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Art Room Playtime

I haven’t had a lot of time to spend with my paints and pastels. I have classes already paid for and lined up to begin, but I have writing to do that has to be my first priority.

So, what …

More Mini Journal Pages

Well, I finished it. The entire book is cute. Not a great work of art or anything, but proof it’s possible to work in such a small form. I’m going to do it again. Not too soon, but I loved …

Mini Journal Class

I took a little art class online (#bybun on Instagram) to learn how to make mini art journals and fill the pages. I still have three more “spreads” to complete, but I thought I’d share. They begin with …

Making myself “Art”–yes, it can be a verb!

After participating and flying through two art challenges that required that I produce something every single day, the moment they ended, so did my urge to create. Of course, I had my real job to rededicate myself to. However, after …

In the Flow Watercolor Reset

I took a break from painting after the two challenges I worked on (#icad2020 & #100dayproject). I thought about painting and what I want to do next. I’m still working on that list. However, I wasn’t committing to putting anything …

Doodling works on boredom, too…

Doodling works on boredom. Swear. Last night, I was bored with work, bored with TV. (Shhh, I know, but I watched the convention two days in a row already. I’ll catch the highlights on the news.) I wanted to paint …

#ICAD2020

Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#icad2020 53/61

#icad2020 — 53/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I doodled on top of a “smoosh” card loaded with leftover gouache from my previous two paintings. I had the gouache in round wells and used a single paper towel, opening it …

#icad2020 48/61

#icad2020 — 48/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Just a water-doodle. Something quick to limber up my fingers.

#100dayproject Day 95 & #icad2020 39/61

#100dayproject — Day 95

A quick-ish watercolor. The tabletop was boring, so I added a little doodle. I think I need to finish the challenge and take a rest, because I’m burning out…

#icad2020 — 39/61
(Index Card a Day

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