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 am really enjoying using my art journal. I used my 40% off coupon and that made it all the better.
It really catches all my attempts at art journaling. I have watercolor pages, collage pages, pencil pages and lettering pages. Some turned out ok …. some not so much.
Try as I might, its not going to look like the magazines! There are some wonderful artists out there! I’ve even found great artists on Facebook.
Here are a few examples from my art journal: I’ll post a few pictures here and then use a few more later on.
Sometimes I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. Like I just can’t get anywhere…. even if I’m not sure where that ‘anywhere’ is. I know I want to go somewhere in life but seem to stand in one spot.
I’ve been wanting to update my blog regularly and while I’ve done it more recently, I want to do it consistently.
Life doesn’t work that way. I have MS. MS limits my walking (I walk with a cane.) , it also limits my energy supply. I’m fatigued a lot. My spirit is still there and intact but my body tends to want to do its own thing.
So…. I had a ‘faint’ and then a seizure a couple of weeks ago. Now I can’t drive for 6 months (state law). Sigh. This leads me to say ‘if its not one thing. its another. its always something.’ … however, I wouldn’t want to pass out at the wheel and hurt someone so no driving for me!
Here’s a few pictures of things I’ve worked on.
This is a wedding gift for a young couple:
More water soluable graphite:
A very sad looking woman, she’s part of a drawing thats supposed to be of three ladies:
I love all kinds of art. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, watercolor, collage, art journaling.
You name it. Except for sculpture but I’ve never tried it.
I’ve found that I really really like water soluable graphite. There is something about trying to do shadows that intrigues me.
What I did over the weekend:
I’m thinking of creating my own page on Facebook but I haven’t worked up the nerve. I’m also thinking of doing some Art Abandonment (theres a group for this on Facebook) once I get a grown up phone and can take pictures of what/where I abandon.
So many thoughts, so little time!
Here are few faces that I worked on using water soluable graphite.
Its day 26! This is one of my favorite pages out of my art journal. Happy Tuesday!!
I’m trying to keep positive today but I really feel like this….
However, since flowers make me happy .. here are a few closeups of a painting/collage of… flowers!
(I’m working on a new Christmas painting…I’ll share soon.)