I have a lot of half-finished paintings and drawings and other things in my art room. I don’t mean to abandon them. If I don’t finish them quickly I’ll either get distracted or lose interest or something else will happen (like getting sick). Then I won’t get back in there for a day or two and by the time I manage to visit my art room again I’m ready to work on something else.
Happens all the time.
So thinking about Art Every Day Month, I wanted to look around for some new techniques to try. New things that were not too involved. Quick art projects that could be finished in a day or so. With materials I already had.
Collage with printed background:
Another journal page:
Collage and lettering. Still working in my journal. Still love it! Have a great day! (wish I was wordier today)
to hang on to some stuff, even when you don’t know why.
The other day, I was hanging out in my art room and came across something that I’m sure is at least 6 years old. I knew I wasn’t crazy about it when I made it but for some reason, I had kept it. I had made this collage around the time I was ‘laid off’ from my job and I remember trying to choose papers and wording that meant something to me. Anyway, I made this collage and………. didn’t like it.
So I thought at the time “I wonder what would happen if…”. I dug out some acrylic paint and painted hearts, and then painted the negative space around the hearts… THEN I outlined the hearts in white paint and added the green dots with my fingers.
Then left it alone until last week when I found a piece of white matting and a frame…
Turns out that I like it… not exactly museum worthy but hey…
Have a great day!
I don’t have any new gelato pages to share today. I’ll have to work on some this weekend. Maybe add more lettering and even collage. I’m just obsessed with my journal. Like I said, it goes all over the house with me. Kitchen table. Couch. Art table. I think its proving to be a decent project for me since I’m home a lot. The only thing is my journal pages don’t look like other people’s journal pages… like you see in magazines or online. Or in how to videos. The videos are so cool but I digress.
I’m very much a routine person, a ‘rut’ person. I’ll create the same type of thing over and over until I’m sick of it and then lay it down for a while and move on to something else. With this art journaling thing I have going, I haven’t gotten sick of it yet. But it is forcing me to think beyond my habits and maybe push a little bt. A little.
Used stencils with this page. Need to work on more colorful backgrounds. Its one of my favorite quotes!
I’ve still been working in my art journal. Between phone calls. And laundry. And other miscellaneous stuff. I’m doing more than just gelatos but I’ve just been sharing the gelato pages the last couple of days.
This one is my fav of the day. I’ve used markers along with gelatos. I’m still not finished.
Other random backgrounds:
I’m really enjoying learning how to use gelatos! I’m trying them out in my art journal and wondering what kind of paper I’m supposed to be using. What paper is best to use with gelatos?
I’m going to keep watching YouTube videos and experimenting … but in the meantime here are some more examples from my ever-present art journal! (I’m carrying that thing around and collaging and drawing and painting my heart out!).
This is my favorite so far!
My next favorite:
One of my first attempts at flowers!
I like this, not going to try to improve this … afraid of screwing it up.
A background using gelatos and a stamp that I carved myself. Don’t know what to do with this one!
New for me: gelatos and/or gel sticks. I found a pack of four gelatos at Hobby Lobby for about 9 dollars and then I ordered a pack of gel sticks on Amazon for 11. I love Amazon. You can find anything. Nearly anything. On Amazon.
Here are a couple of my first attempts:
Of course, the examples include lettering.
And one other. This quote comes from Maya Angelou. This ‘not driving’ thing is getting on my nerves, so I have to remember this. I might re-do this one, I love this quote and it needs to be on a cleaner background with darker lettering: