Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's all over.....

So, here's what I have been up to for the past week and a half!

front cover of my Doodle Adventure
Pages 1-2 A Hefelump?

Pages 3-4 Mouse of Mystery
Pages 5-6  the Fluter-snoot!
Pages 7-8
Pages 9-10  Wild Wings
It's been almost 2 weeks, it is amazing how much more difficult it is to get creative stuff done with you are back to work full time! But, I have been being creative--  From Unit 7 of the Drawing lab, I chose to do the book. It took about 40 hours to do the whole thing! I can hardly believe it.

I had an amazing time working on this project. It started by making a little cover stock book with odd shaped pages.(the book when closed is about 4.5 x 5.5 or when open it is 4.5 x 11 inches) All of the pages all had a bit of the next page peeking out behind. That way when I drew on a page some of the marks were going on to the following pages. Then, I had to incorporate those marks into the other pages and make new marks on the next pages.

It was so surprising seeing the book develop before my eyes. I did this whole book an an exercise in doodling with a purpose. :)

What do you think? This was one of the most creative things I think I have ever attempted.

Now, I need to figure out a way to make a good copy of it. I'll probably take the book completely apart and scan all the fronts and backs of the pages and see what I can come up with.

If I get it to work out I may even put a few up for sale at some point. Who knows?! Would anyone buy it? hum...

so my message to you is to get out and be creative, even if it's just for a few minutes!!


Monday, August 16, 2010

One week left...

I'm excited for the Drawing Lab Workshop to come to a close and sad too. Excited becasue it looks like I actually stuck with it and followed through on all the assignments. It has been hard some times, especially since I went back to work from Summer Break last week, and it's been HOT outside and not cooling down in the evenings. I just want to veg. I'm really quite proud that I'm down to the last week of the lab!
Here's some of the art that I have been doing--:) Yup I'm a bit more than proud of myself!  I'm not a painter but after drawing this flower in colored pencil following the lab in the Drawing Lab book I really wanted to take this another step. The black and white drawing page is from my sketchbook. One of the labs was to go on a Walkabout and draw whatever takes your fancy. Well, I really wanted to do the lab, but it was 94 degrees, so, I opted for a tour around my yard. Lots of fun stuff to draw. It was interesting to take time and really look at things that I have lived with for several years.

I'm also all signed up for Carla Sonheim's Art of Silliness 2 online workshop that will start in September. 30 days of fun, silly worksheets as assignments. 1 a day for 30 days for just $25. 

You remember worksheets--just like in 3rd grade but these will be way more fun! She will be giving prompts for creative projects, things to do in a journal or what ever, poems, riddles I am just so looking forward to this I can hardly stand it!

Hey get out and be creative! SB

Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer Bunny doodle!

Week Five of the Drawing Lab and I got to do so many fun things. Of course my most favorite was the doodling lab. What do you think?

One of the suggestions in the lab was to draw a realistic eye and incorporate it  into the doodled design. I found this to be right up my alley. :) I have been incorporating eyes of one kind or another for several years. even with out consciously doing it.

Hum...I wonder what that means? I'm sure there could be some sort of meaningful symbolism but hey! I'm not here to dissect my doodles just enjoy them. :) (click the Bunny Doodle to get a bigger view!)

I'm sort of sad that the Drawing Lab will be drawing to a close in just 2 weeks. But, it looks like the next ART workshop is going to be on  Zentangles using the Totally Tangled book. Oh YEAH! I am all over that one. :)

I hope you are enjoying the last month of Summer. Remember to get out and do something creative!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

One Eyed, Two Horned, Underwater Algae Eater!

Yeah I'm having fun!

This week's Drawing Lab workshop had us doing One Eyed Monsters.

Tapping into our imaginations to come up with one eyed creatures. I had such a good time that I did several.The mosquitoes are out in full force so I made a lovely one eyed monster who wants to rid the area of those pesky pests!

My fourth monster has a bit of an artistic side with a pocket full of pencils and paintbrushes. I Love his space ship hat too!

Have you ever just let your imagination have it's way with you and just followed? It's a fun way to spend some time being creative.