I had no time/energy to work on anything today so I thought I would share this painting I did last month for Day 3!!
Reminds me of a quote: “Be yourself. Just be yourself about your art and everything else.”
Fly your flag… BE YOURSELF.
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 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!