Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art-a-thon Challenge Hunt Weekend

Had a blast this weekend at the Art-a-thon Challenge Hunt over at ATCsForAll.com!   I finally took some time off to make some art and play a bit.   The weekend was all about getting together with other artists and making and trading art - participating in challenges and just having a creative fun time.

Above is my favorite card from the weekend.  I made it for a 3 word challenge: porcupine, desert, heart.  Indian ink pens and colored pencils.

I also made a Zombie poetry ATC (Artist Trading Card 2-1/2" x 3-1/2") for a "found poetry" challenge. 

And a Zombie postcard (6" x 4") for a trade at Swap-bot.
I later filled in the Zombie thought bubble ... I had too many ideas (nice to "meat" you)(would love to have you for dinner) etc ... so I took suggestions and went with "LET'S do LUNCH". 

I made this Kitty ATC for a blind drawing challenge.  I thought he would come out a bit funkier, but I draw cats so much that they just about draw themselves.  I love doing blind drawing.

The last ATC I made was this mushroom ATC.  I wove strips of paper for the background.

Over the weekend, I made 5 inchies, 8 ATCs, and 1 postcard.  I haven't made that much art during a weekend in years!




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Composition Book Doodles

I have been filling up my composition notebook with doodles and blurbs on a regular basis.  Here are some of my favorites:

1) A duck I see often at Piedmont Park.  He has something wrong with his tongue that makes it stick out all the time.  Otherwise he seems to be getting along fine.
2) Just some folks I saw at the park.  A 20-something-ish young man walking a dog, with an older woman (mom?) walking behind carrying a bright pink baggie of poo (I presume, from the way she was carrying it.).
3) Doodle inspired by a particular shoe seen during the Olympics.
4) Ed Emberley style thumbprint kitties.
5) Doodle inspired by something I saw.
6) Monkey face inspired by Carla Sonheim's "Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists"
     Drawing Lab 7: Monkey Business.
7) "Jan in the Pan" from the movie "The Head that Wouldn't Die", which I was watching at the time.
8) Ed Emberley style thumbprint mice.
9) Doodle inspired by a woman I saw at a Walmart.  She was riding an electric scooter and dragging the cord behind her like a tail.
10) A spider web I noticed.
11) Ed Emberley style thumbprint dogs.

It's a lot of fun to look back through the composition book & helps me to remember more of the day to day things that occured over the summer.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 59 60 and 61

ICAD Day 59: hopscotch - colored pencils and PITT pens.

ICAD Day 60: sorbet - colored pencils, PITT pens, and a paint pen.

ICAD Day 61: path - colored pencils, PITT pens, and a paint pen.
 
That's all folks!  I have completed the ICAD challenge - and I did it on time.  Hooray!

More info about ICAD can be found here: http://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base/
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created! 
   

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 57 and 58

ICAD Day 57:stickers - acrylic paint, PITT pen, paint pen and stickers.


ICAD Day 58: graffiti - Collage of clippings, PITT pens and paint pen.

More info about ICAD can be found here: http://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base/
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created! 
  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 54 55 and 56

ICAD Day 54: aquarium PITT pens and glitter glue.

ICAD Day 55: Olympics - PITT pens.

ICAD Day 56: texture or text - colored pencil rubbings and stamping.

More info about ICAD can be found here: http://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base/
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created! 
 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 51 52 and 53

ICAD Day 50: purple - collage from printed papers, clippings, PITT pens and paint pen.

ICAD Day 51: staircase - PITT pens.
What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs
and makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!
Everyone knows it’s Slinky.
It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky,
It’s fun, it’s a wonderful toy.
It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky,
It’s fun for a girl or a boy.


ICAD Day 52: fortune - PITT pens.

More info about ICAD can be found here: http://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base/
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created! 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 49 and 50

ICAD Day 49: Super Hero - PITT pens and colored pencil. 
There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!


ICAD Day 50: Paisley - PITT pens.

More info about ICAD can be found here: http://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base/
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created!