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Friday, October 9, 2015

DLP August Challenges

Last week we moved in to our new apartment.  September was one crazy month with packing, decluttering, living among dozens of boxes and still trying to maintain a normal routine.
Now, things are almost settled, my boys love their new nest but we are all trying to come to terms with the profound silence that embrace us here. In our old place, there was the constant noise of ongoing traffic but here though we are very much amidst the city, we are surrounded more by nature...
Back to art... I have been taking part in the Documented Life Project for the last two years. Every Friday I post my art from this project here. Ive not even started with the September prompts.
The following pages are from August. Here goes...

August 8: Characters
For this challenge I created Goldilocks and the baby bear from the popular fairy tale, Goldilocks and the three bears.

August 15: Painted
This painting is totally inspired by the creation of Danielle Donaldson. This is from her "CreativeGirls" class which I had taken the previous year.
August 22: Layered
She is my own creation after getting inspired by Danielle's Creative Girls. I've used multiple layers of paints, papers and pens here.
The prompt for the last week of August was "Self Portrait". I never got the time to try it but didn't want to keep my page blank. So I added this 'Flower Girl' inspired by Christy Tomlinson's art here.

Now I have to start the September prompts. 
Wish you all a wonderful weekend
Linking my post to PaintPartyFriday and Art Journal Everyday

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Welcome September

Happy September
The advent of so many new things! Fall is at the doorstep, Schools reopen this week, my elder son going to 3rd Grade, my 4 year old starts today in pre-k 4, and we are shifting...
This morning along with my usual cup of tea I am sharing my lotus painting. The inspiration is all from Patty's fabulous lotus pictures that she had shared last week.
Painting this beautiful flower is not easy at all but I am happy to have taken the challenge.Thank you Patty for inspiring me...
I did not stop with one. In one of our recent conversations a friend of mine with whom I got a chance to reconnect after 13 years also did mention about her love for lotus flowers.H this is for you-:)

Yesterday, I borrowed this book from the library. We have plans to move from our current place to a new one by the end of this month. The idea of packing and shifting does scare and excite me at the same time.

That is all for this week. Hope you all have a lovely week 
Linking my cup of Tea and lotus to Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Sketches...

This week for Tea on T stands for Tuesday I am having my Yogi Green Tea and sharing my sketching journal. 

I sketched these sunflowers as a reminder of our trip to the Sunflower maze last week. 

Above is the Sketch of my  Canon SX200. I wanted to put down the story of my WITL project in my sketchbook.

My recycled grocery bag book. I am so happy on how this turned out. I took the paper bags that we got from our weekend shopping and made this book. My binding is not perfect as I don't know what kind of binding this is. Instead of going through a tutorial I just looked at a similar kind of book and created it
Have to fill these pages with colors...

I am reading  this... Last year I enjoyed reading Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist. I think this one is also a good read.

Linking my page to Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday 
Hugs SusaN 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Winding up WITL- Aug2015

I missed posting Friday and Saturday pictures here. Weekends are the busiest for us-:) I also couldn't take that many photos the last three days. But i didn't want to feel stressed while doing this project, as I felt then it would take away all the fun from it. 
Here I have combined the photos and stories of the last three days. I am happy to have tried this project for the first time. Thank you Ali for coming up with this great idea. I hope I can take more pictures for the next WITL.

 Early morning art time...
 I love taking pictures around our place
 This is my little Drama Prince-:) He had just woken up and I asked him to smile. This is what I got instead-:)
Friday cooking. Mostly I cook our traditional meals and we use so much coconut in our cooking 
 My 4 year old having his lunch

My 8 year old loved reading. Currently he is reading Chr...

My Friday pictures end here. We did make a trip to the shop, got some yummy snacks from two lovely neighbors, my kids played a lot, ... I did miss taking pictures of all that yet feeling Thankful for snapping at least these many 

 Finishing my painting. Sometimes I get frustrated of not having enough time to create. Last week I did very little art as so much time went for taking and editing the pictures. Hopefully once school starts I can do more.

 Saturday is for swimming... My boys love it. He just started taking classes this summer and is totally in love with it.For the Fall session he is going to the third level,    
 While his brother takes the class, he enjoys playing  Asphalt-8
 After his class...
 When my oldest takes his class my little one plays in the playground nearby. He has got a friend too...
Thank you for posing Sid-:)
 Another trip to the shop. Fall decor is out everywhere 

 They bought a Dynosaur Fossil digging kit and after coming home they got busy with that.
 Yayy! they did dig up some bones and created this T-Rex -:)
My oldest got his class notification from school. He is half excited and half okay about starting 3rd Grade. 

My Saturday photos end here. We did have Chinese take away for lunch, spent time talking with neighbors, went for walks, I and my hubby watched a movie and slept late around 1 am ...again  reminding myself it is ok that i was not able to document all that.

The last day of this project  
 A random shot. I love this old historical building that is next to our place.
Clean Table...Did lot of cleaning and organizing around the house.
In the afternoon we made a trip to the library. He took a Car Magazine to sketch some of his favorite cars
 Evening we went to the nearby park. While the children played. I and my husband walked around for almost an hour.
It is almost time to go... We made one last trip to the store to get some fruits(again I forgot to take pictures from there)  and got back home.The kids settled down to watch a DVD that they borrowed from the library, my hubby had some work and I edited all the pictures from the last three days.

That is it for now with this project. Hopefully, I will be able to take the prints soon and make an album out of all these.Thank you so much for everyone who took time to comment on my posts. 
Will be back with my usual posts from tomorrow

Friday, August 21, 2015

WITL Day-4

 My four year old trying to read the words that he sees on the screen. He successfully read the word, "Royal"
 Making Mr.Sun
 Playing the Number Game
Loving the expressions on their little faces...watching Dino Dan, a favorite of my second son 
 Drawing Mazes... My 8 year old's current favorite past time.  
 Reminding myself to use the dishwasher more frequently than washing all the dishes in the sink.
 At the store... We get fresh produce on Thursdays 
Just beautiful...
Tonight I am Thankful to have got some time to sit with my journal   
Same goes with my Art 
 As for sharing my Friday art with PPF I have this mixed media page on my current favorite things that are related to art

Will be back tomorrow with Day-5 pictures
Have a great Friday

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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.