….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.
…my handmade art journal is quickly filling up with these art exercises
….slowly changing the big pieces
Not ready to reveal the larger painted pieces but I have been working on my mark making and smaller watercolour florals.
…some days these warm-up activities are the best art I make for that day
….more mark making on white and over colour
…a little bit of art every day for the month of March
This form of mark making is very relaxing. Thanks to Amy Maricle for reminding me how much I enjoy this.
….really enjoying this very zen-like exercise of slow drawing
I’m a follower of Amy Maricle at Mindful Art Studio, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
…here’s my second book made with painted papers
In this book I used the theme ‘wishes’ and I added collage, pencil, washi tape and ink marks and text to add interest.
…lesson 8 with Carla Sonheim
Imagine combining colours that you don’t necessarily like and creating a piece of art with it. That was the assignment from Carla in her Year Long Class 2021.
To add another element of interest we were to use old pieces of art that we no longer liked and cut it up into rectangles. On the unpainted side we added four colours that we don’t normally use or just dislike. I’m not much of a purple person so I used dark purple, dark green, bright pink and pale pink. Here’s what the original side looked like and then you’ll see the newly painted side with ‘ugly’ colours. I’m sure some of you won’t consider these colour ugly and I have to admit that they did grow on me.
Once the paint dried, each rectangle was cut in half and each half with folded in half. Then the pieces were all stacked together to create a small book and I sewed the pages together with book binding thread. This process created two books.
In the first book I added collage, stickers, marks in black and white ink and I wrote words. Here is the first book I created.