Friday, January 29, 2010

Aquarius Art Challenge

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This was made for the Art Challenge over at Hands and Hearts. I joined the Zodiac group over there and this is my take on Aquarius. How it works over there is, every month has a different zodiac sign, and each month you create something based on the inspiration from the sign. You may use any medium, technique, you may write a poem, a story, paint, draw, collage, make a doll, just about anything, the important is to follow your inspiration at the moment! You just read the descriptions of the sign to get inspired. I am learning a lot about signs etc. Aquarius is  "The Water Carrier" January 21 to February 19. I was inspired by the water part, so I created a girl floating under the water...I was just going for a peaceful, relaxing image. I drew and painted this graphics involved.  Let me know if you think it worked :) I would like to dedicate this painting to Jessica Grundy whos art work has always been an inspiration for me and she is an Aquarius too. Happy Birthday!

I thought I would make one for Capricorn = Dec 22nd - Jan 19th. It is a little late, but better late than never right? I thought I should have all the months if I was going to do this, so here is my take on Capricorn. This is more of a mixed media project. I used an imag I made previously. I had printed the main image, water color painted it, added some sparkle, then took a picture of it and worked on it graphically by adding it to a background, added some horns, some special effects and the word Capricorn. "They are realted to the goat because of their tendency to climb high mountains and walk easily through rocks and unevenly paths, meaning that even they strugle in the hard work of life, they succed reaching the top, it is said that when older they stay there to contemplate the view and start a mistic life because of their earned wisdom. Capricorns are great friends and they are solid but sometimes too much and they tend to stay focused on one simple idea, place or relationship, sometimes they are painted with a fish tale"  Hope you like it... I am thinking about taking one of there Mixed Media art classes over there...hummmm  it is a year long fun is that??
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Art Creations Friday Challenge #57

This is the first time I have joined in the the "Art Creations Friday" Challenge. You are to take the image they post and create your own project/art with it. This is what I have come up with today. I hope you like it. Her hands were holding a bird, but I switched it out for some hand drawn flowers I made. These are really the first hand drawn images I have made on my wacom tablet. It was fun trying and I can not wait to practice practice practice :) These challenges are so good for that and are really forcing me to learn how to use my tablet. Anyway, thank you for stopping in today. I hope to stop by and check out all the entries shortly.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mixed Media Monday "Wings", The Three Muse Challenges "Air" and Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #37

Thank you so much for stoping by today  :)
This card /envelope set covers three challenges this week. …
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge – MMSC37 (shown)
Mix Media Monday – Theme this week is “Wings”
The Three Muse- Theme this week is “What IS in the air”

So, now I want you to meet “Dusty”, the clown with flying elephant envy. Ever since Dusty joined the Circus, he has always wanted to fly like “Bo Bo” the flying pink elephant. At first he was not sure if Bo Bo was a figment of his imagination, but quickly realized that even when he was not drinking his cup of “clown cocoa on the rocks” he seemed to still hover. Dusty set out on a mission to figure out a way to fly asking the trapeze artists and tightrope walkers advice, but to no avail. He came up with an idea to fashion his own wings. Now Dusty is hoping that Bo Bo and he will be best of friends. Even if his wings don’t work, he always has the back up of his cup of “clown cocoa on the rocks” He will be flying in his own mind, at least till the morning hangover kicks in. LOL

I am still very green with the Mixed Media graphics art end of creating and will have to really try and link up my graphic resources in the future. I have just been saving things I come across and have to figure out a system for giving credit when due. I used my wacom tablet for the graphics, printed my picture on glossy paper, layered the images and then used my “priscillastyles” envelope kit to make my envelope.

I hope you all are having a great week. I am excited about mine. I will be taking my Copics Certification class on Friday, then going to CHA on Sunday. Should be for a very fun week filled with crafts and friends Thanks for letting me have a little bit of FUN with you today.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mixed Media Monday and The Three Muse Challenges

"Something NEW with WATER"

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I am so thrilled that I am making new friends through my new blog. It is like a whole other world doing Mix Media art. There is so much to learn with so much inspiration. I am learning about all these wonderful challenges and I am slowly going to figure each one out. Today, I am first entering the Mix Media Monday Challenge (very first time). The theme was “Something new”. Of course, you can interpret this in any way – a new technique, new tools or suppliesm a new idea or concept. Well this fits me perfect because this is only my second post here and the second time I have created something using my “NEW” Wacom tablet. I learned how to do transparency painting, used my warp feature and tried to make my own letter tiles. These techniques are all “firsts” for me.

This is also made using the sneak peek for “The 3 Muse” Challenge posting on Wednesday. The theme for the 3 Muse is “Water” In honor of my newest friend over at the 3 muse (Hi Marie, thanks for all your help), I thought I would use this image ;) Three beauties just basking in the sun! I am a vintage print lover and found this wonderful image of 3 women sitting on some rocks by the ocean, so I am hoping it is acceptable.
I have plans to dabble in all the different styles of the arts I am coming across on my newest journey. Learning all these new styles and techniques is becoming a wonderful and oh so enjoyable journey for me. I would love for you to follow along with me and would love to do the same for you.

I would love to hear your thoughts, comments and anything you could share to help me on my way through this new world.

We are only limited by our own imagination!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Three Muse Challenge - Angels

This is my very first challenge of his type and my very first project using my new Wacom tablet. I got if for Christmas this year and I am so excited about trying out new things and digging a little deeper in my imagination for a different type of creative outlet. So my first challenge is for the "TheThree Muse" challenge. I have been watching them for a little while and am just now brave enough to try one.  I look forward to making new friends and learning new things along my newest journey. Please let me know what you think as I have so much to learn and am open to anything you would like to share with me. Thank you so much for looking  :)