Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's Been A Pretty Good Week

I am quite happy with myself that I consistently arted for 6 out of 7 days this week.
Was taken to this little out off the beaten path art shop where I scored some Sequin
waste for 49 cents a yard!!!
Today popped over to Hobby Lobby (crack store for poor hungry artists LOL) and picked
up 3 Aquarelle pencils (HEAVENLY! I'm in love! *swoon*), some poster board, Large blank
tags, and Score of the Day: a tube of Amsterdam Expert Series acrylic paint in Vermillion that
normal price is 9.99...on clearance for *drumroll* $1.68!!!!!!!!!!!!! And hot damn this color
is HOT!!
I'm not thrilled with my Book of Days. Mostly because the size is too small. I will finish it
out, it doesn't have many pages. It's the smaller size of Strathmore Visual Journal. It just
feels too...cramped, hard to think of collaging in, etc. I prefer an 8x10 at I'll be on the hunt for something very soon. I just am not sure what to work in next and I haven't found a
book to alter yet either. Oh well, it's too late in the night to worry about it. Tomorrow is another day.
And another day to make more art...YAY!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Art I've Made So Far...

Here's a few pictures of what I've made so far this year. I've been having a lot of fun making art.

My interpretation of Louise Gale's color challenge. I didn't have Tangerine Tango so I had to blend my on rendition of the color.

This is what I came up with for Tee's "Fire and Ice" prompt.

My January Journal page for Milliande's "Be A Seed" prompt.
My very first ever! ATC for a January challenge.

And last but not least...My cover to my Book of Days.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Creative Alchemy, That's My Word For 2012

Making art, making la la la la...making art. That's what I've been doing the last few days.

Working on my Book of Days cover and my first spread. Finally made my first ATC, it was for a challenge. And working on Tee's "Fire and Ice" prompt. Just to name a few.

My poor computer is surrounded by paints and brushes and art journals, gesso and stamps and ink pads, a pad of canvas paper and a pad of watercolor paper (note to self...dollar store watercolor paper is crappy!)

The only thing I haven't gotten around to is writing yet. But I have our 8 year old niece here for a couple of days and it just seems easier to put that off for just a couple more days.

I'm pretty proud of myself that I've been consistent the last 3 days. I hope I can keep with it. Hopefully, I will have pictures read to post by the weekend too.