Cloud shapes floating in the sky,
What weird bird am I?
There is no right or wrong answer… Lol! I look forward to your bird names. 😉
Our grass is finally turning green and the trees are budding, Spring has arrived! Hoorah!!
Happy weird bird Wednesday!
P. S. What animals do you see in the clouds?
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Yesterday, I experimented with Ecoline liquid watercolors. I just love how vibrant these colors are right out of the jar. It was fun to wet my watercolor paper first and then drop in color with an eye dropper.
I learned some of these techniques from the online class, Flower Magic hosted by Ivy Newport.
I added F&W acrylic ink in gold on top of this flower. I also added salt over the wet paint but it was extremely slow drying.
My next flower, I added Inktense pencil by sanding the pencil over the wet paint. I like the look of the fine granules.
And my last flower I added Ecoline gold. It didn’t spread as well as the F&W Acrylic gold ink. I also added Inktense pencil shavings in two different colors.
There is little control in this method of painting with an eye dropper. It definitely felt like flower magic as each flower took shape.
Do you have a favorite color combination? I hope you share it with me.
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Tagged flowers, imagination, acrylic ink, Colorful, creative play, abstract art, art experiments, online art classes, gold ink
I started a mixed media class last week with Lendon Noe, hosted by Carla Sonheim. The online class is called, “Inspired by Place.”
I find it an intriguing subject.
Is place a home, perhaps a memory such as a childhood home? Is place a feeling, a sense of calm from being with nature? Or is place from your imagination? There are many other possibilities!
I was inspired to create this collaged landscape of a place I hold dear to my heart in my art journal:
It is a view of Chimney Rock at Priest Lake, Idaho.
I love this place! It holds a special memory where I have been spending my summers since childhood. It brings me a feeling of peace when I see it in person and from photographs such as this one:
And it is a place that I sometimes go in my imagination when I need to relax.
What place inspires you? I hope you share it with me!
“When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.” – Alexandra Stoddard
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Today I have a “gaggle” of weird birds!
I had so much fun making one that they quickly multiplied… kind of like a bunch of hangers on laundry day! Lol!
I drew these Hanger birds by looking only at my subject (a clothes hanger) and not at my paper.
I like how they came out a bit wonky…
Hang on! And have a happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged clothes hangers, Copic markers, gelli-printed paper, happy, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, imagination, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday
I’ve been working on my postcard art over the weekend that I told you about in my last post. (Hint: There is still time to participate in my free drawing… Just add a comment in my previous post!)
I used both positive and negative shapes in my design for this postcard:
It got me thinking about glue… I use a LOT of glue in collage.
Sometimes I get “stuck” on the negative of life, perhaps this is when my glue bottle is half empty?
Yet, I do try to focus on the positive… even when life is extra “sticky” and the glue makes my fingers stick together. I’ve heard some people won’t do collage just for this reason alone! 😉
I don’t mind when the glue sticks to my fingers as it reminds me of my childhood when my glue bottle was ALWAYS half full! And so was my imagination!
How about YOU?
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Tagged childhood memories, flowers, glue, imagination, life, paper collage, positive, postcard art, reflection, smile
Hump Day vs weird bird Wednesday…
What’s your vote?
Wishing you a HAPPY Wednesday!!
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Tagged camel, creative play, happy Wednesday, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, imagination, laugh, mixed media art, paper collage, smile, Weird Birds, whimsical
I recently purchase this book from Amazon:
It has some fabulous ideas that have sparked my imagination!
Such as this collage exploration:
It was inspired by the recent “winter storm” we got over the weekend!
Yesterday, I did some organizing of my art supplies. It inspired me to create these three collages that I glued in my art journal:
Each collage above has hand-stitching, can you find it?
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Tagged art journal, collage exploration, color play, creative play, imagination, inspiration, mixed media art, nature, paper collage, Snow, Winter
My title sounds like a silly song!
I started this little doo-da-ling…
When I was in a moo-da-ling…
I hope to show you my finished doodle next week!
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Tagged art journal, creaative play, doodles, drawing, flowers, imagination, ink, meditative, relaxing, zen doodles
Today’s weird bird is…
I used packing tape to copy partial images from clothing catalogs and other magazines.
Below is one more… a lady and her little dog:
It was fun to use different dress descriptions from a clothing catalog and make them into one!
I hope these collages give you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Tagged creative play, flowers, happy, humor, imagination, packing tape, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday