I’ve been wanting to create these “fixer upper” homes with scraps of collage papers…
It was an assignment in Carla Sonheim’s “365 Video Every Day” online class that I’m doing this year.
Super fun to use a stapler instead of glue. I encourage you to give it a try!
Happy Building! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged art classes, Colorful, creative ideas, gelli-printed paper, houses, imagination, inspiration, mixed media collage, paper scraps, scrapbook paper, staples
I’m sure there is a story here… Somewhere!
Well, at least a “colorful” character or two…
Or six! 🙂
I cut two pieces of 9×12 inch hot-pressed watercolor paper into 4 pieces. Next, I painted positive and negative shapes in watercolor in a variety of colors, randomly adding a few splatters at the end.
When I had a few minutes, I drew faces from magazines, old photos and/or my imagination. Some of my faces are simple and others have more detail. I used a 2B pencil, Tombow markers, PrismaColor pencils and a Micron .01 black pen.
It was great fun to create these people! I hope you give it a try!
Happy Creating! Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Mixed Media, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art classes, characters, creative play, daily art, drawing, drawing faces, experiment, fun, imagination, mixed media, story, watercolor
OK, it was not easy to come up with a title for today’s post… if I must “face it!”
How do I describe these silly faces?!
They were created from my faces I did on Tuesday and then cut them up and mixed them up to create these new wacky faces!
It kind of reminded me of a meeting I had yesterday with a group of people where I felt totally out of place… Not because they made me feel this way but because I realized that I didn’t fit into this group. Have you ever felt this way?
They were all “left brains” and I’m more of a “right brain” thinker…
I realized that it was OK that we are different – we don’t have to ALL think alike…
Or look alike!
Or create art alike!!
Cheers to being different! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Drawing, Faces, Humor, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, art classes, Colorful, creative play, drawing, faces, fun, humor, inspiration, Lynn Whipple, markers, mixed media art, paper collage, soft pastels, water soluble crayons
I’m enjoying Lynn Whipple’s new online art class called, “Making Faces.” Lynn brings such energy and playfulness to her classes!
This quick sketch I did yesterday with Tombow markers and soft pastels:
If you’d like to learn more about Lynn’s online class go to CarlaSonheim.com
One of the things I enjoy the most about taking online art classes through Carla Sonheim is the friendships I have made through the years. I learn a ton from the teacher(s) but I also learn from my classmates! It is an AWESOME experience!!
P.S. Lynn’s class gives me new inspiration for the “100 Day Project” that I’m doing on Instagram. This is face number 56/100.
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Tagged #the100dayproject, art classes, bright colors, Colorful, creative, creative play, discover, drawing faces, experiment, expressive, fun, inspiration, Learning to draw, Lynn Whipple, mixed media art, pattern play
I’m a little behind… well, actually A LOT behind with Carla Sonheim’s 365 daily art class but rather than stress about it, I just do an assignment when I can.
Yesterday, I did this one when I was at the lake with ink pen. Our assignment was to draw textures around us so I chose nature.
I added a little watercolor to spice things up a bit:
Did you notice the dead mosquito? There seemed to be PLENTY of them this weekend…
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Tagged art classes, art journal, drawing, fun, learning, nature, Sketching, texture, the lake, watercolor
I have a confession to make…
I’ve always wanted to be able to draw pretty faces ever since I was a young girl… BUT my faces always looked much like this drawing (eyes closed):
Until recently, drawing a face (or two or three!) EVERY DAY has really improved my drawing skills! PRACTICE really does makes a difference!
PLUS, learning from other artists in books, YouTube videos, online classes… thank goodness there are SOOOO many great ways to learn to draw (faces) today!
I drew this face with pencil last week and I hope to paint it with watercolor:
She is my first face that I’ve drawn that I have REALLY
liked loved!! I am a little scared to paint in watercolor as I don’t want to mess her up. I think I will scan my drawing first so I have a future reference. 🙂
My second face, I also created with pencil and used an Elegant Writer pen (with water) to create the black lines:
She reminds me of a flower, opening its petals to reveal its inner beauty – much like I hope my art does with continuous practice!
I know I have SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN but I feel like I’m starting to create some pretty faces…
Do you have a subject that YOU would like to learn how to draw better?! I hope you give it a try!! (And I’d love if you shared it with me!)
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Tagged art classes, art journal, art practice, creative play, drawing, faces, inspiration, learning, Learning to draw, pencil sketch, pretty faces, sketchbook
I think creating from my imagination is the most fun! I hope you enjoy my ridiculous creatures:
I started each creature with a scrap of gelli-printed paper and then made up the rest of my animal, adding details with a black pen and color pencils.
And yesterday I created this silly Martian and told his story with this Limerick:
May it inspire the child in you to have fun and play in your art!
Posted in imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged 365 phew class, art classes, art journal, carla sonheim, childlike, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, limerick, martians, playful, quotes, Whimsical Art
I’m a little behind on my assignments in my year-long class with Carla Sonheim. So yesterday, I combined two lessons into one. This quote from Jane Austen on writing:
And secondary, Carla’s tip on sanding magazine paper. Roughing up this glossy paper gives it “tooth” which adds a nice texture to my collage. It also gives a nice vintage feel to this piece which I like. I added other papers, including an old postage stamp.
As many of you know, I love experimenting in art! So this page was super fun to do. 🙂
Do you have a favorite book that Jane Austen wrote? I hope you share it with me!
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Tagged art classes, art journal, creative play, experiment, flowers, fun, Jane Austen, mixed media art, paper collage, quotes, romance, sketchbook, writing
Here is my recipe for creating art from my imagination:
What is YOUR recipe for making art? I hope you share it with me!
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Tagged art classes, art journal, creative, drawing, fun, imagination, inspiration, recipe for art, sketchbook, writing
If I was to describe my art journey in seven words today… I’d say; “Creating art with JOY makes me happy!” 🙂
How would you describe your creative journey in seven words? And if it isn’t where you want it to be in your life – maybe write it as YOU envision it!!
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Tagged art classes, circles, Colorful, creating art, creative ideas, encouragement, fun, inspiration, joy, make art, mixed media art, paper collage, positive