Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Zentangle #40

I hope everyone had a great holiday... I started working on another zentangle when my daughter had her surgery last week. She had the surgery last Thursday and well. The doctor said it was the worst gallbladder he has seen in someone her age and it quit working a long time ago. She is felling much better now.

Can't believe the end of the year is upon us. I am trying to get my room ready to do more "art" I got some new art supplies for Christmas so I am excited to try them. Once I get my house back in order I should be to go. Well thanks for looking time for bed...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

zentangle #39 - not so good...

I do believe this is my ugliest one I have created and the funny thing is I never liked this from the beginning...
 It is nice that you can change the look digitally like this one....
 or like this one....
It is funny how you have a feeling about something but, I thought I should stick it out and I did.  Maybe it was a reflection of how much my arm was hurting not sure but it's done and it is ugly.  Now I can start a new! I wonder if I can make a couple of more before the end of the year.  I think I am going to call them something different because I don't know that they are truly a zentangle....

Trece asked me if I do my drawings freehand and the answer is yes.  I draw in pencil first and then go over my lines with a pen.  I use Pigma, Prismacolor, Bic, Sharpie's, Staedtler and Pitt pens and various sizes. I also have a collection of colored pencils, crayons and watercolor paints I have been using.  I just play around.

I am sure most are busy getting ready for Christmas this week me included. I am going to be happy to report to my P.T. tomorrow that my "tennis elbow" actually feels pretty good! Our big adventure this week will be finding out if my oldest daughter has gallbladder surgery this week... she had an attack on 12/16 and we spent the day in the E.R. They wouldn't do surgery that day so she goes tomorrow to find out when ummm a fun week ahead!  Happy Holidays! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

zentangle #39 progress

Yesterday I went to physical therapy for my "tennis elbow" and he said I could draw for 20 minutes and take a break.... so this morning before I am off to work I did a little on my zentangle...
I am not sure if I will keep the penciled in part or not? I am very excited though that I can do a little bit more and not just sit and watch TV (that sucks) I would rather do something while I am watching TV.   Well I better get ready to leave for work.  Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

zentangle #39 in progress....

Having been under doctors orders not to write for more than 10 minutes at a time for two weeks has put a damper on drawing... well yesterday was two weeks and I couldn't take just sitting there and watching T.V. any more and falling asleep in my chair so... I picked up my zentangle journal and went back to working on this one I started on 11/23:
 Last night I did this...
I have a bit of drawing to do and then add color.  It is hard not being able to draw or work on projects. I think I have caught up on a lot of sleep.... Now need to get ready to go to the Saturday market and do a little Xmas shopping.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AEDM Day 30

Well, I cannot believe the month is over.... and so is AEDM. I added more to my journal page... now I may not be able to complete this until I have read The Artist Way. I really have enjoyed being creative almost everyday this month. It has made me relax a little bit more about work. I have stretched a little bit more in what I have been working on. I really enjoy sharing my work and looking at others and their talents. It has been a great experience. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 29, 2010

AEDM day 28 & 29

Yesterday I played around with fabric, glue, paper and tissue and today...

I had a picture from an old Reader's Digest book that I saved, glued it to the fabric and then glued tissue paper over it. Tonight I flipped it over and added the "cowboy" and more tissue and paper and then did some stitching around it and stitched to a page in  my journal. I have a couple of more ideas to add to the pages before I journal in them.

I can't believe that the month is over tomorrow and that tomorrow is the last day of Art Everyday Month. I am pretty happy with myself that I only missed a couple of days this year. This was my 3rd time participating and I have come a long way in getting back into being creative again. I am so excited!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

AEDM Day 26 & 27

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving we had a great time... here are some pictures of what I have been doing...
 I painted some more background pages.... for my journal as you can see above and below... (I noticed that I have a tendency to use the same colors, is that good or bad? I guess it doesn't matter because I have having fun right?)

On the page below I had experimented with fiber, paper glue (on the left side) added some trim buttons and embroidery too...

