Sunday, July 22, 2012

Two New Entries In My Art Journal!

I had a wonderfully relaxing and productive weekend.  I was able to finish two entries in my Art Journal, I made some more Zucchini Bread (Only 8 Zucchinis to go), and I have another project that I was almost able to complete.  It is taking up a lot of time because I have to wait for coats of paint to dry before the next step can be completed.  If I have time to finish it this week I will post a picture.

My first thought was that I was going to cover the front of my Journal with some art.  However, when I finished this page, I didn't want to use it as a cover because I didn't want it to get ruined with the abuse that a cover can receive.  So to protect it I am using it as the first page of my Journal.  I figured that it needed a title page.

When I sat down to do this page, I wasn't sure what I was going to do  The blank page was staring at me.  I knew that I wanted it to be titled so I started with the lettering and filled them in with some patterns.  Then I saw a peacock on the internet and it inspired me to draw this little guy.  I LOVE how he turned out.  But...he was just kind of in the middle of the page and I wasn't sure what to do.  I knew that I wasn't going to be able to draw legs for him, which led me to think well then I have to put something there to hide where his legs would be.  So I started drawing flowers. I added the sun to balance the page and put a cute little Robin (yes it is suppose to be a Robin) on the "L".  I used water color pencils and a water brush to color everything.  I actually surprised myself at how well it came out.  I love the colors.


My daughter had her wedding shower last weekend and this idea has been brewing in my head all week.  I finally had time to put pen to paper and had a lot of fun doing this page.  Her Bridesmaids planned a Southern Belle theme and everyone wore beautiful dresses with the most gorgeous big hats.  The colors for her wedding are Emerald Green and Gold, which explains the choice of colors for this page. I'm still not sure if I should add some more filling patterns to the border.  I'm worried that it might become too busy and distract from the picture. I do tend to err on the more conservative side....I'm working on freeing my inner bling but still lacking the confidence.  I have a fear that I will ruin the whole thing after putting so much work into it. (heavy sigh)  I'll wait a day or two and revisit it and see how I feel.....more pattern or fine as it is......hmmmm.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

I think I'm getting pretty good at my Zentangling.  These were done on small cards about the size of a business card.  The top one I used a stamp design for the middle and Zentangled around it using different patterns.  The next two are various Zentangle patterns. The last card is a method called stacks.  I saw an on-line tutorial on this page and I thought it looked fun.  These will be my new book markers.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Laughing With My Sister.

This journal entry was inspired by a text conversation that I had with my sister.  I think that it could probably use more details in the background.  I tend to be on the conservative side when it comes to ...well pretty much everything.  I am always afraid that I will totally ruin the piece if I add too much detail.  Although, I love all the gorgeous backgrounds that I see from other artists.  I need to learn to be more daring and color outside the lines.