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100 days

This week was the start of the 100 day project on Instagram . The challenge is the process of creating something everyday for 100 days, any style, shape, medium of your own choosing..  If you are interested in joining the challenge visit Elle Luna  for all the details.

Many moons ago I attempted a challenge, creating mixed media art everyday for 100 days but unfortunately I fell short. This year my goal is to accomplish 100 artworks of my cat Cookie #100DaysOfCookieCat .  I will be working on 5×5″ watercolor cold press paper utilizing any medium.

1/100  watercolor markers

2/100  The watering hole… watercolor & graphite

3/100 Rainy days…. Watercolor and graphite

If you would like to view more of my cat art, follow me on Instagram

A little backstory.. We adopted Cookie 2 yrs ago from Spay and Save, Inc.  The moment my daughter met Cookie, she knew the cat would be perfect for our family. My daughter was correct, Cookie is a wonderful cat, quirky, boisterous, loving, sweet natured, and a great cuddle buddy.. When anyone is visibly sad or cries Cookie will appear to comfort that person and sometimes she will run over to the person to give a kiss on the cheek.. true story! 

Art drop #2

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A year ago at this time I participated in my first art drop, randomly placing small works of my art around the city to be found. I had so much fun with the art drop last time, I decided to do another one. On my birthday, carrying 4 small paintings, I scampered around the city of Philadelphia, leaving my art behind.. This day I felt like a tourist in my own city.

Places I visited:

Schuylkill River TrailBoat House Row , Edgar Allen Poe House

 

 

If you ever plan to visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, here is some fun information about things to do in the city.

You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

Thanks for visiting!!

 

Life in abstract

Every so often I like to change things up and create abstract art. I like the freedom and exploration of the process. The past few weeks I have been working on two mixed media paintings simultaneously. Working on these paintings felt like a tug of war, a love hate relationship, a labor of love with lots of juicy layers.

Life in abstract: Acrylic paint, graphite, varnish on handmade wood frame.

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Strange lands: Acrylic paint, graphite, varnish on handmade wood frame

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Hello

Oh hello darling, so lovely to see your face…

So it happens, that feeling, that mood which hijacks your body and clips your wings. Don’t dare fight it, just brush it off, keep moving and you will fly again.

 

 

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Pencil and pen drawing

Doodling

my life on a string..

 

Drawing: Pencil and marker on paper.

Switching it up

This face swap feels a little sketchy to me. Having a little fun swapping faces with my drawings.

Happy Friday the 13th…

What scares me, this challenge

Oh I wanted to put this book back on the shelf as soon as I picked it up. It scared me to even consider this daily challenge but felt the need to give it a try. Most days I try to live a non boring existence but some days I need an extra push.

Some of the things that scare me: 

making this list!

small talk

Hot Sauce! 

me in front of a camera (on video extra scary)

showing my art

monochromatic clothing!

speaking in front of an audience

my hair!

meeting new people

dancing (when someone is watching)

I could go on, but I won’t! 😬

The release

Ideas are most welcome when they appear unannounced. When that creative idea makes a visit I pay attention, because if I ignore the visitor, it will taunt and haunt me all day.

This quick little illustration came about when I participated in the Deepak/Oprah 21 day guided meditation challenge. As I meditated on releasing negativity, an image appeared and stuck with me. I did my best to portray my version of letting go. Holding on to stuff internally, whether anger, negativity, old wounds will keep us chained, hold us back from from a vibrant healthy life.

Open up, let it out and be light.

 

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Watercolor, pen on paper

 

 

Process from start to finish.

 

New adventures

Having a little fun.. Painting process from start to finish.

 

 

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-Watercolor and marker on paper –

 

*Music: Ingrid Michaelson – Sort Of

Painting process

The stages of my painting. The inspiration for this one came from a walk in my neighborhood, I was drawn to this gritty old house and stormy clouds above. I took a photograph and later decided to paint it.

 

I used acrylic paint on a 20×20 gallery wrapped canvas. It took me about 4 days to complete, on and off painting a few hours a day.

 

 

This is the photograph that inspired me, I did tweak the image to adjust to my composition and style of painting.