Monday, February 29, 2016

Daily Drawing February 23 to 29th

Here's the final set of drawings for the February drawing challenge at Creative Bug.

I think I might sign up again for March. I think my drawing has definitely improved from the stick-figures and scribbles I usually do.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Daily Drawing February 16 to 22

I'm still keeping up with the drawing challenge at Creative Bug.

We have company right now so it's really tricky to find the time. 

These pages are a mix of intentional, blind contour and contour drawings.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Daily Drawing Challenge for February 1-15

I'm doing the February drawing challenge at Creative Bug and having a ball with it again.

To be honest, I don't love blind contour drawing, or contour drawing of any kind really, but I'm learning and my hand is starting to obey my brain a little better.

It's humbling sharing my practice but I also want to make sure that people see that not everyone rocks at this and that's okay too.

In the end, I want my messy, graffiti painting to improve for the discipline I'm learning here.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Flowered Canvas Picture Frames

Here's a trio of canvas frames that I painted with flowers. 

I just love how they turned out. 

And 11x14 is a nice size, bug but not imposing :)

Click on the pictures to see all the detail.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Neon Canvas Picture Frames

I've been making a lot of these 11x14 canvas frames lately.

I think they strike the right balance between form and function and they make a great gift.

I'll be updating my Etsy with all the details this week but until then...

Monday, February 8, 2016

Watercolor Thank You Card

I think I've been drawing too much lately. When I needed a card, I grabbed a pen, water brush, scrap watercolor paper pieces (from making envelopes - but that's for a different post) and my paints.

It wasn't until I was done that I realized what a big change this was - no stamps, sprays, embellishments, stencils, stickers... just a pen and some paint.

Not that I don't LOVE all those things too :-)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Felt Pizza with Heart Pepperoni

I've been making a lot of felt plush things lately. It's super relaxing and amuses me. Immensely.

This one went home with a wonderful human I adore before I could photograph it properly; so here it is, on my lap, in the car. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Busy Girl Water Color

One of the things I've been really enjoying lately is pulling out one of the many craft books I've bought over the years and working through some of the projects. 

It's a lot like having a personal (book) shopper who knows my taste really, really well. And I LOVE learning new things; something that (I think) can only really be accomplished through practice and taking some risks creatively.

This is my current project from Danielle Donaldson's book:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Daily Drawing ChallengePart Three: Drawings 21-31

I did all 31 days of drawing in January!

Some were good, some not so good, some downright embarrassing but the habit was WONDERFUL and the practice really pushed my skills forward. So, hooray!

Now I'm going through my book and am art journaling over the pages I am not fond of. It's a terrific way to already have personal marks and writing to my art journal pages from the very base layer. 

I think doing this challenge in my mixed-media journal is turning out to be a stroke of genius ;-)

(Don't mind this one, I was sick in bed with the stomach flu. Not exactly conducive to steady hands, creativity or giving a damn.)