Monday, November 14, 2011

Art Everyday equals Happiness Everyday!

Here's the latest in the Art everyday for a month challenge! It is perfect for a Monday. We can all use a little sunshine! I hope you have a great week. Please do something that you love to do this week. Share your happiness with others. You never know what struggles the person you see may be going through. Your smile, kind word, or deed, may be just what it takes to brighten the day for someone else!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Here are my artworks for the first week of the  
November Creativity Challenge!

      I signed up for Leah Piken Kolidas's art everyday for a month challenge and WOW-what an experience! I have really enjoyed this process! These are smaller pieces 5"x 7", ink with watercolor pencils. When I started working on Week 2, I think I have gotten more warmed up as things are getting bigger and better!  I promise to show you real soon. My size went to 8"x 10" and I'm exploring my use with line more so they are taking longer to finish. Plus I am continuing to work on commission pieces so that take time as well. I hope you will enjoy these for now!
      I had forgotten how coloring is so close to therapy. The act of coloring, cleared my mind, and allowed me to get into the flow. I just let go.  It was exciting to paint with water and watch the color move into the spaces. During week 2, I am using watercolor paints to add color and then going into the areas with water color pencils to highlight or shade areas. I plan to go for canvas and mixed media/collage next. I can't wait to see all of the work by the end of the month!