Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stolen Time - Having Fun

I am suddenly unemployed. Sigh. 
Bonus - more time to play with my new watercolors!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Class Time!

I have my markers and I'm ready to go!
Here is a shot of my 
New, Super-Cool, Stays Open, Big Bag-O-Art! 
It fits my markers and paints and all the stuff I could think of to take along. 

My destination was The Great American Stamp Store in Westport, CT. A great little store with a big stock of cool crafty supplies. My kind of place!

The class was Doodled Journal Box and Cards taught by the very talenteEileen Hull. Eileen is living the dream (MY dream!) of traveling in her vintage camper and teaching art classes all around the country. How cool is that! I would love, love, love to teach art classes! And the camper? Too cute! Thanks so much Eileen for the wonderful art experience. I love the project we made and I will post photos of it tomorrow. Below are a few of Eileen's card examples.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Doodle Evolution

While I was drawing with my daughter last week, at one point she got frustrated with the imperfectness of her drawing. (As all of us are prone to do!) 
"Grr... it's crooked!" she growled. I assured her that it was ok and that I actually like it when drawings are not perfect. Which she, of course, did not believe for a minute. To demonstrate my acceptance of imperfect art, I grabbed a scratch paper and drew a totally unbalanced flower. 
"See!" I said, "Isn't it cute!"
Throughout our art session, I kept grabbing that wonky flower and adding doodles to and around the flower. By the end of the evening, I really liked it. 
The flower stayed on my desk and got shuffled around for the next few days. 

I bought a set of turquoise markers on sale. YAY!! When I brought home the new pens, I needed a guinea pig paper to test them out on. I decided to make another wonky flower  and color it in with my new pens.

Then I sort of went overboard with wonky flower mania! I drew a little garden of them with a pale purple background.

And still more, this time with a black background.

A perfect new obsession for spring.