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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time for Tea and Art...

Hello it is time for 'Tea' again at Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday. I'm not having my usual cup of coffee This is my daily glass of lemon and warm water. After finishing this I make my coffee.

Last week I fell behind with Root-30 Day Journal Project due to  back pain and a terrible migraine. I want to share from Days 19-24 here with you.

 This was the page that I was doing today morning. It is Day-23. The prompt was a Walt Whitman quote-
"You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and every moment of your life."
This page is heavy with Dylusion sprays and there is a silhouette of a girl. I also added a small deli paper dragon fly on her shoulder. I finished the page with some iridescent medium on her clothes and modeling paste texture on the background.
Day-19. The prompt was related to poetry. So I added some lines written by Rumi.-
"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think." 
Yes! I do want to do that with my life and my art. Wish it would come easy for me just as the birds can do it.

    Day-20 Yet another favorite page of mine. I'm sure I'll be creating more pages like this.
Her prompt was, " Enjoy your presence."

   Day-21 One more page on similar lines. The prompt was, "Remember who you are..."

I did a collage for Day-22 prompt. It was about Solitude versus Loneliness... I journaled my thoughts on the the girl. The hand is always there to give me company.

Day-23 I took one more picture of it to go with the flow-:)

Day-24 This page is again rich with water color medium. There is water color, Twinks, gelatos and to have  
 more texture I have also added modeling paste and stenciling.
The prompts was: "If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees."- Rainer Maria Rilke. 
I love the above page but somehow I felt it to be incomplete. So I added one more painted layer to it. I'm still not sure which one I like. Can you help me? Which one did you like? Which one do you think stand close to the given prompt.  

Wish you all a wonderful Tuesday.
Thank you for being here

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday stands for Smoothie and Art

Morning to Elizabeth and all others at T stands for Tuesday. Today for my drink I am having a smoothie-:) It is so cooling to have one especially on hot days.

 I'm still continuing with the daily prompts from Roots. The above one is of Day-15. The above page was done using Dylusion sprays and water color. There was no planning on how this page should evolve but I was very happy with the end result.
Day-16 I went with an abstract piece for this day's challenge. "And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It is quiet, but the roots are down there riotous."  Rumi
 Day-17 Yet another page with so many layers. Love the quote, "... Overcome fear, behold wonder."                                                                                                                                           Richard Bach

Day-18 This was a page that I did today morning. Am not feeling very inspired but I didn't want to quit. The background is a painted tissue. On it I pasted many circles and little dragonflies that were painted on deli paper 

The above two pictures are from the DLP. The challenge for this week was to use numbers and I adhered a Bingo sheet and other ephemera to my page.

Wishing you all a warm and happy Tuesday.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Roots- Day 12, 13, 14

For the last two weeks I have been obsessed with making pattern papers.
Here is one which is heavily textured with paints, stencils, pen and book paper.

 I'm still continuing with Lisa Sonora Beam's class, Roots. Here are Day-12, 13 and 14.
Day-12 was about the need to take rest. I always feel guilty when I choose to take rest especially when there is much pending work. But I also know that without it I cannot get productive. I liked the quote she used, "Rest is a weapon"  which I think is absolutely true. Instead of feeling guilty I should see Rest as a weapon against illness and inertia.
I did a very quick page for this [since it was about rest, I didn't want to spend hours on this-:)] Can you make out my sketch?

     Day-13 was on the Recipe for Happiness. I found three recipes-:) Happiness on an everyday basis, General Happiness and the Happiness in my Dreams. I will share all about that on another post.

  Day-14 "Paint as you like and die happy." -Henry Miller. The above page was done for this quote.

I'm enjoying doing these pages but my daily sketching  has been put on the back burner.
This is the only watercolor page that I did this week. Linking this to Sunday Sketches
I'm linking my creations to PPF and  ArtJournalEveryday
Thank you for being here

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Roots more art pages...

I'm back to creating backgrounds. Some days I go crazy with paints and create many background pages. Today morning I did four. My daily mug of Folgers' coffee is nearby.

I'm continuing with my Art Journaling process that is part of the free online class offered by Lisa Sonora Beam, named Roots-30 Day Journal Project.
For Day-8 I did a girl on a background page. I know I messed her up but I like this colorful background that was created out of Dylusion sprays and Twinks.

Day -9 A mixed media page out of acrylics and stencils. I'm also journaling for each prompt that she has given for each day.

This page that I created for Day-10 was purely experimental. Apart from gesso, I've only used water colors, gelatos and Twinks with stencils. There is a nice shimmer to this page but on the photo it doesn't show.

  Day-11 The quote was about giving birth to something beautiful from the chaos that is within you. My Lotus was born thus-:)

That is it with the daily prompts. Below is my current week's DLP page. The challenge was to use an under painting on your journal. You can see that I've used a kitchen roll which had left over paints on the right end side of my journal. I then glued some doodled flowers on the page.

Thank you my dear blogger friends for all your kind words. It is always so much appreciated. I'm linking my page today at Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday.
Wishing you all a creative Tuesday

Friday, August 8, 2014

Roots Day-4,5,6,7

Hello to all the wonderful people out there. Somehow, right now I'm in a very calm and happy mood-:) One reason for that is of course because it is a Friday and reason number 2 is because I'm here updating my blog and sharing with you all what I did the last couple days.
I'm doing Lisa Sonora Beam's free online course Roots this month. She gives prompts each day and I journal and do an art page based on the prompts.
In my last post I did share Day-1,2 and 3 and today I'm posting Day-4,5,6 and 7
Day-4 was a quote on Practicing your art everyday.I did a collage and doodle work as my art for this.
Day-5 had one of my favorite quotes by Buddha. " Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it."
Again I did a mixed-media page and for me the boat stands for moving in the right direction.
Day-6 prompt is something that I need to be mindful about. It is ok to be imperfect. I deliberately did a quick page without much thinking. The perfectionist in me doesn't like this page but on the other side I constantly remind myself it is ok to create not so beautiful pages. 
Yet another one that I need to put in a lot of thought. "Go Gently." Each day I try to do so many things and by the end of it I am tired, impatient and sometimes in panic mode thinking of the unfinished projects-:(
I have to learn to prioritize and focus on a handful things. I need to be more calm and go slow in life.  

Well that is it for today. I also would like to share two paintings that I did as part of my daily sketching series. Of course, now I'm not able to do it everyday but Yes! I'm telling myself it is ok. Just enjoy and be grateful for what you are able to achieve each day.

Did these Summer pages in watercolors
Linking them to Alexandra's Sunday Sketches.

Have a happy and calm weekend
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I'm linking my post to PPF and ArtJournalEveryday 

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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.