Wednesday, March 25, 2015

blue hosta gelli prints

Gelli Arts you are #1 in my book!

I watch people on video's all the time gelli printing.  They calmly cycle through different supplies and make purposeful prints.  That is not how it happens at my house.  I go into some kind of fugue and can't print fast enough and all planning goes out the window.  I'd say that was a problem because the next day I never know what I'm going to be looking at but, that is exactly where I want to be, in that artistic fugue!  They posted that the gelli plate is the #2 best tool of the year.  I would have to argue the point.  I don't know what won first place but I'm sure it can't be as fun.
Just love this print.  Not my usual colors so excited to look at it this morning and see that the antique tobacco tin behind it in the photo must have inspired the color choices I made.  Isn't that cool?

I work with the blues and purples much more.  I liked the ones that had a little green involved.
This is a first pull of texture using the scratch foam I've been making.  I've done the entire package of 30 sheets and have one to hoard.  I should use silvery greens for this print because I used my giant blue elegance  hosta as a reference.  I think I need to try that right now!
 Used deli paper (dry waxed paper) to pull some first prints.
This was going to be my favorite of the night but I missed the middle stripe.  Hate when that happens.

 Took this one too far so three pictures down I put some white on it.  Ruined it I think.

I had my husband take my gelli printing hamper back to the craft room only to ask him the next day to bring it back to me.  Gelli you are #1 in my book!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter pansies

Planted my pansies today.  Had a little fun with the auto focus with the basket.

Friday, March 20, 2015

drawing on the right side of the brain

I'm really bogged down in my school work.  I did learn that charcoal, graphite, and lead pencil are all different things.  I searched my art store/studio last night and finally came up with the proper tool for toning your paper.  Graphite is different than the charcoal stick I was trying to use.  So, I learned about those things but my drawing is really pitiful.  I don't think I would have lasted in art school.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

drawing on the right side of the brain

 Another lesson from my book.  I've been slacking off.  Don't know why.
 Maybe because it is so much more fun to doodle on a gelli print collage in my dylusion journal.  I love Bob Dylan.  Plus a bunch more random quotes I found on my desk today.
A tiny peak of spring.  So ready...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Elegant live oaks

Did another version of the same tree.  I'm obsessed with this tree.  Back in the day, we would walk the bulkhead down the beach past Buccaneer State Park.  There were tons of live oaks, all mature, all dripping with spanish moss.  I can't even describe how it feels to be in the shade of such majesty.  This park was less than a mile from my house.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Elegant live oak

Really enjoying trying new things this year with my art.  I've often wondered if I could get really good if I stuck with one thing.  But then I do something else.  And then try something totally different.  And now I'm playing with yupo paper and the elegant writer thanks to my friend Paula.  So fun!

Also, it is fun to shop for the new ideas.  Hmmm.  I think it is a racket of some sort.  I go to Amazon and they show me all the new gelli plate sizes.  No.  I lied, I have all the new sizes of the gelli plate in my shopping cart already.  Can't wait to try them!  Just need to hold off before I go buying even more art supplies.  

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cargo Largo

I went back to Cargo Largo for tote day today.  Picked up some more Yupo paper and scratch foam at a great price, the paints were super cheap too.  Everything an additional 25% off!  Such a good deal that I was able to pick some up for our friend Paula.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Elegant Writer

I arted along with Paula tonight.  Did the two quick sketches of Riki with the elegant writer by Speedball.  I need practice on exactly how much marker and how much water to use but I like them.

Another upside drawing.  I won't show my childhood landscape lesson.  Enough is enough.

Days like these I am so thankful to have my art to fall back on.  Riki had a bad low sugar spell so I freaked out and had a spell myself.  He is okay now and I'm feeling a little less panic.  Art helps.
Another version.  Tried to control my water and lines a little better.  Such a fun project.