Sunday, June 30, 2019

Well finally some real art time....

Hi Ho All of You

So my hubs is in hospital and after a 
frenzied week of details taken care of
extra chores to figure out, and a general
'what the heck'....
now it is a 3 day Holiday weekend here 
Canada Day Weekend with the holiday
on Monday.
Had all of my ducks in a row by Friday,
with the full intention of doing something,
anything creative for myself.
Seems my mojo has been on a slow burn
all week, but what better way to get some
quality creative time....

So I dragged out my big rolling 
rubbermaid cart full of my 
liquid acrylic paints from my 
decorative arts days and grabbed a gel plate
and Walla!

Didn't have the patience or time to drag out
my huge collection of stencils and mark makers,
that would have taxed my brain a little too much currently...
Just wanted to make a pile of colour and designs to 
start a little project with my collection of Mole Skin books...

So once I had all the papers printed on the gel plate
off I went on cutting and pasting pieces into a brand
new blank mini-mole skin book....

My idea is to just take bits and bobs of pages,
even the pages I rolled my brayer out on just
to created backgrounds in the entire moleskin
so as the mood, time and inclination hits me
I can just grab and do some collage, pen work
for a few minutes or for an afternoon....

This part of just pasting them in the book is
creative enough for my brain currently,
picking and choosing which 'pages' might go
well together for backgrounds....

...I find just looking at all the colours is 
uplifting in itself....

...also as I'm pasting them in, ideas are
sparking off in my brain on what to do
on the pages....

So between actually making the pages all
morning, then clean up from it all, 
having the blank mini-moleskin in the ready,
I can now spent the rest of the holiday weekend
pasting away to give the brain some much needed
de-stressing and worrying about the hubs....

...Barkley's worried too about his fur-dad
but more nose out of joint that I'm keeping busy...

So Happy Canada Day
to all of my Fellow 
Canadian Followers
and a 
Great July 4th coming
for all of my American Friends!


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How can it be June already!

All I did was blink at Christmas and already
it is half the year gone!
I'd like to say it is because I've been busy with lots of creative time, but alas, not the case this year as it seems...
but there has been bits and pieces of some creative time...

Using some of Tumble Fish Studio's (Retired)
Fabulous Graphics 
seems that Barkley McMuffin Butt Phillips
now almost 10 months old, 
has slowly, but defiantly, demanding that he be my muse...

So be it Barkley, so he's been insisting that I get
back into my digital graphics and have a play
with some of his photos. This one digitally
altered, ( although I am sure his little soul looks like this),
I've printed this out on some cotton fabric with full
intention of quilting and turning it into something...
pillow, journal cover, who knows yet.
At the moment I just enjoy looking at it, and getting 
ideas on how to embellish...hope I don't ruin it!

...and on occasion between 'busy', have managed
to grab a journal or two and add some creative
pages in them...

I have high hopes of looking ahead further into this
rapidly passing year for some more regular and
deliberate art time, with a stored list of ideas
begging to be let loose....

(Graphics from Art Tea Life)

...and I still manage to grab a Artist Trading Coin blank
and have a bit of art time with them on occasion...
I always keep some blanks available, along with pages
of graphics and bits and bobs for that moment you
sit down and have no idea what to get started on...
mojo start ups....grin....

So I guess I should be pleased to say that there is still
some creative time I've been having, just not as
regular as I would like...
but then, these days, we're all busy aren't we.

So here's to us all getting our mojo going!
Make some time