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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Her heart overflowed with love…
She felt grateful for this gift…
So she gave it away freely!
I think LOVE is a gift that I can give away “freely”… How about you?
And the funny thing about this gift, the more I give it away, the MORE I get in return!
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With thy blessing…
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to express my gratitude to YOU!
Thank you for all your likes and comments on my blog!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Thanksgiving for those celebrating!
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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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I’d rather be…
Snorkeling in Hawaii with this weird bird:
A So-Called Snorkeler Bird
Instead I have been fighting off a bad cold…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday friends!
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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!
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I was having computer issues yesterday so wasn’t able to post my weird bird…
However, this bird is “sew” much more so I wanted to share it with you today! 😉
I started with one of my Gelli-plate prints that I made from a recent online class with Carla Sonheim.
Next, I added a little collage and stitching:
A Mending Birdy
I think we could all use a little mending now and then…
Perhaps your heart, body and/or spirit could use some special care. I hope you can be extra gentle with yourself today.
P.S. Thank you for all the kindness you have shown me with your comments and likes. It means so much to me! ❤️
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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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We were challenged to make a quirky character on any surface using any material from my online class, Drawing Quirky Characters…
This assignment was just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again!
I started with a previous drawing and folded the paper in half vertically. Using the white gel pen sketch as my guide, I cut out my quirky gal with scissors:
I don’t think I could have invented this hat without my scissors… (It reminds me of a hat that Wilma from the Flintstones might wear!) 😉
Lucy Cooke suggested I use it as a stencil so I did in my sketchbook with fluid acrylic paint:
Next, I drew details with pencil, added watercolor pencils, pan pastels to soften her features, black pen, white gel pen and color pencils:
I think she is “berry” quirky! How about you?!
Note: This was a fun way to create my own stencil. I look forward to using this idea with other subjects too.
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