Yesterday, I worked on creating some happy mail…
I made three postcards to exchange with classmates in “2019 Year of the Collage,” online class with Carla Sonheim.
Color and Pattern Play
Just for FUNny
This book has several excellent ideas as well:
How about YOU? Do you like to get happy mail?
I am giving away one postcard (original art) in a drawing, please comment below if you’d like to participate in one chance of winning! 😃
A winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday, February 28, 2019 and announced Friday, March 1st, 2019! Good Luck!
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I have been doing these mini collages in my art journal that start by glueing a piece of paper randomly on a page and then going back and adding to it until it feels like it is done.
It reminds me of solving a puzzle.
Here is one I just started:
I hope to show you how I complete it next week!
The one below, I started with the brown piece of kraft paper that I previously printed on the Gelli plate:
I added the tree and then got the idea to add the image of a child and a growth chart.
I started with the gray image from a magazine underneath the “water circus” image for this one:
From there, I added the buoy paper, etc. I finished it with the rubber stamped letters to balance out the fish.
It IS a splash to create collage this way!! I hope you give me a try and tell me what you think!
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I made it through the alphabet for my art journal! WHOOT!
And I completed 31 days of watercolor in July for World Watercolor Month!!
I thought you might enjoy seeing my finished alphabet pages…
An X-ray Tetra Fish for “X”:
“Y” is for Yellow:
“Z” for Zentangled zoodles… Which are zucchini noodles!
I still want to add paper collage and a few extra details to complete these pages… so stay tuned! 🙂
And I completed 5 additional watercolor pages to finish my 31 days – I will post them later this week…
I am happy to be done so I can focus on some other art projects. Yet, I had so much fun!
I enjoyed my extra time at the lake last week... I think my highlights were swimming in the lake – three times a day, reading a super good book, painting outside daily, making paper butterflies with a friend, daily naps and cool evenings.
Wishing you a happy day doing what you love!
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I had FISH on my mind yesterday and the Bad Bass Fish I created in my art journal last year: FUNny Fish Saturday?
When I created this fish lettering:
Wishing you a happy Fry-day!!
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YAY! I did it!! 🙂 I created 50 fish on Instagram before October 31st!! WHOOT!!
Perhaps you remember the art challenge with two creative friends started on September 1st that I told you about here, Catch The Fun
I enjoyed creating a fish almost every day in a different art medium. (Click on “Fish” in the drop down of catagories on the right of your screen to see more). It became a real challenge to come up with a new way to create a fish each day!
Some fish, I wanted to throw back into the creative pool…
And some I envisioned differently…
But I decided as long as I was having fun…
Then I was HAPPY!
My FINished fish with a little Halloween twist!
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FUNny Fish Saturday?! Yep! 🙂
This is what happens when work takes priority! Glad it’s the weekend! How about you?
Hope these funny fish give you a smile today!
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I have been singing the song, well, not really THE song (MORE like the first stanza…) I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” by songwriter, Marvin Gaye all day.
I think this whole grape thing started with Jenna’s post on Friday, Pour The Wine. If you have not met this talented artist, cook and my friend at The Painted Apron – I do hope you check out her blog!
Here is my one “Grape” Fish:
Wishing you a HAPPY Sunday!
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I invented this word, perifish.
I thought it was an interesting word for this post about a pear and a fish.
I was experimenting with Rembrandt soft pastels yesterday and this wild pear apPEARed:
Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?
And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:
It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!
Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!
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I recently started a new online class with Lynn Whipple called, “Joy Stuff – The Art of Noticing.” The class is hosted by CarlaSonheim.com
This class is about creating art in a journal or sketchbook:
I liked that we would be using monoprints from the Gelli Plate (what I call gelli-prints) and inspiration from nature:
I also liked the idea of making pages in advance like the ones I did here:
And then writing in them later or adding more art. I know that I can always cover up what I don’t like with gesso! 😉
It is a new way of creating a journal for me – creating pages ahead of time so I am experimenting with new ideas:
Like adding a pocket as you can see on the left page above. I also discovered that the washi tape adheres better with a little matte medium (glue) on top.
I will be posting more of my journal as I work on it.
And I’d love to hear your ideas! I hope you share them with me.
Make today awesome!
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Perhaps you remember my “put a BEAK on it,” birds? If not you can find some of them here: Chicken ‘A La King
Today I have “put a FIN on it,” fish! I thought you might enjoy naming them:
Both are fun to create with scraps of paper and a little imagination… A fun project to do with children!
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