I wanted to give a shout out for Jodi at Life In Between and her daughter-in-law, Colleen for their Etsy shop – McKinney x 2 Designs! I purchased a little gift for a friend and one of Jodi’s beautiful watercolor cards. I am very pleased with the quality of their artwork and the fast service, right to my door! They look like they will be doubly successful – YAY!
Speaking of FUN! Here is a rainbow of Gelli prints I did yesterday:
I did some on 90 lb hot press watercolor paper and some on deli paper. I used Golden Fluid Acrylics. It was super fun to mix the colors and try a variety of stencils and other patterns.
One such experiment was using a domino to imprint patterns:
Double the fun to create the papers and use them in a collage some day…
Posted in Acrylic Paint, color experiments, gelli printing, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, acrylic paints, Art, color play, creative, domino, encouragement, experiment, expressive, fun, Gelli-Prints, inspiration, paper collage, patterns, printing, rainbow, stencils
I found this quote on the internet the other day:
It says, “It is not happy people who are thankful… It is thankful people who are HAPPY! 😊
it was a good reminder to me. I hope you like it too! ❤️
Giving THANKS for all of you today. Thank you for your encouragement, friendship and JOY you give to me!
EnJOY your day! 🌈
Posted in Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, color pencils, creative, drawing, encouragement, friendships, grateful, happy, inspiration, joy, Kindness, playful, quotes, Thanksgiving, whimsical
In September of 2014, I joined an online challenge to create a bird a day (any art medium) for 101 days. I’d never focused on creating art EVERY day or on ONE subject so I wanted to give it a go!
I joined the challenge with two international friends, Corinne and Kathrin that I’d met by taking online art classes from Carla Sonheim
Corinne set up a Flickr group – 101 Birds or More – where we posted our bird art and shared our journey together.
I learned a lot from this challenge! One of the things was having the support and encouragement of my friends and others commenting on the Flickr site really helped me complete my goal. Much like running a Marathon, when one of us started falling behind, the other one cheered us to the finish line!
I also learned that I knew very little about birds! I was just beginning to touch on this subject and so I wanted to continue my journey.
It amazes me that each of us has continued to create birds! It is enjoyable to watch our styles emerge and change over time.
We continue to support and encourage each other in our art. Each of us has started a blog. Corinne Bekker’s blog is Corinne Maakt and Kathrin Werner’s blog is Kathrins World of Colours – I hope you take a moment to visit their blogs. Corinne likes to experiment in a variety of art mediums like myself and Kathrin’s birds will make you laugh!
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
Posted in Art, Drawing
Tagged Art, birds, challenge, color, color pencils, creative, encouragement, friendships, Gelli-Prints, imaginary, writing