Toronto Light Fest – January 22, 2020

….thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares

Last night my neighbour and I went to the Distillery District to see a play. As we walked through the historical area we were confronted with beautiful lights. I researched why we were seeing all these light sculptures and discovered that they were part of an annual Light Festival. Here’s one sculpture that changed colours while we looked at it.261E2058-32B5-41DA-BAEB-A4158E878C743F56F263-BCC9-47B6-9D05-FF26F57C4FB8E87A2B17-D327-4067-9F69-89C81DD4A4E3

Back to Drawing – Days 16, 17, and 18 of the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

….thanks to Rainee for introducing me to the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Lesson two of 2020: Words and Pictures was taught by a new instructor, Martha Rich. Our assignment is to draw or doodle a page of thoughts and pictures of things we hear and see. We are suppose to use a black brush pen and just go for it. It’s not the quality of the work that matters here but the quantity. Once I got over the insecurity of drawing without being able to erase and using such a bold marker I started to enjoy the process. Here are the first four pages from my sketch book.7B3DD4E9-CA64-474D-B657-63285C074D0C81373661-A749-4ECF-848E-A3CE4C936CFD1E654587-5BE6-4537-BC1D-8F7470671917997CB484-856A-4000-A65D-2E4D668101EA

Day 14 – Inspired by a Pair of Glasses

…thanks to Rainee for getting me going on the30 Day Creativity Challenge

I’ve just completed my third art piece around the saying ‘This is impossible to read but it was fun to make.’ My inspiration came from watching Lesson two for the 2020: Pictures and Words year long class hosted by Carla Sonheim. The teacher for this class has us doing something very different but I was mesmerized by her glasses and decided to use her as my subject for this drawing. Thanks Martha.

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Day13 – Continuing With the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

….thanks to Rainee for starting me on my 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Here is the second assignment of lesson one for Carla Sonheim’s class, 2020: Pictures and Words. Using the phrase ‘This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make.’ I created a way out collage using facial features and words.F2BCE4C4-B1F3-4DB4-9F9C-DDDFA5DAC0CA

Day 12 of Creativity Challenge

…thanks to Rainee for connecting me with the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Today I finally got around to starting my first assignment for the year long on-line course called 2020: Words and Pictures. Carla Sonheim’s first lesson was taking a phrase and creating at least three different art pieces using any medium we wanted. The phrase is:

‘This might be impossible to read but it was fun to make.’

I kept writing the phrase from the centre of a circle and just kept going and going, around and around. In the end I decided to add some collage detail and write the phrase one more time. 4412CB23-9DDF-458F-B59C-F752A23C0355_1_201_a

Creativity Challenge – Days 10 and 11

….thanks to Rainee for hosting the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Rainee has completed her 30 days but you may want to start your own creativity challenge. I’m starting to make some simple drawings in my sketchbook again. I’m using mostly ink right now and taking inspiration from Lisa Congdon over at Creative Bug.

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Yay….a New Challenge – Week 1

…thanks to Cee for starting a new challenge Hunt for Joy

The theme for the first week is to Get Outside. Seeing how much I like to walk this was a pretty easy one for me.

As you can see it’s been a bit overcast lately and the weekend calls for lots of rain.14D50E60-19E4-4D21-96FC-7F80892C256A

But these two fellows brought me joy on my walk.005FC3F9-B48E-4CFE-817D-54CF02B16977DD5A479A-A6D9-44BB-8855-2EC4C2375085