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Friday, July 31, 2015

DLP- Texture May-16

Texture...

I am way behind with the Documented Life Project. But I have no intention to quit-:)
The above Challenge was posted on May 16th. I was in India then, getting ready to come back after a six months stay there. 


The art challenge  was to use modeling paste. The theme for May was to use Texture. 
In the above piece, I did add a lot of texture. Back home, when I looked through my supplies I saw that my modeling paste was almost finished and half dried up. So I applied some of that on the painted background and covered them with metallic white. To have a more touchy feel, I also added bits of dry wall tape on my page.  Love the result. 
A close up of my textured page:)

I'm linking my page to the lovely group at Paintpartyfriday
Have a lovely weekend 
SusaN







Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Take on Creative Girls...

 Hello Tuesday... Above is my cup of lemon green tea and daily writing journal...I got the feather from our weekly walk at the park.

Two weeks ago I bought Danielle Donaldson's  beautiful  book "Creative Girls"  Last year after taking one of her classes I have become a big fan of her watercolor style.

The book is filled with so many techniques and projects.

The pages are full of Danielle's beautiful watercolor and mixed media work.

I did the above painting from Danielle's class that I had taken last year. She keeps her girl's face blank but I wanted to give mine an identity. I always struggle with faces and even I was not happy with the above girl's features.

I practiced more and this was the result-:) Love how pleasant her face has turned out and I think I have decided that this is how I want  my girls to look like.
Currently, I am going through a framing obsession-:)

Linking my work to Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
Wish you all a wonderful week
Hugs
SusaN



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Blogging...


Hello and a big Hi to Elizabeth at T stands for Tuesday and all my dear friends in blog land. I am back in the US and have finally  come back here at Ariel where I share my creativity and thoughts with all of you -:)

It took me a while to get my mojo back in creating art and returning to this space, my very own space. Once we were back,  there was so much of cleaning and organising to do and it took me some time to settle back to our normal routine. 

Anyways, I am so glad to be back...
Holidays mean super busy schedules for us- summer classes,  art, reading, a bit of learning, movies, long walks, experiments in cooking, outdoors, parks, bikes, swimming, friends,... and so many more things 
I am so Thankful to be able to keep some time for my art as well. 

This month I celebrated my birthday. Along with family and cupcakes, I also made a Summer Sunshine List for myself.

These are the things I included in my list:

* Have a Mindful and Prayerful approach to Life
*Water... Keeping myself dehydrated in this weather
*To take care of my skin and hair... Reminding myself to age gracefully-:)
*Read... at least one book a week.(Currently I am reading Atul Gawande's, "BeingMortal" a powerful read on aging, suffering and death... Ironically,  I picked this book on my birthday month-:) but I highly recommend this book, as it is a stark reality of  the things that 'matter in the end' of our lives)
* Eat healthy Trying to lessen carbs and include more salads, fruits and smoothies in my diet
*Go out...Being happy, to smile more and to be mindful of the gifts that Mother Nature has provided
*Being Thankful... (To list down at least 3 things that i am thankful for each day)
*Remember to take more pictures ( This year I failed drastically to document our life, I want to get back to the habit of taking pictures of our daily life and nature)
*Cleaning and Organizing. .. (Everyday to take at least 15 minutes in cleaning or de- cluttering my home space)
* Art...and of course to make time to do and practice art, to learn new things and to update my blog

Sorry for the long post. It has been a while right? Many, many Thanks to my friend, Dawn who constantly motivates me to start creating art and updating my blog. The same goes to my friend, B...who has been pushing me to return to blogging. Love you...

Wow! And I just now saw that it is the second birthday of T stands for Tuesday. A big Thank you to Elizabeth and Blue beard who host this lovely party every Tuesday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday 
Hugs 
SusaN 














Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Tea and Art


Hello to Elizabeth  and all my dear friends at T stands for Tuesday. Here is my evening cup of green tea and art. 
I did this girl using a mix of art supplies. The background  is collaged with pattern and text book paper. I then used couple of stencils that I had and acrylic paint and white texture medium.
The girl's face was painted and shaded using watercolor pencils and acrylics. Did her hair band using the texture medium and some lovely glitter. 
I love the final result but still I feel  her features didn't come out that well. 

A close up of my girl.

The next couple of weeks are going to be super busy for me. We are getting ready to fly back home-:) I hope to post and visit you all in between or else will be back in JuNE.  Do keep us in your prayers. 
Today my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nepal. Even in some parts of India the tremors were felt.
Hope you all have a lovely week
Hugs
SusaN
I am also linkinag my girl to Art it Friday- Show Your Face


Friday, May 8, 2015

Fabric...


The DLP challenge for May 2nd was to use Fabric in our journal page. 

The fabric that I have added here is on her dress. I used a gold ribbon for the top part and the frill. The red is part of a wedding invitation card-:) The black stem of the flower is also a fabric material. The rest of the page was created using acrylic and watercolor paints, more doodling and some collage work. 
Here is a close up of my girl.
As each weeks pass, I guess I care less about perfection and more on enjoying the process and stretching my imagination to come up with something unique. 
I am so Thankful to art to the 5th team members for the Documented Life Project as I feel I am gradually evolving an artistic style of my own-:)

Have a great weekend 
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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