Monthly Archives: October 2014

Catching up before it’s November!

There is so much going on in my little corner of NYC that it is hard to keep my head above water these days! However, I continue to manage to create some kind of art each day. I admit, it has not been anything big right now, but even just 10 minutes a day has a way of soothing my soul, calming my nerves & centering me right back to where I should be!

I started October off with participating inthe INKTOBER challenge. A very simple challenge: one ink drawing a day for 31 days, that’s it! I personally challenged myself to brush up on my observational drawing skills. Here are a few of what I have done in my mini Moleskine (3.5″ x5″)

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 My daughter challenged me to draw the view from her room in less than 10 minutes! (she’s tough!!)

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Just a small sampling of what I have been up to lately!

Please keep posted as I will have an exciting little announcement later in the week!

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Mandala Love: Daisy Yellow’s AJT&T No. 9

imageLast  week I treated myself to a quick trip to the art store & bought myself  a bottle of Dr. Ph Martin’s Bombay India Ink in Turquoise (among other things, ha). I had no immediate plan to use it, but when I saw Tammy Garcia’s latest  Art Journal Tangents & Tactics video (no. 9 in the series), I knew I had to give it a try!

I drew a quick, sketchy, flower-y mandala using my Stabilo water soluble pencil.  I added 2 drops of the ink (oh my goodness, that color is even more delicious & rich in person!) which is super saturated. I spritzed the mandala with water, let the ink “burst” onto the page, grabbed my paintbrush &  let it dance over the page.

I love the way the ink & pencil combined into different shades & the way in which the gradations of color appears like clouds. I cannot wait to play more using this technique as I think the possibilities could be endless! Think I ‘ll be on my way back to the art store soon to pick up a few more colors of that luscious ink!

If you haven’t done so already, go here & give it a try!

 

 

 

What?!? It’s October 3rd???

I know, I know, I have been completely negligent about updating this blog! The summer flew by in a blur,  the way in which summers often do, then we slammed right into a new school year for my daughter. This  happens to be a BIG year for her as we start applying for middle school. In between all the *fun* stuff like school meetings,homework, afterschool, and life in general, I really have been making art! I just don’t have the photos yet.

SOON!! Very soon, I will have some photos of what I have been up to! Promise!

In the meantime, just wanted to say “Hi & I really am back!”

Hope you are all doing well out there too!