it's mid point into this challenge and i feel the gremlins of creativity have taken over my mojo. but i'm determined to see this challenge to the end and i know i'll have everything to gain from it. the perseverance will pay off as it exercises the creative muscles.
and when the mojo is gone, i either make cityscapes or flowers. the latter won this one. and finger painting always puts me in a good mood.
the vase is a patti tolley parrish stencil #PTP-082 "swoop infinity" that i got from iStencils.
bet some of you didn't know that i now have a Patreon page!
i love what i do which is making art and sharing my art through videos. i have been making instructional videos since 2009 and i want to continue to do so as long as you are watching them. but i would love to improve the quality of these videos and also take my art to a higher level and... possibly on the road to meet my artsy friends!
it's time for some grunge. it's Elegant Writer® grunge style. i haven't played with the marker in a while, actually since i last published my online class Watercolor Fun with Elegant Writer®. that pen gives me the serious happies! i had forgotten how much fun it is to use. it's the wow factor of that magic ink -- turning into shades of green and pink.
today i used it in a very different style than in my class. it was grunge style, done very quickly. but if you're more of the "cleaner and relaxed" approach, i encourage you to check out my online class. in the workshop, i will show you also how to incorporate another color medium.
but for now, here's the 15th day of NaNoJouMo. and it was quick and dirty and fun :0)
thank you for visiting and have a happy creative day!
day 13 of the #15minsNaNoJouMo challenge. on that day, i worked in my black square dylusions journal by dyan reaveley, the inspiration for this piece is a tiny square leftover from a sheet of black cardstock i was using to clean the paint off my brushes. i saw potential in it.
since i had metallic paint on the right-hand page, i used metallic on this one. i used the special edition set of neocolor II's to add a bit of color on the black. i had previously gesso'd the page with clear gesso in case i needed to add water to the page. and i'm glad i did!
the image below is the 2.5" X 3" piece that comes from a sheet of black cardstock i used to clean the paint off my brushes from a previous project. i isolated it because i could see something in it : a little brook with trees.
oh boy, this challenge is real folks! sometimes you have to have a sense of humour. two days in a row with unhappy feels for my pages.
this time around, the quote should have been lower. but i really thought i would write bigger. and then i struggled with the thread i wanted to add in the wet paint. and that was quite funny. i encourage you to watch the video for some good laugh.
day 11. the day i spent a lot of time trying to resolve my laptop issues with the geniuses at apple. some days are tougher creatively and that was one of them. i can tell just by looking at this page. and i debated showing it but in the end, this challenge is about being honest in my creative journey. i just have to come to the conclusion that some projects will not be my favorites.
on a positive note, i quite like the composition of this page. but i wish the quote would stand out more.
i also had a hard time rendering the true color of the magenta in the heart. so the color varies from photo to photo, not wanting to waste time on editing.