Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Place to Paint

Finally! A place to paint! My little brother, David, moved to the basement, leaving the bedroom next to mine empty. My parents agreed to let me use it as a painting room-- although I'm sure my mother had ulterior motives: no more painting stuff all over the dining room table. And I don't have to be squished at the little desk I've had since elementary school. I think we'll eventually move the computer in here and it'll be a painting room slash office, but for now, it's all mine! And Toby's, of course. Toby's kennel and bed will be in here, too.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Art Journal: Doodle # 4

Another doodle. I thought I was finished but decided to go back and add more interest to the sky. Not too happy with the result, but what can ya do?






Thursday, March 15, 2012

Doodles in Progress

I have a couple of doodles in the works in my art journal. Here are some photos:














I'm really enjoying drawing with no intentions or ideas about what the end result will be. I'm finding that I am more confident with a pen in my hand than a pencil.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Art Journal: Doodle #2

Here is one of my finished doodles, painted and all:


I almost wish I would have left it here and not painted the rest
(10x7)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Doodles from my Journal

I've been doodling for a couple of days now and I've really enjoyed it. It sure helps pass the time at work and I like to see what I come up with. Here are a few pictures from my art journal. They will all eventually be painted.




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Zentangle Card for Tom

Time to write Tom another letter! I'm diggin' this whole zentangle thing so I decided to use it on Tom's card--nothin' fancy, just trying stuff out.

(front)
(quote on inside w/ zentangle on the left)


As usual, I ended with some of my favorite words of wisdom/encouragement:

"I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom. And that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."
--Dawn Markova

Monday, March 5, 2012

Orange Lily

I have a long list of things I want to paint and flowers are at the very top! Probably because I am ready for spring and I miss them. I've been trying really hard not to paint flowers lately, but now it's all I can think about.

In this painting, I tried to just paint everything one layer at a time. I really like the effect and I think I'll be doing it again.




(6x9)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Art Journal-- Doodle #1

I work in a call center for part of the day and I needed something to do between calls (pinterest can only entertain me for so long). I thought art journaling might be fun so I got a small travel watercolor book and a felt tip pen. My plan is to doodle while I am at work and then throw some color on it when I get home.

This is my first attempt at zentangling (I think. I'm not quite sure what qualifies as a zentangle. I like the word "doodling" better anyway). I just combined all of the "zentangles" that I liked into one picture. I learned that I don't like circles as fillers and I shouldn't try to make up my own zentangle. Neither of those things turned out very well.
(10x7)