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every day art: simple things {thread}

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in art, every day art, paint | 11 comments

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This week, a collection of simple things: tiny vignettes of gratitude for the little things I enjoy. 4 x 4 inches, acrylic on recycled chipboard.

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(Holy brick wall, Batman. This painting every single day thing is every bit as challenging as I knew it would be. Despite all my “no pressure” talk, I have the crazy wish to focus on paint this month, so every time I am about to post an art journal page I feel like I’m cheating. Not because the sketchbook doesn’t count, but because sketching and on-the-fly art journaling is easier for me, and I want to push myself into making the time for the paint I’m craving. So although I’ve busted on the “every day” bit, I’ll keep sharing what comes.)

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every day art: just keep swimming

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in art, every day art, sketchbook | 3 comments

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Another art journal page — and a good reminder on one of those days. I hope to get to the paint this weekend, but meanwhile I keep tinkering in the sketchbook. Do you call yours a sketchbook or an art journal? If you were with me at c.e.d. you may have glimpsed this one partially finished. I often use my sketchbook as a place to journal — that is, a place to write — but if the thoughts are either too private or perhaps less-than-inspiring, they can become the first layer of many, giving up their weight and worry to the good duty of creating art journal texture layers. A hard day turned to beauty. Love that.

just keep swimming (Sharpie, acrylic paint, charcoal, and white gel pen.)

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