Tiny Journals

A beginning of a tiny 5 x 5 journal. I used scraps I had saved from mixed-media papers. I enjoy the book making process although I cannot tell if I am doing it right or wrong, but it seems to be working out just fine. I have also drawn some archetype faces and cut them out for the journal. The class is from, Iris Impressions Art. I can’t say enough about all the classes offered online. I have not came across an unlikable class. Each teacher offers free classes, usually and most have YouTube channels. If one is interested in any type of art please try a class as I feel you will not be disappointed.

You must learn to stop thinking in terms of beginnings and endings, successes and failures, and begin to treat everything in your life as a learning experience instead of proving one. ~Guy Finley, “The Secret of Letting Go”

Happy Easter

In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the easter parade.

On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the easter parade.

~Irving Berlin

Wonky Byrd

Art from a ~Journal Jam~ Class with, Effy Wild. The ~Wonky Byrd~ is from, Willowing Arts on YouTube. At ~Journal Jam~ I have been experiencing many of these whimsical ladies. Each lady I sketch and then paint are lovely with their own personality. Their face colors are different, the eyes vary – some are as almonds and others large, dominating the entire face. Hair styles are unique and tiny lips are always very colorful. The ladies are slowly becoming a family of sorts – sisters, cousins, aunts, great aunts and grandmothers. They are taking on a life and place of their own and I enjoy creating them.

She Dreams

She dreams Spring into being. She dreams herself awake …

Winter Roses

“Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.”
~Martial

Finale

The finished project is from the previous post. The color wheels were a separate page I did to mix colors and use for a reference in the project. The flowered card is a test page and left-over paint from a tutorial at YouTube, Creations Cee Cee.