Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Days . . . Gelato Days!

March pages started with vintage tissue paper and my new Faber Castell Gelatos.  I was having so much fun playing I did not take any photos as I was working and I actually did two sets of page layouts this past week, well since the 1st of the month.  Using the Design Memory Craft Gelatos® by Faber-Castell and experimenting with what can be done with then was so enjoyable, I lost track of time both sittings, forgetting to take in progress photos, L sorry viewers.  I also used,  Crafter's Workshop Stencils  - Mini Birds of a Feather and Cherry Blossom, Basic Grey scrapbook papers, stamps, Maya Road - chipboard birds, Prima Marketing  - Life Time brads and wood flower embellishments, Liquitex® modeling paste, my Pitt pens,  Golden® mat medium, a new stamp I just got from Unity® and  my trusty Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.  Such a fun week of playing in my art journal, new materials to play with . . . lucky me.

And I still found time to sketch in my travel art journal.  "Keep Thinking Spring"

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Make Time for ART

 Be creative each day and create art.

  There are days that are so crazy we tend to forget what we do for our-self or for enhancing our creativity. During the month of February, I sat and created art whenever and wherever, I had a few minutes. Some of the art was mixed media and some was just small drawings as I waited for an appointment.    

Jill Vickers Copyright 2014 

I began a new art journal this month, started the pages with “Making time to create ART” image. 

Playing with new supplies, you can get interesting results.  I created  houses and just kept adding paint, washi tape, ink, turquoise paint, lime green paint, enamel accents, rub-on words, cardstock shapes and drawing.

 AND the start of new pages for March with vintage tissue paper and my new Faber Castell Gelatos.

Inspired Create Art!

Inspiring Artists

I have watched other artists on YouTube videos while they create their art, and it is always interesting to see how other artists work. I was inspired by Andrea Gomoll’s February challenge of creating faces this month, as I worked in my sketchbook.  I also watched how Donna Downey and Christy Tomlinson create and was inspired with the flowers and drip-age in the mixed media work.  

I know I have my own style but watching other artists’ work can give ideas on how to use new media, or what I can be done with the holes in an old slotted spatula.


Screen project. ... Fall Pumpkin instead.

I have wanted to start  another screen drawing, using the Neocolor II  crayons, yet with the fall season coming  I noticed one of my small p...