Monday, August 24, 2015

Journal Variety

A variety of journal pages, trying to finish one - 15 pages to go!  I can't explain why I suddenly feel the need to actually COMPLETE something, but then I probably don't need to as you all most likely totally understand.  And this is good practice for me to just work on quick pages, not get too invested in them, and move on.  Always good for me to be working consistently on a (mostly) daily basis.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Jewelry re-purposing and art journal push

I've had an old French light fixture chain for quite a while - I had no idea what I'd do with it when I bought it, but I loved it.  I was looking at it recently and realized that the smaller pieces would make great jewelry components. so yesterday I took it apart and gathered a collection of bits and bobs I could find around the house and made a couple of necklaces.  It was a lot of fun and I can see how jewelry making could be addictive.  (I'm exerting willpower to resist buying any supplies....)

Aside from that, I've been trying to finish an art journal - my goal was to finish by the end of this month, but I can already tell you that's not going to happen.  I've been playing around in it though, no pressure stuff, trying to get art on the page, which is a nice change of pace.  Here are some of the more presentable ones...

This is what I call a couch page, a pen and a few watercolor markers while watching a movie...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A little playing around

I haven't done much on the art front lately, much less homework, just a little playing around (part of the reason though is from being out of town last weekend with a friend playing around in Bodega Bay).  I won't bore you with pictures as I've posted pics from there before, but we had a great time.

This one actually was semi-homework, essentially just playing around with collaging some paper bits on a canvas board then mostly finger painting to keep it really loose - it was a lot of fun.

The next two are small charcoal/pastel faces I did in my little Kraft paper book - I love doing faces on the colored paper, the white stands out so well.

This guy ended up looking meaner than I had planned though.

I'm trying to power through and actually finish one of my many art journals this month - we'll see how that goes, I'm out of town again this weekend, but maybe I'll take it with me and actually do something in it (this usually ends up being wishful thinking).