This is such a perfect example of WHY I work on multiples for a concentrated period and why I do a LOT of art. You do not know when the magic will happen. The more I show up and just DO something, the more ideas I will discover.Read More
A challenge is whatever you want to make of it -- use the core rules of the challenge as your starting point and off you go.
The best thing about a global challenge is that wave of positive energy that flows throughout the creative community on instagram and FB. Seeing so much art inspires us to re-focus on our own art-making. There are a heck of a lot of people drawing and mark-making and playing with ink. I'm not trying to be woo-woo about it -- but each day I look forward to yummy art in my insta-feed! It's lovely to discover new artists and new ideas. What clever things will you devise? That goes round and round. Go to Inktober 2017 No. 1 to see the full series.Read More
Because art is what I do,
on good days and bad.
Creating art is a positive
experience for me.
It's not destructive.
I am a stronger person
with art than without.
Here are my inked cards for #inktober, sets 1-5.Read More
Whew. Wow! Can we truly be into October already?! I feel like the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge just ended a second ago ⏰ and summer heat was enveloping us -- how does this happen? OK. So back to reality. Historically, in my world, October is a month where PROGRESS is possible! And that's surprising because in our OUR HOUSE we have almost back-to-back family birthdays plus 🎃 Halloween plus annual school events and of course other holidays on the horizon. But October has been a very creatively productive month the past several years because of Inktober. It has given me a lighthearted focus on INK. On completing tiny projects. It reminds me of ICAD, because it's really like ICAD but with INK and with ANY type of paper.Read More
I absolutely love to the watch as artists interpret this freeing art form. Take a peek at the work we're doing in Groovy Grunge!!!Read More
Free:fall into no:rules art journaling.
Take those papers you've collected forever
and introduce them ✂️⚛️ to the wildness of acrylic paint.
Need a creative escape? A bit of self-nurturing me-time? Want to meet other folks who love art journaling as much as you do? You can share your pages and chat @ art journaling in the private, happy little Daisy Yellow Altered Books FB group.Read More
One day, I'll create a simple art journal page. But that day is not today. Creating chaos on the page is a surprisingly effective way to focus my mind and de-stress. Working here as per usual in an altered hardback book where I am busy mastering the skill of transforming order into disarray. Simple rainbows turned into super-saturated grungy rainbows.Read More
If you carried a real camera
and actively searched for things to photograph?
If you discovered a tube of gouache
and painted a rainbow?