Sunday, January 2, 2022

Junk Journal Page : Vision Board

This is a little collage I made in my "Quarantine Junk Journal".  I started this junk journal in March 2020.  It measures about 8" tall by 6" wide and is about an inch thick.  It is assembled from a variety of papers (printed scrapbook papers, pages from an old sketchbook, puzzle book pages, junk mail, envelopes, brown paper, corrugated cardboard, plain typing paper, etc ...).

The page is themed "Vision Board for 2022", and is mainly a collage of word and image clippings from periodicals, on top of acrylic paint smears.  For 2022 I plan to focus on fixing my finances, which are a total disaster from events of the past few years. 


Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Kitties ATCs

Just a couple of ATCs with a Christmas Kitty theme.  Drawn with Indian ink pens, colored with alcohol ink markers, colored pencils and sparkly gel pens.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Junk Journal Page

 

I finished another page in my "Quarantine Junk Journal".  I started this junk journal in March 2020.  It measures about 8" tall by 6" wide and is about an inch thick.  It is assembled from a variety of papers (printed scrapbook papers, pages from an old sketchbook, puzzle book pages, junk mail, envelopes, brown paper, corrugated cardboard, plain typing paper, etc ...).

The page is mainly collage with printed scrapbook paper, clippings from periodicals, a bit of acrylic paint, doodles with Indian ink pens, gel pens, colored pencils, a packing tape transfer (the jar), a bit of washi tape, some stitching and a little satin bow.

The clippings include a little "Banksy" ... because it reminded me about swinging on the swings at Piedmont Park during the pandemic.  The jar that I added symbolizes my taking care to remain isolated.  Also, I selected a little news clipping about the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop being burned down by an arsonist (not once, but twice) during the pandemic.  This was the "icing on the pandemic cake", as Krispy Kreme was offering 1 free donut EVERY day if you showed a vaccine card.  This was the only Krispy Kreme within walking distance (my car died during the pandemic) ... and I would have REALLY appreciated the free donut each day.  

Strange times indeed.


 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cats in the Garden

Drew and colored this card for my Mom's birthday.  Inspired by some art I saw on Pinterest.  I used Indian ink pens and markers, as well as colored pencils.   I like how bright and cheerful it is.  I hope my Mom feels happy when she sees it.

Another Art-athon is happening now at ATCsForAll.com - it starts today and runs through Monday.  Join in if you feel like it - or just pop by to see what everyone is making or trading.


 

Friday, August 6, 2021

Recent Art

I doodled this fish, and made it into a card for my sister's birthday.  Doodled with Indian ink pens and colored with water based markers.  I sealed the finished card with a sparkly glaze.  This type of doodle is my "go to" art when I need something relaxing.  I really enjoy drawing repetitive fill patterns.

I saw a swap on swapbot.com for a postcard swap with hand colored postcards.  I haven't swapped for quite a long time, but I was inspired to color a postcard & hope to join in on the swap.  I colored this with colored pencils, and added a little sparkly gel pen to the red areas.

I hope to post more art soon.  I have been dealing with a lot the past few years, but art is always great therapy & an escape from my troubles.



Monday, July 12, 2021

Making Comics with Lynda Barry : Son of Character Jam

 
 
I'm having fun doing the exercises and assignments in the book "Making Comics" by Lynda Barry.  On page 116, there are 16 characters that were created during a character jam exercise in one of Lynda's classes.  On page 119, there is an assignment to draw a 4 panel comic using character jam characters.

I selected 4 characters from page 116 and made 4 panel comics from each.  I didn't add any extra details, but I had fun thinking about the characters and "what happens next?"

I am trying to draw every day and fill up my composition notebook - which gives me some happiness every time I look through it.

 

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

More Composition Book Art

Circle Grid Tree Art

I made this little piece of art in my composition notebook.  I used Indian ink pens and markers.  
 
 
Face Jam
 
Also in my comp book is this little 'face jam", inspired by this Lynda Barry video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsoEydHVF5w