One of my art supplies I splurge on is Tim Holz Distress Stains. They are so quick to use for a great background in my art journals. I just blot and scribble with them. I got the blue to splatter here. I've been thinking about expectations in my creative process lately and with this … Continue reading Expectations in my creative process
Today is the last day of the create every day challenge. Time has flown by and I have a lot of artful experiments that helped me to grow as an artist. I have not considered myself too good at drawing, but I forced myself past my own mental blocks to explore. The mental blocks I … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow
I've decided to use my sketchbook instead of just keeping for those "special" times I want to draw. In the last few days of the challenge I have decided to make my sketchbook friendly. It's so easy to save our supplies for that "special" project or the sketchbook for the time we're better at drawing. … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly
What if it's one of those days that the canvas just isn't working out? I just deleted my first post because it was crap - so now what? I feel like crap and the example I was working on is shit. Do you relate? I'm going to listen to what my gut & spirit is … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What to do if nothing is working
This is the watercolor painting I started playing with on Saturday. This cut out piece is what I have now. I wanted to make the rocks more textured and laid several more layers of paint on them. They were looking pretty good but I wasn't satisfied so I thought I'd add some black lines. This … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?
Doodle love - I've never really had this before. I'm really loving what I'm drawing and I'm seeing that I'm good. Great drawings has never been how I would describe my art because I don't draw perspective or faces so I automatically decided I can't draw. What I've discovered is that I just draw stuff … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 11 and Doodle Love
My body is out of steam and out of energy. I don't really know why. It seems I have one really energy filled day and then a couple where I fight to do anything productive. On a day like today gentle yoga and meditation to prioritize what I need to do. Today I will do … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – UUGGG no steam today.
This doodle took 4 days to complete. Little bits of time. What did I learn about me & my art practice last week creating every day is Holy F*#!ck do I love doodling! Doodle love is now my mantra. I have one Zen Doodle book and have been doodling in every notebook since I was … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Doodle Love
I got a great idea for the creative focus today while I was doing dishes. I started thinking about who I was and a couple things came to mind. Then I put that in one sentence. A few images popped into my head of pictures of me. Bam, a challenge was born - "It's all … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Day 6 It’s all about you babe!!
The 3rd layer of a wall mural of marble I'm learning that when I do art every day, my life is much more satisfying. My day job this week is to paint a mural for a Reiki healer here in Madison Rene Christesen in her studio, facebook.com/ChannelsReiki. One of the most satisfy parts of being … Continue reading 30 day Create Every Day Challenge Day 5