Expectations in my creative process

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 thisContinue reading “Expectations in my creative process”

The Process of a Watercolor Abstract

I love agates because they are little works of art. I see landscapes and abstracts in them. Here’s one that really struck me as beautiful so I sketched it out on watercolor paper. I am curious how it’s going to turn out! I haven’t come to a conclusion to the color scheme yet. I’m stillContinue reading “The Process of a Watercolor Abstract”

Celebrating Favorite Things in My Art Journal

I use my art to celebrate all the things I love. I save pictures and quotes from my favorite magazines so I’m always ready to collage. I pulled out the picture of Brian Froud’s fairie art and wanted to do a page around that. This page turned into celebrating favorite things. I am reading ArtContinue reading “Celebrating Favorite Things in My Art Journal”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow

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 IContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Artful Experiements that helped me grow”

30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Making My Sketchbook Friendly

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”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?

If I’m in my studio – there’s usually some loud rock playing and the window open so I can share my groove with whoever walks by. It energizes me and I can dance while I paint (how could my day be any better than that?) I’m lucky to live in Madison Wisconsin where we haveContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – What Music Moves You?”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails

WE CREATE OUR TOMORROWS BY WHAT WE DREAM TODAY. I keep this quote in mind when I have epic fail days. Yesterday was one of those! I felt crappy, I tried several attempts at being creative which turned out crappy, and I couldn’t even fall asleep when I tried to take a nap. The highlightContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – The Day of Epic Fails”

30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?

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. ThisContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day Challenge – Is It Really a Mistake?”

30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time

This week has been busier for me than usual and I didn’t have as much time to create every day so I grabbed the watercolors I did last Saturday and just doodled on them. I get my creative fix in the evening when I need to do something but relax and it’s easy to pickContinue reading “30 Day Create Everyday Challenge – Fast Art for Those Who Don’t Have Time”

30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas

Look out into the world, connect, and create new ideas. Yesterday I spent time with a friend that is an artist and taught art for years. I worked for her at the University Hospital in the Art and Healthcare Department she coordinated. It was great to talk art and techniques with Sarah. Filling our wellContinue reading “30 Day Create Every Day – Talking Art and Creating New Ideas”