Tag Archive | Arts

The Future Here and Now

It’s hard for me to speak openly about my private life but haiku to the rescue! The word for Sensational Haiku Wednesday is Active. Try your hand at writing haiku – visit Jenn’s Sensational Haiku Wednesday and add yours!

Her mind is active
And her body just won’t quit
Company coming!

Busy, so busy
New thoughts going round and round
Where will they take me?

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A new season comes
Future horizons beckon
Where will they lead me?

A Scavenger Hunt and a Sketch Party Too!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today on our Scavenger Hunt Sunday we have to take a photo of something related to these words: Yellow -Getting Ready – Bright – Teeny Tiny – and Connections.  All but one of these was taken just recently.

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Getting Ready

Sunny is getting ready!  There is a crisket on the ceiling and she is just waiting for it to come down.



Bright

Remember the blue moon last month? It sure was bright!  I captured this from my back yard.



Teeny Tiny

How big was it? It was just teeny tiny – this big!



Connections

Sunny and Sparky definitely have a connection.  Share and share alike!





Sunday Sketches

For Sunday Sketches I’m sharing a whimsical illustration I did in my art journal. I will be slowly working towards more involved journal entries. Right now, I’m just getting used to entering something in a book – something I’ve never felt comfortable doing.  I used stamps, colored pencils and colored pastel.

Just Journals Link Party is a blog I discovered today that gives a challenge or a theme that participants can, if they want to, use to help them have a focus for their journal. Like, September’s prompt is to clip a magazine image, glue it in journal and then use a marker drawing a line through image and onto rest of journal. Just Journals Link Party will be the first Friday of every month. Anyhow, for now, this is what I did yesterday.


Mosaic-Tempered Glass Dragonfly

This is my third mosaic-tempered glass project.  This one I worked on all by my lonesome. It really is so mind absorbing creating a mosaic and a lot of fun!  There is something positively therapeutic to working with glass that I definitely do not feel while painting.

The yellow-green sky and dragonfly wings are tempered glass.  I painted the background the colors I wanted  before applying the glass.  The white, green and red glass are a mixture of stained glass, mosaic tiles, and cut glass marbles.  After all the glass is glued in place, grout is applied between the glass and tiles.  I had a hard time deciding what color grout would look best; finally decided I would use a yellow-green grout that  would be close to the color of the sky.  And the rest of the picture I used black grout.  When all the excess grout was cleaned off I added the river path of multi-colored tiny pebbles.  The frame is ceramic tile.