Friday, March 27, 2015

What's on My Desk?

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What's this? A post that isn't "Photo-Tuesday?" Today I'm sharing some things that I've been working on. I've been playing in my sketchbook (after being inspired by Lisa Condon's Sketchbook Explorations class on Creativebug), and creating some abstract flower motifs. I can't help but notice the similarities between the two...

What's on your desk?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday my friends! Today I have a few shots from a snowshoe walk I took over the weekend with my mom and sister. I think it will be the last snowshoe walk of the season as things might actually be melting! Woohoo!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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I spent Photo-Tuesday flying home from California. I had a fantastic (and warm!) trip! But back to the snow for me!

Hope you're having a lovely week my friends!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Ok, so it's not Tuesday, but I took these on Tuesday as I was traveling to California. I spent a lot of the day waiting as flights were delayed, but I was able to look at a cool photography exhibit in the airport. I was also not sad to say goodbye to the cold and snow of New York for a little bit...

Perhaps next Tuesday I'll have some photos that I hope doesn't look like I'm bragging too much about the nice weather!

Hope you're having a lovely week my friends!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday my friends! Today I thought I'd brag about my sister's mad sewing skills. What you see above is the mini art quilt she made me for my birthday. For you quilters out there, she made it from a block in the really neat Patchwork City book. And don't you just love those fabrics she chose?! I sure do!

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I hung the mini quilt, along with some prints she also gave me, with trouser hangers. I love this art hanging alternative! I used Command Strips on the back of the hangers to avoid using nails especially if I want to rearrange things in the future. I started this little gallery in the corner, and am looking forward to growing it from there!

If you're curious about the prints, the "Punch Today in the Face" print is from Nicola Rowlands' Etsy shop MsSpanner, and the adorable bear print with my favorite Picasso quote is from Emily McDowell's Etsy shop emilymcdowellstudio.

Have you hung any new artwork that makes you smile?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday everyone! You know what's been making me smile? New art supplies and techniques! My sister gave me a subscription to Creativebug, the online site that gives you access to great classes on video! I've loved Lisa Congdon's (I'm a big fan of her work!) Sketchbook Explorations class, and recently started Beginning Calligraphy with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. So this morning I thought I would combine some of those skills into a page for my sketchbook. I painted a watercolor background, and on top of that I layered a practice sheet of calligraphy on vellum, and a page from a thrift store book with some shapes cut out. It was a good exercise for me as I tend to think one dimensionally with my art as opposed to the possibilities of layering different elements.

I just love how working with new mediums gets the creative juices flowing! I'm pretty excited to continue experimenting with Koi brush pens, micron pens, watercolor paints, gouache paints and the g pen nib (which I've read is a favorite among manga artists, so there's more drawing potential with it!) that I'm using for the calligraphy course.

Are you guys playing with any new toys?