Tag Archives: creating daily

Cutting Circles

Some days my brain is too tired after work to create an “art piece” so I try to find a fun activity to keep my hands moving.  Yesterday, I decided to cut up some circles for another project.


I used a stencil to draw circles in three different sizes on a variety of papers:  gelli-prints, scrapbook and dictionary pages.


I cut them out with scissors while watching TV and talking to my hubby about his day.


The circle scraps are keepers too!


Wishing you a happy day!

Cheers!  🙂

Hip Hippo Hooray!!

Do you need a daily dose of inspiration to motivate you to create art?  Then you may be interested in taking Carla Sonheim’s online class for 2017: “365:  Activate Your Art Brain” – you can watch a short video about it, hereEach day you will receive a short video of inspiration!  I hope you join me in the fun!  🙂

You can also purchase this book from Amazon with 365 blank pages to fill with your own art or ideas for 2017:


This will be my 5th year of taking a year-long class with Carla Sonheim.  She has a blog on WordPress too!  www.CarlaSonheim.wordpress.com

I am always inspired by Carla and the people who take her classes!!

Hip Hippo Hoorah that 2017 is on its way!!


Here’s to creating every day in the New Year!!

Cheers Friends!  🙂

Keeping A Daily Sketchbook

I started an online class this week with Cat Bennett, hosted by Carla Sonheim called, “Sketchbooks: Making Art A Practice.”  You can find out more about it here.  It is a six-week course.

I started keeping a daily art journal this year but then felt stuck so I haven’t kept one up.  So far, I am really enjoying the class and I’m creating in my sketchbook each day!  YAY!

I thought you may enjoy seeing some of my pages.

Here is one color in watercolor:

day 1 - 2 in Cat's Class

Two colors in watercolor:

Day 2 - 1 in Cat's class

Soft pastels – no limit on color:

soft pastels - day 3

Neocolor wax pastels:

wax pastels

Mixed media – watercolor, Neocolors, acrylic ink:

Day 4 - 3

Watercolor, ink, Neocolors:

Day 4 - 2 mixed media

Watercolor, acrylic ink and Neocolors and a little bubble wrap:

Day 4 - 4

I’m enjoying the process of making marks without trying to create a finished product.

Do you have a favorite?  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Creating!  🙂