Beautiful things to admire or make.
- Fish made out of junk.
- Winter in beautiful Romania.
- Oscars fashions from years back.
- Beautiful Zentangles.
- Quilt tutorial: Teresa Down Under teaches how to make Delectable Mountain blocks and how to arrange them to create different kinds of quilts.
- What matters most to an artist?
- Like donuts? Wonderful watercolor tutorial.
- Your cat needs a ladder.
- Mardi Gras, but different.
- El Alto’s architecture is over the top.
- Free quilt patterns to make for St. Patrick’s Day. (Well, maybe for next Patrick’s Day!)
- These beautiful wedding dresses and bridal head dresses almost make me want to get married all over again.
A big thank you to Lindsay Weirich of The Frugal Crafter Blog for this wonderful watercolor tutorial. I just love looking over her shoulder while she paints. She makes it look so easy!
Hi friends! I had so much fun painting these birds in my sketchbook!
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Beauty to inspire your own creations:
This summer I participated in three overlapping art challenges. I posted my last update a month ago. The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge ran June through July, and July was also World Watercolor Month.
I had chosen animals as my theme for ICAD, because I wanted to practice drawing them. But I really missed my Zentangle, so I tangled the butterfly below:
This is what it looked like when it was painted. I think I like the black-and-white better:
I experimented with watercolor pencils. Either I’m not doing it right, or my pencils are crappy, because to me this hen looks like it was done in colored pencils, even though I washed the heck out of it:
In honor of our late dachshund, Rudi:
And this kitty looks a little like our Zoe, but not really:
And here are all my challenge projects:
Only 24, not 61, which would be one a day. Mostly that’s because most of my projects took more than one day to make. I limited myself to 45 minutes a day so I’d still have some writing time. The center column above are my World Watercolor Month paintings.
Hi, everyone. I’m one week post-surgery and doing well. I said I wouldn’t worry about writing any articles during July, but there’s no harm in showing you what I’ve been doing on my art challenge, The 100 Day Project, since the last time I checked in.
The 2018 100 Day Project runs from April 3 through tomorrow. The idea is to make a piece of art every day for 100 days (a tiny artwork is fine). The challenge just happens to overlap with two other challenges I like to do, the Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge and World Watercolor Month.
My theme for ICAD (Index-Card-a-Month) is animals.
By the way, I’ve missed a lot of days, but I expected I would. When you have surgery, all bets are off.
Flamingo with zentangle.
There may have been a superhero prompt. This is Underdog.
Now we cross over to watercolor. I am painting on watercolor postcards because index cards are too unpredictable when they get wet. (See mantis above.)
Ladybug on daisy.
This one was inspired by a Williams-Sonoma pillow.
Are you participating in any art challenges right now? Feel free to add a link in the comments.
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