Monday, March 22, 2010

Nurturing Creativity (wk 12) and A New Addiction

Yeh, like I really NEED a new addiction, right??? Well, I've got one anyway.........

But first, my Nurturing Creativity pick for the week --
Nurture Others

Kinda self explanatory really. And this is one I hope I do all the time.....not just for this week. I have received so much encouragement in my artistic journey that I love to pass it along to others. And the group of art friends I have?'s not trouble really to be encouraging. They are all so talented!!! I just make honest comments!

As for last week's success.......I actually tried several new things and could possibly (probably?) do them wrong on purpose because I had no idea what I was doing. But I just plowed through and "did it my way!" (passing homage to Frankie!) Here are some of the results:
My New Addiction -- Zendoodles and/or Zentangles. I had to look it up to see what on earth it even was. Oh my goodness... Way cool stuff. HAD to try it. Here are my first attempts. These were all done for an ATC trade so the size is 2.5" X 3.5".

The great thing about these little fun projects.....they don't take up studio time. I have a stack of blanks and my pens where I watch TV. GREAT way to survive during the seemingly endless barrage of commercials!! More of these to come, I'm sure.


Wil Opio Oguta said...

Did you work on paper or on fabric? India ink or a Sharpie? Inquiring mind wants to know :-)

Kelly said...

So far I've only done them with Pigma pens (micron and brush) on a fine grain watercolor paper.

Sally Westcott said...

Oops, I see you;ve caught the "virus! They are fun to do!


Le Petit Patch de Smaranda said...

J'aimé beaucoup tes dessins!!!

Kelly said...

Merci beaucoup, Smaranda and Thank so much Sally!