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Let’s Face It

Creating a face every day on Instagram can be challenging for the 100-day project that I started April 4th.  Yet, probably not in the manner you think!  😉

Let’s face it… I cannot draw a face with the SAME materials every day.  I need variety!

I have created faces with collage papers but not on a collaged background.  So this began my recent challenge for myself.

I started by randomly gluing pieces of papers in my sketchbook with a glue stick.  I chose papers without a lot of pattern and light in color so my pencil sketch would show up.

Here is my collaged background and my completed pencil sketch of my first experiment:

I tried to select papers in colors that went well together but not spend too much time on it.  In other words, I didn’t over think it!

My second one, I added color pencils to my pencil sketch:

Tomorrow, I will show you how I created my third collaged piece a little differently.

These were super fun to do!  I hope you give it a try!

Cheers! 🙂

The 100 Day Project – Drawing Faces

I decided to participate in the 100 day project on Instagram by drawing faces.  I don’t find faces an easy subject to draw so I know I will need to push through the critical voices in my head to improve my skills!  😉

I hope you will follow my progress on Instagram as art_jill_kuhn  as I will be posting most of my face sketches there.

I drew my first 3 faces with ink as a one-liner without removing the pen from the paper.  I will be experimenting in other drawing styles to keep it interesting.

I challenge you to try a 100 day project of your choice!  It is a great way to learn and have fun improving a skill such as drawing.

Cheers!  🙂

Circle Of Friends

Remember the paper circles that I recently posted?  If not, you can find it here.

Well, one of the reasons I was cutting out circles was to make these 3 minute postcards:

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An assignment from Carla Sonheim recently in her year-long online class was to create a quick postcard with these 5 perimeters:

  1.  Use a round piece of collage
  2.  Add a drawing that interacts with your circle collage
  3.  Add a splash of watercolor paint
  4.  Add a word or two – I used rubber stamps
  5. Add the color, orange

And here are a few more postcards I did:

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Some days it’s fun to give yourself perimeters to create art!  And postcards are great because you can send them to a friend and say, hello!  🙂

I hope you take time to play and create something fun for you today…

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And maybe put a stamp on it and send it to a friend!!

Cheers!! 🙂

Whipping Up Art

Several years ago, I found this hand-mixer at a thrift store and decided it would be fun to bead and then one idea led to another…

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I thought the handle was a lot like my right brain, filled with ideas that turn into possibilities when I mix them with all the art mediums I enjoy!  I had fun decorating the beaters with Golden’s Glass Bead Gel to give it the look of frosting.  I always enjoyed licking the icing on the beaters when I was a child much like I enjoy sharing the sweet finish of a completed art project with all of you!  🙂

So when Charlie invited me to his Doodlewash Dinner for the month of May, I decided to whip up this dish to bring to the party:

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I have never painted a meal before and found it to be kind of fun.  I encourage you to give it a try!

And here is my recipe in case you want to whip up this dinner for yourself:

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I had this for dinner last night… and I’m looking forward to leftovers tonight with a glass of red wine!

Cheers!  🙂

Have A Seat!

I’m happy to say that I have FINALLY made a decision!  YAY!

The bookmark that I am going to submit to Uppercase is….

completed wine and cheese

Yep, the wine and cheese!  🙂  I softened the background colors and decided I like this one best as it represents the art I enjoy making!  Lots of color and patterns!

I’d like to thank ALL of you who so graciously shared your ideas with me!  As a way to show my gratitude, I’ve decided to give away my chair bookmarker below:

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So if you’d like to WIN this original bookmarker – please make a comment below.  I will make the drawing this Friday, January 29th at 6 pm PST and will post the winner on Saturday, January 30th on my blog.

Cheers to you, my friends!  🙂

Jill