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!