….by Amy Maricle
I just bought Amy Maricle’s new book Draw Yourself Calm: draw slow, stress less
My journal only has three pages left. Here are my latest sketches.
…I’m thoroughly enjoying this ‘slow’ process of mark making
Thanks to Amy Maricle for her artistic guidance.
…thanks to Amy Maricle for getting my hands moving again
I continue to fill up my little handmade art journal with slow drawing mark making. Sometimes I start with splotches of watercolour or I glue down some interesting pieces of collage or previous squares of slow drawing exercises. I’m enjoying the process and hope to fill in my journal in the next couple of weeks.
…thanks to Amy Maricle for hosting this free on-line challenge
After making my handmade art journal I decided to fill it with drawings from Amy Maricle’s drawing challenge. Her process is very meditative and her emphasis is on moving slowly. I’m not very good at either but I love the process and I’m working on slowing down. Here are a few of the pages from my art journal.
…results of yesterday’s free on-line class
I’m always getting offers for free on-line classes to make art. Some of them are good and some have way too much talking and not enough ‘making’. Yesterday’s class was one of the good ones. It was hosted by two artists, Amy Maricle and Ali Manning. I’ve taken classes with Amy before called Inchies but this was my first class with Ali. Ali instructed us on how to make books. I’ve done this before but it was a good refresher and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I may make more books over the weekend.
After the books were made, Amy took us through a process of using India ink and a bamboo brush to make botanical marks in our new books. It was a way to experiment with ink and diluted ink. In the past I’ve used Micron Pens in her classes, which is much more controlled. I enjoyed learning from both artists. Here are the results of the hour spent with these two lovely ladies.
…..every day I do a little bit more with the paintings
When I’m not painting I keep my creativity going with more slow drawings and mark making. Thanks to Amy Maricle for her inspiration.
….Amy Maricle promotes slow drawing
On Days 10 and 11 I did more warm-up drawings and painting in my sketch book. Every day I do something to my bigger paintings but nothing feels right.
….really enjoying this very zen-like exercise of slow drawing
I’m a follower of Amy Maricle at Mindful Art Studio, email@example.com. Every week she hosts a free workshop on slow drawing. I love the exercises and find that the mark making comes in handy with my paintings. Here are three exercises that I finished late last night.