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
As many of you know, I love learning new things! 🙂
My recent art challenge of creating 50 fish on Instagram has left me fishing for information about this subject.
We can learn a ton on the internet but I also LOVE books!! So I purchased this book recently from Amazon:
This is a great book for “kids of all ages!” I love all the amazing photos and also the basic information such as how fish swim.
I drew this one-liner fish, “John Dory” also known as St. Peter’s Fish from this book:
Do you see the false eye on the side of the fish?
According to legend, over 2000 years ago, St. Peter dropped a coin in the Sea of Galilee and the fish caught it. St. Peter picked the fish up and took the coin back, leaving his fingerprints on the skin of the fish…
This is an odd-looking fish found in European waters. It is oval with a flat body and a large spiny head. The white boneless, meaty flesh is firm and flavorsome if cooked properly. It is condsidered a culinary delicacy.
I hope you found it as interesting to learn about as I did.
Cheers to learning new things! 🙂
I was saddened yesterday by another senseless high school shooting near me at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington. One student was killed and 3 more injured but should survive. The shooter is in custody – a student.
I am thinking about the teachers, families and children who were affected by this terrible violence when creating this drawing and lighting a candle of peace.
I do not know the people who were shot but I think a tragedy such as this touches us all. Hug those you love today…
Peace Friends! 💜
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
Perhaps you remember the Beard Fish? If not, you can find it here, What Rhymes With Weird?!
Today I have another weird FISH: The Mustache fish:
I’m enjoying the #create50fish challenge on Instagram!
Happy Weird FISH Wednesday!
Posted in art challenge, Drawing, Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, ink, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, drawing, fish, funny fish, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, ink, smile, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
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 had a lot of fun asking “fisherman” at the lake yesterday what kind of trout I drew in my art journal… (before I wrote the name).
I got several answers. Two fisherman thought it was a Cutthroat, three guessed a Brown trout and one got it right!
Yep, you guessed correctly too! Of course it is a Rainbow Trout – Just look at the background colors!! Lol!
Happy Fishing! 🙂
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Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, art journal, Colorful, drawing, fish, fisherman, happy, humor, imagination, ink pen, rainbow, sketchbook, trout, watercolor
It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over! September brings cooler evenings, shorter days and changing colors.
In the states, we are celebrating an extra long weekend called Labor Day (always the first Monday in September) which pays tribute to contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and came a federal holiday in 1894.
I took a little extra time to paint outdoors at the lake today. I gathered some flowers, a wild rose hip and a couple of beach rocks.
I’m not really liking the black online but I wanted to try something different. I gave this little painting to a friend who kindly brought me dinner last week. It was an extra nice treat for me! 🙂
How do like to spend a little extra time to relax?! I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Drawing, fall, Lake, Nature Photography, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged drawing, extra time, flowers, gratitude, ink, Labor Day, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, thankful, the lake, watercolor
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