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Lost and found

Dear readers,

It seems that I got lost outside the blogosphere once again. It seems to happen fairly regularly. Though I always seem to find my way back, this time I almost didn’t return at all. I almost deleted my blog. But, as you can see, I didn’t. I just couldn’t let it go. So here I am.

“Creativity takes courage”

Henri Matisse

Since I last wrote, I’ve been keeping busy. Creating on a regular basis until the holidays though not necessarily daily. But since January 1st, I’ve somehow been creating a collage every single day. I hadn’t planned to start another daily project and honestly, I don’t know how long it’ll last but I’m enjoying the process so far.

I’ve also done other things like painting flowers in February and learning to crochet in March. I joined a volunteer group where we sew reusable bags from second hand fabrics. And of course, I’m doing all sorts of activities with my students: crafts, experiments, games… Busy, busy, busy!

I’ll try to come back regularly to show you what I’ve done and to share some inspiration from other artists. Thank you for stopping by!

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Arts and cats

Today, I didn’t have time to take photos during my fine motor activity but we did a few basic models of origami. The kids did really well and I hope we have time to do more before our session ends in November. I guess you’ll have to settle for my art instead! (wink wink) Anyway, yesterday being a holiday, I had time to play a little more and did just that in my art journal. Some paint, collage, more paint… and I ended up with a lollipop flower of sorts. And today, a small mandala. Drawing is really my go-to when I don’t know what to create. It’s so simple and I don’t have to think about it much.

Since I don’t have work stuff to share, I thought I’d share a couple of photos of my babies, Pearl and Diesel. Pearl is the smallest of the two, a little over 4 years old, and really cuddly. Diesel is 12 -1/2 years old and very independent most of the time. Except when I eat a muffin, then she meows until I give her a piece or four.

I love them both, they bring me so much joy.

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Weekend update

I was out of town for part of the weekend and I only brought my small Moleskines, a pen and a pencil to create so I made a Zentangle on Friday night and a mandala on Saturday. The Zentangle looks a bit like a monster to me.

Today, I didn’t have a lot of energy so I simply made a mixed media greeting card that I’m sending with ATCs for a swap.

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That’s it for today. Thanks for visiting!

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Weekend update

I had a very rough emotional weekend and I don’t feel like writing a long post today so I’ll keep it short and simple. Friday night, I drew a mandala on a pre-painted background in my art journal. It’s not my best mandala but it’s there nonetheless. Saturday was a quick continuous line drawing because it was late. And finally today, a trio of ATCs, which are available for trade if anyone’s interested.

I hope your weekend was quieter than mine!

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Mixing it up

I don’t know what titles to give my posts anymore. It’s actually becoming a problem for me. Does anyone have ideas, tips? Do they actually need titles? Should I just leave it blank? Argh! Help!

Anyway, on to the post. I’m starting by showing you what we worked on in my fine motor skills activity today: graphic practice. We traced lines and shapes as well as numbers.

Everyone did very well and was so concentrated that we barely had time to use the manipulation objects so no photo of that.

Yesterday, I had no idea what I wanted to do for my daily art. I had a pile of book pages next to my desk so I decided to cut them and glue them in my art journal (8.5″ x 11″). Some of them already had paint and I added texture with some mesh tape so a light coat of gesso was all it took to make it more uniform. And I drew the glass with a charcoal pencil, smudged parts of it for the shadows and added a bit of white paint pen for extra lights. I really love how it came out. I might actually rip the page out of the journal to frame it!

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And finally today, I went for a hand-lettered quote in my “Words of Wisdom” composition book. Thanks for looking!

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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.

Thanks for visiting!

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Weekend creations

The weekend was busy so I decided to do simple stuff for my art. A zentangle on Saturday. I hadn’t done a zentangle since my series of coasters in January so I was a bit rusty but it came out fine. 


On Sunday, i did a silly drawing in a book titled Complete This Drawing. My mother and I take turns drawing in it. On the left, you can see the design I chose which was obviously meant to be a squirrel’s tail but I turned it into a funky hairdo. We usually draw something other than what it’s supposed to be. 


And finally, today I did some more postcards. This time, I created collages on them. At the beginning of the year, I had the intention of sending letters and postcards to friends but never got around to doing it so I’m making various postcards to send out before the end of the year. 

These were fun to make so there might be more collages and/or postcards in the near future. 

Thank you for visiting and see you tomorrow!

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