Yesterday, I decided to challenge myself with creating faces from pieces of collage paper in my sketchbook. I used scrap pieces of my gelli-printed paper, text from old books such as a dictionary, scrapbook paper, sheet music and a postage stamp! 🙂
Here is my beginning:
And my finished piece:
I was having so much fun I had to add a couple more faces! Do you have a favorite?
Perhaps I will inspire you to give it a try! Happy Monday!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized
Tagged #the100dayproject, creative, creative ideas, daily practice, drawing, drawing faces, Expressions, fun, gelli-printed paper, imagination, mixed media art, paper scraps, sketchbook, whimsical
I wonder if a bird drank KAWF-ee …
Would it order it to go from the “fly-by” window at
Starbucks Starlings Java?
Would it order one shot of expresso or two?
I suppose that would depend on the species of bird…
“I’ll take a Tall, Skinny, Half-Decaf, No-Whip Mocha, please!”
How do you like your coffee?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! 🙂
P.S. I enjoyed reading your responses for my dancing bird last Wednesday! I got my boot off my foot and I can start wearing a shoe again! Hoorah!! A good reason to dance! 🙂
Posted in Humor, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Word Play
Tagged coffee, creative, dance, dictionary words, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, mixed media collage, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
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
A friend’s mom was having a birthday and asked for postcards with cats to wish her a happy day. It was easier for me to use postcards that were cut and ready for art.
I decided to combine collage using gelli-printed paper and Neocolors water-soluble crayons (since they happened to be next to me.) Here are the ones I did for her mom:
They were so much fun to make that I decided to create several for my mother-in-law too! She loves flowers! 🌷
I know I enjoy receiving cards in the mail so I think she will too. I will make several in advance so I can mail one a week.
Who do you know that would love to receive a postcard in the mail with your art?
Posted in Cats, Flowers, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged birds, Birthdays, cats, creative ideas, daily art, encouragement, flowers, fun, gelli-printed paper, happy, inspiration, mixed media, paper collage, postcard art, whimsical
We still have lots of snow on the ground but I couldn’t help but dream about Spring in my art journal lately…
I created this doodle from my imagination and memory of Nature with Micron pens:
Yesterday, I added watercolor. I found this so relaxing!
It reminded me of this doodle I did last August, that you can find here.
So I started a new piece on the right. I plan to doodle on top of the watercolor for this one!
How do you “branch” out to try something new in art? I’d love to hear from you!
Posted in Art Journal, Doodles, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art journal, branches, color play, doodles, drawing, experiment, flowers, fun, imagination, inspiration, leaves, memory, nature, Spring, watercolor, whimsical
Perhaps you have heard of the Pinion Bird?
As in Ohhh, there goes another Pinion Bird…
There seems to be at least one in every Oh-Pinion-ated Family!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
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Tagged creative, dictionary words, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, mixed media art, paper collage, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
Some days are like this…
Limited color collage – Day 2
Hope this gives you a smile today!
Posted in Humor, paper scraps, Uncategorized
Tagged black and white, creative, dictionary words, fun, humor, limited color, mixed media art, paper collage, whimsical
I’ve been taking an online watercolor class from Danielle Donaldson. It is fun to learn to paint in someone else’s style. I hope to apply bits and pieces to my own style.
I don’t paint a lot of “cute” but these critters were fun to do – a bear:
And a hound dog:
They might make fun cards when I need to cheer someone up – like YOU!
Posted in Animals, Drawing, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged art classes, bear, creative, cute critters, Danielle Donaldson, dogs, drawing, fun, gelliprints, imaginary animals, imagination, mixed media art, watercolor, whimsical
I was learning a new art technique yesterday and this wild beast showed up!!
It reminded me of one of my favorite childhood books, “Where The Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak.
This technique is called a Notan which is about blocking out shapes in black and white in order to master shape recognition. It can help an artist learn composition in design.
I watched a YouTube video on how to make a Notan if you are interested in learning more about it.
Posted in Abstract Art, Art Journal, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, black and white, childhood memories, composition, creative, fun, Imaginary creatures, learning, notan, playful, whimsical
It has been awhile since I’ve done a collage in my sketchbook so I decided to create these flowers in the garden of my imagination using an old fall bulb catalog:
Wishing you a sunny day enjoying the gardens you plant in your imagination!
Posted in Flowers, paper collage, Sunny Sundays, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, cheerful, Colorful, creative, flowers, fun, imagination, inspiration, paper collage, quotes, sketchbook, Sunny Sunday, whimsical