I have been very slack about drawing faces this week. Here is my favourite:
Harvest Full Moon Dreamboard
Iused to create a full moon dreamboard every month a few years ago. I found it a valuable exercise to focus on dreams and wishes for the month ahead. Jamie Ridler hosts classes in creating dramboards.
The question to focus on while creating the dreamboard was " What dreams do you wish to bring to fruition? Here was my response.
Hard to believe that it has been almost four months since I posted anything, let alone Art on Friday. I took an extended break - from blogging here and even from art. Life overtook everything - and i am now ready to return some former routines - including blogging,creating and taking part in art challenges. I really have missed that, although I have visited blogs as often as I could.
I know I need to create and I've missed that.
My art room is in a state of upheaval right now - but my goal is to get it organized by the end of September.
Here are a few things I created this week and the challenges I took part in.
This challenge for September encourages us to create a face a day. Here are a couple I did this week.
Another week has gone by and we are almost mid month. Mother's Day is on Sunday and I am going to a potluck tomorrow with my children and granddaughter and then a barbecue for supper with my stepchildren and their kids. What a treat!
Here are a few things I've worked on this week:
"Steal Like an Artist Journal" Challenge
There are so many fun prompts to do in Austin Kleon's journal. Here are just 2 I did this week:
Blooming Marvellous May
This week I only did a few flowers for this challenge Kick in the Creatives..Ii worked with watercolour - these were my favourites:
I thought this an appropriate quote for the times.
Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge is "Mother and Child".
I decided to use one when I was a month old and my Mom is holding me.
The theme at Tag Tuesday is "Sea World".
I was looking for some fish photos I had, but found this seahorse statue I photographed when I was in Puerta Vallarta several years ago. It is truly amazing.
A new month, a new resolve to do more, a return to art and ART on Friday. It has been a while since I posted but I'm back with focus and resolve to do better.
Steal Like an Artist Journal Challenge
I have started a daily entry in Austin Kleon's "Steal Like an Artist Journal". I even emailed him to be sure it was okay to post pages from his journal and he gave me the go-ahead. He is one of my heroes. I have read several of his books several times. They really do help one's creativity. Be sure to check his website here (and don't forget to sign up to his newsletter - filled with awesomeness!)
Here are my entries for:
Create a spine poem from books you have on hand.
Create a poem from headlines cut out from the newspaper. These are some of the headlines just from the pst few days. Really show just how destructive the PC (Con) government is in Ontario.
Day 1 of my low-key challenge using Austin Kleon's "Steal Like an Artist Journal"
If you haven't read any of his books, you should. Check his blog here.
If yoou haven't subscribed to his newsletter you really should do it now!
I skimmed through his journal and the page/challenge that drew me was to make a collage from junk mail.
Here's just from 1 day's junk mail. I especially love envelopes.
Today is Slice of Life Tuesday - the weekly writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers"
In March i was consistent in the March SOL challenge. In April, I tried a couple of challenges but was not successful. One wss an art challenge (A to Z), the other NanoWriMo writing challenge.
I know I am capable of a daily challenge - it is finding the one that resonates with me.
I have decided to create my own.
I receive a weekly newsletter from Austin Kleon and have read several of his books. (Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work, Keep Going)
As he says: "I’m a writer who draws. I make art with words and books with pictures." I recently bought "The Steal Like an Artist Journal" , having read the original book and loved it. I really want to have fun with it.
So I plan to do a page a day and do something creative every day. Some of his suggestions throughout the book sound like fun: "Steal a title from a book you've never read and invent your own story" "my top 10 guilty pleasures" "Make a collage from items in your wastebasket." I hope to post every day - and draw, write, collage in the journal - I plan to just have fun. 'Hope you'll join me.