Thursday, March 26, 2020

another Sketchbook Revival project

This colorful bird was the result of the Sketchbook Revival workshop "Embracing YOU, Quirks and All!" with Tamara Laporte.

Watercolors, markers, pens and acrylic paint in my latest junk journal. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

more Sketchbook Revival

Another page in my junk journal as I participate in Sketchbook Revival 2020.   

This project was Doodle Sketch with Mary Beth Shaw.  I used printed scrapbook papers, old puzzle books pages, acrylic paint, a Sharpie marker and Indian ink pens.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sketchbook Revival / Junk Journal

I assembled a new junk journal 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 journal size is 8" tall x 6" wide by about an inch thick.  I used my RubiCoilto punch and spiral bind the pages.

I am using this junk journal to participate in Sketchbook Revival 2020.  The first projects were Box Journaling And Blob Drawings! with Carla Sonheim and Having Fun While Sketching Food! with Charlie O'Shield. 
Here is one of my Blob drawings.  I scraped a blob of tan colored paint across the page with a card.  As Carla said, "You can add a beak and anything will become a bird."

Above is my watercolor cupcake.  I pretty much stink at watercolors, but this cupcake turned out a bit better than I expected. 

It's nice to have a free workshop with new project ideas to try during quarantine time.

I will show more pages of my junk journal as I continue in the Sketchbook Revival.  It is a 2 week workshop, which is FREE to join & you may participate as much or little as you like.

Here is what I used to punch my various pages for binding:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Upcoming Art-a-Thon

There is an Art-a-Thon coming up on!  The Art-a-Thon will be running from Fri March 13 to Wed March 18 (which means it will probably begin Tues March 12th).   You do need to be a member of the website to participate (free free always free).  The members are all very nice and happy to help you get started.

An Art-a-Thon (also known as an ATART : for All Types of ART) is a fun filled week where artists from around the world participate in making art and posting online for trading or just for fun.  It runs around the clock (24 hours a day) and you can participate as much or little as you care to or have time for.

While most artists that participate make ATCs - It is a flexible format.  You can share whatever you are working on - ATCs (artist trading cards), journals, paintings, art dolls, inchies, charms, embroidery,  quilts, collages, etc... 

Often themes or challenges  are posted - usually related to current holidays, events or popular types of art.  These are not required, the only things required are to have fun & make art!

The ATCs shown here are just a few that I made during previous Art-a-Thons.  There is always lots of eye candy & inspiration!