Oodles of doodles

I’m very busy these days for work, preparing activities for a group of kindergarten students. It’s more work than usual because it’s a new program we’re starting this year so I have to start from scratch. And when I’m busy like that, I don’t have the time or energy to do a lot of art. So it’s doodling to the rescue! Yesterday, I did a variety of faces in my small art journal using different permanent markers. They were fun to make. Today, I went for a little floral arrangement inspired by Alisa Burke. It’s on a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock so I could work a little bigger. Next time, I might go even bigger!

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Weekend update

Another busy weekend came and went. Once again, I created simple art. It’s so easy to fit in my schedule. There’s not much to say about my creations so I’ll just let the images speak for themselves.

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Friday fun

Finally Friday! I’m slowly getting used to my new schedule at work. It’s a little more work but I love it. Of course, more work means less time for creating but I still managed to draw a mandala last night. Actually, it’s the last mandala in this round book. 20 pages, 20 mandalas. I’ll try to take a picture of all of them soon to show you the variety. This does not mean that I’m done drawing mandalas, only that they’ll be in another book and maybe bigger…

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Tonight, I had a little more time and decided to try something different. Earlier this week, I accidentally left a paintbrush out with some paint on it. Since it’s a cheap brush, it wasn’t a big deal but instead of throwing it out I decided to alter it. So I added more acrylic paint to the bristles as well as glitter glue, used alcohol inks for the metal part, light modeling paste on the handle which I then wrapped with some twine, neon ink on the rest of the handle, and cute googly eyes. I love it! Now I have to find a place for it!

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Have a nice weekend and thanks for visiting!

Poetry and a postcard

It’s been a hot couple of days and I’ve been busy with work but I managed a couple of different creations. Yesterday, I grabbed a page from a damaged book (Henry the Eighth) and started circling words to create some found poetry. I then blacked-out everything else on the page which turned into this:

“The Princess would never let the King soothe the new Queen below the windows. Mary was ecstatic and thanking Jane secretly.”

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So it’s not amazing poetry but it was fun to do. And today, I made another postcard. This one is on plain cardboard. I used some gesso, colored pencils, a China Marker pencil, a Sharpie and some liquid acrylic paint for the black spots. It was a quick exercise and fun to create.

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My pile of postcards is getting fat so I should start sending some soon. Who knows, you might get one! (Well, if I have your address that is!)

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Weekend update

Hello friends,

I’m back with another weekend update.

I kept my art simple this weekend with only drawings. I have a feeling I will be doing a lot of drawings and doodles this month. It’s so quick and easy, plus I can do it anywhere. Anyway, here are Saturday’s postcard and Sunday’s mandala:

Today, I decided to do another page in the Complete This Drawing book. I almost forgot to take the before picture and had already started connecting the lines but you get the idea. I’m also including mom’s latest drawing in the book, even though we don’t have the before picture.

Since the beginning of the month, I’ve also been creating and writing in a journal, as previously stated but I’m choosing to keep that private.

As always, thanks for visiting!

A couple of ATCs

It’s been a long and busy week at work. Getting to know all the new students and their parents is hard work but lots of fun too. I seem to have a great group of pre-k and kindergarten students so we should have tons of fun!

Today, I have a couple of ATCs to show you: one is for a trade (the cat) and the other is for my journal (the quote).

For the cat, I used a Sharpie pen and colored pencils. I also blended the colors with some solvent and a paper stub. For the quote, I painted with H2O watercolors and then wrote with my Fude Ball pen. Simple but effective!

Have a nice weekend!

Drawings

Now that I’m back at work full time, I realize that daily blogging during the week is too much for me. So I think I’ll post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from now on. With maybe an occasional weekend post.

Today is day 244 of my daily art project for 2016. Which means there’s only 1/3 of the year left! Also, I decided to keep my “free-for-all” art theme for September because I will also be participating in a free 30 day journaling challenge but I probably won’t share that on here.

Anyway, here are yesterday and today’s art: a white mandala and a shoe print zentangle.

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