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
Piccolo was very proud of her double chins because when she sang, they vibrated and produced the most beautiful sound through the hole in her neck, almost like a small flute… a Piccolo:
Double chins CAN be beautiful!! Lol!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Today we lift our
beakers earthenware jugs… Celebrating Weird Bird Wednesday!
I have been posting a weird bird almost every Wednesday for over a year! Thank you Harold for introducing the idea! And thanks to ALL of you, my flock of followers! 😉
I decided to post the prehistoric “Beaker Bird” since it was wearing a cone-shaped
beaker hat for the occasion.
During prehistoric times, the Beaker Bird’s beak (try saying that three times fast!) was about the size of a large Cadillac… But as time evolved, its beak shortened to the size of a Mini Cooper.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! Cheers! 🙂
P.S. If you want to see more of my weird birds, click on the catagory, “Weird Bird Wednesday” on the right (under categories).
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Tagged celebration, creating happiness, creative, creative play, dictionary words, fun, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, inspiration, paper collage, smile, story, Weird Bird Wednesday
I’m sure there is a story here… Somewhere!
Well, at least a “colorful” character or two…
Or six! 🙂
I cut two pieces of 9×12 inch hot-pressed watercolor paper into 4 pieces. Next, I painted positive and negative shapes in watercolor in a variety of colors, randomly adding a few splatters at the end.
When I had a few minutes, I drew faces from magazines, old photos and/or my imagination. Some of my faces are simple and others have more detail. I used a 2B pencil, Tombow markers, PrismaColor pencils and a Micron .01 black pen.
It was great fun to create these people! I hope you give it a try!
Happy Creating! Cheers! 🙂
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Tagged art classes, characters, creative play, daily art, drawing, drawing faces, experiment, fun, imagination, mixed media, story, watercolor
In case you are confused my title, it says, “Creating Backwards.” It was my creative prompt on Friday by Carla Sonheim for the year long class I’m taking online.
It challenged me to create this collage in a different order:
Normally, I would create a collaged background with various papers and then paste an old photo over it. But this time, I collaged a background of old book pages, then the photo and lastly my hand painted gelli-printed deli papers on top.
I like how the patterns and transparentcy of the deli paper add a little mystery to the piece.
I finished by stenciling the number of the day, 41 and a section of the alphabet backwards.
How would you create something in a different order? You might surprise yourself like I did. I encourage you to give it a try!
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Tagged art classes, art journal, backwards, creative, daily art, fun, Gelli-Prints, handpainted papers, inspiration, mixed media art, mystery, old books, old photos, paper collage, stencil, story
I was surprised to learn that yesterday was “International” Fake Mustache Day! 😉
So I created this collage in honor of the day:
And of course, I had to try putting a fake mustache on a silly bird… perhaps you remember Bob? If not, you can find an earlier version of him here.
Well, if you are still wanting to join in on the FUN, no worries! “National” Fake Mustache Day is February 24th!
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Tagged art journal, daily art, drawing, fake mustache day, fun, funny, humor, mixed media, paper collage, playful, story
I realize this is Weird Bird Wednesday but today’s
show post has been interrupted by this NEW cooking show…
Well, it DOES have a bird in it and it IS weird so I guess it counts!! Lol!
P.S. What do you call a cat who eats lemons? A sourpuss 😉
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Tagged 365 phew class, art journal, carla sonheim, cartoon, cats, creative, drawing, fun, humor, illustration, inventive, lemons, story, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
Introducing Jakob Cats – A Dutch Poet for today’s Whimsical Wednesday story:
Who is the REAL Jakob Cats? And why is this his favorite dish?
Here is my story…
Jakob Cats was known as “Father Cats” because of his love of cats. Jakob took in many stray cats during his lifetime that kept him company while he wrote his poetry. At one time, Mr. Cats owned over 30 cats at once! :-0
Having owned so many cats, Mr. Cats started to look like a cat himself. He grew several face whiskers extra long and painted the end of his nose a light pink color.
Mr. Cats recently purchased a new “calico” coat with a matching hat that looked like cat ears. He wore it to his mother’s home when she made him his favorite birthday dinner, “Veal Stew with Prunes.” He was the cat’s meow in his mother’s eyes.
Now it is your turn to tell a story! I hope that you have fun giving it your own creative spin! I’d love if you shared it with me!
Happy tales to you! 🙂
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Tagged cats, fun, humor, imagination, mixed media, old photos, paper collage, story, whi, whimsical, Whimsical Art
When life gave me lemons, I tried to draw and paint them in my sketchbook…
And create a collage using an old photograph:
And create the beginning of a story…
School was starting soon and all the kids dreaded Mrs. Lemon’s class! She hardly ever smiled because… Now it’s your turn to finish the story in a sentence or two! 🍋😉🌟
Did you have a teacher that you dreaded in school?! I’d love to hear about it!
Happy Whimsical Wednesday friends! I hope I gave you a smile today!! 😄
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A friend made us cottage cheese pancakes at the lake this weekend which gave me the idea for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday…
The amazing Flapjack can condense its body almost as flat as a pancake when it senses the flying Frypan close by:
When I was a child, my dad used to pour the pancake batter into creative shapes. I don’t remember any birds however. Lol!
I hope this gives you a smile today! 🙂
Pass the syrup, please!!
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Tagged color pencils, creative, drawing, flapjacks, funny, humor, Imaginary birds, memories, Neocolors, pancakes, paper collage, playful, story, Weird Birds