Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Daily Paper Prompts #13 - #15

The conclusion to the series of my summer art work on 3" x 5" index cards for

Daisy Yellow Paper Prompts

Stitches and Drips

I painted an index card with colored glitter glue in rows or layers of color. When it was dry I stitched an angular path to the center with a sewing machine using pink thread.

Art 2-Date

Art accomplishments to date.  

Here I listed some artistic endeavors for August: 18 daily paper prompts, 2 art ecourses, 1 blog ecourse, 2 art dates, read 10 art books, built a creativity blog, watched creative tv shows and followed several lovely art blogs.  My list was created on an index card covered in decorative paper, random letters cut from magazines outlined in light blue oil pastel crayon, and "eyes" cutouts.

Pattern:  Peacock Feathers

Here I traced an eye shape repeatedly over a background of lime green.  I was going for a stylized version of peacock feathers.  I used a dime shaped pattern to add the "eye" of the feather with a still smaller circle inside.  I outlined all the shapes and added layers of lines with an ultra-fine permanent black marker.  
The entire composition was colored with colored pencils. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Christmas Wish List 2012

For Artysville's

List It Tuesdays

Here you see a  Christmas tree collage in the center of my wish list.
The tree is constructed from concentric circles cut from magazine papers
 in colors to represent Christmas lights on a tree. 

On the sides of the tree are my wish words spelled out in random lettering from magazines:

*a luscious sense of color
*hopes and dreams realized
*daily inspiration
*a creative life
*big ideas
*one more wish

Alternating with the wishful words are some fun images: a teddy bear, silver ornament wreaths, old fashioned house, tinsel ornaments, snowflake icing on a sugar cookie, and a garland of fabric red and white yo-yos. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Daily Paper Prompts #8 - #12

A continuing series of my art pieces on 3" x 5" index cards created for:

Daisy Yellow's Paper Prompts


First I lightly traced a heart-shaped paper pattern over and over on an index card with a pencil. I selected colored pencils in my favorite colors and shaded in the shapes, deliberately not in keeping with the heart shape, and being careful to keep like colors far apart from each other. 

For the last step I colored the background a blue that reminds me of faded blue jeans.  


I recalled this round sticker from my collection, and located it for the round paper prompt.  I sorted through my paper torn from glossy magazines for complimentary papers from the round sticker in the same shades of 
blue, rust, white and yellow.  
The background is made from roughly torn paper shapes attached to an index card with a glue stick.  The final touch was to apply the round sticker.  The style of art on the sticker is called "Pennsylvania Dutch."

 Paint to Music
For this prompt I painted about music:  Na Leo, a legendary girl group from Hawaii.  
I painted the index card, using acrylic paints, with layers of
 island colors in sand brown, sky blue, and surf white. 

For the next layer I applied a few magazine photograph images that suggest Hawaii to me:  ripples on ocean water, a shore, a palm tree, sunshine through fronds and a steep hill lush with foliage.  Random letters cut from magazines were added that spell out "Na Leo."  
The letters were outlined in a dark blue oil pastel crayon.

 New Word

My new word for the day was vitrine, which is a cabinet with glass panes.  I read my new word in the Sunday Dallas News that same day  in an article about organization. 

 Here you see my collage made from a magazine cut-out of a vitrine with some objects added for dimension: a carpet, flower wall art, and on top some books and vases.  
 I had never heard this word before or since!


I made the back of a paper pocket from a lime green piece of card stock cut to the size of an index card.  For the top of the pocket I cut a hot pink piece of scrapbook paper slightly shorter and wider than the lime green pocket back.  I sewed the two pieces of paper  together on two sides to create a pocket that is open on the top and right side. I used pink thread in a sewing machine.

For fun I folded down the right side corner of the hot pink paper and punched two holes in the corner with an ordinary hole punch.  I threaded a bit of green and pink ribbon through the holes.

Here you see my paper pocket holding the "Paint to Music" and "Faded" prompts from above. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

No Frills Prompts: Coca-Cola Font Name Doodle

I doodled my name for Daisy Yellow's art blog weekly No Frills Prompts.

Here you see a background of brown and red swirls
drawn with colored pencils on a 3"x 5" index card.
The swirls represent the liquid deliciousness of Coca-Cola.

I doodled my name in the style of the Coca-Cola font with an ultra fine permanent black marker,
 just having fun with the process.

If you love fun fonts and terrific typography you must visit here.

You can usually find me linking up at
Artysville's List It Tuesdays, Mary Walker Designs's Show Me What You've Got,
and Daisy Yellow Art Blog creative prompts.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Daily Paper Prompts #6 - #10

A continuing series of my art pieces on 3" x 5" index cards created for:
Daisy  Yellow Paper Prompts

I sorted through my "collage and art journaling fodder" and put together this daily paper prompt.
My box of paper scraps come in handy often! 
 Sure!  I'm going to remember life is an ongoing project and think less, dream more!


This paper prompt was so fun to create! 
 I refered to my actual diploma
The Universe recognized my perseverance of imagination
and bestowed a certificate of creativity to me on August 6th. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Bouquet of Newly Sharpened Pencils: Favorite Movie Quote

A favorite movie quote of mine for

Artsyville's List it Tuesday.

"You've Got Mail"

"Don't you love New York in the fall?  It makes me want to buy school supplies.  I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."  ~Joe Fox

A selection of best moments from the movie on Youtube.