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  • When Frogs Sing 2014

    Just because I haven’t been posting, doesn’t mean I haven’t been journalling! I treated myself to a little pocket journal, and have been doing my five minutes + every day! I made this title page at the beginning of the book…

    When Frogs Sing 2014 Cover

    … using my Rotring Rapidograph pen to draw with, then colouring with watecolour pencils and Neocolour ll crayons.

    When Frogs Sing 2014 - Jan 09 - Jan15

    We’ve been learning about sketch noting, and I have to admit, I’ve really enjoyed using this way of journalling as you can see from these pages.

    When Frogs Sing 2014 - Jan 16

    This last page is my version of a bit of psychoanalytic theory, adapted from a paper by Anita Bragg & Patricia Fenner (2009), which I’m talking about in my course essay at the moment!

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    By on Sunday January 19th, 2014 at 02:11 in Art Journal 2014, Artistic Ramblings, CED, Sketch Noting, When Frogs Sing - Comments Off on When Frogs Sing 2014

    Just Doodling…

    Continuing on from yesterday, I thought I’d stay with the small size and doodle some zentangles. The inspiration for this came from the latest issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.

    Just for You

    I created the border round the edges first, then stamped the mouse and text (very old freebies from a magazine), then filled the remaining space with doodles. I used my trusty Rotring Rapidograph pen for the doodling and a black Staz-on ink pad for the the stamping. I finished it off by colouring the mouse using neocolour crayons. I like the contrast the colour makes with the black and white of the doodles.

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    By on Sunday November 11th, 2012 at 12:00 in AEDM, Artistic Ramblings, Zentangles - Comments Off on Just Doodling…

    AEDM 2012!

    When I started AEDM (Art Every Day Month) this time last year, we were in the process of selling the house prior to setting off on our travels. It’s been a very exciting year, we’ve experienced a lot and had so much fun along the way! Now – one year later, we have settled near the sea in North Yorkshire. I’m really looking forward to taking part in the challenge again.

    I created todays art for this weeks Life Book class from Tracy Verdugo.

    Dreams and Gratitude - Life Book 2012, Week 44

    As I completed each part of the process I was reluctant to go on to the next stage – I liked it as it was, so I scanned the four stages. The first stage above started off with journalling using wax crayon. I was supposed to use oil pastel but I didn’t have any! The idea was to create a resist – I thought the wax crayon would work, but it didn’t seem to work at all! I added acrylic paint on top of the journalling.

    Dreams and Gratitude - Life Book 2012, Week 44, scan 2

    The next layer included stamping done using a home-made foam stamp with distress ink, and some more acrylic paint.

    Dreams and Gratitude - Life Book 2012, Week 44, scan 3

    More acrylic paint for the next layer,

    Dreams and Gratitude - Life Book 2012, Week 44, scan 4

    and finally a doodle layer. I doodled using a selection of gel pens, sakura soufflé pens, uni paint marker, and rotring rapidograph pen then added some additional colour added using neocolour crayons.

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    By on Thursday November 1st, 2012 at 12:00 in AEDM, Artistic Ramblings, Life Book - 4 Replies - Leave a Reply

    Guada’s Mandalas

    I love Guada’s mandalas, and so was thrilled to have a lesson from her as this week’s Life Book class. Her instructions are always so easy to follow and even though I started out copying her design the end result is so totally different!

    Mandala for Life Book 2012 Lesson 39

    The background was created first using neocolour crayons on copy paper, blended using a watercolour brush. When the background had dried the paper was a little crinkly, so I ironed it flat (much more fun than ironing clothes!) and printed Guada’s template onto it. Then following instructions, I created the mandala and coloured it using my Rotring Rapidograph pen and Derwent Inktense pencils.

    I just love the result. If you’d like to have a go, Guada is running a free course starting in October called The Seed of Life. Click on the button on my right sidebar for more details. Thank you so much Guada 🙂

    By on Wednesday September 26th, 2012 at 09:17 in Artistic Ramblings, Mandalas - Comments Off on Guada’s Mandalas

    New Identity

    As part of re-creating my identity back here at Artimess, I decided to design myself some business cards. The front was no trouble, but I thought I’d like to put some of my artwork on the back.

    I started by creating this Artimess zentangle:

    Artimess Zentangle

    I used A6(105mm x 148mm) white art board and drew with my trusty Rotring Rapidograph .25 Pen.

    Then I found this photoshop tutorial from 10 Steps and thought it looked like fun – I love digital blending! So I gave it a go:

    Artimess Portrait

    I love the result – mainly because it makes me look a lot younger than the original! So now I have 2 backs for my business card. Which do you think I should use?

    By on Monday September 24th, 2012 at 17:07 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, Digital Art, Zentangles - Comments Off on New Identity