Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Helga's Online Class of Art Challenges 1-9

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

Delicious ArtChix!

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

Brave New Blog

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.