Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Creating In New Ways

Watercolors

I've felt a need to create away from the computer lately. It's easy to get burnt out. Especially when you're 'creating' for a living and there are demands and deadlines on a daily basis. Newsflash: and so business ownership all the world over.

I've had some watercolors my mom gave me that I started playing around with. I've used them here and there before, but this time I am really loving it and want to continue.

Currently, I am Level Rudimentary. Really basic.  That said, I can still import them into my programs and fiddle with them which is a new way to create on the computer and another way to add variety to what I do and what I offer.

So far, lots of doodling as I mentioned in yesterday's post. 

I painted this for my sister on Easter, since she's the holiday hostess.


These, I watercolor doodled yesterday  morning. A new way to start my day to get the creative juices flowing.


Here's the thing, they can certainly be better. Way better. However, I am having fun playing with it and I'm not going to get any better without practice.

This one may be worked into a client revisions I'm working on currently, we will see.




Now I just need to order some real, honest to goodness, watercolor paper. It's on the list.

I used one of the garland wreaths I painted to create a new logo in the shop.



That's what's been happening in my creative world, what's happening in yours?

Ciao for now,




19 comments:

  1. they are some very lovely doodles. I do like the wreath. lately my creative juices have been with plants and dirt getting my yard and gardens ready for summer.
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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    1. I have always enjoyed doodling, fun to do it in a different medium. I hear you on the garden front. If weather holds out there will be more raking. I'll probably be saying that for at least a month!

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  2. The new logo turned out SOOO nice! I love it! I'm struggling with arranging a calligraphy workshop so it's half a lots-to-dos and creative ideas for the practice of the ladies attending. So I can say I'm in a fully creative mood these days and this makes me feel so good and happy! I'm sure the watercolor paper will make your days ;-) I've got some small A5 Windsor & Newton Cotman which I love because I can turn the sheet around as it's not so big. I'm curious which one you will find/chose.
    Do you know elviestudio.blogspot.com? If not check it out for watercolor illustrations and lettering!

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    1. Thanks Ceilia. I wish I could get to rome for your workshop. Sounds awesome. Been years since I tried my hand at calligraphy. Maybe it's another that I need to give a new whirl. thanks for the paper tip and the blog tip....wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Libbi! Hope all is well and that you're creating lots of wonderful glass art!

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  4. I like your wreath design, I like the idea of including them in your logo design. I think it makes them extra special because the watercolouring was done by hand, and I like combining different techniques. I've made some bracelets on monday, and I've had lots of plans and ideas, the problem is that I don't seem to have enough time :-)

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    1. Forgot: thanks for your kind review on Etsy!

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    2. Well, at least it keeps things interesting- trying new mediums that is. Oh how I know all about that....not enough time. Can't wait to see the bracelets! so talented. more than welcome for the review- I love my little pins!

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  5. I really like the leaf garland painting/illustrations. Beautiful. Glad you have found some creative inspiration. I can imagine it is hard to say switched on creatively all the time and you would need a re-charge.

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    1. Thanks Andrea....it is fun just to step away from a mouse and create and most definitely needed to recharge. no doubt about that!

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  6. p.s my favourite is watercolour pencils. I draw first and water later.

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    1. What? I don't think I've ever heard of them....I am so getting some!

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  7. You are so talented and those are so pretty! Love the last logo. Have a great day, darling. xoxo

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    1. aw, you're sweet! it is fun to be doodling!

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  8. Beautiful work! I love watercolors. So soothing. My watercolors have sold really quickly through Etsy but they take so much more time. Haven't done one in awhile, but I'm missing it!

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    1. Dear I.B., I had no idea that you painted watercolors being the linocut master that you are. I checked out the ones you've sold and they are AMAZING!

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  9. Lovely colours, looks like you're having fun experimenting.

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    1. I am enjoing it Wilma. And yesterday, I even got to do a pencil sketch for another client logo that wanted a more hand-drawn look. FUN!!! and honestly, just nice to break away from the monotony of the computer. have a gret day!

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