I recently started a new doodle and here is my progress:
Yesterday, I got a little more done on it:
One of my favorite art quotes by Albert Einstein is:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged creative play, drawing, faces, fun, imagination, ink, meditative, patterns, quotes, whimsical, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
Sometimes it is fun to limit a painting to certain perimeters. I decided to try these four colors in my art journal as part of an assignment from Carla Sonheim’s year long class:
I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics in Medium Magenta, Cadmium Orange, Payne’s Gray and a light gray blend (Titanium White mixed with Payne’s Gray).
I don’t think it is done. What would you do to complete it?
Would you add another color? Glue collage on top? Add a quote or a poem?
I look forward to hearing your ideas!
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, color experiments, Uncategorized
Tagged 4 colors, abstract art, acrylic paints, art journal, color experiment, creative ideas, creative play, fun, inspiration, patterns, stencil
I was inspired by Picasso to create this face:
I studied several photos of Picasso before I drew a sketch in pencil. I colored my sections with oil pastels, using two different colors on top of each other. Next, I scratched into the oil pastels with the end of a mechanical pencil to create the patterns.
I finished it by cutting out the face with scissors. Oil pastels are a bit messy but I had fun experimenting!
It reminds me of one of my doodles…
Posted in Art, color experiments, Faces, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Art, Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, faces, fun, oil pastels, patterns, Picasso
I came up with this idea to draw nature’s patterns on small squares of paper. I thought it might give me inspiration when I’m creating my art doodles.
The first ones I did on a 2 inch square piece of cardstock. On the front is the pattern, shape or form of my subject in ink pen with color:
And on the back side is the date, identity of my subject and where I got my inspiration.
I discovered the 2 inch size paper to be too small so I changed to a 2.5 inch square. Here are some squares I did recently:
Most of my inspiration for these subjects came from the internet. These art squares are really fun to do and give me ideas for other art subjects to explore such as the eyes of animals.
I encourage you to give this square idea a try!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Nature Journal, Uncategorized
Tagged color, creative ideas, creative play, daily art, doodle, drawing, form, inspiration, nature, patterns, shapes, square idea
Sometimes I like to put brush to paper in watercolor without thinking about an outcome.
This experiment I did in my art journal recently. As winter fades and Spring awakens:
The colors in nature change from greys and blues to greens and yellows.
I also painted similar colors and patterns on Lutradur in watercolor. This photo tells you about this product if you haven’t heard about it.
The product can be used in sewing and paper arts. It feels like a heavy interfacing used in sewing.
I cut out a few strips of the painted Lutradur and glued them over my watercolor paper. I like the subtle contrast with the paper. I added a gelli-printed circle to represent the moon.
Have you ever used Lutradur? I’d love to hear how you have used it!
Posted in Art Journal, collage papers, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, color play, creative ideas, experiment, imagination, Lutradur, meditative, mixed media art, moonrise, nature inspired, paper collage, patterns, peaceful, Spring, watercolor
Some days my brain is too tired after work to create an “art piece” so I try to find a fun activity to keep my hands moving. Yesterday, I decided to cut up some circles for another project.
I used a stencil to draw circles in three different sizes on a variety of papers: gelli-prints, scrapbook and dictionary pages.
I cut them out with scissors while watching TV and talking to my hubby about his day.
The circle scraps are keepers too!
Wishing you a happy day!
Life doesn’t always turn out as planned… Yet, I do believe how “I” react makes a BIG difference.
I created these patterns in color pencils on black paper with the thought of throwing rocks into water:
And afterwards watching the ripples of my actions spread…
When life gives me lemons, do I spread joy or anger?! The choice is mine.
Posted in color pencil, Doodles, Uncategorized
Tagged color pencils, Colorful, drawing, joy, life lessons, love, patterns, reflection, ripple effect, rocks, spreading joy
I was having some wine with friends recently…
When this Gouda bird showing up:
I’ve heard that these birds hang out where wine and hors d’oeuvres are served.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Wishing you a very Gouda day… Cheers! 🙂
Posted in Food, Mixed Media, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Wine
Tagged acrylic paints, art classes, creative, Gouda, hand painted papers, humor, mixed media art, paper collage, patterns, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, wine, wine and cheese
My wish for YOU is that 2017 –
SHAPES UP to be a CREATIVE
and COLORFUL New Year!!
HAPPY New Year everyone!!
P.S. I’ve decided to take a little blogging break… I will see you on Wednesday, January 4th!!
Posted in Art Journal, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paints, art experiments, art journal, Colorful, creative, drawing, fun, Gelli-Prints, happy, Imaginary birds, inspiration, mixed media, new year, paper collage, patterns, playful, shapes, watercolor
This little light of mine… I’m going to let it shine!!
Isn’t wonder to be different! Just like these trees…
As Taylor Swift says, “Your lucky enough to be different, never change.”
And my favorite quote: “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie The Pooh
Celebrating the things that make each of us unique!
Posted in Art Journal, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, color pencils, creative ideas, experiment, happy, imagination, magazine scraps, mixed media collage, paper collage, patterns, play, songs, trees, unique, whimsical