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

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful artwork and I love those notebooks, so cooool! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Hi, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2016/02/feline-art-friday.html

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  3. my my that's a tall hat for the sweet lady, Happy PPF

    much love...

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  4. Beautiful colourful art and cute drawing.
    Happy PPF ♥

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  5. Lovely work Janet, maybe you just need some time to recuperate from the rigours of the show!

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  6. WOnerful art Janet! Amazing!

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  7. I love the variety of artwork you've done. Your lady is lovely as is the bird canvas. I adore making gelli papers as well. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  8. Beautiful Janet! Is it because the large ones were hard to let go of? Maybe it was because of all the pressure to complete the works? Do you have an idea why? Oh well enjoy the small works!!Maybe it's just a new phase!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. wow, those journalcovers look great!

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    1. btw, I signed up to follow your blog by email. Thanks for adding the link!

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  10. I know that feeling after having an exhibition, you feel so empty and tired!

    Your bird is sweet, but I especially like that hat!!

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  11. Like denthe, the painted journal covers really captured my attention, lovely colours and designs.
    Your blue bird is super too, 8 x 8 seems a nice size.

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  12. I especially love your journals but all wonderful -- so productive, too!

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  13. Wow, your book covers look so yummy - and you truly are a specialist on head gear - love it!

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  14. super projects Janet-love your journal books!

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  15. Lovely bird and clever use of assorted papers (I have such a paper addiction!).
    Your pretty lady's hat reminds me of a soft serve ice cream cone ;-)
    WOW on your beautiful gelli paper journals...they are a treasure with just blank pages Janet.
    Happy PPF oxo

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  16. The bird made me smile the big hat made me laugh and I thought I would wear this. Lovely art.

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  17. Loooove the bird. SO pretty. xo

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  18. Your bird is beautiful as are the journals. I love seeing the faces you do. It's a great challenge but i have too much on my plate to do it this year. Thanks for linking.

    Kate

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  19. I love your artwork and those journals are gorgeous. I always forget about using my gelli plate. Thanks for reminding me to use it!! xoxo Silke

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  20. The lovely art and the face is captivating. The journal covers are vibrant and cool.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

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