Monday, January 23, 2017

more daily drawings

Jan 13 & 14 Jan 15 &18Jan 16 &17 (using a Robert Sabuda tutorial)

Inspiration Wednesday - Donna Downey

This is one of my other projects for 2017...
INSPIRATION WEDNESDAY - I love this class !! ...and have watched these videos for the last 2 years - but never done the pages (bad, bad sign-up addict!!) The only work I had done was to make the actual journal (it seemed amazing to me that I had actually done it... and that seemed enough effort for the  entire year!!)... but...
...this is the last year Donna is doing IW... :( !! (insert sadness). So my effort is renewed, so I can have a complete journal by the end of the year.
Week 1:

Friday, January 13, 2017

4 more days - #drawriotdaily

Four more days to show... yay!
...having fun... but I got to move on to some bigger projects soon... as well as getting back to making some money 

(always the killer!! 😣)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Plant... and a random fish?

I was working on the back of the butterfly from January 6th's page and began doodling. I had no prompt in mind as, so far I have been full of ideas - a usual occurance for early Jan.
Next Jan 8 started with some birthday confetti lying around from lil-z's birthday and was a little affected by the same butterfly in that I wanted the map to show through clearly behind the butterfly page. It was all going well until I wondered what she might be able to hold in front of her dress. I like my characters to do something with their hands...hold something...represent something.  Often I use a heart, or bird... something relatively inoffensive. I wanted something different this time, so headed to the prompt for Jan 8 ...
FISH - ?!?!

Well... why shouldn't she hold a fish??

Jan 7 & 8

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Two always better than one - #drawriotdaily #minimoleydaily

Whilst I anxiously await my large monthly moleskine journal...(for all those weekly and monthly challenges that I want to be a part of this year)...
...and await a recent order from the newly opened LuluArt ...
...AND... await my box of new JANE goodies.... (!!!!!) mini art journaling has now morphed into two challenges. The original, that I found on Instagram, with Tori Weyers - @drawriot and a couple of days ago I  found a facebook group - MiniMoleyDaily - which is a promptless mini moleskine group with Effy Wild. So... I am now posting these pages in both places. You should join us! ... at either location... and start being creative...
Such a small scale should be pretty easy to manage.

So here is my: 
Jan 5 & 6

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 - project #1

Yup!... probably bitten off more than I can chew... multiple prompt projects and video classes for this year.  Hoping to have a constant source of inspo at any and every moment throughout the year... and that this will bring about a consistent flow of arty goodness from my fingertips...

Project #1 - #drawriotdaily
A daily page in a miniature moleskine. The aim for me is to make it super chubby by the end of the year. I will be posting on instagram every second day so a double page spread can be seen. Keep an eye out for mine over there - @pygletwhispers
and check out #drawriotdaily and the daily prompts here - @drawriot

Jan 1 & Jan 2

Monday, January 2, 2017

New beginnings we go 2017!!  (deep breath)

What might you have in store for me this year? Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball... changes? opportunities? fun?
Let us hope for onward and upward.
I tell my girls that it is important for them to create something, build something or produce something... (usually in relation to consuming too much media content ) but I think it applies across the board...
so ...
this is my plan for 2017.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Art journal withdrawals..

Been such a long time between pages...

I have been busy beginning a new business, opening a vintage stall in the city. All much funs  - but it has left me temporarily with less time to art and I am missing it...ALOT!!
The store is now up and basically stocked... (even with a little art) but now I need to get back to the journal!!

Here's my last spread...she looks a little melancholy at being left alone with her wattle

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mixed Media Art - Journal Page - MAKE MISTAKES

This journal page was started with a spread that I had put leftover paints onto. It is a really good way to start a page and use up leftover paint from other projects or classwork. All good in theory mind you, until I had to close the book before it had dried and once opened the paint had stuck the pages together!!This is where I began this page as the prompt was - EMBRACE MISTAKES

The quote is from Neil Gaiman's keynote addresss to the Philadelphia University of the Arts, class of 2012.

video here:

"Go, and make interesting mistakes, 
make amazing mistakes, 
make glorious and fantastic mistakes. 
 Leave the world more interesting for your being here.