I love poppy flowers, they are always taking me back to my childhood. I remember our veggie patch in which grandma just spread poppy seeds randomly and they were growing between carrots, potatoes, strawberries. Always standing taller than the rest of the plants on their hairy green stems. Bright, bold and also so fragile.
Then in autumn they were turning in to brown, rattling hard heads, still beautiful in their own way. And then Christmas time we had a delicious poppy seed cake. I wish I was good at painting realistic flowers…or animals …. or anything. But since I am not :)) I just used this Ronda’s fragment stencil to create poppies with a twist. There is still red and green and brown and black, all the colours I remember from childhood, so it makes me happy. And my kitty was there to help me to recreate the childhood feelings and also make new happy memories.
It’s the end of the year already! Really?!! It snuck up on me! Too fast! Too quick! So much happened this year, so much changed! I learnt a lot, I pushed my boundaries a few times and I grew from it 🙂 I acquired lots of new art supplies too :), one new kitten 🙂 and I made new friends.
Did I make time to stop and reflect about it? To be thankful for what I have in my life? To cherish all the beautiful people in my life? Not always, not everyday! But I am trying to make it in to a good habit because it keeps me focused, keeps me sane, reminds me to be happy now!
Art keeps me sane and happy too, so I thought – why not combine both and create myself a reminder of how amazing life really is 🙂 I have sooooo much to be grateful for every day, month, year!
For me my Journal is a perfect place for it as I am spending lots of time flicking through it, playing, writing in it.
Maybe it is something you would like to do too ?
I must confess I am a little bit of a memory keeper. As I mentioned in my last dt blog post, our family took a holiday to beautiful Cairns in Queensland, Australia. One of my fondest memories was entering into the rainforest and discovering one of Cairns many waterfalls. This waterfall was particularly good, coz you could swim in the cool fresh water in a lagoon type area with large rounded boulders. I sat there breathing it all in, watching my children laugh and swim…it was beautiful.
For this project, I present to you a journal entry on a page that I can place in my home-made journal that we made at the very start of my blog posts with the Lulu Art design team. This is my last blog entry for the team and I am very grateful for the opportunity. For those that enjoy all the blog posts please keep on creating and enjoying time with art. Thanks also to the rest of the lovely team.
Today I’m going to share my How to Draw Your Dragon secrets. I’ve always had a bit of thing about dragons but it only occurred to me recently that they would make a great addition to my art journal. Although many stories about dragons suggest they are beasts to be afraid of I’ve always imagined them as representing the wise and noble parts of ourselves.
The video is mostly my method of drawing a dragon in profile using simple shapes. I then show you how I use the outline to create a dragon with a message to my wise and noble self. I hope you’ll give it a go and add your own frills and decorations.
It’s Winter, it’s cold and it’s PERFECT weather to stay indoors, get out your paints, stencils and brushes and CREATE! That’s what I do and today I am presenting a video of me doing just that! I found some gorgeous music, grabbed a cup of tea and zoned out doing my favourite thing….ART and playing with my MIXED MEDIA stash.
Please join me in the act of creating art that you ease into and love.
A few sneak peeks you say? Well here are some pics:
Don’t you wish sometimes you could be a water creature? Everything in that world sparkles, shimmers and flows.
Maybe I should be the mermaid …
maybe the water horse …
maybe a gracious dolphin?
Maybe not for all the time but for a day in my life I would love to be one of them. For now I can just dream and paint my dreams. I hope you enjoy my project today called Little Mermaid. It’s painted over three small canvases.
There was lot of sewing going on in my house lately. So I got inspired by it. My mumma does it, 🙂 I just watch, admire the colours and touch and feel fabrics, laces, buttons. And I always wonder how it would look if I paint over that pattern or this one? How paint will behave itself on it? What texture I will end up with? What else I can throw on it?
So I decided to give it a go! I made a journal ( notebook, book) cover. You can put on one journal and when you are done with it, you can transfer it on another. Hope you like it.