I imagine you are a bit nosey about the title of my post…
Well, today’s FUNny Fish Fry-Day is one that stands out, let’s face it!
This fish “Nose” is like no other! Do you think it has an excellent sense of smell?
Only the nose knows! Lol! 😉
Happy Weekend Friends! 🙂
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, Fish, FUNny Fish Fry-day, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged color pencils, drawing, funny fish, FUNny Fish Fry-day, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, ink, nonsense, nose, puns, smile, watercolor, word play
My hubby and I closed our lake place this weekend as it is getting colder. Autumn brings cooler temperatures in the Pacific Northwest where we call home. Soon the snow will be falling…
Autumn’s Display of wild rose hips always dazzle me in the fall. Especially on a sunny, blue-sky day:
It is always sad to see the lake season end as we will miss our lake friends. We will also miss the lake and this stunning view:
Yet, I look forward to more time in my art studio in Autumn.
The crisp, cool air of October is Apple Harvest time too!
This week my art these will be focusing on APPLES… I hope you stop by for a bite or two…
On Monday, I will share my process for creating this art piece. (I also discovered some ways to “fix” mistakes that may be of interest to you!)
Do you have 4 seasons where you live? What is your favorite time of year?
Posted in Art, Drawing, fall, Lake, Mixed Media, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged apple, Art, art classes, autumn, color, creative play, fall, inspiration, lake, mixed media art, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, poetry, sunny day, watercolor
I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim to create a drawing with just seven lines. Carla calls it a haiku drawing, I call it FUN! 🙂
I created seven different shapes of fish – each one with just seven lines in my sketchbook:
Next, I brushed some watercolor paint onto my Gelli Plate and stamped it onto my paper. I love the unexpected results of this technique!
I like that the Gelli Plate is available in a variety of sizes now such as this one which is 3 x 5 inches:
Have you ever used a Gelli Plate for stamping or monoprinting? I’d love if you shared your experience with me!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, gelli printing, Haiku, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #create50fish, art journal, color play, creative ideas, drawing, experiment, fish, Gelli Plate, haiku, sketchbook, stamping, technique, watercolor
Well, it isn’t exactly raining fish but we FINALLY got some rain last night! YAY!!
I took this photo of a dark cloud from my deck last evening with promise of more rain:
I thought you may enjoy seeing my “fresh catch of creative fish” that I have posted on Instagram recently:
I have been trying different art mediums – the shadows were an unexpected surprise in this one:
And I’m enjoying mixing in some humor:
Trying my hand at watercolor in my art journal:
And creating a silly paper collage:
Hope you enjoyed seeing my variety of fish that were on the menu this last week!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, art journal, creative play, drawing, fish, humor, mixed media, mixed media art, paper collage, rain, sketchbook, watercolor
An evening sunset?
Peeling bark on an old tree?
IMAGINE I say…
I enjoy doing these abstract watercolors – what do you SEE in them?
Posted in Abstract Art, color experiments, Drawing, Haiku, ink, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract art, color experiments, color play, creative play, drawing, haiku, imagination, ink, relax, watercolor
When I was a child, I’d often wondered what strange fish were swimming in the dark blue lake water below me…
A person’s imagination can go wild!! Lol! 😉
Starting from the top of the page to the bottom – what names of fish do you come up? I hope you share them with me!
Posted in Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, Lake, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art challenge, childhood memories, creative play, fish, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, lake, strange, watercolor, weird fish
Perhaps you remember the Beard Fish? If not, you can find it here, What Rhymes With Weird?!
Today I have another weird FISH: The Mustache fish:
I’m enjoying the #create50fish challenge on Instagram!
Happy Weird FISH Wednesday!
Posted in art challenge, Drawing, Fish, Humor, imaginary drawings, ink, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, drawing, fish, funny fish, humor, imaginary fish, imagination, ink, smile, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday
Last week, I had counted my chickens before they hatched… or put the cart before the horse! (I had expected the results before they had actually occurred!) Sigh…
So this week, it is back to the drawing board – time to try, “Plan B” to get someone hired to replace me at my husband’s office. I was thinking we had the “one” but this was not the case. 😦
I would like more time to create art and maybe, just maybe SEE if I could make it a successful business. But right now, apparently isn’t in the stars… Or leaves!
So I will just “leaf it” and keep creating art and hope you enjoy it, friends!
Posted in Art, Art Journal, Drawing, fall, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, creative play, drawing, go with the flow, imagination, learning, leaves, letting go, mixed media art, watercolor
I had a lot of fun asking “fisherman” at the lake yesterday what kind of trout I drew in my art journal… (before I wrote the name).
I got several answers. Two fisherman thought it was a Cutthroat, three guessed a Brown trout and one got it right!
Yep, you guessed correctly too! Of course it is a Rainbow Trout – Just look at the background colors!! Lol!
Happy Fishing! 🙂
Posted in art challenge, Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #create50fish, art challenge, art journal, Colorful, drawing, fish, fisherman, happy, humor, imagination, ink pen, rainbow, sketchbook, trout, watercolor
It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over! September brings cooler evenings, shorter days and changing colors.
In the states, we are celebrating an extra long weekend called Labor Day (always the first Monday in September) which pays tribute to contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and came a federal holiday in 1894.
I took a little extra time to paint outdoors at the lake today. I gathered some flowers, a wild rose hip and a couple of beach rocks.
I’m not really liking the black online but I wanted to try something different. I gave this little painting to a friend who kindly brought me dinner last week. It was an extra nice treat for me! 🙂
How do like to spend a little extra time to relax?! I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Drawing, fall, Lake, Nature Photography, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged drawing, extra time, flowers, gratitude, ink, Labor Day, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, thankful, the lake, watercolor