Saturday, February 06, 2016

Day 6 and I'm Still Going...

Hello, everyone and thank you for all your recent comments. Like everyone else I love comments, and hearing what you like or don't like about my art...so keep 'em coming!

Today is Day 6 of 29 Faces and here's my face...


Again...this is an unfinished sketch. I'm not doing the eyes as I usually do. It's just the beginnings of an idea.

Here's a sneak peek into my latest art journal pages...



Lots of bright colors, as usual. I'll share more of it when it's finished.
Still needs some work...gotta add dots and circles!!

And finally another little notebook I made. This one is just plain printer paper. I have a neighbor save me their packaged food boxes (as I seldom have any) and I thought this made a cute little book to tuck into a purse for quick notes.

That's all for today. I hope you have a fun-filled, creative day with lots of sunshine (like it is here.) I plan to finish the journal pages above and work on face #7. See you tomorrow...

Friday, February 05, 2016

Keeping the Mojo Going...

Since my art show last year I have found it very difficult to start painting again. I make small pieces now and then but nothing big. Here is another 8" x 8" piece that I did recently...


I used some scrapbook paper for the background and a map for the bird. 

and here is my face for day 5 of 29 Faces...

She isn't a finished drawing but at least I'm keeping up with the challenge.


I've been making some spiral-bound journals. These two have watercolor paper and I used some of my painted papers/gelli prints on the covers. They open in a landscape format which I like. I always have fun when I make these journals with my Cinch binding machine but then I forget about it for months at a time and have to teach myself how to use it all over again! Actually it's very easy to use.

Today I'm linking with Kate Robertson's Express Your Creativity,
 and with Paint Party Friday

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Still Making Faces...

Yesterday was my "busy-all-day" shopping/errands day but I still managed to get a face done last night. And I got up early today so I could do another one. Let's see how long this lasts!

Without further ado here are the faces I've done thus far. I'm including the first two even though I already shared them but they were in pencil at the time. I have since gone over them with ink.

Day 1

Day 2
(I forgot to erase my pencil lines!)

Day 3

Day 4

These are all done in the journal I made from old file folders. The journal is approx. 6" x 9"...a good size for sketching faces. None of these are finished drawings...just sketches that may later be developed into a painting or a completed sketch.

Now I'm off to make more journals. Today I'm using my Cinch spiral binder. More tomorrow!!