WOYWW 306

A gracious good morning fellow crafters. Thanks for stopping by to see what kind of er mess my desk is starting out as today.

15/10/5

15/10/5

Yesterday I started the 15/10/5 challenge for Lifebook . The idea is that we were supposed to be focused on just our art for 15/10/5 minutes. Well that worked well for me, except I essentially finished 3 backgrounds. Pretty good I guess. So today I plan to finish off the details without the stop watch at the ready. I used my newly acquired discontinued Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers and my Neocolor II crayons on three different substrates. From the left:

  • 15: Watercolor paper with earthtone colors listening to Epic soundtracks. Very dark for me. But as I worked a strange face emerged. I have been binge watching Supernatural lately, so this is no surprise. I plan on using my white pen collection to add crazy details.
  • 10: Backing from printed scrapbook paper with a variety of bright and light colors listening to Broadway tunes. This is definitely more my style. Had such fun messing with the background using my Artist Loft Academic Level Metallic White and whatever blue was on my recently used dabber. You can really see the brush strokes.  Adding a mixture of greens/teals/blues to the bottom and sunshine yellow for the “globes”. First time using Winsor & Newton Ink for accent. I definitely see happy faces and sparkle dust in it’s future.
  • 5: Thanksgiving Day card with a Southwest color scheme listening to smooth jazz. Copper and gold found their way onto this small 5×7 piece with Terra Cotta, Hazelnut and Phthalo Turquoise. I plan on adding a sentiment to the positive message peaking out from behind the paints.

My art director oversaw the action from on high.

Newton

Newton

 

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WOYWW 305

Welcome to my WOYWW (What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday). Actually it is Tuesday evening, but I’ve been such a busy girl I just couldn’t wait.

State of my desk after working on this week’s Lifebook 2015 lesson today. Wow. I still have some details to finish off, after all It’s all about the little things. Really pleased with my face (mind you she looks rather hard core to me, would definitely be a survivor on TWD) and the floral stem. I had problems spraying through a stencil and it just looked wrong. So I will be putting together a 3D short fascinator to make me happy. I used some of my gelli plate deli sheets. And had such fun while Newton and Socrates cuddled for the entire time I was playing.

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I was incredibly productive this weekend finishing off a number of WIP. Hope you enjoy them.

The first 3 are Documented Life Project from the last few weeks. An Arizona night sky inspiration, a collage of things I have made myself, and a salty water under the musical bridge watercolor.

Coming into Focus

Coming into Focus

Ride the energy wave of your own unique spirit

Ride the energy wave of your own unique spirit

It's water under the bridge.

It’s water under the bridge.

The next one is from Lifebook. So glad this was our second lesson on feathers. I love drawing them.

Field Journaling Feathers of Hope

Field Journaling Feathers of Hope

And finally my first two practice pieces for the {100} Artists. I will be doing 5.5 x 5.5 mixed media pieces.

1 of {100}

1 of {100}

2 of {100}

2 of {100}

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WOYWW 304

Hello out there and welcome to April. No jokes, but lots of fun as we EXPLORE WOYWW (what’s on your workdesk wednesday).  To hop along around the globe check out the lovely Julia’s Stamping Ground site for lots of creativity.

A peak at my desk shows I’m definitely busy in a happy way:

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  • Top 2 items are WIP one for Lifebook (light blue and green for feathers) and the other for DLP (dark moody Payne’s Gray and deep blue for focus Arizona landscape). Started with the backgrounds and planning on tackling them today or tomorrow
  • OWL: bottom left is the Wise Old Owl that I started last week (Lifebook). Really really happy with this. you might not be able to see all of the glitter, but it is definitely there. (close up below)
  • CREATE: from an art journaling workshop I attended on Saturday. Not my usual palette but that okay. Lots of layers including hemp for the stems. Still needs some doodling and the word timeless needs to be there. Second time using crackle paint, still need practice (close up below).
OWL close up

OWL close up

CREATE close up

CREATE close up

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WOYWW 303

And so begins my creative week. I just finished watching a selection of YouTube videos to help with some of my projects. I love  Vicky Papaioannou and her clips n cuts. Great way to get going with that second cup of coffee.

Two items are front and center today.

  1. On the left is the beginning of my Lifebook lesson on happy painting. I am so very happy with my owl, but she still needs details. Need to tone down the background. And I’m sure there will be more sparkly bits.
  2. On the right is the beginning of The {100} artists a FB challenge group started by Kellee Wynne Conrad to help you practice practice practice.  I will be doing 100 5.5 x 5.5 pieces of Mixed Media art. I’m not sure if there will be any additional parameters, I think it will be reflective of whatever I am working with from my other challenges.
Lifebook Owl

Lifebook Owl & friends

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WOYWW 302

A gracious good morning to you all.

With Newton, my snoopy assistant at the ready, my desk is set to go.

  1. March is for HOPE with Joanne Sharpe’s Artfully Inspired Life. Melissa and Andrew both have St. Patty’s dayish birthdays. Just need to finish lettering.
  2. Two-two-two weeks in one for DLP. Surviving the elements “It’s raining cats and dogs” is now the focal point for doodles and marking for Borderline. Really pleased with how this is turning out.
  3. Box of stuff.  Okay how do I keep things tidy. I have a box, or two, or three,  where I put things at the end of each day. Partially because everything needs a home otherwise Newton is into it, chewing it, or sitting on it. He ended up with a blue glitter tail yesterday. Looks real innocent today, right?
Newton at the ready

Newton at the ready

It's raining cats and dogs

It’s raining cats and dogs close up

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WOYWW 297

After what seems like forever, I’m back and jumping right in to WOYWW (what’s on your workdesk Wednesday) blog hop. (WOYWW you ask? Check out the gang at Stamping Ground for a worldwide tour of creative desks today.)

January was an extremely busy month at Casa Tavi, what with celebrating my 60th birthday in Maui (absolutely fabulous), having the entire interior of our home in AZ painted (while living in residence and corralling cats on a daily basis), getting all the carpets cleaned (they will be back to do the tile) and working on remaining calm while everything around us was in a turmoil. AHHHH to have our house back to “normal”, well almost. Still have to hang pictures, but at least we can walk through the house without doing a serpentine maneuver.

So today I can actually share what is on my desk (stuff and supplies still being reassembled).

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My desk ready for a day of EXPLORING. Still need to do something about the lighting, and I was so glad that I had grabbed my “essential” supplies so that I could continue to be creative during the disruption.

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A closeup of what is planned for today. From the left:

  1. Artfully Inspired Life: finish off January with SPARKS flying. I am waiting on a delivery for my new Parallel Pilot Pens to begin February with PASSION.
  2. Mixing It Up FB group January swap: Tag and ATC received from a new FB friend. I sent off my first Tag and ATC and our lovely coordinator for the month mixed us up. Wow, such love. Getting ready for the February Monthly Challenge, what do you love?
  3. Documented Life Project: Black Gesso. I had started this at the beginning of January and then decided to put it aside. Some of the weeks are already done, and I decided that I don’t have to do everything. More to show next week.
  4. LifeBook: Getting ready to do another amazing lesson with Tam. I think I am ready for the Affirmation Feather. yeah.

It is so great to get back to being able to make something beautiful every day. Cats are adjusting pretty well. Socrates has his “spot” and Newton has less access to plastic chewing attractions. He still lets me know when it is time for dinner starting at 4:25 pm.  Looking forward to hopping around the blogs today and tomorrow. Have a fabulous day!

 

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