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:
I felt really ‘stuck’ yesterday! I did stuff around the house but really wanted to do art. But me , being me, had no idea what I wanted to do once I got in there! Today will be better.
On the plus side, I got an iPhone yesterday! Look out Instagram!
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’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: