Monthly Archives: July 2016

Art Journal 3: Poetically Inspired

This week I took inspiration from a poem.  I chose anyone lived in a pretty how town by e.e. cummings.  I blared some classical music, read the poem over and over, and drew images as they came to me. As Attempt … Continue reading

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Creative Kids: Birthday Cards III

This is a quick post about a couple of cards the baby made – can’t leave her out entirely!  I got this idea from the Toddler Approved blog and adapted it to put a card into the ziplock.  It’s called … Continue reading

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Art Journal 2: Abstractly Bold

This week’s task was to abstract an image and use bold colours.  Abstract is a real struggle for me.  I get caught in the details and have trouble just playing up base structures. To create this piece, I started off … Continue reading

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Art Journal 1: Going in Circles

For this week’s art journal, I took an old painting of mine that had elements I really liked but that didn’t work for me as a final product.  Looking at it, I made a new composition using circles (ok, and … Continue reading

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Creative Kids: Birthday Cards II

As I mentioned in the first Birthday Cards post, my kids love to work with paint.  Previously we’ve done spin art in the salad spinner and it was super fun so I decided we’d try to make cards that way. … Continue reading

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Artist of the Week: Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Initially a commercial illustrator, he took part in the Pop Art movement in the 1950s and 60s and made art from everyday objects.  This movement went against the traditional, commonly … Continue reading

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Creative Life Project: July

I often go safe and try to create pretty things over challenging myself and taking artistic risks. Yet I’ve read many artists say that to get to the good stuff, you need to go through the bad stuff. Therefore, this … Continue reading

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