Yesterday I added the words "move on"

Today I am going to finish this page and continue to work on a zentangle I started this past week but have not posted any pictures yet.  I am moving a little slow as the Doctor doesn't want me using my right hand very much (had a "special" treatment on my elbow to get ride of the tendon problem). I have been good but do have to go to work tomorrow which will be a challenge not to write. Well thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

AEDM 22, 23, 24

I have been on vacation from work yippee... I have been wanting to make chair pads for our wooden chairs that go with the kitchen table... started them on Monday and finished today and I worked in my sunflower journal...

I am playing around with fabric, paper, watercolor crayons, paper bags, pages I have painted from old books and magazine clippings for my collage. I am going to try and play around tomorrow after I get my turkey in (and vacuum before company comes). Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

AEDM day 21

I am always cutting stuff out of magazines and above are some of the words that I have clipped. Below is my journal page I have been working on for a few days.

 I have finished adding "thoughts" by using words cut out of magazines and added lines to journal...
 ahh.... the page is complete....
 This looking out my sewing room window... it's been snowing all day!
we have a lot of quail running around....

 a few more...
I now want to go work on another journal page or try making "paper" fabric that I saw watching a recorded quilting show. Not sure may actually sew... need to make some place mats for my kitchen table. it's nice to be on vacation and not worry about going to work tomorrow and thinking of projects I can do...  thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

AEDM day 20

I finished my "Christmas Trees" today. I am now ready to make a full size one for outside.  I am going to drill holes in the wood and poke lights through them.  My oldest daughter now wants to make some of these for her house. Now back down to my room to work on something else.... thanks for looking!

Friday, November 19, 2010

AEDM day 17 & 18

I have been working on my "sunflower" journal for the past couple of days in the evening after work. I started off by drawing the "diamonds" and then last night started adding the other elements last night. I think I am going to add a little bit more and journal.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

AEDM Day 15 & 16 = zentangle #38

For the past two evenings I have been finishing my zentangle #38. I am also thinking of calling it chaos... I am having a inner struggle with working (my job has become not challenging which is hard for an overachiever)and finding a job that is more creative (may have to start another business). Of course, I have to have insurance so finding another job is not a reality, my insurance and benefits are great and with one kid in college you are locked in. I am ready for my vacation next week to snap out of it and will have happy thoughts about work again. Okay, I will have a little wine with my cheese... I know I am lucky so I will happily go to work now...  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

AEDM Day 10 to 14... (skipped 9)

I had to figure out how to work on art, balance work and time on the computer posting and looking at blogs... the computer lost out this last week.  I missed doing anything on day 9 (bad day at work fell asleep in my big chair but who cares, can't let it get you down right!) Here are some pictures of what I have been working on:

My Mom gave me a jigsaw for Xmas last year so I have been wanting to cut out something so I drew the Xmas trees and not sure how they will turn out but, I am having fun!  I am going to make a big one to sit out in front of my porch and maybe put some lights on it... not sure. Well off to work and will do something creative after that.  Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Monday, November 8, 2010

AEDM -- Day 8

I worked on my journal page in my sunflower journal....

The next thing I think I would like to do is add some lines to the page and then journal. I think I need to add to the journey the reading of a book I have The Artist Way by Julie Cameron. I started reading it last year but not sure if I was ready if that makes sense. I didn't get to far in the 12 week commitment. I think a am ready this year as I am coming to terms that I don't have to work excessive amounts of hours in my job that it really creates to much stress and I don't need that. Really everyone, thanks for looking, I really do enjoy the comments.... see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

AEDM DAY 5 and 7...

I was able to do art on day 5 but missed day 6 (okay we love college ball (BSU) and our team was playing and the gang came over to watch which means cooking and cleaning) I made up for it on day 7... 

It was a rainy day here so when I got up, I made some coffee and went down stairs to my room. I painted, carved a couple of stamps and started a zentangle... I think I  may work on my zentangle some more tonight.  We thanks for looking! 


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