Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

This week has sped by, in a haze of heat. Even though I did not venture far, due to the heat, I concentrated more on other things rather than art. I have been working a lot on scaling back of my school books and units. I have been reading as well.

I have also started a writing course online through University of Waterloo.

Monday I start a journalling course called "She had Three Hearts" offered by Christy Tomlinson. I love the whole idea of a woman having 3 hearts.

The Artist's Way

I must confess I did not work much on Chapter 2 of the Artist's Way. A group of us are working through the book with Paula hosting.

As I worked on my writing course, the section on "Separating Your Creative and Critical Sides" really resonated with me. By writing the morning papers (they called it free writing), we are able to get rid of most of that critical chatter. The course stresses writing with your creative side totally and then to go back with the analytical/critical side to edit and revise.

I had a wonderful hour in Michael's today - which was my artist's date this week. I spent way too much, but had fun looking for stamps and paints and items on sale.

This week the colour purple is what we were to create with.

I worked on my usual magazine collage and the tints of purple.

Then I had fun with paint and different tools. One piece was just paint and a scraper on paper. This will be used for ATCs.

The second piece started with different papers collaged onto a canvas. I then scraped on paint, used stamps. Later I will create a mixed media piece.


I had fun this week trying to capture the baby robins. They are all neck and beak now! It won't be long before they are on their way. They are so ugly they are cute!

Skies and flowers continue to be my favourite subjects as well.

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Mandy said...

Lovely photo...great journal colour page and love your purple painted

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely creative art works ~ you have been busy ~ Love them all ~ ^_^

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NatashaMay said...

Great purple pieces. :) I just got that book and I'm looking forward to reading it. :)

Mlissabeth said...

I love to photograph skies as well, especially after a rain, and at sunset. I enyoyed looking at all your creative work from this past week, and am inspired to create my blog a little differently, now.

Anonymous said...

Love love LOVE your flower photos! And, oh, those adorable robins! I may have done more of the tasks in the Artist's Way, but you are hard at work actually creating art! Now if I can just squeeze actual creating into my crammed days, after all, that is the point of this course, right? And good for you, getting in your Artist's Date. I'm going to take your lead and hit up Michael's for one of my upcoming dates. I don't blame you at all for overdoing the spending in there. Who could help it? Let me tell you, I love that 3rd purple piece down, of your photos - LOVE the texture!! And purple's my favorite color. Those beautiful purple flowers at the top of this post are absolutely breathtaking!

Ella said...

You are busy; I love all that you are doing! I want to take a writing course! I like your collage, vibrant and bright~ I love the idea of 3 hearts, too~ xXx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Fab purple pieces, loving all the texture in your third project.
Oh and those baby Robins are way cute!! :)
Jan x

Lesley Edmonds said...

So much to look at. TFS. Great purple pieces. Loving the texture of the last one.

Sharon said...

great purple pieces for the summer of colour - I love purple!!!

Kristin said...

What beautiful purples and pictures! They are so pretty - and I love your purple journal page. Thank you! xo

joanna said...

Great purple journal page! and your pics are fabulous!

Daniele Valois said...

love the background papers!

Cowgirl Red said...

Loving the purple! Terah

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´ll be taking notes of your ideas to experiment with them later. :) That scrap/paint/stamp combo is really cool.

Terrie said...

So much purple; it's a treat for the eyes. Lovely photography but I particularly love the canvas piece layered with so much texture. Beautiful!