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 challenge is to doodle 30 mandalas. Why, you ask? Just for fun, and to get myself focused on art and creativity again.
I am working out of a hardback sketch book, 8″ x 11″ using a black pen and crayons, color pencils or gel pens. This is something I can do before I go to sleep. Resting my legs under my weighted blanket after a long day. With my work schedule, taking care of my pets and resting my body, I won’t be able to finish these in 30 days. The outcome will be having 30 doodle mandalas.
I started drawing this evening. Here is my rheumatoid arthritis hand. Swollen, puffy and joints are in pain from all the drawing.
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…
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.