Well, it isn’t exactly raining fish but we FINALLY got some rain last night! YAY!!
I took this photo of a dark cloud from my deck last evening with promise of more rain:
I thought you may enjoy seeing my “fresh catch of creative fish” that I have posted on Instagram recently:
I have been trying different art mediums – the shadows were an unexpected surprise in this one:
And I’m enjoying mixing in some humor:
Trying my hand at watercolor in my art journal:
And creating a silly paper collage:
Hope you enjoyed seeing my variety of fish that were on the menu this last week!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, art journal, creative play, drawing, fish, humor, mixed media, mixed media art, paper collage, rain, sketchbook, watercolor
An evening sunset?
Peeling bark on an old tree?
IMAGINE I say…
I enjoy doing these abstract watercolors – what do you SEE in them?
Posted in Abstract Art, color experiments, Drawing, Haiku, ink, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract art, color experiments, color play, creative play, drawing, haiku, imagination, ink, relax, watercolor
When I was a child, I’d often wondered what strange fish were swimming in the dark blue lake water below me…
A person’s imagination can go wild!! Lol! 😉
Starting from the top of the page to the bottom – what names of fish do you come up? I hope you share them with me!
Posted in Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Lake, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art challenge, childhood memories, creative play, fish, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, lake, strange, watercolor, weird fish
I had planned to create more than fish this week but life has gotten in the way! So here is my doodle fish I drew with a black Micron pen earlier this week:
Last night I colored it with markers and color pencils – very fun! And colorful!
What do you think about coloring books for adults? Have you purchased them?
I find doodling and coloring to be very calming… how about you?
Posted in art challenge, Art Journal, Color, color pencil, Doodles, Drawing, Fish, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged art challenge, color pencils, Colorful, coloring, creative play, doodle, drawing, fish, imaginary fish, imagination, markers, relaxing, whimsical
Last week, I had counted my chickens before they hatched… or put the cart before the horse! (I had expected the results before they had actually occurred!) Sigh…
So this week, it is back to the drawing board – time to try, “Plan B” to get someone hired to replace me at my husband’s office. I was thinking we had the “one” but this was not the case. 😦
I would like more time to create art and maybe, just maybe SEE if I could make it a successful business. But right now, apparently isn’t in the stars… Or leaves!
So I will just “leaf it” and keep creating art and hope you enjoy it, friends!
Posted in Art, Art Journal, Drawing, fall, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, creative play, drawing, go with the flow, imagination, learning, leaves, letting go, mixed media art, watercolor
I hope you join in the fun…
And create a fish a day!!
The FISH art project begins September 1st through October 31st – which gives one a couple of days to “throw out the net” but let one or two “fish” art projects escape!
As I posted previously, you can find it here: Fishing – A couple of friends and I created this mixed media art challenge for fun!
I will be posting on Instagram with the hashtag: #create50fish if you want to join in!!
Happy Fishing! 🙂
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When I was at the lake this last weekend, my friend Marsha showed me a beautiful needlepoint sampler that she was in the process of completing.
I so enjoyed seeing all the different stitches and threads in Marsha’s artwork! It reminded me of needlework embroidery that I used to do. 🙂
After I completed this drawing – inspired by the patterns in a book that I showed you previously, here: A Rosy Review
I decided to add watercolor to give it some spark:
And a Summer Sampler was done! Much quicker than stitching but it would be fun to try with thread.
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Lake, nature, Nature Journal, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, botanical drawing, bunnies, creative play, drawing, ink, inspiration, love nature, nature, Nature Journal, needlepoint inspired, relaxing, summer, the lake, watercolor
I had so much FUN reading your names of my “exotic” creatures last Monday that I decided to create five MORE for you to name!! In case you missed last week’s post, you can find it here; A Creature Feature – Part 1
So here is your assignment, if you choose to participate… NAME creatures 6-10 or ALL 10 if you missed last week!
I can’t wait to hear your creative names!! 😃
For this round of imaginary creatures I used pencil for shading and added details with Prismacolor pencils instead of an ink pen. Do you have a favorite creature?
P.S. My heart goes out to all of you affected by Hurricane Harvey in the area of Houston, Texas. Stay safe!
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
Tagged carla sonheim, color pencils, creative play, fun, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, ink, name that creature, watercolor, whimsical
Perhaps you remember this fish doodle that I started recently? If not, you can find it here: Paint Pen Fish Doodle
I have been working on it a little each evening and I am finally done!
I am really please how it turned out! What do you think?
I reminds me of Koi fish swimming in a pond. I love watching fish swim almost as much as I like drawing doodles! 😉
Cheers to a relaxing weekend! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, Fish, ink, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, Colorful, creative, creative play, drawing, fish, imagination, ink, inspiration, meditative, mixed media, peaceful, Posca pens, relaxing, zen doodles, zentangle
Have you heard of Sponge Bob, Square Pants?
Well, today’s weird bird rose in popularity in the 1930’s and was discovered recently in this old book:
According to Wikipedia, “Sponge Cake is based on flour, sugar, butter and eggs and is sometimes leavened with baking powder. It has a firm yet well-aerated structure, similar to a sea sponge…”
Sponge Cake (Bird) AKA Pound Cake
One never knows when or where this diva bird may appear… but it is usually when one is watching their waistline.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, recipes, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Word Play
Tagged cake, creative play, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, mixed media art, old recipes, paper collage, recipes, Sponge Cake, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play