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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Handmade Books and Sketches

HappyTuesday  everyone  at Elizabeth's Tea Stands for Tuesday Today  along with this cute tea cup (I didn't make it,it's part of a card kit) I wanted to tell you all how much I appreciate your kind words and encouragement here on my blog. I am so thankful for the time and effort each one of you take to go through my art and writings. Thank you so much-:)

 Coming back to my challenges, here I'm sharing the rest of my drawings that I did as part of Lisa Congdon's 31 Days of Drawing Challenge. 

Enjoyed trying out these different spice jars!
House Plants

Boots
Shells
Lamps

Sunshine
Bees

Telephone 
 I loved the daily sketching process so much that I made couple of sketchbooks to do more sketching-:)
This week I got into a book binding mood and in over the last couple of days I made 2 Japanese side sewn stitch sketchbooks and some saddle stitch books using Strathmore Drawing sheets and Watercolor paper.
Did you like the cover pages? I bought both the Marble paper and the handmade one using dry flowers from India couple of years ago.

This one has 18 sheets of watercolor paper with the magical marbelized paper as the cover.
This one has 14 drawing sheets and I'm goingto use it for sketching in one of the classes that I have signed up for.
One more page to share... A page on my art supplies for the Gratitude 52 Weeks Challenge.

That's all for today. I'm thinking of creating couple more of these sketch books this week
Wish you all a happy Tuesday
Hugs
SusaN 



Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Art


I am continuing with The DLP Unplanner 2016 project. Above is my take for Week -4.
Two weeks ago we had the first snow storm here and I wanted to do a page on that. Blue is my favorite so of course this page is so
 close to my heart.

For the Pocket Art Card I used the same theme. The cardinal and the background were created in watercolors couple of months ago. I made them into a collage and adhered it to the card.

Week-4 of Gratitude 52 Challenge  was Shelter. During Winter I love to be amidst these things. Hot cocoa is my children's favorite.
I'm linking this watercolor image to Art Journal Journey and the entire post to Paint party friday
Have a great weekend
SusaN 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Welcome February

 Happy  February everyone!  One month of 2016 is already gone! I have not been here for the last two weeks! Wow! Isn't time going too fast? Anyways let us hope and pray that February will be an awesome month for us. I am also thankful that we have one extra day this month.
Today morning along with my cup of strong tea, I'm trying to update my new album. Yesterday I got all my January photo prints and now I have to finish the journaling part.
 Last week we had our first snow, that too a major snow storm. The children were praying for snow and were so happy when it came.

I also want to share a happy story here with you all. This month I received the opportunity to display my art pieces at the local library here-:) I had chosen 12 of my paintings here. 

I'm so thankful and happy to have received such a wonderful opportunity to showcase my art. 

Here is a close up of my creations.They are a collection of watercolor and mixed media pieces.  Last week I was so busy trying to complete some last minute paintings and finally got to hang them at the library.

Of course I have also been busy with couple of January art challenges. I will share more about them in my next post. Linking my page to dear Elizabeth's Tea Stands for Tuesday
Hope you all have a warm and peaceful week
Hugs
Susan 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

DLP Week -2 & 3 Daily Drawing Challenge #ART JOURNAL EVERYDAY


 Week-2 Documented Life Project 2016 My two words for this year are 'Grow' and'Give' I added them on the left side of my journal
A close up of my girl 

This year there is also the challenge of creating a Pocket Art Card.On one side I did this water color image 

 On the other side I simply doodled

 Week-3 Making a list of my favorite books. The PAC challenge was to include something from a magazine. I pasted the grapefruits image that I found in a magazine on one side.
On the other side, I tried to do a watercolor sketch of the same.
I'm so much in love with this project. The challenges motivate me to create something everyweek.
If you want to see my week-1 art it is here

Another challenge that I'm taking part is Lisa Congdon's Daily Drawing Project  for this month.
Below are some of my favorite ones.

Day-14 Ferns

Day-22 Paint Brushes

Day -21 Cacti

Day-16 Apples

Day-13 Owls
Day-19 Fishes

Day-17 Roots

Thank you so much for being here and going through my art. I am Thankful for each and every person who take their time to visit my page.

Linking my post to Paint Party Friday
Wishing you all a safe weekend. 
Susan 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tea and art

Happy Tuesday everyone Today I have so many art pictures to share with you.

First, let me tell you that I'm having my usual cup of green tea today.Linking my cup of tea and art with Elizabeth at  T stands for Tuesday     .
The above page is from my daily journal which is also my 2016 DLP. This year the original DLP is created in a binder. But I chose to do it in my usual style, in a journal. On the left I added a cardstock and wrote my daily to do's and the normal day to day stuff. The middle page has the January calendar. On the right I did a collage page.


The DLP had prompts on doing an art card, a tag and the theme was to 'try something new in our page'
I did a water color and collage art card and a tag from recycled brown paper bag. I adhered both on my calendar page.

I have never used my water color images on my mixed media pages. I did a background using glimmer mist and Dylusion spray. Added modeling paste for texture and adhered the bike and windows watercolor images to the page. I completed it with a butterfly mask and outlined it with the black and white twine. Love how it has come out. 
The exciting part of doing a mixed media piece is you never know what the outcome can be. I'm totally in  love with this result-:)

Another project I'm totally in love with is the 31 Day Drawing Challenge by Lisa Congdon. Pen or Pencil sketches are not my thing but this projeCT has now become a favorite of mine. 

Day-5 Roses

Day-6 Sneakers 
Day -7 Pitchers

Day -8Cats


Day -9 Birds

Day-10 Mushrooms 

Day -11 Brooms

The  third challenge I'm in for this month is Lisa Sonora's 31 Day art journal. This one is also a great project. But, sadly I could not keep up with it as I'm also busy with a bigger project this month. I will share more on it in the next month-:)

I finished only till Day -6. But I'm not leaving this project. Hopefully, I'll try to finish it atleast by February.

Day-5
This is my take on what happens when problems overwhelm me...


Day-6 was all about self conciousness and how it can ruin our art

If you have come till here, Thank you so much for going through my art and always encouraging me with your kind words. Thank you Elizabeth for hosting this wonderful community of Tea lovers-:) We are all able to share and see so many new things here, all thanks to you.
Wishing you all a happy week 
Hugs
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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