Three Bunnies

…..one real, one garden variety and one drawn

I came across the real bunny this week on one of my walks. It was one of those moments when I wished I had brought my good camera with the zoom lens. The second bunny is a ceramic garden figure and the third bunny is a drawing that my husband drew for our granddaughter.IMG_1956fullsizeoutput_6eb3
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365 Days of Art – More is More

….Day 91

Normally we say less is more but for this assignment from Carla Sonheim we were to take a painting that we weren’t crazy about and add more paint. The steps involved covering the whole piece with a gel medium, let it dry, and then apply colour randomly with paint markers. The whole idea was to create like a child and not think about it too much. After the piece was covered with marker the fun really began. I used more paint markers, black Sharpie and white gel pen to add more line detail for this piece. Here is the original piece followed by the new piece.

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365 Days of Art – Squiggly and Relaxing

….day 87

Carla Sonheim’s prompt today was to create a design using lines or just doodling. This is just what I needed today. It was fun and relaxing. All three pieces were done in one of my many art journals. The first one took the longest but the other two were done very quickly.

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What’s a Snoopy Party?

….day 81 of 365 Days of Art

On Friday our granddaughter requested that everyone coming over for lunch on Saturday wear a Snoopy t-shirt. Our oldest daughter was the only one who could honour that request so Oma and Papa went to work looking for Snoopy clipart. I knew I had t-shirt transfer sheets so it was just a matter of choosing the design and finding some plain t-shirts that we didn’t mind messing up if things didn’t go as plan.

The first shirt did get messed up and I had to hand draw the lower half of Snoopy with a black Sharpie. The next two worked out much better.

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I asked my daughter-in-law what colour t-shirt she wanted for her Snoopy Shirt. When she said black I knew that I couldn’t use the transfer sheets that I had so I researched how to transfer designs onto to black or dark fabric. It turns out that there is a special transfer paper designed for dark colours.

I made a quick trip to Michael’s and found the special sheets that I needed and the t-shirts were on sale, buy two and get one free. I picked up three new shirts and decided on the spot that I had to make shirts for daughter #2 and her husband. I loved how easy it was to use the special paper for dark colours and was very happy with the outcome. I think everyone loved their shirts.

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365 Days of Art – Collage Challenge

…..day 62 and 63 and week 11 and 12

I’m a little behind with the collage challenge that Evelyn Flint started so I’ve done two weeks back to back. The first one was a numbers challenge. Randel Plowman who wrote The Collage Workbook instructed his readers to create a collage with numbers, either spelled out or in numeric form.

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For Week 12 the theme is typography. This collage was created using letters and type from a variety of sources.

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Week 13 should prove to be interesting. It’s called Secret Message. Stay tuned for more collages.

My Last March Square – March 31st

…..thanks to Becky B for hosting this fun challenge

I’m combining my collage challenge (week 10) and 365 Days of Art (Day 62) with my last March square. This collage technique is called décollage and it involves layering paper and then tearing away the top layer to reveal what’s underneath.

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