Sunday, June 10, 2012

day 10 of 30 days of creativity

Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle
-Freya Stark

art journal page: masking tape, acrylic paint, pens & scrapbook paper. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

day 9 of 30 days of creativity

Spotted this on the way to the Y with my kid this morning.  I had one of those moments where I wondered if this had always been there since we go to the Y every Saturday morning.   Fun & quirky.  When we left,  I had to take a picture.  I just played around on PicMonkey to get this funky background. 

day 8 of 30 days of creativity...a day late

art journal page
Day 8 a day late.  Art journal page with acrylic paint, pen & washi tape.

Friday, June 8, 2012

day 7 of 30 days of creativity

day 7

So, I'm posting a day late but I really did make this yesterday.  I just didn't want to share it on the chance that someone from my book club might see it since it is part of the circle journal I just started.  I handed it over with my journal last night so I can't go back to take a better picture, unfortunately.  

I started with a piece of scrapbook paper from my stash.  The stuff that's really pretty but I didn't think I'd ever actually use & would have to part with the next time I purged kind of paper. Yay! I put down some white acrylic paint & built from there using blue acrylic paint, some glimmer mist over stencilss, some ink & stamps, some pens (Pitt brush pen, White posterpaint Sharpie &, hm, maybe a Pigma Micron or some such permanent pen), rub-ons (which I also thought I'd never end up using), more acrylic paint, some bling, some Stickles &  more Glimmer Mist.  Using printer paper, I finished it with the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, "what could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

day 5 of 30 days of creativity

drew picture

traced picture onto tracing paper

cut off a portion of the Mastercarve Artist Carving Block

scribbled over the back of the tracing paper with the drawing on the side facing the block

carved the stamp

the original house sketch, the imprint & the stamp
I had planned to leave the window dark but I like being able to draw in window details, curtains & such.  A bit more fun that way.

Work in progress Tuesday

Haven't had as much time with her this week.  I painted her hair brown and added a bit of glitter to her eyes.  You can click on the picture to see it larger & will see the impact of the glitter on her eyes.

Monday, June 4, 2012

day 4 of 30 days of creativity

day 3

I seem to be in the habit of wearing out the right knees of my jeans more than anywhere else.  I had planned on patching a pair of jeans and calling that my creativity for the day but my jeans were a little too well worn all over.  I ended up repurposing a leg of a pair of jeans into this tote and then lined it with some pretty fabric I had in the house.  This the first tote I've sewed.  Next time I make a tote, I'm planning on cutting the fabric into a rectangular shape (rather than leaving the portion of jeans in a bit of an odd angle as in this case since they were boot cut and that made it harder to work with).  I'll need to add some sort of fastener to the tote but for today I call as done as it's going to get.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

day 3 of 30 days of creativity

day 3
Super quick artist trading card made with two kinds of tape, a fortune & a heart made from a bit of glossy card stock with alcohol ink.  I pretty much grabbed random things from my desk and put them together.  Taking a picture end editing it took more time than figuring out where to put everything and doing it.

I'm finding the 30 days of creativity to be an interesting project in that so far my projects for it have mostly been things I've started and finished on the same day.  The only project that had been partially created prior was the  alcohol ink on glossy paper that became the heart on today's ATC.  After a day of making other things today, it occurred to me that I'm accustomed to making things in spurts, like the works in progress I've been posting about over the past few weeks.  Today I started several backgrounds for art journal pages and a canvas (hopefully for the long haired girl I posted a while back), added on to the canvas in progress, and started working on my circle journal for book club.  I'm going to see what it's like to continue to with both daily completion and ongoing work on continuing projects.  I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes and how it impacts my creative process.

Here's the link to @createstuff on Twitter (the organizer of 30 days of creativity):!/createstuff  It's not too late to join!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

day 2 of 30 days of creativity

day 2

Mixing my media on watercolor paper. I used watercolor crayons, water, acrylic paint, random pens and colored pencils.

Check out the daily pinterest boards for 30 days

Friday, June 1, 2012

30 days of creativity

I'm joining 30 Days of Creativity & committing to making something every day for 30 days. 

Day 1 of 30 Days of Creativity

Here's the link to 30 days of creativity