MOVING TO NEW SITE


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not missing, instead I have ventured into the wonderful world of my own website!

http://www.craftyartistkc.com is now live. Although it is not completed, I am slowly transitioning my posts over to the new site. Please please please go check it out and subscribe via email. I will be adding a lot more ways to follow me, but for now, please subscribe via email.

Lunchtime Doodle – 02/17/17


So, today, I had a few minutes before returning from lunch, so I quickly sketched up this doodle. After looking at it for a while, I became very proud of it. Its not any bigger than a fourth of a page, but for some reason it intrigued me. So when I got home, I decided the only thing it needed was a finishing frame around it.

All I used was a sharpie pen and regular printer paper, nothing fancy, nothing expensive and yet I truly feel like this is a piece of art.

doodle

Lunchtime Doodle -02/07/17


Today I decided to challenge myself to do something completely off the wall for me. I needed something abstract. I decided that I was going to start drawing.

 So, there it is. I started drawing. After about 15 minutes, I was here. I saw so many things and I hated it. But I told myself to just keep drawing, so I began to focus on one line at a time. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t subconsciously drawing something because I was working really hard to be completely abstract.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, presenting the final product:

What do you think? I sat it on my desk for the past 4 hours. Scoffing at it and rolling my eyes at the absurdity, but then, something happened! It started to grow on me, the more I looked at it, the more I saw things that I never meant to be there. A submarine, a lawnmower and even something you’d find under a microscope, and yet, it was nothing.

I would love to know your thoughts on this type of art. Also, You will probably notice that my signature has changed, I am trying to make sure that I am adaptable, even after the name change next august!

Lunchtime Doodle – 01/24/17.


So, today I just decided to doodle at lunch today. These  were done around 45 minutes. They are by far not my best doodles, but I feel like it’s important to show the viewers even the pieces that didn’t take any time to complete.

Using doodling as a relaxation tecinque has raised my production in the afternoon. I dont find myself hitting the 3pm wall that I am so used to hitting. Not to mention, I am using my downtime to produce something unique.

What relaxation techniques do you use?

Silly Penguin


As I startled drawing this, I noticed throughout that it took the shape of a penguin. I tried to disguise the little guy but he kept coming through.  Either way it was very fun to draw and eve more fun to add all the little designs in there. The most interesting thing I kept thinking was, Once you see it, You can’t unsee it. Do you see my silly penguin popping through?

Joey’s weekly challenge #135


I’m always amazed at what Joey comes up with for the challenges and I absolutely love doing anything with circles. In this challenge, found here, you can see that part of the challenge was also doing three tangle patterns. Disco, Drogon, and Msst. None of  these have I attempted before, so the whole thing was challenging.

Joeys - 135

Anyone can draw!


 

Mandala 3

So I decided I draw something using only single straight lines and circles. This is just one of many ideas I had for those that swear they can’t draw. But if you can draw a straight line and a circle, you can create a masterpiece.  This is something I have learned from watching many artists. The problem is that people don’t know what to draw, but the crime is that they worry so much about what to draw that they never put the pen to the paper.

What have you created that amazed even yourself when you were done?

Joey’s challenge #124


 

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This one was fun and very out of my comfort zone. I learned a new tangle called Gra-vee. All the while I had to use a circle string with a loop in the center. I decided to add color to this piece because I felt like it gave it more dimension.

If you want to check out the challenge presented, you can find it here