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.
Below the paint colors are Silver, Coral, Phthalo Green
3rd Group of Coasters
below the paint colors are Neon Purple, Titanium White, Pastel Yellow
Have Fun with Left-Over paint
I collected the dripping paint onto a tray. After I was finished with the coaster, I took paper and pressed it into the left over paint and made a print. I also brushed paint into my sketch book. This is a fun background for a sketch book multi-media artwork.
I hope you enjoyed this. I have a youtube video about it as well. Check it out.
It’s been a quick summer. I feel like I have returned back to all work and no play mentality. I have been working from home at a new job which I love. I don’t have the pressures of meetings and needing to be in the office for 40 hours. However I have not done a good idea with my art goals lately.
To recharge me and allow my mind to heal. I decided to try pour painting. It was fun, made me laugh and giggle. I felt like I was at the art experiment table in kindergarten again. It allowed me to be free.
I might make more. This may be my fun art that I do when I need to let my mind go and have some freedom.
I have been working on my art journal technique book and have a blog specifically for it. It is
Art Journaling helps to reduce stress. It is a tool to help with self-growth. It allows for your brain to relax and release the mental thoughts that are causing anxiety. An art journal exercise is a relaxing activity that involves color, pattern, texture and self-expression. Using an art journal can increase your artistic expression and freedom.
Art journaling can help to focus and manifest goals. The entire art journal can include inspirations, quotes, pictures, travel, a dream home, or a dream job etc.
Topics and Themes for Art Journals
4 elements-earth, fire, wind, water
Zig-zag line drawing
Relationships: family, friends
Health and Fitness
Goals and dreams
Part One of the Creative Journal
The Journal I am introducing for the first section of creating a journal is a technique journal. You will learn different techniques to use in a journal that will give you expressive and interesting effects that can add creativity and detail to your journal page.
This morning has been very humid, so I spent the morning in my studio. I wanted to try a black and white painting. It’s been such a long time since I have drawn and painted using black and white.
First I drew a sketch a few weeks ago. Then I used a 11″x14″ canvas board. Normally I don’t paint on these boards often.
I am waiting for it to dry and will go back to it soon to add more depth and detail.
I also worked on the flower scribble acrylic painting.
I will work on it more soon. Also needing it to dry.
I have been thinking about putting together a book about creating in a visual art journal. It’s something I’m going to try to work on once a week. Eventually I will be posting more about it and hopefully can get it sold.
I decided to not do YouTube videos as I want time to work on my book. I wasn’t enjoying video creating but I will post videos from time-to-time on Instagram.