Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Anything Painted

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

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Part of a Ray Cattell Painting in my house
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Watercolour done by me
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COVID Painting in the Neighbourhood
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Granddaughter’s Painting
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Painted Road Sign
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Peeling Paint
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Cee’s Friday Funny Finds – June 26, 2020

…thanks to Cee for hosting Friday Funny Finds

My 4 1/2 year old granddaughter is writing a book about pirates. When I asked her who the main characters were she told me Captain Raw Salmon and Captain Wasabi. Have you guessed that she loves sushi.

I told her I would try to come up with some sketches of these two characters. Here is my first attempt.
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When I inquired further about the story line I was told it included Purple Palm trees, jungles, swimming snakes, a jaguar and a treasure chest. Oh I almost forgot….biting crabs.
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When she saw the drawings I asked her if there was anything else I should add. She told me to send them to her and she would add more detail. Not sure if that is a compliment or a not. I love four year olds.

CCYL 13 – Symmetry

….thanks to Cee for hosting CCYL

This week lesson is about taking photos that display symmetry.

sym·me·try
/ˈsimətrē/
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My Messy Journal 30 Day Challenge

….30 days to fill an entire art journal with messy pages

I know it sounds a bit strange but the challenge came from Kara Kramer, one of Carla Sonheim’s guest artists from her year long class called 2020: Words and Pictures. The idea is to be loose and free and fill the book and then come back later and using prompts add more to the pages. I’m still in the filling the book stage. Here are some of the pages of the 42 that I’ve done so far.

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58 pages to go!!!!

 

 

Art for Winnie

….still trying to send mail to our granddaughter

Before Easter our daughter put out a request to the family to send snail mail to Winnie. She was missing her friends and family and getting mail addressed to her might cheer her up. To date we’ve sent four envelopes stuffed with art and ideas to make art, stickers and other little surprises. So far three of the envelopes have been delivered.

We knew that we had to make a trip to Hamilton this week so I started making a paper doll house that came with a doll, furniture, dishes, a rug and a kettle. I ordered it on-line from an artist who was giving the templates away for free. I had so much fun putting it together and before I knew it I started to add more features, like a tree, a pathway, a wall in the backyard, and a outdoor lounging chair.49354181-2-CF1-49-A2-B204-B98-AF0733-AA8-1-201-a
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If you check out the website for Dawning Collective you might still be able to get the doll house kit. Have fun!

Outdoor Art During COVID-19

….isolation brings out the creativity in people

Walking through the neighbourhood these last seven weeks I’ve come across some pretty amazing art. Some are very simple messages hung on trees, others are temporary works of art on the sidewalks and others clearly took some time and thought. Here are a few of the works I’ve come across.

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I finally found Waldo……
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Watercolour and Doodles

….finding time for art

I’ve been squeezing in some time for art. I really don’t have any excuses for not doing more but I have thoroughly enjoyed watching art videos and when the moment to create strikes I have my supplies close at hand. This happen a few days ago when I watched a YouTube video by Creations Cee Cee.

I had note cards handy and I wanted to send my father a card anyway so I decided to paint and doodle right on the card. The whole process started with laying down areas of colour with watercolour paints and then letting it dry.171-D341-D-8932-4144-9770-D429-B4-FEBC9-D

Once the paint was dry I took a black ink pen and started doodling shapes around the colour splotches and then added leaves and more details to the blooms. I finished it off with some white and gold marks in the flowers and around them.
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Sketchbook Revival – Day 8 – 100 Dots

thanks to Noah Scalin for this art activity

On day 8 Karen Abend featured Noah Scalin who showed us how to open up when you don’t know what to draw or paint. 100 dots is literally an activity where you randomly place 100 dots on a piece of paper and then you look for dots to connect to create a picture. I decided to look for a face. Here is my creation.

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