Friday, October 9, 2015

Get up. Get dressed. Paint.

This week’s 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA© with Rae Missigman was quick but not simple.  She made it look easy but my lack of drawing skills got in the way of my enjoying the process.

She started with a page she had spread with left over paint onto so I recreated that before beginning.

Pandora felt the need to nap on the computer again making viewing the video a bit difficult.  I don't think she cared.  After pausing then restarting the video for me, I put her in the cat basket.  
The carnage
My feather doesn’t look much like a feather.

What I learned

  • Use India ink in a water brush as an outline
  • Dip the Stabilo pencil in water to create a water brush look
  • I need more practice with freestyle drawing.

While I am not happy with the results I am happy that I painted this page. I'm learning to set aside my need to have things turn out perfectly and enjoy creating something I otherwise wouldn't because it wouldn't turn out perfect.  A year ago, I wouldn't have tried this page.

Another page from my Texture journal.  You can read about it HERE.

Joining Paint Party Friday where having paint under the fingernails is the norm.  What colors are under yours?


  1. You have made some beautiful artwork this week with the help of Pandora. Cats just love to put themselves centre-stage! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. the page turned out beautifully in the end and if you had any trouble with it, it doesn't show... lovely... and the cat on your computer is adorable...xx

  3. I love your free style drawing. I think the whole page came out wonderfully and like someone who has done this a lot.

  4. Just don't paint the cat! Well, a portrait would be nice.

  5. Your feather is wonderful just as it is! And the other journal page is beautiful. Sweet Pandora, and she must have been much more comfortable in her basket:)

  6. I liked seeing the progression of your artwork. And I LOVED the end result. I also adore your kitty Pandora. I have BootBoy the Kitten in my lap as I type this. And he wants me to pet him! LOL

  7. I love your freestyle ... make more ! Your page in the texture journal is beautiful as well! Happy PPF!

  8. Oh I know just how you feel Diane because I used to want perfection and it affected me greatly. I would get worked up and anxious about drawing/painting but I've managed to move on and just do it recently. I remember a saying.... It's not about the destination it's the journey that counts (or something along those lines) and it's true. I now feel much happier just creating the art and if it comes out well then that's an added bonus.
    I like you feather and I have to say Pandora is adorable ^..^
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy PPF to you

  9. Gorgeous page in the end!! The more we create the better we get with our own style!! Very nicely done... perfection is overrated anyway!! Enjoy the journey!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Wonderful art pages. Perfection is in the eye of the artist.

  11. Great use of color -- lovely creations! And by the way, I think Pandora is such a cool name for a cat -- adorable!


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