creating from your imagination. It is so freeing!
Lastly, I added color pencils to give these bugs a little pizzazz…
Which bug(s) do you like?
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I like making AND receiving handmade cards…
How about YOU?!
I made this card for my husband’s birthday recently:
The holidays are not always easy…
Snuggle someone you love today, even if they bug you a little!
Happy Wednesday AND Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!
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I interrupt this blogging break…
To show you this strange bug that appeared in my art journal:
Wednesday’s can be about weird birds…
And weird bugs!
One never knows what creative bug will land in my sketchbook next…
Happy Weird “Bug” Wednesday!
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