I saw this quote the other day on A mighty girl and loved it. So, I tried out some hand lettering. I’m not the greatest at it, that’s for sure, but it was a fun process.
I haven’t been creating much art lately, just haven’t found the time, which I need to do. I HAVE been spending a lot of time sitting next to my daughter watching her color and draw and paint though, which is so amazing/inspiring/exciting.
The more involved she gets the more I’m able to draw a little too, without her wanting on my lap or to help her with something every 5 seconds. :)
If you don’t want your images shared, Pinterest has made it easy to disable pinning from your site by adding
meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" to your header. You can also go into Flickr and turn off sharing easily.
Most importantly – before I repin I always click through to learn more about an artist, find more information and make sure it’s linked correctly – what about you?
When done right, with the proper source link, Pinterest is an amazing tool and sharing platform. I’ve found great tutorials, discovered new artists and photographers and your pins keep me constantly inspired.
Some interesting reading on the subject:
- Pinterest, Inspiration, Copying and the Whole Ethics Thing on Craftypod
- Prying Control from Your Cold, Cramped Hands by Kim Werker
I’m finally building myself an online art portfolio at amandahawkins.me – spent a while yesterday going through old collages. This one is from 2006:
Drawing… what’s that?
I think I’ve drawn a total of three things this whole year. How awful is that?
Did a quick collage today and it felt great. Happy 11.11.11!
Had so much fun during the process of making this painting, thought I’d share!
Preparing the Surface
- Start with a DIY Masonite Panel (or any hard surface) & stack of old leftover book pages (or any paper good for collaging).
- Mod Podge pages to the board – in a pattern or not, just cover the whole thing. Use the mod podge as a glue, putting it directly on the board then smoothing the pages over the top.
- Paint the board with white acrylic – use a big brush and not a lot of paint. You don’t want to cover the whole thing so the texture and color of the book pages come through.
- Once the paint is dry use your handy putty knife to scrape at it a while to give it a warn look. Don’t be afraid to dig into the pages and tear up small edges and corners.
- Paint over it again with the white acrylic if you’d like.
- Then you have a wonderful texture-y surface to draw or paint on!
Painting with Tissue Paper
- Sketch out the elephant or whatever shape/animal you’d like.
- Find a sheet of tissue paper that will cover the whole shape you want to fill in.
- Fill in the shape with a gluestick, it doesn’t have to be exact but it’s better to be a little out of the lines than inside.
- Carefully smooth the tissue paper over the glue’d areas – using a tissue works well for smoothing.
- Once it’s all covered and dry cut around the shape with an exacto and remove the extra tissue.
- At that point I drew over the elephant again with a dark pencil line but do whatchya want!
I made a smaller version on paper with a cute little elephant stamp I found at Jo-Ann’s too!