I have been struggling these past couple of days, guys. Working hard at Being Creative, but having nothing really to show for it. The more I TRY, the worse it gets – do you have days like this? So I’m just popping in here to say Hello – because I’m nice like that, and you folk are nice, and us nice folk should stick together don’tchya think?
In other news, I made soup today. The first of the year – and on the day that the sun shone ALL day! It wasn’t warm as such, but I was amused at making soup when it was such a nice sunny day. It reminds me of the time I was in a baking mood, and nearly fainted from the heat of summer last year AND the oven cooking some assortment of cakes! What can I say – when the muse hits, you just gotta go with it, ha!
So…hopefully I will have something artfully created tomorrow. I just noticed that I hadn’t been here for a couple of days, and I didn’t want you all to think I had upped and left. I really enjoy blogging, and feel I should take it seriously and not be all flakey-like!
*stomps off wielding a paintbrush and marker pen*
This is an attempt at painting shading on fabric. I quite like it, but I like the bony fingers best, haha! This is the Grim Reaper plucking the soul from a flower. (Inspired by the book The Book Thief – which I have just finished and LOVED. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I might soon……I find that movies based on books tend to be a bit disappointing really. But then I am a bookworm rather than a movie buff)
Hello everyone. I was messing around with a photo on Pixlr and I thought this one looked nice enough to show. The fancy filters on Pixlr express are quite cute – and although I wouldn’t rely on them entirely, they are fun to use now and again.
This was taken on a dog walk recently. Its just a small river with marshy grass on either side.
Anyway, in other news, I found some wallpaper sample books in the spare room / “studio” today. I doodled on the blank unpatterned side with marker pen, and it fairly soaks up the ink. So I will use paint tomorrow I think. Ooooh, and I also got myself some acrylic fabric paint, so I will be experimenting with that over the weekend as well. I’ll do a review for those that might be interested.
Right off to doodle.
Let me explain why it looks like I’m 5 years old
If you have ever bought a sketchbook, you know how intimidating that first shiny blank white page can be, don’t you? I’m the same. I keep thinking “Ooohh, I can’t spoil this” or “I’ll wait until I draw something AMAZING” and so it goes on. So today I grabbed a large sketchpad, ripped out all the pages and folded them up in half. I put them all inside each other and put a clip on it, so the pages don’t fall out. I doodled all over the front “cover”, so at least it looks pretty – but more importantly, it gives me permission to make *mistakes / mess / be really silly / make an idiot of myself *delete as appropriate.
So! there ya go. Make a scrappy book to practice in, save the “good” sketchbooks for something a little bit more workable.
Here’s another photo from yours truly. I took this one when camping in Scotland, UK, and like an absolute idiot – I shot right into the sun (Don’t do this at home kids!) The result is very nice actually, and no editing has been done on this, apart from cropping the entire campsite out of the frame, haha! So yeah, I like this. Even if I was badass.
Hello folks & followers! I thought I would throw a photo into the mix today – just to keep you all entertained I do enjoy photography, but again I’m a little weird with it. I tend to go for bleak landscapes or minimal content shots, then faff around with them on photo editing.
Behold the Tree…..
Hello everyone, hope this post finds you well and happy wherever you might be. Today I thought I would combine watercolour and marker pen for this Scriboodle. Well actually, its watercolour pencil, which I like using due to the fine control and details I can achieve. However, I really like the shading on the dogs(?…..are they both dogs? One looks like a quokka to me) but I don’t really like how the actual Scriboodle man turned out. maybe its the colour, I dunno. Anyway, judge for yourself