Did you know that January is national puzzle month?
I have completed one 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle with Happy Buttons:
And I am working on a second one with Houseplants:
Sometimes my weird birds start out like a puzzle:
I started this trio in watercolor. Then I added a little paper collage:
Next, some details with color pencils:
And finished with pencil shading:
What kind of puzzles do YOU like to work on?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Two little birds flew in to jingle jangle their bells last night…
Hoping your holidays are a delight!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Friends!
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged color pencils, creative play, drawing, fun, Gelli-Prints, Happy Holidays, Imaginary birds, imagination, mixed media art, smile, watercolor, whimsical
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks…
What are you thankful for?
I am thankful for many things, especially “nature” and its ability to soothe my soul in all four seasons in the Pacific Northwest where I live.
I try to get outside for some fresh air each day, even if it’s just a walk to the mailbox.
My cat, Jack walks around the backyard with me on the days when the sun is shinning.
I recently created an autumn themed mandala in watercolor using some leaves from my yard as inspiration. I also added iridescent watercolor for some sparkle.
I finished my piece with color pencils. I think I will frame this one!
Many thanks to each of you for your likes and kind comments on my blog this year.
Wishing you a day filled with Giving Thanks!
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Tagged cats, color pencils, creative play, drawing, give thanks, inspiration, leaves, nature, seashells, Thanksgiving, watercolor
I am so proud of my nephew, Jerred Mace!
He is a design student at University of Washington and has created coffee sleeves with positive messages to spread JOY!
Check out his website: wjoyproject.com
Jerred is a very talented young man. He wrote a book of poetry that he self-published in High School. You can purchase a copy of it if you are interested, on his website.
If you are ever in Edmonds, WA on a Wednesday, please stop by Walnut Street Coffee for a cup of JOY!
Posted in Drawing, inspiration, spreading joy, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged color pencils, creative ideas, drawing, encouragement, imagination, inspiration, Jerred Mace, smile, spreading joy, watercolor
You have heard of a cat’s pajamas, right?
Why not a bird’s pajamas?!
I got ideas from this book for their outfits:
What animal would YOU invite to a pajama party?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in hats, Humor, ink, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged creative play, cut-outs, drawing, drawing clothes, fun, humor, ink, nonsense, pajamas, smile, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
I created this drawing based on the words from the assignment I told you about in my last post, “This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make.”
I had so much FUN drawing the stuffed animals and hiding the words.
Here is a close-up of the animals and words so you can read them.
Sometimes I don’t try ideas because I think they may be impossible to do! I’m glad I gave this one a try because I discovered stuffed animals are really quite easy to draw.
What would you like to learn to draw or paint if you didn’t have any obstacles in your way?
I hope you give your ideas a try!
Posted in Animals, color pencil, Drawing, imagination, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged color pencils, creative play, drawing, fun, imagination, ink, inspiration, online classes, playful, stuffed animals, watercolor, Whimsical Art
‘Tis the season for…
These three Pie Birds are a slice of happiness, don’t you agree?!
What is YOUR favorite kind of pie?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Food, gelli printing, Humor, imagination, paper collage, recipes, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged collage art, creative play, fun, funny, Gelli-Prints, happy, holidays, Imaginary birds, old recipes, pie, smile, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
I created landscapes from my imagination for my November Square-A-Day project.
Using a variety of art supplies, I explored simplicity with Copic markers, color pencils, watercolor, Gelli-plate prints and Pan Pastels.
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
I thought this quote summed up this month’s project perfectly!
Posted in A Square A Day, Abstract Art, imagination, landscapes, Mixed Media, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art experiments, color pencils, color play, creative play, daily art, Gelli-Prints, imagination, landscapes, pan pastels, paper collage, simplicity, square-a-day project, watercolor
I interrupt this blogging break…
To show you this strange bug that appeared in my art journal:
Wednesday’s can be about weird birds…
And weird bugs!
One never knows what creative bug will land in my sketchbook next…
Happy Weird “Bug” Wednesday!
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Tagged art journal, Bugs, color pencils, Colorful, creative play, doodles, drawing, happy Wednesday, humor, imagination, ink, smile, watercolor, Whimsical Art
I tried to paint a Hummingbird in watercolor for today’s post but it ended up in the trash! Oh, don’t worry, this happens sometimes. 😉
So I went back to the basics – painting patterns in watercolor and getting comfortable with my brushes and trying different color combinations:
And look! A bird shape showed up!
When I haven’t painted in watercolor for awhile, I have to slow down and just PAINT without thinking about outcome.
I added pen on top of my watercolor in black Micron pen with a little white and gold gel pens. I like how the ink gives it some pizzazz!
I now have a page of patterns I can color copy and use in my collages.
What do YOU do when your art takes a different turn than you envisioned?
Posted in color experiments, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, Painting, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Birds
Tagged art experiments, art mistakes, collage material, creative play, doodles, ink, patterns, relaxation, watercolor