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
I have been creating more FUNny faces from Lynn Whipple’s online class, “Making Faces.”
I find these silly, colorful faces very FUN to make!
Almost as wonderful as savoring dark chocolate with almonds:
Or soaking in the sun on a beautiful summer day:
Or eating a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant:
Or snuggling with my kitty:
Or laughing so hard that tears come to my eyes:
What makes you smile?! 🙂
I hope you share it with me!
P.S. Thursday, I will show you how I cut up these faces and combine them together to create NEW faces. I hope you will join me! 😊
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Humor, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, faces, favorite things, fun, funny faces, happy, humor, Learning to draw, Lynn Whipple, mixed media art, online art classes, smile
The professor could be a drip sometimes…
So Maryann would come to his rescue!
OK, not really but the title sounded FUN! Remember Gilligan’s Island? If you lived in the United States the 1960’s and ’70’s… (I’m probably dating myself here a little…) 😮 Lol!
I created these paintings with watercolor paint drips and added shading and details with color pencils.
My hubby has the theme song memorized for Gilligan’s Island…Lol! Do you think he watched this show wayyyy too much?
Cheers and HAPPY memories! 🙂
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged creative ideas, daily art, drawing, faces, Gilligan's Island, humor, the 100 day project, watercolor, watercolor drips
I was inspired by Picasso to create this face:
I studied several photos of Picasso before I drew a sketch in pencil. I colored my sections with oil pastels, using two different colors on top of each other. Next, I scratched into the oil pastels with the end of a mechanical pencil to create the patterns.
I finished it by cutting out the face with scissors. Oil pastels are a bit messy but I had fun experimenting!
It reminds me of one of my doodles…
Posted in Art, color experiments, Faces, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Art, Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, faces, fun, oil pastels, patterns, Picasso
A friend’s mom was having a birthday and asked for postcards with cats to wish her a happy day. It was easier for me to use postcards that were cut and ready for art.
I decided to combine collage using gelli-printed paper and Neocolors water-soluble crayons (since they happened to be next to me.) Here are the ones I did for her mom:
They were so much fun to make that I decided to create several for my mother-in-law too! She loves flowers! 🌷
I know I enjoy receiving cards in the mail so I think she will too. I will make several in advance so I can mail one a week.
Who do you know that would love to receive a postcard in the mail with your art?
Posted in Cats, Flowers, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged birds, Birthdays, cats, creative ideas, daily art, encouragement, flowers, fun, gelli-printed paper, happy, inspiration, mixed media, paper collage, postcard art, whimsical
I came up with this idea to draw nature’s patterns on small squares of paper. I thought it might give me inspiration when I’m creating my art doodles.
The first ones I did on a 2 inch square piece of cardstock. On the front is the pattern, shape or form of my subject in ink pen with color:
And on the back side is the date, identity of my subject and where I got my inspiration.
I discovered the 2 inch size paper to be too small so I changed to a 2.5 inch square. Here are some squares I did recently:
Most of my inspiration for these subjects came from the internet. These art squares are really fun to do and give me ideas for other art subjects to explore such as the eyes of animals.
I encourage you to give this square idea a try!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Nature Journal, Uncategorized
Tagged color, creative ideas, creative play, daily art, doodle, drawing, form, inspiration, nature, patterns, shapes, square idea
I started one of my doodles recently… Knowing I would need a distraction:
I’m trying to prepare for foot surgery – the fusing of big toe on my left foot due to arthritis.
I try to keep my blog positive and not share this part of my life with you as I know we ALL have our problems! And yet, I feel I need to share this part of my life with you now – not for your pity but for your understanding. I live with chronic pain and osteoarthritis – why I create art with humor! 🙂
I’m scheduled for surgery on my left big toe, March 23rd. I could use your good thoughts and prayers.
I have put off surgery for five years but I still worry about it. Two weeks at home and at least six more weeks (plus or minus) recovery time. Yes, I can drive after two weeks since it is my left foot. 😉
I’ve tried to plan ahead and stock the freezer and the cupboard for my hubby so he doesn’t have to get much take-out. I’ve tried to get caught up with housework and laundry. I have tried to get caught up at work (we work together). And yet, I still think of things I didn’t do!
I will post a weird bird on Wednesday and maybe throw in a couple of unexpected posts here and there for a couple of weeks! And I’m hoping I can get caught up with your blogs during this time! 🙂
I’d love it if you started a doodle to share with me!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Life, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, arthritis, daily art, doodles, drawing, ink, life's challenges, love art, meditative, pain, positive attitude, sketchbook, zen, zentangle
Remember the paper circles that I recently posted? If not, you can find it here.
Well, one of the reasons I was cutting out circles was to make these 3 minute postcards:
An assignment from Carla Sonheim recently in her year-long online class was to create a quick postcard with these 5 perimeters:
- Use a round piece of collage
- Add a drawing that interacts with your circle collage
- Add a splash of watercolor paint
- Add a word or two – I used rubber stamps
- Add the color, orange
And here are a few more postcards I did:
Some days it’s fun to give yourself perimeters to create art! And postcards are great because you can send them to a friend and say, hello! 🙂
I hope you take time to play and create something fun for you today…
And maybe put a stamp on it and send it to a friend!!
Posted in art challenge, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art challenge, circles, creative play, daily art, friends, fun, happy, inspiration, make art, mixed media, paper collage, postcard art
Q: What cracks up a Cackle bird?
A: A bad egg joke…
Q: How did the egg cross the road?
A: It scrambled across! And that’s no yolk…hehe!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Humor, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged creative, daily art, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, jokes, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
Phyllis got a little too close to the Venus
Fly Human Trap:
Wishing you a happy day!
Posted in Humor, imaginary drawings, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged creative, daily art, flowers, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, imagination, mixed media art, paper collage