This site is about my life in the art studio. It includes drawings, paintings, knitting and cross stitch and fun art techniques. I will also include recipes and yoga and book reviews. This is a lifestyle blog with intentional and simple living ideas.
This morning started out sleeping in, and making the rest of the day leisurely.
Spending the morning in the art studio was a nice welcoming after a major night of excitement, laughter and decision making.
I began this challenge of drawing or painting flowers for the next month. The first painting I began, still needed to be completed. That is what my focus was today.
I began outlining with acrylic markers. If you have not tried acrylic markers, you definitely need to. I have hands that are not steady sometimes, these markers make the little details easier than getting frustrated with a brush.
My next flower painting will take me awhile. Stay tuned…
What a Day! It started out stress with more stress and now ending in more delight and bright.
It was freshing to sit at my table to make art and use paper materials.
Assorted decorative paper
First choose the colors of the background. Layer the tissue paper on top of each other to blend colors. To layer use glue and water together and brush on paper with sponge brush then brush the tissue paper to smooth it.
Glue/water mixture. .add enough glue and water to make the glue thin, that way it is easy to spread.
Next cut out flower petal shapes in decorative paper.
Glue the petal shapes on the paper and take the glue/water mixture and go over the surface.
Let it dry. Then add details on the paper with acrylic markers.
Today I was thinking about what I like the most during summer. Certainly not the heat or sun, since I’m fair skinned redhead, and I have an autoimmune that gets worse in the heat.
I don’t live near the beach, but I do live near the lake. But that was never anything that interested me. It’s beautiful love the sound of the waves, but not my love of summer.
It occurred to me that I will doodle flowers when I’m bored. That’s it, it is flowers! I grew up in the country and my mom always planted flowers. My clothing in summer has flowers on it, even a vase of ceramics has flowers painted on it. I love flowers the most and it’s what I like about summer.
I draw doodles of flowers but also paint flowers. As I’m writing this, my legs are up, they are very swollen today, I looked up at my sunflower painting.
For the next month I’m going to paint, draw or doodle flowers. It will be watercolor, acrylic, color pencil, oil pastel, or gel pens. I most likely won’t be able to make flower art each day (after all I have a stressful job). But who knows I might be able to.
Well, you will have to stay tuned to this blog to find out.
Today is such a beautiful day. It’s very cool this morning while I walked my dog.
After we got back home, I had banana bread (recipe is in the previous post) kiwi and grapes and sweet tea for breakfast.
Then I went to my studio to work on a new painting. The canvas has been prepared and the design had been sketched for several weeks. I was trying to finish a few things around the house before I began a new painting. so today it is.
It is no where complete. I am taking a break from it to clean and tidy the house before I need to sign on to talk with a client. Then I’ll be heading to the office.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll be back in the studio to add the details.