All In a dream

HI ALL!

I am hosting a new workshop coming up in August on the 17th. We will be designing, drawing and painting our own personal Dream Catchers in our journals. If you live in the Durham Region (Ontario) you should RSVP on the Facebook group ART JOURNAL LOVE and come check out our group of awesome women who have ART in there heARTS. If you don’t live in Ontario – no problem! You should still join the group because it is a place where we can get inspiration and share ideas. Here is the link….

https://www.facebook.com/events/1750161118574779/

Art Inspiration – three artists who inspire me to get off my ass, go buy a canvas, and paint!

There are many artists who inspire me…too many to list here, but as the daily prompt is Art Inspiration, I thought I would share three that are on the top of my list today. Tomorrow it will be a whole new handful of bits and bites.

Check out these videos of the artists in action and I dare you to paint something today! I’m going to.

Artist number 1 – Donna Downey

Artist number 2 – Karrie on Canvas

Artist number 3 – Michael Shapcott

Inspiration Friday

Howdy Rowdy Artsies! 

I am so inspired by Zentagles® and Zendoodles.  Here is an explanation reprinted from the Enthusiastic Artist

What’s a Tangle?

“Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.”

 Zentangle® is a delightful method for creating beautiful pictures using repeated patterns. Many find it addicting! It’s easy to learn, easy to do, is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and skill levels, and is used in many fields of interest.  Its small format and simple materials are unintimidating. You can take it anywhere (well, not underwater).
  • Think you can’t draw? A zentangle has no pre-determined up or down and is not intended to be a picture of anything.
  • Don’t have time? A zentangle can be completed in 15-30 minutes, giving you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Think you’re not creative? Zentangle is based on easily learned, repeated patterns.
Sakura (who makes the Micron pens used in Zentangle) has posted an article I wrote on the company website. They wrote: “Margaret Bremner, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) living in Saskatoon, beautifully and succinctly describes Zentangle in “The Art of Zentangle” published by WHOLifE magazine.” You can download the one-page article here. The link is in the second paragraph.

The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
Learn more at http://www.zentangle.com.

Here are three examples of Zentangle tiles. Cruise this blog to see more tiles as well as Zentangle-inspired artwork (ZIA).

Here are some other cool Blogs

And Pintrest really rocks it out

My fave book at the moment for getting your “tangle on” It is only 12 bucks!!

#5370 Zenspirations

Happy Doodling this weekend. Have fun!

 

Inspiration Friday

I can’t believe that it is Friday already! The days of the week are just floating by and before you know it we will be enjoying an official Thanksgiving Turkey and pumpkin pie (in Canada).

I have been on the look out this week for an artsy inspiration to share with you and I have managed to find a couple. The great thing is as artists, we can look to anything for our inspiration. Anything that life has to offer. Some people get inspiration from music. Some get inspired after eating a fabulous meal, some get inspiration from their natural surroundings, and some people find inspiration through spending time with others.

This Friday I will try to post one thing for each possible inspiration

Artist Inspiration

And this one

Musical Inspiration

Food Inspiration

Emmy Cooks

Have an inspirational weekend!

Inspiration Friday – In case of brain fart…break glass!

Hello all! I can’t believe it’s Friday again, and therefore time for another inspirational blog entry for your viewing pleasure.

Oopsie!

I am feeling kind of sheepish because I forgot to post my Monday Tip for you and thus the brain fart reference. That is why I am posting this entry very early in the morning so that the day won’t get away with me today and I won’t suddenly wonder why it is Sunday. Can you relate?

Here is a wonderful video that I found on You Tube the other day. Skies on Fire – Speed Painting The Green Children is the title. I love the way the Artist dribbles the paint down over the picture and how she splashes the paint around the heads. I could watch her paint for hours (not meaning to sound creepy). You can also catch up with the artist agnes-cecile on her on Facebook.

I hope you will forgive me for Monday past. I will aim to post last Monday’s tip this coming Monday. See you then!

Inspiration Friday

Artist and Blogger love

Today I am going to share with you a few Artist sites/videos that inspire me to create. It has been a long week and I just want to create…so just a few typed words on here with no pics for me and downstairs I go to make art. You’ll just have to click on the links to see what I am creeping these days.

Land of Lost LuggageJulie Pritchard

An instructional guide to going over the edgeIngrid Dijkers

Moleskine Notebook – NosesAntonio Jorge Gonçalves

Check them out and let me know what you think.
Have a great weekend everyone!