More painting experiments

    Everything seemed to come to a screeching halt when Art Every Day Month ended. There I was chuffing along churning out art, and I suddenly stopped. Didn’t feel like it anymore. So I’ve taken a few days, reoriented, and given myself a new target, one I had set up before the challenge started, […]

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More playing with pens

I started a painting today, but it hardly got anywhere due to whining children and 38C/100F heat, so it is still sitting on my easel awaiting attention. So driven into the lounge with the airconditioner, I found myself doodling with my new pens again. I have a very limited pallette with these pens and the […]

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Playing with pens

This is the grand total of the art I did this week. Spikkles, gel pen on black paper, approx. 70 x 70 mm. Basically I bought some more gel pens and wanted to play with them. Wonky is the word. Nutty(I think I need some more Art Every Day Month :D)

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November 2010 – Art Every Day Month

If it wasn’t for this fantastic challenge and the challenges I’ve used to help my inspiration I wouldn’t have… My acrylic paintings…my first in nearly ten years… My Wind Sculpted Trees…a derivative of zentangling that I’m still really excited about and want to explore further… My doodley zentangles…including my first ever mandala… Or my cartoons […]

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Thriving Artists Project

Do what you love, love what you do, and thrive on it. When I was 7, I decided that I wanted to be an artist. I was told the only artist who could make a living was a dead one, and was discouraged from taking that path. I’m now 37. I want to be an […]

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Illustration Friday, Sunday Sketches and AEDM

So do you think I have enough challenges tied into this post? ::grin:: Don’t worry, I have a piece for each as today was a good art day. Exhilaration, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. Savour the exhilaration. ‘Savour’ is the challenge word this week over at Illustration Friday. All I could think […]

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Tree silhouettes – Gungurru

Gungurru, pen on fineliner paper, approx. 150 x 180 mm. A native of the Western Australian coast, the Gungurru Eucalypt (Eucalyptus caesia) is a beautiful weeping tree with silvery white stems, blue green leaves and bright pink hanging flowers. The specimen in my front garden is var. ‘Silver Princess’, so you can imagine the what […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #8

A touch of the more traditional… This is the eighth challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week […]

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A swirling zentangle and a beautiful fly

I finally got my grotty hands on a white pen that will write on black. I’ve been wanting to get one for some time, but when you have small children, shopping can sometimes be happenstance and I haven’t happened to be in the right place to purchase one until yesterday. This isn’t what I bought […]

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