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Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome May

 Week-17 Inks 

The challenge was to use inks of different colors. As I am currently here in  my hometown I didn't have any in my stock. So, I used diluted water colors to create the first background layer. Next, I added acrylics. It has been a while since I have created a face so I did this cute girl on hand made paper. I added silver glitter to her dress and also gave her some silver jewelry. Love the sparkle.

We have started with the fifth month of this year.As one quarter is over, I wanted to remind myself of some of the goals that I had along with my two words of the year. I added one word reminders on each circles on the page.

Linking my page to the awesome PPF team and Julie's Art Journal Everyday
Happ Weekend 
Susan


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

T for Tree art

Hello dear Elizabeth and all my Tea friends. I am sharing my bottle of plain water and my tree art today.
That's my older son on the right, busy with his sketching. I am so Thankful for the love of art that we share with each other.
This is a project that I am planning to teach some little art lovers here. I am so happy to have received such an opportunity.
Will share more on this later-:)

Of course, these paintings are based on the seasons. I thoroughly enjoyed creating them and I hope the kids too will love it.


One more thing I wanted to share with you is on how I was suffering from  a bad back last week and from there I took a leap of faith and joined a yoga class here. It was something that  I always wanted to learn but I never had the courage to start. Guess, this was the right time! 
This was one of the best choices that I had made recently and within three days my back was completely cured. 
I highly recommend  it. Yoga is good for both the mind and body and I hope to continue with it in future.
Being consistent with my choices is the biggest  challenge that I always face. Are you consistent with your passions in life?What motivates you  to keep going? 

Linking my page to Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday
Happy Tuesday
Hugs
SusaN

Friday, April 24, 2015

Faux Gelli Print Page

April 18th Challenge: Gelli Plate
I love my gelli plate but now as I am in India, I firs felt lost when I saw the challenge from arttothe5th team.

I didn'T want to miss out on this prompt so after some thinking this is what I came up with. I had this plastic transparent folder which I felt could be used like a gelli plate.
See the messy but colorful folder in the above photo? My first layer of printing is next to it.
Next I added the black print. 

See my folder, all ready for transferring the next print-:)

And this is the result!

 I added some handmade paper scrap, more 'gelli' printed circles, some doodling and this is the final result.

There,my art and journaling spread-:) I am so happy that I could do this challenge with the plastic folder.
 Those who don't have a gelli plate,  no worries try this. You just need to act fast as the paints tend to dry quick on the plastic.

I am linking my page with PPF and Julie's Art Journal Everyday
Thank you for  checking
Susan


Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuesday Tea

 Hello and welcome to my tea time-:) Today I am sharing my cup of green tea.  This Chamomile flower and Amla flavored pack had been with me since December. Now, as I am back to my old routine of less junk and more healthy food, having a cup of green tea is part of that diet.
 This is yet another sketch from  Junelle Jacobson's Spring class. In my childhood I had so many cats at home and this lesson took me back to those wonderful days -:)

Linking my page to Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
Love
Susan

Friday, April 17, 2015

Acrylics...


The challenge for April 11th,  at DLP was to use acrylics. If you dilute the acrylic paints with plenty of water, you get a watercolor effect.
I first created a background. The tall grass was done using an old credit card. When you smear paint on the card's edges and swipe them on the page you get the grass impression. Next I used some bright colors and did the flowers.

Then came the deer. Again they were drawn by my 8 year old son, Ashish.  He loves wildlife and reads and sketches on nature themes. We both have so much fun in collaborating our art this way. 
I hope he continues with his love for art and we can do more of such wonderful work-:)

Wish you all a lovely weekend 
Linking my page to the awesome team of PPF and Art Journal Everyday
SusaN 

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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.

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