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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Tagged art experiments, art journey, art mediums, collage, color play, creative play, mixed media collage, online art classes, paper collage, playful
I finished another collage using paper back books over the weekend, like the one I posted previously: By The Book
Except this time, I included these “other materials”: a postage stamp, text, images from an old book on Botany, image of a man from a hardback book cover on yoga for women, hand stitching, gauze-like material from the binding of a hardback book and some of my own Gelli-plate prints!
I found this mosaic format a fun challenge. I tried to balance color, texture, line and shape without making it too busy. I also tried to create a story with a little mystery.
This style is a bit of a stretch for me… but I’m enjoying the process!
I’d love to hear what you think!
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Tagged color play, creative, hand stitching, inspiration, learning, old books, paper back books, paper collage, postage stamps, story
Last week, I started this paper collage from an advertisement image in a magazine:
I started “mapping” the face with light and dark values. I learned this technique from Lynn Whipple in The Year of The Collage, hosted by Carla Sonheim.
Next, I added magazine patterns and colors by the values (think paint by numbers!)
At first, my gal looked like she was getting a facial!
But in the end, she looked more like an exotic princess!
She took awhile to complete; many layers of paper, glue stick and patience!
Can you find all four pheasants from the used bird book I showed you in my last post?
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I have been drinking green smoothies each day for about a week to try to increase my energy.
I was at the grocery store on Monday, buying ingredients for my smoothies when I saw this weird bird!
I had an orange crush on him so I had to buy him! My cat checked him out when I got home…
I placed him in my yard so I could see him outside my kitchen window:
I got to thinking how I could dress him up a bit, perhaps he needs a bit more color?
Or maybe he is more of a red dazzler?
I hope he gives you a smile today like he does me!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
P.S. If you’d like to learn more about green smoothies, I am really enjoying this book:
Or check out their website: www.simplegreensmoothies.com
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Tagged creative play, funny, green smoothies, happy Wednesday, humor, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
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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Tagged clouds, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, Paint Samples, paper collage, smile, Spring, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
I discovered this weird bird in my backyard this week…
A Spring Wing-Ding
It was “hamming” it up in preparation for an Easter brunch!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Thank you for your good wishes for my recent surgery. I so appreciate it! 🙂
I have been drawing Cactus and flowers in my sketchbook since my last post and coloring them with different markers such as Tombow, Copic and Artist’s Loft (an inexpensive brand from Michael’s Store).
Did you notice the paper collage for the Cactus planters?
I was excited to buy U.S. postage stamps with Cactus on them this week!
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Tagged art journal, Cactus, coloring, creative play, drawing, flowers, happy friday, markers, paper collage, sketchbook
Since Baseball season is underway, my husband is a big Seattle Mariners fan…
This weird bird came out of left field today…
And crossed home “plate” just in time to be called, Safe!
Baseball Home Plate Trivia:
Did you know that prior to 1899, any round object could serve as as home base? (At times a dish even served as home base which may have led to its alternative name, “home plate.”
In the 1899/1900 season, home base changed its shape to a 12×12 inch square to match the other bases.
The pentagon shape that is used today was developed in the 1900/1901 season by Robert Keating. The biggest advantage of this new shape was that it made the edges of the strike zone more visible to pitchers and umpires and therefore, improved the consistency of calling strikes.
Do you think this weird bird is a St Louis Cardinal or a Baltimore Oriole?
Hope you hit a grand slam this week!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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