Friday, January 13, 2017

4 more days - #drawriotdaily

Four more days to show... yay!
...having fun... but I got to move on to some bigger projects soon... as well as getting back to making some money 

(always the killer!! 😣)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Plant... and a random fish?

I was working on the back of the butterfly from January 6th's page and began doodling. I had no prompt in mind as, so far I have been full of ideas - a usual occurance for early Jan.
Next Jan 8 started with some birthday confetti lying around from lil-z's birthday and was a little affected by the same butterfly in that I wanted the map to show through clearly behind the butterfly page. It was all going well until I wondered what she might be able to hold in front of her dress. I like my characters to do something with their hands...hold something...represent something.  Often I use a heart, or bird... something relatively inoffensive. I wanted something different this time, so headed to the prompt for Jan 8 ...
FISH - ?!?!

Well... why shouldn't she hold a fish??

Jan 7 & 8

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Two always better than one - #drawriotdaily #minimoleydaily

Whilst I anxiously await my large monthly moleskine journal...(for all those weekly and monthly challenges that I want to be a part of this year)...
...and await a recent order from the newly opened LuluArt ...
...AND... await my box of new JANE goodies.... (!!!!!) mini art journaling has now morphed into two challenges. The original, that I found on Instagram, with Tori Weyers - @drawriot and a couple of days ago I  found a facebook group - MiniMoleyDaily - which is a promptless mini moleskine group with Effy Wild. So... I am now posting these pages in both places. You should join us! ... at either location... and start being creative...
Such a small scale should be pretty easy to manage.

So here is my: 
Jan 5 & 6

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 - project #1

Yup!... probably bitten off more than I can chew... multiple prompt projects and video classes for this year.  Hoping to have a constant source of inspo at any and every moment throughout the year... and that this will bring about a consistent flow of arty goodness from my fingertips...

Project #1 - #drawriotdaily
A daily page in a miniature moleskine. The aim for me is to make it super chubby by the end of the year. I will be posting on instagram every second day so a double page spread can be seen. Keep an eye out for mine over there - @pygletwhispers
and check out #drawriotdaily and the daily prompts here - @drawriot

Jan 1 & Jan 2

Monday, January 2, 2017

New beginnings we go 2017!!  (deep breath)

What might you have in store for me this year? Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball... changes? opportunities? fun?
Let us hope for onward and upward.
I tell my girls that it is important for them to create something, build something or produce something... (usually in relation to consuming too much media content ) but I think it applies across the board...
so ...
this is my plan for 2017.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Art journal withdrawals..

Been such a long time between pages...

I have been busy beginning a new business, opening a vintage stall in the city. All much funs  - but it has left me temporarily with less time to art and I am missing it...ALOT!!
The store is now up and basically stocked... (even with a little art) but now I need to get back to the journal!!

Here's my last spread...she looks a little melancholy at being left alone with her wattle

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mixed Media Art - Journal Page - MAKE MISTAKES

This journal page was started with a spread that I had put leftover paints onto. It is a really good way to start a page and use up leftover paint from other projects or classwork. All good in theory mind you, until I had to close the book before it had dried and once opened the paint had stuck the pages together!!This is where I began this page as the prompt was - EMBRACE MISTAKES

The quote is from Neil Gaiman's keynote addresss to the Philadelphia University of the Arts, class of 2012.

video here:

"Go, and make interesting mistakes, 
make amazing mistakes, 
make glorious and fantastic mistakes. 
 Leave the world more interesting for your being here. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two favourites

Have not been able to put these two sweeties up for sale ...
Please meet Poppy & Petunia... they could be sisters?