Hi all! How is everyone doing? Anyone working on/ planning for the upcoming holidays? I've only gotten as far as thinking about Halloween. Just not ready to think of Thanksgiving or Christmas OR the cold weather that will come with them. We've continued to have really nice and mostly warm weather all week long so I have been enjoying sitting outdoors.
Here's a doodle page I did in my journal while sitting in the sun:
Haven't decided what to do with it yet. I think I sized it so that if you wish, you can print a copy and color it in yourself! I am linking this to my first entry at the Moo Mania and More Challenge (theme is "show your patterns"). Thanks to Valerie for letting me know about this!
I'm just getting back in to the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I did make a card for last week's sketch. Although it was too late to enter my card seen in this post I really love using sketches to design many of my cards. And here is this week's sketch by Kim along with my entry:
Supplies: white cardstock; assorted patterned papers and stickers; ticket rubber stamp (craftsmart-Michael's); black ink. I am also linking this to the Simon Monday Challenge Blog for the theme "Autumn is in the air".
For Art Journal Every Day, Art It Friday -Show Your Face, and Paint Party Friday I'm sharing this:
I have no idea why the background looks so gray when it is actually a soft white but anyhow I simply painted the portrait with black acrylic paint and two brushes. Here she is in a rainbow of color:
I knew I wanted to play with color blocking using a handful of bold colors to represent the shadows and highlights. This was a fun experiment! When my son saw it he said he immediately thought of this poster:
It's in the basement/man cave and I actually forgot it was even there since I go down there just to do laundry:)
My cold wax and oil paintings (one is complete but just needs to dry and two others are a work in progress) are coming along and I am so excited to show you but wow-each of the layers takes FOREVER to dry-I mean like a week or two! This is where patience really comes into play so it's good to have the quick drying acrylics and watercolors to play with in between.
That's it for now. Looking forward to seeing what you have been doing this past week!
" I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside." Alexia Fast