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.

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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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Back to reality

Just for a little while…

My summer vacation is over and I’m going back to work at the school. I’m not complaining, just facing the fact. And it’s fine because I love my job. But it means I might be creating a lot of mandalas, zentangles and other quick art for a little while, until I get used to my schedule again. Then again, you never know when inspiration will strike.

Today being my last official day of vacation, I spent it with family members, shopping and hanging out (also celebrating my brother’s birthday.) I only got to do my art in the evening and ended up with a quick art journal page. When I say quick, I mean that I probably spent less than 30 minutes on it, including looking for a few items. This is the end result:

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This is what I used: Americana acrylic paints with a brayer and a dry brush; Hero Arts ink dauber; alphabet stamp from Stampin’ Up (used to be a roller stamp); ink from Stampin’ Up; various washi tapes; American Crafts alphabet stickers; Gold Foil Color Bloom Spray; and my trusty Fude Ball pen.

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And thanks for visiting!

 

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!

Art journal page

I was very hot today and I went in my studio later than usual because of the heat. I decided not to install the AC this year because I like to keep the windows open and listen to the neighborhood’s wild life.

Anyway, when I sat down to do some art, I had no idea what to do. I wanted something that wouldn’t take too long. So I picked up my art journal and a box of collage elements and got started. Well, I played for one hour until I got the result you see below.

Bunny art journal page

I had no plan while doing this page. Just playing with papers and paints.

Material used: Americana paints in Lipstick, Flamingo and Coastal Waters; Neocolor II in Yellow Green and Cobalt Blue; gesso; washi tapes; empty cardboard rolls as stamps; and of course, papers from magazines and newspaper with Collage Pauge.

Thanks for visiting and see you tomorrow.

Where has the time gone

All year, I’ve wanted to write new posts on my blog. I’ve never forgotten about my readers but time kept slipping away. And when it wasn’t time’s fault, it was energy’s fault. There’s always someone/thing else to blame, right?

Well, better late than never I suppose! Today, I’m here to show some art journal pages. During November, I spent 15 minutes per day playing in my art journal for Nanojoumo. There are days when the time limit (from a Facebook group) wasn’t enough but I stopped anyway. Other days, I have to admit that I impressed myself. Two of the pages were done over two days each (the house collage and the abstract people.) And there’s one day when I didn’t make a page because I worked on another project which I’ll write about soon. I promise!

Clicking on the image below should take you to a video of my pages. 

  

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