Month: May 2017

tEwesday nEwes

Quiet and serene
Is this color scheme
Like the car we are buying
Though my son keeps on trying
‘Dodge Charger great price’

The price was the same
And it does seem a shame
Could we be so daring?
At the cars we were staring,
Ford Escape just nice.

C.J.

If the garage with the Dodge had been any closer we would have been wild and got it but my car is on its last legs and we just didn’t have time to go out there last night especially having left my son at baseball. He got a lift home. With Phil going away today we made a quick decision and were sensible. I think I would have felt a right berk driving everywhere in a charger. I’ll probably regret it waah!

Would you drive a charger?

Do you think this sheep would drive a Dodge Charger?

Happy tEwesday!

Closed and Open Paintings

I was just reading yesterday about closed and open pictures. I hope I get this the right way around.

An open picture has objects touching the sides as if there is more going on beyond the page.

I have made lots of designs for Society6 out of one big painting. Those individual designs are all examples of an open painting.


I think I prefer them like this.

This is the whole painting:

Which do you like best? Did you know about open and closed paintings?

Here’s another example:

And here are the open ones:

See if you can make more pictures with one big one. Happy creating! 🎨

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Happy tEwesday!

Take time under the trees today
To learn, live, laugh and play.

🐑😊

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Straw and Paint

So.. busy times with Mother’s Day and track and field. We have sports most nights at the moment. I have to be organised lol.

Does anybody want to break out of their comfort zone with me and go big?

I just painted over an old canvas 11 x 16 using acrylic paint and a straw:

A bit grey using a palette knife so I soon swapped it out for a straw.

I got so carried away that my son was a tiny bit late for baseball practise oops!

Here is the finished version:

I felt a bit lightheaded after all that blowing. What else would make the same effect? A hairdryer perhaps.

Anyone else getting bored of brushes?

I bet a sheep would look funky in this style. Watch this space.

Happy creating!

 

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Tree poem

 

Climb a tree

Lean against one

Walk beneath one

Be the tree.

 

C.J

Have a great weekend!

 

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Going Scruffy

This was a mix of scribbly oil pastels and scribbly digital art. I seem to be really going off paintbrushes so I’ll have to try my hand at pouring paint and mix it with oil pastels or something.

I was a naughty mum the other day. Matthew has been waiting and waiting for a fidget spinner for the longest time (hold up at Canada Post) so when I got a package I didn’t unpack it. I thought it was the fidget spinner and let him open it after school. Big oops he was so disappointed. It was my lino that I finally ordered for my big plank of wood. I’m going to make stamps (If I dare use the tools after slicing my finger open last time).

Note to self: Secretly open package and glue back together when I’m sure lol. p.s. He used his own money to buy something similar from the shop. It’s a cube with things to move on it.

So next week I shall show you guys some new stamps. For now I am beavering away at the kitchen cabinets that we are repainting. Five stages of work for each one. No wonder I’m in a scribbly mood. What mood are you in?

Happy Creating!

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Child’s Play

I forgot to take pictures of some artwork the kids from down the street did.

The important thing is they left huge globs of bright paint around.

I cleaned it all up not wasting a morsel. What a quick and easy way to gain three more paintings. Three designs. Three splats that were not before. And now they be.

No paintbrushes needed just press the paper down and mop up.

There were one or two more that need some added extras for another day.

The good thing about this is you don’t need to fuss about composition or colors that match. Just play.

Happy creating!

 

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David Carruthers and Princess Leia

Hi folks,

This is one of those strange days where I spend most of my time at school watching a book talk. We even go back tonight to do book swap.😊

I’ve only seen two book talks in my life but three’s the charm with this guy. He has kid participation off to a tee and is so encouraging.

He kept talking about doing what you love despite the push backs and he was so active doing basketball tricks, card tricks and role play.

Have you heard of ‘There’s a T-Rex in My Bathtub’ that’s one of his.

(Later)

 

I squeezed some art in around the talks:

I can’t find him on Twitter and he was too busy to get to talk to him but he said he was leaving his social media links with teachers.

Anyway he is a great pioneer of following your dreams so keep dreaming and doing folks.

Happy creating!

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Sheep Color Run

Does Milly look like she’s been in a color run. Here’s some hummingbirds flying for a good cause 😜

And here’s me at a real color run:

Throw caution or paint to the wind today

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A Dalliance with Watercolors

Charlie has another round of prompts for May for texture in watercolors and it was a great excuse to get the watercolors out after a very dry spell. I didn’t do glossy for today’s prompt but I did stumble across a great example of glossy in portraits:

Here’s the list of prompts:

Do join in!

Happy creating!

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