Taking a really fun class from Carla Sonheim on using the Gelli plate. It is mono printing made simple because of this new product and it really is addictive. I started using mine directly in my journals and have made over 90 prints so far. Here are some of my favourites. It works so awesome for leaf prints and I even made Pansy prints. It is also really fun to mix the colours right on the plate but not blend them thoroughly. I was reluctant to get yet another art supply but this is sooooo cool!
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
I am using a 4b pencil and a white charcoal pencil and a little white gel pen here and there.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
Carla Sonhiem has an online class that I took Called Raggamuffins. I have been having a hoot (har har) making little fabric critters.
Eggbert got a nose job. The old one looked kind of funky but it kept shifting and looking like it was going to come off completely. The new one is leather and is far superior. So when it came to making Owlette she got one as well.
She is a child of the 60's and sings in a band and travels the world hitchhiking from bar to bar.
She was inspired by fringed denim jeans and flower power and when not in bare feet she always wears her cowboy boots.
Her mom is from Montreal and her dad is from India
She is one hip chick!
Friday, 3 May 2013
Playing on toned paper.
Charcoals on the left
on the right white Charcoal and 4b pencil
Vinnie emerging at high speed from under the deck
then he is in hot pursuit of Zoey. It is so funny! they do high speed laps with LOTS of jumping. ;)
Thursday, 2 May 2013
I am taking an online workshop with Carla Sonheim
It is called Ragamuffin Scrap Animals and it is so easy and fun.
Here is my pony Wildfire.
I made his legs so you could swivel them.
I have a ton of scraps from my mom that I was starting to wonder what I would ever do with them because many of them were so small and yet I saved them. Now I am so happy to have a pony made with the memories of mom. Below is the little quilt I used to make my pony.
Mr Owl has a lightbulb eye on the right so he must be bright ;)
Carla has a great approach to making these sweet critters that makes them so stress free. Her instructions are very clear, go with the flow and imperfections are not a problem, they are encouraged! Ya! my kind of fun.
Here are more future raggamuffin Owls :)
Next on the agenda is an elephant . . .
Thursday, 25 April 2013
I had never thought of drawing and collaging mermaids till now and I am having the time of my life in this class. Its the online class Mermaid Circus brought to you by the fabulous Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore. Here is some of my pages in my journal.
Peeking though the kelp
This is the cover to my shaped Journal.
This is how it looked at the start.
I don't know why but there is not much circus in this first little book. It is all inspired by the sea and mermaids. I love the circus but just went with what was driving my inspiration. My next book I want to play more with the circus theme. Certainly most of the participants have done exceptionally well at following the theme and I have seen some absolutely gorgeous work by all.
The words are not actually on this page yet. I was just playing around in photoshop to see what I might actually want to write.
Jane is such a great teacher, I would not hesitate to take another online class with her :)
she gave us a face lesson and I love watching her do the shading. She has a class specifically for faces and I would like to sign up for it too.
I was feeling silly at the end of the day yesterday and created Zed.
I am just recently retired and this is just the best way to indulge in art and I am having such a great time!
Friday, 12 April 2013
This little fishy was inspired by
Stephanie Schleicher art her web site is at http://art.leapmw.com/
Check it out! Her stuff is so cool!
Check it out! Her stuff is so cool!
Making journals out of a sheet of watercolour paper for my Mermaid Circus Workshop
I am having a blast in the workshop and there is still 7 more weeks to go!