My hubby was listening to the jazz pianists, Bob James and Keiko Matsui from their album, “Altair and Vega,” last evening while I was working on this doodle:
I thought the title of one of their pieces, “The Forever Variations, was fitting for my doodle which started simply:
And patterns grew in complexity, much like their music:
I had a Micron pen explode on me, so I’m working some “spots” into my design…
It is a work in progress that I’m enjoying while listening to the smooth jazz!
What music do you enjoy listening to while creating? I’d love if you shared it with me… It might inspire me in my next doodle!
Posted in Abstract Art, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, music, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged abstract, drawing, imagination, ink, jazz music, meditative, micron black pen, relaxing, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
According to Dictionary.com –
A Floccus is
- (noun) A small tuft of woolly hairs.
- (adjective) Meteorology (of a cloud) having elements in the form of small, rounded tufts.
My version of a Tufted Floccus:
This weird bird often appears to be scowling and yet I think he is only focusing on his next meal… (something I seem to be thinking about a lot lately since I’m trying to loose a little weight!)
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
I hope this bird gives you a smile today…
P.S. I imagine you won’t look at tufted clouds without thinking of this weird bird! 😉
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Tagged dictionary words, drawing, funny, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
Which “one-liner” bachelor will Betty choose?
Betty is tall and blonde, weighs the size of a peanut and lives to sky-dive from a plane in all 50 states wearing only a bikini…
Meet Mike… Bachelor #1
Mike pumps iron in the gym 7 days a week… still lives with his mother and likes to ride a unicycle.
Meet Richard… Bachelor #2
Richard is very theatrical and hopes to be an actor one day. Perhaps you have seen him in the Nursery Rhyme Production, Little Boy Blue?
And last but certainly not least…
Meet Stan… Bachelor #3
Stan tends to blush easily especially when he eats jalapeños peppers…
Stan is a chef in a well-known restaurant, likes to swim naked with dolphins and rides a Harley Motorcyle.
Which bachelor will Bachelorette Betty choose?!
I look forward to your answers!
P.S. I drew the one-liner faces, painted them in watercolor and then wrote my stories…. Just a little silliness to give you a smile!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, drawing, faces, humor, personalities, smile, watercolor
What inspires YOU?
This last weekend I was at the lake…
The weather has been unusually warm which has made the snow melt too quickly. The lake water is well above normal.
Beaches are now part of the lake…
Perhaps stories around a campfire some day?
The lake was so calm for these photos… beautiful reflections:
I love how the sky reflects on the water…
It gave me time to relax and reflect on my own life.
And create this lake doodle in my art journal…
I’d love to hear what helps YOU relax!
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Watercolor + Water + Imagination =
What do you see?
Posted in Drawing, Humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged blobs, creative play, drawing, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, smile, watercolor, weird, whimsical
I started this drawing of squares and circles recently with a Micron black pen:
I was thinking of using a drawing for one of my monthly Square Projects; you can read more about my project here: February’s Square Project
I think we all struggle with finding balance in one or two areas of our lives. I know I do! 😉
Sometimes I wish life was as easy as balancing lights and darks like this collage:
The collage is still waaay too busy for me, much like life is some times… and yet cutting up the original collage and rearranging the pieces helped me to focus on the whole picture, not just the annoying parts!
It also helped me create balance in this drawing:
Creating art teaches me a lot about finding balance in my life. How about you?
My drawing is almost complete, next I will add pencil shading.
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Tagged A Square Project, art practice, creative play, doodles, drawing, finding balance, learning, life, meditative, mixed media, paper collage, patterns, zen, zen doodles
I find creating art can be a form of meditation, especially watercolor.
I started this experiment drawing random circles and squares using Stabilo water-soluble pencils and Faber-Castel watercolor pencils. I then drew a circular pattern with a number 2 pencil to add interest. I’m using 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.
Next, I started filling in the outlined shapes with watercolor.
I find this is a good exercise to learn how to control my brush, experiment with color mixing and the ratio of water to paint.
Progress is slow yet steady…
Taking photos of my progress, helps me to create balance, rhythm and interest. In the two photos above, I discovered after viewing the photo on the left, I needed to add brighter red and yellow in some areas to make them pop, as shown in the photo on the right.
This is still a work in progress, but I’m enjoying the journey of discovery…
Happy Art Making! Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, color experiments, color pencil, Drawing, meditation, Mixed Media, Painting, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract art, art practice, color experiments, drawing, learning, meditation, water-soluble pencils, watercolor, watercolor pencils
I posted this doodle on Instagram last week…
I was playing with the features of a face as a doodle… How many eyes and noses do you see?
And eyebrows, ears and lips?
I see a couple of weird birds…Lol!
How about you?
What do YOU see?
Happy Friday! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged abstract art, doodles, drawing, faces, humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, ink, smile, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
WOWZA!! The weekend is here!!
I hope your week has stacked up to be wonderful!
I did this wacky still life of coffee cups in watercolor – paints, pencils and markers.
I have enjoyed sharing some wild fun this week on my blog! Thank you for all your comments, I appreciate them so much! And thanks for taking a look at the blogs I shared with you. There are waaaay more, so watch for future posts!
I have decided to take a week off from blogging to do a little Spring cleaning… Whoa! :-0 Yes, I haven’t totally lost my mind… but I am feeling like I need to have a little time to catch up. 😉
I hope to keep creating art but will be posting only on Instagram as art_jill_kuhn
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Posted in Art Journal, color experiments, Drawing, Humor, imagination, Mixed Media, smile, Still Life, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged art journal, color, creative play, cups, drawing, humor, imagination, mixed media, smile, still life, watercolor, weekend, whimsical