These birds might hang from a rear-view mirror…
Or perhaps they are rolled in a game of Yahtzee?
But I believe they are Para-dice birds… Flying around in Paradise!
How many weird birds can you find hidden in this picture?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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The crowd of spectators!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged Colorful, creative play, dictionary words, fun, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
Do you know anyone with red hair? I was drawing one-liner faces last night and a few red heads appeared on my page:
I hope they give you a RED smile today!
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Tagged color pencils, creative play, faces, fun, funny faces, humor, ink pen, one-liners, red, red heads, sketchbook, smile, whimsical
I decided since the temperatures have been so HOT here – into the 90’s – that it was time we all had an ice cream cone! 😉
Well, since I’m lactose intolerant and can’t eat REAL ice cream, I decided to create some mixed media cones to share with you!
Can you name each “flavor” of art medium I used? (Answers below)
1. The scoop – a color copy of a doodle I did previously with color pencils in 2015. Cone is watercolor painted paper from an online class I took with Cat Bennett. I used a patterned piece of tissue paper and a white charcoal pencil over it.
2. The scoop – paper printed with acrylics on a Gelli plate. Cone is from old sheet music that lists names of songs – added bonus – “summer” is part of name for one song. Color pencil to create cone pattern.
3. The scoop – old map that I gelli-printed. Cone shape is cut from a paint sample card. (Note: Bears on my mind after two people encountered them at the lake within the last week! Buy bear spray!)
4. The scoop – old book page that I painted with watercolor. Cone is scrapbook paper that looks like cork board.
5. The scoop – scrapbook paper that was cut using a circle stencil. I cut part of the circle to create this shape. Cone is gelli-printed paper I did on deli paper.
I hope you enjoyed guessing these “flavors” of fun!
Yesterday, I finished doodling my letters in my World Watercolor Month sketchbook that I posted recently:
This inspired me to use the letters, “WBW” for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday:
I knew if I moved my paper around, I could find a weird bird in the letters… Can you find one?
This one flew off the page at me – so I added a few more details with watercolors:
Next, I decided to doodle my letters with an ink pen to finish it:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
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Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, art journal, Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, ink pen, lettering, patterns, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, zen doodles, zentangle
I took this photo at the lake recently:
Then had fun changing it with a free app called, “Layout,” on my iPad:
Doesn’t it look cool?!
Here is another one with a different photo:
Wishing you a day to relax doing what you enjoy!
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Tagged blue sky, creative ideas, creative play, fun, happy, inspiration, lake, mountains, nature, nature photography, photo app, relaxation, summer
I had so much fun participating in World Watercolor Month last July that I decided to purchase a few new art supplies in anticipation for this July.
I splurged on a Stillman and Birn mixed media art journal from Amazon and decided to try a couple different brands of watercolor paint. I also purchased a Quill watercolor brush. Here are my supplies:
I couldn’t wait to try out my new journal so I had to splash some paint inside before I left for work!
Charlie O’Shields at https://doodlewash.com has been busy updating his blog and I must admit it looks soooo cool! I hope you check out, “World Watercolor Month,” at the top of his page and subscribe to his blog. Charlie always has an interesting story to share with his amazing watercolor paintings! 🙂
Perhaps you remember some of my watercolor posts from last July:
I really enjoyed painting the natural beauty around me when I was at the lake. And I hope to continue this year plus add a few faces to the mix!
Back to this morning’s journal; I added these letters to my painting:
And splashed on more watercolor…
I will add some doodles to my letters and show you my results later…
I hope you will join me in celebrating World Watercolor Month.
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Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, art journal, art journey, art supplies, creative play, drawing, fun, ink pen, learning, nature, sketchbook, watercolor
Remember connecting the dots with a pencil to form a picture as a child? Well, this exercise was a little like that for me.
The exception was starting with watercolor circles and splatters like this example:
And then drawing a face on top of the dots!
I used a photo in a magazine as my reference and this “Queen of Imagination” appeared… almost magically, like connecting the dots as a child!
Perhaps you remember my earlier experiments with this idea. If not, you can find them here.
Wishing you the JOY of creating art with childlike discovery!
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Tagged childhood memories, Colorful, connect the dots, creative play, discovery, drawing, faces, fun, imagination, mixed media art, pan pastels, paper collage, watercolor
I’m not a big cold soup fan, how about you?
Yet, I’m kind of fond of this weird bird, Gazpacho!
And his cousin, the Bottle bird:
Of course I had to try a bird (or two) with yesterday’s staple method… Perhaps those houses were for the birds!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Hope I gave you a smile today! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged creative play, fun, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, mixed media collage, paper collage, paper scraps, smile, stapler, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
I have recently discovered mixing water soluble pencils and watercolors.
I quickly sketched these faces with a 6B water soluble pencil and then splashed some watercolors on the paper – trying not to overthink it.
After the watercolor dried, I added more details with my (Faber Castell) Graphite Aquarelle pencils – in 4B, softening the lines with a Pentel waterbrush:
It was so fun that I decided to try the same technique with flowers:
I tried to create a quick sketch and loosely paint it with watercolors so the colors would blend on the paper. Below, I added the water soluble pencil in 4B:
Next, I hope to add some collage papers to these paintings. I will post my progress next week!
May your day bloom with happiness!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Flowers, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Colorful, creative play, drawing, experiment, faces, flowers, fun, imagination, inspiration, mixed media art, water soluble graphite, watercolor