jkbees The Color of Happy is a blog about my adventures in art including mixed media art, painting, art journals, zentangles, doodles, collage, book binding, coloring books, drawing, sketching, art for sale, original art, abstract art, illustrative art, and being creative.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I'm Easing Back into Blogland....
I've been gone awhile! It was fun taking a little blog break. I just relaxed and did whatever I felt like....no pressures, no blog posts to write, nothing scheduled. Some days I didn't even turn on the computer. It was heaven!! But I did miss all of you and I wondered what was happening in Blogland. Even so, I made myself stay away because I've found that when I read too many blogs (and I do read a bunch of them!) it all gets jumbled up in my mind and there's no room for my own thoughts and ideas, and no time to make art.
I kept busy in the studio....not with anything huge or spectacular but just little things to keep me creating each day.
Here are a few of the things I did....
A journal spread called Girlfriends
I have since journaled on these pages
I also did a few ATCs....
The one above looks much better in real life because the paint is a bit metallic.
It's sort of a re-do of an ATC I started quite some time ago.
The one above has dimensional flowers and a button on it. It's made from some of
the background paper taken up from my worktable.
I did this postcard using part of a transfer that didn't turn out, some pages from a magazine
and the crow image was from Google Images.
That's just a little bit of what I did while I was away. I'm going to ease back into things so you might not see too much of me over the next few days but I'll eventually make it around to see everyone again.
I will also be posting about the postcards I've received in Hanna's swap. So far I've received seven.And only five people have let me know they received mine. I made sure to put my email on each card but apparently some people haven't used it....thanks to those people who did respond. I appreciate it so much. My mother taught me to always acknowledge any gift I received whether I liked it or not. It's only common courtesy. I have emailed each person that included an email address on their postcards. Only one that I've received didn't have an email address on it. So Riley if you read this, I got your pretty postcard....thank you!!
Okay, that's it for today. Over the next few days I'll be posting more of the art I did on break. Until then....have fun and remember to smile at someone today.