Friday, November 21, 2014

AEDM Day 21: "Unfinished"

Art Every Day Month Day 21: "Unfinished"
A lot of the times I will start a page spread and then not have a clue what's the next step. I've learned to not stress out over this lack of clarity and direction -- it's really just part of the creative process. It may take me a while to find that missing piece -- and then sometimes I learn to just love what's there.

AEDM Day 20: "The World,"

Art Every Day Month Day 20: "The World,"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AEDM Day 19: "Angelina Sleeping"

Art Every Day Month Day 19: "Angelina Sleeping"
When I joined AEDM November 2014 for the 3rd time after a 2 or 3 year lapse, I originally thought I do a drawing a day. I felt it would push me to stretch those drawing muscles -- but then it felt too difficult too much of a challenge. So returned to my daily collages. I'm glad I did because I'm enjoying creating them again. Even when I feel like doing nothing, I tap the well in spite of my best effort to do nothing! Today I was staring at Angelina curled up in my office desk drawer and I couldn't resist trying to draw her. Eeek! How do you draw a white cat when you know nothing about shading? And then trying to color "white"? Well, I made her rainbow-colored instead. And if she looks like a hedgehog all curled up -- at least I recognize my little hedgehog!

AEDM Day 18: "In Transition"


Art Every Day Month Day 18 (Side A): "In Transition"      
Art Every Day Month Day 18 (Side B): "In Transition"
One of the things i like to do in these small journals is make the collages multi-dimensional.One of the ways is creating a tip in in between two sets of glued pages. The image, photo, or whatnot is glued in between to torn pages.

Monday, November 17, 2014

AEDM Day 17: "Unhideable"

Art Every Day Month Day 17: "Unhideable"
Decided to work with color and pattern tonight, then rummaging through a box of pulled images I came across this Flicker bird. He just seemed to complete the page in my mind.  Flickers are big, noisy birds that I believe are part of the woodpecker family -- and their plumage is even more outrageous than their black and white brothers. They have a raucous call -- brash is the word that comes to mind -- and is either grating or startling to the ear. One of my favorite birds to see in the woods.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

AEDM Day 16: "Her Life Came Undone"

Art Every Day Month Day 16: "Her Life Came Undone" 

Tell me about it! Life. Work. Home. Play. It all seems to too much at times.

AEDM Day 15: "Magic. Want to Stay."

Art Every Day Month Day 15: "Magic. Want to Stay."
Our kitty Angelina spends a lot of time looking at things in our yard and gardens. I love hanging and walking with this little creature. Her little pink ears match the pale pink and buff iris that grow in the garden (well, our imagined garden, ours our purple). We've experienced so many magical moments together, I don't want them to end.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AEDM Day 13: "Naturalist"

Art Every Day Month, Day 13: "Naturalist"
Being under a tree and gazing up through the limbs often gives me a feeling of flying....A green-limbed ascension in which all things seem possible.