23 Oct 2016
Tags: continuous line, doodle, drawing, mandala, zentangle
Lately, it is becoming difficult to create every single day. Not because of time but because of inspiration. See, officially, today is day 297 of my daily art project. But really, I’ve been creating daily art since November 1st of last year. That’s a lot of arts and crafts. And coming up with what to do next gets harder and harder. But I’m no quitter so you might see a lot more zentangles, mandalas and line drawings than anything else because that’s all I can come up with these days.
And on that note, here are my creations from Friday, Saturday and today.
16 Oct 2016
in art, project
Tags: drawing, hand lettering, mandala, scratch art, watercolor, zentangle
Another busy weekend has come and gone. And here are my creations from those days: a zentangled pumpkin, a scratch-art mandala and some watercolor hand lettering.
Mom and I went shopping on Saturday and found the small scratch-art notes and we just had to have them. I’ll probably bring a few at school for my students to play around but mostly, they’re for me to play with!
Have a nice week!
11 Oct 2016
in art, art journal, photography, project
Tags: cats, collage, doodle, drawing, mandala, mixed media, photography
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.
09 Oct 2016
Tags: card, collage, doodle, drawing, mandala, mixed media, zentangle
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.
That’s it for today. Thanks for visiting!
06 Oct 2016
in art, education, project
Tags: doodle, drawing, fine motor skills, hand lettering, mandala, postcards
Let’s start today’s post with the fine motor skills portion. We had fun playing with Legos and following patterns I had printed off of the internet. I found the alphabet here, the color towers here, and the other models here. Oddly enough, they had a harder time with the color towers than the letters or other models. And I don’t know if it was because they were more excited but this was the first time that my fine motor activity was really noisy. I might have to figure out a different way to do it with the next class.
And I finally took a photo of my manipulation objects.
Now, on to the art portion with some doodled mandalas and a hand-lettered postcard. Nothing fancy but still fun.
Have a nice weekend! And if you’re Canadian, happy Thanksgiving weekend!
02 Oct 2016
in art, art journal, project
Tags: artist trading card, atc, available for trade, collage, continuous line, doodle, drawing, mandala, mixed media, painted background
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!
23 Sep 2016
in art, art journal
Tags: altered art, drawing, mandala, ornament, painted background, recycling, repurpose, reusing, wreath
A very short post tonight because it’s late and I’m tired.
Yesterday, I drew a mandala on a previously painted page in one of my art journals. This journal is almost full so I’m just trying to fill it up before the end of the year. There’s probably less than 10 pages to go.
And today, well tonight actually, I went back to an old craft of mine: a mini wreath ornament made from a wooden curtain ring. I picked seasonal colors seeing how it is officially fall now, which is my favorite season.
That’s it for today. I’ll be back on Sunday for the new schedule. Have a good weekend!