Experiments

I love my neighborhood, I really do, but this week, I wish it wasn’t so “photogenic.” Let me explain: there’s a movie being filmed just around the corner, a remake of Death Wish, featuring Bruce Willis. No I haven’t see Mr. Willis because when they’re filming I’m either working or in bed. There lies the problem: they are filming gun shot sequences… gun shot… late in the evening when I’m going to bed, or, like today, really early in the morning when I still have 30 minutes to sleep… Bad sleep = lack of inspiration to create. So yesterday, I … Continue reading Experiments

Doodling and Lego patterns

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 … Continue reading Doodling and Lego patterns

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

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 … Continue reading Weekend update

Weekend update

Another busy weekend has come and gone. Once again, I kept my daily art simple with a mandala and a zentangle. I rarely draw specific shapes when doing my zentangles but this time, for some reason, I started drawing a cup. And I really like how it turned out. For today, I went for another set of postcards. But this time, I played with watercolors. I painted rather quickly, without thinking too much and I like most of what I did. My favorite is the green “snowflakes” which were supposed to be mandalas. My brush was too big for any … Continue reading Weekend update

Alcohol ink postcards

Since starting this daily art project, I’ve been using techniques and products I hadn’t touched in a long time. And today was no different. I brought the alcohol inks out and some glossy paper which I cut to postcard size, 4″ x 6″. I’m not sure if I’ll leave them as is or if I’ll add to them. I could draw with a Sharpie, or stamp with StazOn ink, or even collage on top. What do you think? Once again, thanks for visiting and have a nice weekend! Continue reading Alcohol ink postcards

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 … Continue reading Weekend creations