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 15 of the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

…thanks to Rainee for getting me started on the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Yesterday I continued working on a baby blanket for the new grandchild that is due to arrive next week. Sometimes I need to take a break from drawing or painting and do something else. I’ve also been reading quite a bit. The book is due back tomorrow so I’ll be going back to that after I complete this post.

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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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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A “Flow” of Creative Paintings

…thanks to Rainee for hosting the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Although Rainee has completed her 30 days I’m only on day 9. Today my creative activity was taking in the creativity of others. I made a trip to the Women’s Art Association of Canada in Toronto and took in the new show called Flow. I was truly inspired by the work of these amazing artists.

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.

30 Day Creativity Challenge – Day 6

thanks to Rainee for hosting the 30 Day Creativity Challenge

Today I finished my scarf. I was hoping to have enough yarn left over to add a bit of fringe. It was not in the pattern.

I’ve just finished adding the fringe. There was just enough left to make two large tassels. 3228C05B-7945-43D4-9DA1-73310C374E84F81A3CB8-DED7-48C9-8489-C709992CCA02

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

30 Day Creativity Challenge – Day 4

…..my attempt at free form poetry

Sisters and Cousins

Sisters

sibling rivalry

shared memories

some bad but mostly good

some forgotten

others not

separated by marriage and distance

reunited by an aging parent

and children

Cousins

offspring of the sisters

separate lives

because of distance,

circumstance and work

a longing for family connection

reunited because of their children

an unbreakable bond of love

Four generations; Dad, my sister and I, my youngest daughter and her daughter and my sister’s son and daughter and her daughter’s son.

Thanks to Rainee for hosting The 30 Day Creativity Challenge