Tag Archives: color pencils

Creativity Is Not A Talent…

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“Creativity is not a talent… It is a way of Operating.”  – John Cleese

Wishing you a happy and creative day!

Cheers!  🙂

An Owl From Spangle

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There once was an owl from Spangle

Who could dance the midnight tangle,

He could dip and sway

Other birds did say –

From a branch at any angle.

Just a little Limerick to give you a smile today!

Cheers!  🙂

More Picasso Inspired Faces

I love the abstraction in Picasso’s faces.  It continues to inspire me for the 100 day project on Instagram.

The one below,  I used color pencils for color and patterns – I was feeling tired when I created it:

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And Neocolors II for this one – I used a Picasso drawing from Pinterest for inspiration:

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I like Picasso’s use of bright colors and his abstraction in his faces.  Pinterest is an excellent source for his artwork.

Happy Weekend!  Cheers!  🙂

What’s For Dinner?

I drew a quick sketch of my dinner yesterday evening in my art journal.  It was so delish!

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What did you have for dinner last night?!

Cheers!  🙂

Mardi Gras Turkey

It is a little known fact that Turkeys also celebrate Mardi Gras…

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They call it, Wild Turkey Day!!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!  🙂

P.S.  This wild turkey was my inspiration for today’s weird bird.

Who Makes You Bloom?

As many of you may know by now, I LOVE flowers!!  When I started this collage, I had an idea but didn’t know how I was going to create it…

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And so I went with the flow of things.  I kind of like the combo of paper collage and watercolor.

Who makes YOU  bloom in your life and art?!  I hope you will share it with me!

Cheers!  🙂

A Tropical Vacation

Wouldn’t it be great to escape some place sunny and warm?

Here is a cartoon I did yesterday in my art journal – dreaming of a tropical vacation…

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Some days one has to dream!!

Cheers!  🙂

The Ripple Effect

Life doesn’t always turn out as planned… Yet, I do believe how “I” react makes a BIG difference.

I created these patterns in color pencils on black paper with the thought of throwing rocks into water:

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And afterwards watching the ripples of my actions spread…

When life gives me lemons, do I spread joy or anger?!  The choice is mine.

Cheers!  🙂

Ginger

When I was growing up, my neighbor had a Spaniel dog named, Ginger.  Maybe this is what influenced my “blob” dog vase yesterday:

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Or perhaps this piece of ginger root from the grocery store:

I hope your Monday’s “spot” on!

Cheers!!  🙂

The Huckleberry Hound

I had a dog when I was growing up whose name was Mugsy.  Mugsy was a mutt…part German Shepherd, Terrier and who knows?

During the summer, my family and I would often pick wild huckleberries in the mountains.  Well, Mugsy would eat the huckleberries right off the bush!  So he was nicknamed, the Huckleberry Hound!

I don’t know why this memory is surfacing for me now…maybe because adding color to my doodle bowl from yesterday reminded me of it.  I added color with my water-soluble Faber-Castell color pencils:

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Can you find the Huckleberries in my doodle?  I know Mugsy could!

Cheers!  🙂