Art journaling

I’ve been itching to play with paints in my art journals lately. I always have at least 2 art journals going at once. Yesterday, I played in the small one (4.5″ x 6.5″) with watercolor pencils for a still-life while today, I played in the bigger one (8.5″ x 11″) with acrylics and ink for an abstract. Here are the results: At work, for my fine motor group, we practiced our writing skills and pencil grasps by completing some drawings: adding feathers to an owl, scales to a fish, stripes to a zebra, etc. I kept telling the kids that … Continue reading Art journaling

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 … Continue reading Arts and cats

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. That’s it for today. Thanks for visiting! Continue reading Weekend update

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! Continue reading Weekend update

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 … Continue reading Mixing it up

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.” 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 … Continue reading Poetry and a postcard