Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Flip

Happy Friday!  Here's a quick flip through my art journal.

It's really just a border that I cut off of one of my journal pages.  It was lying on my table to I just started doodling on it.  Playing with some alcohol markers, watercolors, a fun little roller stamp and some india ink that I put into a water brush. There was not much time for play this week so I grabbed a few minutes before we were off to the next thing.  I hope to have some time this weekend to really get messy.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll talk to you again soon.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Hello, I hope you are having a happy start to your week.  Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas that I have been working on last few days.  I'm not sure it is finished but I'm at a stopping point right now.  I played around with a Tim Holtz stencil "Burlap" and some modeling paste.

That gave it lots of interesting texture. Then I kept dabbing and splattering paint on it.  The heart is a piece of scrap card stock that I layered with multiple colors.  I wanted it to have a glow to it.

I stamped randomly on it with a variety of acrylic and roller stamps and then added my verse with some doodles and scribbles.   I am going to link up to a couple of challenge blogs today so I hope you'll take a few minutes to visit them as well.

Mixed media monthly challenge #3 and Word Art Wednesday #146

Thanks for stopping by and I'll talk to you again soon.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Flip

First week of school is now behind us.  Whew! it was busy, but so fun to see the excitement of the new kindergarteners and the apprehension of returning students, finding out who their teacher will be and which of their friends are in their class.  Visits to the library for their first book of the new school year.  Giving my "how we take care of our books" speech to almost 900 students. I'm glad it's Friday.  I just had time for a little doodling and playing with colored pencils this week.  I have several shape templates left over from my scrapbooking days so I decided to use them as a jumping off point for my drawings. I traced the big open shaped into my art journal and then drew in side their borders.  It was almost like making my own coloring book.

Once I finished the drawing I used my colored pencils and played with shading and blending.

It was fun and kind of relaxing to sit and color for no other reason than I wanted to.

I hope you get to do something that you want to do this weekend.  I hope it's great!  I'll talk to you again soon.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

More cute little sheep.  This is a smaller 6x6 canvas with several collaged elements.  I used acrylic inks for the background and a variety of text and stitch stamps to add some texture.  I add some stenciling using regular acrylic craft paint and water and sprayed them through the stencils, then doodled over them. I'm still playing around with a look that I like.

I hand lettered this canvas.  I'm a little happier with the way it turned out.  I've been practicing:o)

I hope your week is especially joyful.  Thanks for stopping in.  I'll talk to you again soon.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Flip

Here we are at another Friday.  The weeks seem to be flying by.  The students start back full time on Monday.  I've been busy getting ready for them and haven't had much time in my creative space.  Here is a quick flip into one of my art journals. A work in progress.

It started out as a basic journal entry on top of a randomly painted page.   I wasn't satisfied with it so I decided to paint over most of it and started a sketch of a face.  I hope to get back to finish it one of these days.  Sometimes I get a little stuck with what to do next or I think "is this how I want something to look"?  It has helped to give myself permission to paint over a piece I'm not sure about and start over.  There are times I do, more than once and that's ok.  I'm not going for perfect and the process is what is most important.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope it's a great one!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Another encouraging mixed media canvas.  I have had so much fun playing and making these little pieces of art.  The best part is they have been going to good homes, folks that seem to enjoy them and feel encouraged by their messages.  The little sheep were inspired by the lovely art work of Junelle over at her Yes and amen blog.  I love the whispy little marks on her art.

I truly enjoy working with bright colors and splashing paint all over things.

I'm linking up over at Word Art Wednesday, be sure to head over there and have a look around.  Be encouraged! Thanks for stopping by.  I'll talk to you again soon.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Flip

Ahhh, the last Friday of summer break.  The teachers start back next week and the kiddos will be here the week after.  I am looking forward to seeing them but, this summer has been a restful and creative respite.  I've been able to work in my art journals almost daily and that has been delightful!!! Here is a flip through my journal to a couple of quick sketches. I will doodle or sketch while my family watches tv.  I have a hard time just sitting there, so this way I am in the same room but I'm still "doing" something.

Some times  it's a phrase from a song that keeps running through my head and I will sketch an image that helps me visualize my personal meaning.

Sometimes it is part of a verse from the bible.  It is fun to capture those random thoughts in a quick sketch.  I may go back and add color or just leave them.  Right now I'm not sure.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

I worked up the courage to use a bigger canvas this time and paint a bigger girl face.  I created this canvas for the granddaughter of some friends of ours.  She is getting ready to go back home after spending the summer with her grandparents.  I wanted to remind her of all the things she learned this summer and how much her Savior and family loves her.

I hope your week is filled with joy and happiness.  I'll talk to you again soon.

P.S. I'm linking up to the Word art Wednesday challenge. Head over and take a look at all the art.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Flip

It's the first Friday in August. My summer break is over and in just a couple of short days I will be back in the library preparing for another school year.  This summer has been filled with fun "arting" activities and I've been able to do a little something everyday.  I hope I can keep it up once the busyness of the school year starts.  Here is a quick flip through my art journal.

Some doodles with colored pencils and black pen.

A page from an online workshop that I did for most of the summer.

More practice, next focus... lettering I've got to work on those crazy lines.  Does your writing tend of creep up at a slant?  Mine does, gotta work on that:o)
Thanks for being here.  I'll talk to you again soon.