My parents had a cabin at the lake where I spent many wonderful summers as a child. One of the best memories was my mom making Huckleberry pancakes from the fresh berries we picked – like these that I recently made for my hubby:
My hubby and I still spend our summers at the same lake – Priest Lake, in Northern Idaho but in our little trailer by the lake. The views are similar:
Our friends we’ve made – extraordinary! ❤
We love nature:
And our little piece of heaven on earth:
Posted in Drawing, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, art journal, beautiful place, friendship, happy, Huckleberries, huckleberry pancakes, love this place, memories, nature, nature photography, summer, the lake
Yesterday, I finished doodling my letters in my World Watercolor Month sketchbook that I posted recently:
This inspired me to use the letters, “WBW” for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday:
I knew if I moved my paper around, I could find a weird bird in the letters… Can you find one?
This one flew off the page at me – so I added a few more details with watercolors:
Next, I decided to doodle my letters with an ink pen to finish it:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Zentangle
Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, art journal, Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, ink pen, lettering, patterns, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, zen doodles, zentangle
I took this photo at the lake recently:
Then had fun changing it with a free app called, “Layout,” on my iPad:
Doesn’t it look cool?!
Here is another one with a different photo:
Wishing you a day to relax doing what you enjoy!
Posted in Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged blue sky, creative ideas, creative play, fun, happy, inspiration, lake, mountains, nature, nature photography, photo app, relaxation, summer
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
One of the assignments in Lynn Whipple’s online class, “Making Faces” is to draw half of your own face.
Here I am – wrinkles and all after a long day working at the office:
Lucky for me, we got to order pizza for dinner! YAY! 😉
This was a really fun assignment and I encourage you to give it a try! This is how I did it:
- Take a piece of inexpensive paper (then you won’t feel like you are wasting it).
- Stand in front of the mirror with your piece of paper and a pencil.
- Decide where the top of your head is on your paper and make a mark.
- Mark in pencil where the following is on your paper (next to your face): Eye, eyebrow, nose, ear, lips and chin. Now, loosely draw these features with a light touch while holding the paper up to your face.
- Once you get an idea where the lines need to be, make stronger lines, erase as needed. Keep checking with your face in a mirror.
I found this exercise extremely helpful in understanding the layout of a face better.
Happy Drawing – Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged drawing, faces, half a portrait, happy, Learning to draw, making faces, online art classes, pencil sketch, selfie
I’ve heard of a housewife…
And a househusband,
But a housebird?!! How absurd!
Well, maybe not…
Ha! A bird has a built-in “feather duster!”
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged creative play, dictionary words, fun, gelli-printed paper, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, paper collage, puns, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
“Creativity is not a talent… It is a way of Operating.” – John Cleese
Wishing you a happy and creative day!
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Tagged art journal, color pencils, creative play, doodles, encouragement, happy, inspiration, lettering, meditative, quotes
Toucan Dan can balance a
can bowl with a fish while spinning a dish…
And riding a squishy “Ish”!
May your balancing act (life) be full of happy surprises…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, Humor, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged can do attitude, creative ideas, fun, happy, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, mixed media, paper collage, playful, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
There once was an owl from Spangle
Who could dance the midnight tangle,
He could dip and sway
Other birds did say –
From a branch at any angle.
Just a little Limerick to give you a smile today!
Posted in Drawing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Owls, poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged color pencils, creative, creative play, drawing, fun, happy, imagination, limerick, owl, paper collage, poetry, smile, Whimsical Art
We are FINALLY getting some warmer Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest! The flowering trees are just starting to bloom like this ornamental plum tree:
I wrote a haiku to celebrate:
Showy pink petals
Purple plum ornamental
A Springtime delight!
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!
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Tagged blue sky, flowering trees, haiku, happy, nature photography, pink blossoms, plum tree, Spring, Sunny Sunday, sunshine