I finally got a chance to sit and journal for ME. I've worked so much this summer and I have had practically no art time for me, no time to experiment, no time to play. I was flipping through my old ledger journal and came across this page that I made months ago..
It was like I was speaking to myself through my journal...trust the wild instict within! Even though I had deadlines looming, I sat down and played for a couple of hours. I just had to! I'll share the results over the next couple of posts. I didn't make good art, and I didn't really even "finish" anything. BUT I put paint and ink on paper and oh my, it felt good. Was much needed.
When is the last time you sat down and made art with no end-result or goal in mind? Give yourself permission to make bad art and just GO.
Howdy! I have been traveling and teaching like a madwoman this summer. I have barely been home two weeks in the last few months. As a result, my house is WAY dirty and I can't remember half the time if I'm coming or going.
I'm glad to finally have a chance to share some samples I made with the my new Ranger release. It is all shipping now, so ask for it at your local store.
First let me share the new stamps:
Above: From the Past. I love these women, they will be so fun to play with. AND, one of the images is my grandmother. Can you guess which one?
Above: Handwritten Quotes. I've had a lot of requests for phrases done in my handwriting. Ask and ye shall receive!
Above: Primitive Icons. I love these and am sort of obsessed with the leafy one down at the bottom. These are great for both focal point images and background stamping.
Above: Scribby Insects. HELLO! Don't you love them? I thought I'd be obsessed with the butterfly, and it is great, but I have to say I cannot stop using that little bee.
Now, on to the stencils.
Above: Swirl Mosaic. This comes from a photograph that I took in Rome. I love mosaics, such a fun stencil. People in my classes have been going crazy for this one!
Above: Spinners. This one is an homage to my childhood (I grew up in Michigan, Ohio, and England). I loved the seed pods that fell off the trees, we loved to throw them in the air and watch them spin down.
Above: You Can. I love positive self talk, positive phrases.
Above: Stenciled Maggie and Stenciled Queenie. These large stenciled women are SO fun to play with. I designed them to go on journal pages (or hey, you can become a Banksy protege...heh). I had someone say she didn't understand why one of them only has one eye. My only explanation is she looked better that way when I designed her. I left it open so that you can fill it that area with something else--an image, a word, etc.
Above: Stenciled Women. Half-size versions of the single stencils, good for tags, cards, etc.
Now...on to the samples! These are tags and cards. I will get some journal pages up next week.
Products used: Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints (no gesso, SHOCKER), Archival inks, Dylusions ink sprays, Tim Holtz Mini Blending tool, Dina Wakley Media brushes, black Fudeball pen. I'll list the stamps & stencils I used under the samples.
Stamps: From the Past, Primitive Icons, Collaged Hearts. Stencils: You Can, Plastic Canvas Stars.
I hope you enjoy the new goodies, cannot wait to see how you create with them.
AND, did you know I have a Dina Wakley Media Pinterest board? I try to pin art that you all make with my products. So, don't be afraid to leave a link, I'll try to check the out when I get a free minute.
I love drawing over imperfect backgrounds. The drawing seems to unify all the diverse layers. This background was just a mop-up page, wasn't really even a composed background at all. It works with the drawing, though, doesn't it?
Stuff used: Dylusions inks, Dina Wakley Media Line acrylics, Stabilo All pencil, stencil from the office supply store, my Leaves mask set.
I am giving away one seat in this awesome class. For a chance to win, simply tweet, Facebook, or blog about the class and leave me the link in the comments below. I will draw a winner via random draw on Monday, July 7th. Good luck!
Hello, friends. My teaching schedule has been heavy the last few months, and it won't lighten up any time soon. I haven't had enough time to do my own journaling, so despite pressing deadlines I sat down a couple of weeks ago and made ART for ME. I need to make sure I have my own journal time despite my business. I need it so dearly.
Frida-inspired drawing below. Background is Dina Wakley Media acrylics and Dylusions White Linen spray ink, and my stencils.