Watercolor Collage

Happy Monday!  On Saturday, I painted with watercolor and created a variety of patterns then cut up pieces to make a floral sun. I enjoy this art making  method because of the many surprises of mixing the different patterns  and shapes.

Good Morning – Here are two very different styles of art making.

#1… a B&W sketch of the home my grandmother grew up in. It was located in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles). I love the large homes built during early 20th century.

#2…an a imagination doodle, drawn freehand and color added in Photoshop.

Handmade Collage Paper Collaboration

Recently, Jill Kuhn at https://artjillkuhn.wordpress.com and I decided to create some collage papers to share with each other. We each made a variety of designs and exchanged them by mail.

I have always admired Jill’s use of paper collage in the wonderful art work she produces. I’m so inspired by her sense of humor, creative process and the techniques she shares with all of us. Thanks Jill, for joining me with this fun and inspirational project.

On Wednesday, Jill always post a comical bird using collage techniques. We decided to share our new papers and we would both design our own “Wacky Bird”.

It’s Dance Night in the City…

These are the paper designs from Jill

These are papers I designed

Paper Quilt and Cookies

Good Morning, happy Thursday!

Christmas Tree #1: painted triangles fitted together as a paper quilt. I did use my sewing machine to add to the texture of the tree.

Cookie # 2: frosted Christmas cookie cut outs painted with Derwent watercolors and colored pencils. So many possibilities!

Healing the Soul with Art

Good Morning… For the past week, because of the fires in my community, we have not been able to leave our home but for picking up essentials at the market. My seven year old granddaughter and I have been playing lots of games and making art.

We decided to make our own collage papers. One thing we have an abundance of in our home is paper and lots of art supplies.

We painted on watercolor paper and then made photocopies for later use. We laughed a lot and inspired one another and thoroughly enjoyed each others company. Lasting fun memories through a difficult time.

Here is the beginning of some collage work.

Grateful

Good Morning…I’ve been off line for a few days because of devastation in my community of Thousand Oaks, CA. Starting on Wednesday, we had a mass shooting at a local restaurant, 12 people were killed. As our town was coping with that horrendous matter, on Thursday two fires broke out and as of right now more than 80,000 acres have burned causing horrible destruction of homes, businesses and terrain. One of the fires has some containment, but the other is out of control and making its way through the Santa Monica mountains down to Malibu Beach area. More than 250,000 people have been evacuated.

Our family is very grateful and lucky that we didn’t have to evacuate. We  had our bags packed and we were ready if we needed to leave. We only live a few miles from some of the worst damage.

Everyone here knows someone who has lost their home, or is evacuated not knowing what they will return too. We will now be helping those who need it most.

Your good thoughts are needed for this part of the country. Thanks so much.

Patterned Sycamore Leaf

Tree Frogs

Good Morning

Day one of the World Watercolor Month, #worldwatercolormonth,  challenge. See more details below the art. I’m looking forward to participating throughout the month.

I’m starting the month with with tree frogs, my good friend, Daveta, loves frogs so I’m making some notecards for her.

Check out the details of World Watercolor Month an annual global charitable event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days started By Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash (link below) 31 days when artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them via The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. For more information about World Watercolor Month visit Doodlewash here