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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Creativity Challenge – Days 7 and 8

….thanks to Rainee from All About Words  for hosting the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

I painted a nautilus shell on day 7 but wasn’t terribly thrilled with it so I tried it again on day 8.C194D2F9-459E-4475-BE9C-355CF5DDDA8A30F67ADC-61E2-4736-A7C1-AFE400C578B0

Amazing what a difference slowing down can make. I should have listened to Lisa Congdon more carefully the first time I tried this exercise but then for most of us we need to practice and do things over and over again to get better.

Day 5 of the Creativity Challenge

….I picked up my inks and pens for this one

On Creative Bug there are numerous daily creative challenges for all kinds of art and craft projects. I usually go to the drawing and painting  section but I have used some of their knitting patterns and DIY projects. I went back to one of my favourite artists on Creative Bug, Lisa Congdon for her 31 Days of Drawing  and Painting with Ink Challenge.

For today’s creative project I chose to paint Barnacles. You start with a light layer of ink and then add lines in a pattern that resembles a barnacle. It is very meditative.AD747B4F-E142-4138-8D53-98AEED876FE7

Thanks to All About Words for hosting The 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Getting Ready for an Art Show

…small gems

Last year I joined the Women’s Art Association of Canada. Actually I won a membership for a year and this year I extended the membership for another year. I was really hoping that if I belonged to a group like this I would be inspired to paint more. Unfortunately circumstances beyond my control made finding time to paint difficult.

Despite these time constraints I still managed to find some time to paint ‘small’. Often my inspiration came from on-line classes, especially Carla Sonheim’s classes. Every year at WAAC (Women’s Art Association of Canada) a special show just before Christmas is featured in the large gallery called ‘Small Gems’. Members are encouraged to submit small pieces, no larger than 48″ around the perimeter, framed. Also, the pieces can be sold for no more than $200.00.

This year I managed to complete four small pieces. Two I made earlier in the year and the last two I started and finished last week. You may have already seen the first two but they are now framed.

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The next two were inspired by Carla Sonheim’s Flower Crazy 2 class. I love working with my Pilot Pens over a watercolour background.fullsizeoutput-7be4
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