Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Although I read Helga's blog weekly, I don't often push myself to participate in the challenges offered. I enjoy thinking about them and seeing the amazing work that others create, and think I will do that today or tomorrow or the next day and poof! my week has gone! So when I saw that Helga was offering a 9 week online class http://myartisticlife.typepad.com/ I was keen to take the chance to have a play, boost my creativity and see what comes out of it!
So the first challenge was spots and circles. The focus was the process rather than an end product. I really enjoyed just mucking in and seeing what flowed!
Top Row L-R water colour pencil wash with circles cut out of mesh/dots of paint made with end of mini sharpie, waste from hole punch over the larger dots/patterns with sharpie
Middle Row L-R dots of paint made with finger/watercolour wash and full stop stamp/circles made by stamping the bottom of a water glass then colouring the resulting pattern with pencil(i masked the surrounding area with scrap paper)
Bottom Row L-R spotty paper circles made with varying size punches with pencil circles and dots/ink marker pattern/red shimmer krylon marker on black paper
My favourite would have to be the water glass and colour pencils. I look forward to next week!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I have recently taken a leap of creativity and have added to the paper craft I have been incorporating into my jewelry. I chose some delicious collage sheets and transperencies from ArtChix. They create and sell the most divine ephemera and craft goodies.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Today is the day I have chosen to start putting more creative energy into my work. After all you only get out what you put in and frankly, I have been lax lately. My plan is to work on getting my artfire site up to a standard, with the pick of my best work available, try some new techniques and to finalise some UFO's (unfinished objects) and try to think about a cohesive approach to a new range. I also wish to aproach some retailers in the near future and to improve my display setup for markets. I plan to have a productive six months. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting stuff from me.