Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday #18


Happy Wednesday my creative friends! I'm happy to see you here with us again today!

It is time again to show off the progress you've made on your creative projects this week!  It can be a long term project you're still working on, OR something you recently finished.

Just drop a link in the linky (to a blog post, Instagram image, however you want to share) and take time to visit the other links too!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIP Wednesday #17

 
Happy Wednesday my creative friends! I'm happy to see you here with us again today!

It is time again to show off the progress you've made on your creative projects this week!  It can be a long term project you're still working on, OR something you recently finished.

Just drop a link in the linky (to a blog post, Instagram image, however you want to share) and take time to visit the other links too!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Dreamcatcher - Art Journal Monday

I've been doing my collage art journal pages than anything else lately, using my tiny journal.

Today I broke out one of my larger sketchbooks and some acrylic paint.  No collage for me today.

I pulled up YouTube and opened a tutorial, but only loosely followed it.  (Video at end of blog.)

I had painted this page blue at one point for a project, but never did whatever I had planned.  It was perfect for this paint along.

 My feathers did not turn out as nice as the Art Sherpa's.  Then again I'm not that good of an artist.  I also have sub-par (cheapest possible) supplies.

 Still, I don't think I did that bad considering my skill level.  I like them.

By the time I got to the beads I just needed to get the page done, because I had to clear off the table for lunch.  (The dining room table is the only space I have to create art.)  So they just kind of got blotted on without any detailing.

And here is my Dreamcatcher all finished.  (Or is it?) 
I couldn't help but feel SOMETHING was missing.

I hate to waste any paint, so I took what was left on the pallet and smeared with a brush all over the page in front of the one I was working on.  

One day this will be the background of a new art journal page.


OR...it might just remain smears of paint on a page for the rest of its life, but at least it didn't go in the garbage like this lovely paper plate pallet did.

 Meanwhile, after lunch, this happened.  I kept feeling like something was missing, and just had to do some of my "found poetry" on it.

So while most of this was hand painted, I ended up doing a little collage with text from a magazine.


And, here is the video that inspired this art journal page.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday #16

Happy Wednesday Friends!

Its time again to share your Works in Progress with us!

Are you working on a large project that is going to take some time to finish?  Check in with us on Wednesdays to share your progress.

Did you recently finish something great?  Feel free to brag about that too!

Right now I'm still not making any progress on my larger WIPs.  I need to actually start working on them!



Monday, August 22, 2016

Journal Monday - My Happy Planner

Good Monday friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

This past week I didn't really do anything with my art journal, BUT, I did grab hold of my Happy Planner and got a little creative.

My Happy Planner "Follow Your Heart" is a
July 2016 - December 2017 one.
I bought my Planner a few months ago because, you know, all the cool kids were doing it.  It certainly wasn't because my life is particularly busy and in need of planning.  I work.  I come home.  I sleep.  I work.  I come home.  I sleep.

So needless to say, my planner was looking kind of pitiful.

Late last night I was flipping through my planner and thought, you know what, I'm gonna put something on these pages!

So, me being me I grabbed the nearest magazine (that just happened to be Teen Vogue) and a pair of scissors and my trusty gluestick, and I started flipping through, cutting out, gluing down.


What do any of these pictures have to do with my life in particular?  Not a darn thing really, other than I saw them and I liked them, so I put them on a page to stop it from being blank and boring.

It started with Yesterday (Sunday) and the dancing girl and the word "Happy"  and then I found a bright colorful ad, and then a couple of other images to fill in the blanks.  And my finished pages are colorful and fun.

This prompted me to dig out my old 5x7 Iris box that I once used to store words for my Found Poetry, and start going through it.  This box is small and compact, and can hold a couple of pens and a small glue stick as well so could toss it in my bag and travel with it if I wanted.

Gee, I wonder why this call this
machine the "X"?
Meanwhile I need to find where I put my Xyron X, which is also PERFECT for making stickers the in a size that would work with my happy planner.  I've had mine for several years now, first used it to make stickers for pen-pal letters and journal pages.  I wonder why I quit using it so much?

I have plans for doing more in my Happy Planner in the upcoming months.  I'm going to be making a Daily Habit Tracker starting in September for one thing.  I have a mood tracker that I've not been using and I need to start that again.

I've been looking into bullet journaling, and since the Happy Planner has graph paper I can work my favorite bullet journal ideas into my planner.

There is also a Fitness Planner extension that I'm going to use to make my own fitness planner.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WIP Wednesday #15

Happy (end of Wednesday) my friends!

Sorry this is coming so very late in the day but I'm just getting home from work, after spending the entire morning at the hospital for a surgical consult.

I still having started stitching on my Zenbroidery woman.  If her eyes were open I bet she'd be looking at me rather disdainfully.

I didn't do the washi tape/toothpick craft either, but I did do this!

www.blogbourne.com/how-to-create-paper-feathers-from-recycled-materials/?mref=nonersays

Yeah, its on a different site than this one, but I'm trying to post some things at places where I might actually earn a few cents (cause this starving artist is about to have to pay out of pocket for a surgery!)

So, what have you been up to this week?

Remember, this linky is open ALL WEEK LONG, so if you start a project feel free to jump on in and add your link!

Also, pass us around!  The more eyes the better!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday #14

Hello my fellow creators!

I'm sorry to have left so much time between posts.  I've been a crafting slacker and ashamed to show my face just to say, "I didn't do anything." again and again and again.

This week I finally put my Zenbroidery in a hoop.  I still haven't actually stitched a thing on it, but its ready just in case.

Here is what she looks like out of the pack.


And here she is in her hoop.  I think I'm going to start with a satin stitch on her lips.


I'm also putting together the stuff to make a couple of projects for here an another site I write for.






Washi tape, toothpicks and book text (not pictured) will be involved in my next projects.
What do you think I'm making?

I also plan to pick up some craft feathers today (or soon), and if its not too early I plan to have a Fall Candle craft soon.

So, what have you been working on?  Please, share your projects with us!