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Drawing Is Thinking…

I love this quote by Graphic Designer, Milton Glaser:

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Drawing is a form of meditation for me…  And so is coloring my designs.

What is drawing for you?  I hope you to share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

Creativity Is Not A Talent…

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“Creativity is not a talent… It is a way of Operating.”  – John Cleese

Wishing you a happy and creative day!

Cheers!  🙂

Imagine A Doodle

I recently started a new doodle and here is my progress:

Yesterday, I got a little more done on it:

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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.”

Cheers!  🙂

That’s Nonsense!

I think creating from my imagination is the most fun!  I hope you enjoy my ridiculous creatures:

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I started each creature with a scrap of gelli-printed paper and then made up the rest of my animal, adding details with a black pen and color pencils.

And yesterday I created this silly Martian and told his story with this Limerick:

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May it inspire the child in you to have fun and play in your art!

Cheers!  🙂

4 Color Painting – Done!

Thank you all for your input on my 4 color painting!  I liked ALL your suggestions so it was really difficult for me to choose which ones to ADD to my pages…

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I hope you like the additions I made and look forward to hearing what you think!

Thanks again EVERYONE for your comments and likes!!

Cheers!  🙂

The Aim Of Art

“The aim of art,” according to Aristotle, “is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.”

I used a melon baller, seed pod and seashells for my inspiration in these imaginary flowers:

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I started with watercolor.   Next, I added layers of paper collage with matte gel medium, watercolor, and white gel pen.  I finished my piece with the quote from Aristotle:

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What is the aim of art for you?

I think my aim for art is to create it!  I just love to explore new materials and discover how I can create it into something new for me – and maybe you too!

Cheers!  🙂

Jane Austen

I’m a little behind on my assignments in my year-long class with Carla Sonheim.  So yesterday, I combined two lessons into one.  This quote from Jane Austen on writing:

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And secondary, Carla’s tip on sanding magazine paper.  Roughing up this glossy paper gives it “tooth” which adds a nice texture to my collage.  It also gives a nice vintage feel to this piece which I like.  I added other papers, including an old postage stamp.

As many of you know, I love experimenting in art!   So this page was super fun to do. 🙂

Do you have a favorite book that Jane Austen wrote?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

Stop A Moment

I created this journal page before my surgery using this foam stamp, that I showed you how to make previously here.

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Instead of using paint, I stamped my paper with gesso and then finished it with watercolor.

Today, I wrote this quote by Leo Tolstoy:

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I have been forced to stop a moment as I recover from foot surgery and I miss my daily art practice a great deal.  I realize it has only been a week since the surgery yet I long to be able to sit again at my art table without my foot screaming in pain.  I must be patient…

Taking a break does have a positive aspect too as it allows time for me to evaluate where I am currently on my art journey and where I would like to be headed in the future.

Do you take the time to assess your creative practice from time to time?  I realize that it’s not easy for me to do this assessment but important.

Cheers!  🙂

Poking Holes

It is interesting to me how one art experiment often leads me to another…

In this case, poking holes in my paper, led to playing with circles – first with Tombow markers:

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Then cutting circle shapes from a variety of papers and stamping acrylic paint with a wine cork and adding a little glitter:

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And using the holes from the previous page to add an interesting layer:

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I’d love to hear how an recent art experiment led you to an unexpected outcome!

Cheers!  🙂

Art From the Heart ❤️

My mom’s birthday was this week on Friday, March 3rd.  She would have been 88 years old if she was still living… she died much too soon at age 70.

My mom and I didn’t always get along.  Yet, the last 6 months before she died, she and I connected.  It has been one of the greatest gifts I received and cherish when I think of her.

I created this piece in my art journal this week as an assignment for Carla Sonheim’s class, writing a poem (I chose this quote) with a paint brush and watercolor.  I added the flowers with the crayon resist technique:

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Afterwards, I realized that it was art from my heart – which is so powerful!  My mom and I both LOVED flowers!

How do you and your mom connect from the heart?!

Cheers!  🙂