I have been enjoying the free online art class:
“The Layered Page” with Kellee Wynne Studios! I discovered it on Instagram. You can find it at KelleeWynneStudios.com
I have been creating larger pages with acrylic paint and stencils that will become mini books. Kellee shows you how to do this in her videos.
This led to experimenting in my sketchbook with marks and bubble wrap:
And creating smaller cards that are 5.5 x 3.5 inches:
I decided to make positive affirmation cards with some of the smaller cards:
And I created my own layered pages with paper collage in my art journal:
Perhaps my art will inspire you to create art you enjoy!
I hope you have an amazing day!
P.S. I have decided to take a blogging break so I can focus on creating art. There are some awesome free online art classes right now that I want to take advantage of!
If you are needing some additional creative inspiration, Carla Sonheim is offering a free pdf with 22 artists sharing their ideas. You can find it at CarlaSonheim.com Great ideas for all ages!
Have fun and stay safe! 🙂
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I’m enjoying the assignments for Carla Sonheim’s year-long class, Words and Pictures.
This assignment was especially fun because I enjoy cooking. 🙂
My hubby helped me make this recipe in the crock pot last week since I get tired standing fairly quickly with my hip. I cooked it on low for 8 hours.
We made it without the wine and just added more broth. It was really delish!
For the second recipe, I experimented with tissue paper and gelli-printed papers. Plus, a few other scraps of purchased paper:
I look forward to Spring and fresh rhubarb in my yard so I can make this recipe.
Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make in the Spring? I’d love to hear about it!
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I am very excited about Carla Sonheim’s year-long online class for 2020!
It is called, “Words and Pictures.”
For the first assignment, I used the phrase, “This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make,” using a game theme:
I am hoping this class will be a game changer for me and help me write a children’s book!
If you are interested in Carla’s class, you can watch a 3 minute intro video at CarlaSonheim.com
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Today’s weird bird is shaping up to be…
HIP as in hippo:
And ROCKIN’ as a Robin:
Does this make it a trendy bird? (Combining hippo and bird shapes)
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
P.S. Next week I will continue with some “chic” birds!
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I’m enjoying the assignments from my online class, Creating Simple Characters with Nelleke Verhoeff.
It was primary fun to color these characters with yellow, red and blue color pencils:
I encourage you to draw characters as things from your imagination!
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Today’s weird bird was inspired by an online class called, “Creating Simple Characters.” The class is taught by Nelleke Verhoeff from the Netherlands and hosted by Carla Sonheim. Nelleke is known by her illustrations, “Red Cheek Factory,” and likes to give her characters red cheeks!
One of the assignments was to create faces with expression by smudging charcoal on your paper and then erasing it with a soft, rubber eraser. These faces appeared for me, I used Pan Pastels to give my characters red cheeks:
Of course I had to try a bird!
Professor Smudge teaching Family Life Etiquette…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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I bet you were thinking a dog and pony show, huh?
Well, since it is weird bird Wednesday, I need to include a couple of birds!
But first, this Marshmallow dog showed up in my art journal last week:
It was Kid’s Art Week at CarlaSonheim.com Each day a new video for kids of all ages. And the best part it is free! (You can still sign-up if you are interested).
This year the lessons were finding imaginary creatures in sidewalk cracks. I was at the lake so I drew my animals by looking at the sidewalk cracks in the videos. I “colored” mine with watercolors and added shading with pencil and other details with a Micron black pen.
Sidewalk cracks are a lot like finding animals in clouds, like these puffy cotton ball ones at the lake:
It was an usually hot day so the lake water was very refreshing!
I must have had sun hats on my mind when creating this weird bird:
Who knew birds had teeth?
I don’t think my show is complete without this photo of a lovely lake sunset…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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A friend bought me a houseplant. I tend to forget to water them so I figure this one must be lucky… it is still alive!
My lucky bamboo collage, cut with scissors and paper:
I like how bright the colors are, how about you?
The second “houseplant” was from my imagination:
It was fun experimenting with positive and negative shapes.
Do you like to grow houseplants? What do you like to grow?
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I promised to show you a project using my collaged color wheels from last week: A Slice of Color, Please!
I was looking through a magazine and these smart picks showed up while making this silly collage:
Did you know that peas contain a type of antioxidant that may protect against inflammatory-related diseases?
After making this collage, I had peas for dinner last night! Lol!
Pass the peas, please!
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I have been making collaged “color wheels” for an online class with Lynn Whipple for 2019 Year of the Collage. I used a variety of papers, mostly my own.
They remind me of pizza…
I will take a slice of color, please!
I think color is the one thing that appeals to my “appetite” the most when I am creating – no matter what art medium I am exploring.
Louise Primeau at ARTiculations on WordPress recently featured an article about me and many different art mediums I have explored. Here is a link if you’d like to check out Louise’s blog and the article: https://louiseprimeau.com/featured-artist-jill-kuhn/
Thank you Louise!
Next, week, I will show you how I used these color wheels in a project.
P.S. What slices of color appeal to YOU?
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