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100 Day Finale

100 Day Project 

A little late on the draw posting the images, but I finally completed all 100 days of art this past August.

My theme for this project 100 Days Of Cookie Cat, all cat illustrations were completed on 5×5″ format (140 lb watercolor paper), using a variety of mediums.

You can view the beginning stages of art #1-30 on my previous blog post 

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Visit @JensImaginings on Instagram to view the collection of 100 Day art or use hashtag: #100DaysOfCookieCat

Thank you for stopping by!

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Thirty illustrations

On the surface it may seem I just breezed through thirty 5×5″ cat illustrations, but in reality it can be comparable to Cookie cat trying to squeeze into a small space on a chair her human occupies..

Life goals!

30/100     5×5″ cold press watercolor paper.. Mixed media – graphite, acrylic, watercolor

 

Quick view of all 30 illustrations..

 

Thank you for viewing!

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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Life in pieces

Slicing and dicing my way to something new. Inspired by my old seashell frame I decided to have a little fun experimenting with recycled material, and reusing my old watercolor art. 

 

Recycled material: Heavy weight cardboard, picture frame (no glass) decorative paper and my watercolor art.

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Chopping things up is very therapeutic.. My art in pieces!

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Placed decorative paper on the cardboard, after playing with the placement of the art I adhered the pieces to the board. Washes of paint were added to the background and I coated everything with clear matte mod podge to seal it.  The final result.

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Winter white

In the midst of a blizzard inspiration happened after I pulled a cardboard insert from my newly bought gloves. With all the time spent indoors this weekend ( and shoveling), I couldn’t resist creating a wintery mixed media piece.  Snowspiration!

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Mixed media on wood: (everything but the kitchen sink) Cardboard insert, Acrylic paint, glitter paint, tissue paper, patterned paper, paper flowers, clear beads, pearls, clear matte medium, gloss dimensional medium

My Illustrated Life

Sometimes we need a reminder, not to worry about what other people think or how they conduct themselves. Continue to do your own thing, YOU have potential!

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Mixed media art: watercolor, pen, metallic marker, cut paper on wood.

The Search

 

 

Looking beyond the self only to come back empty handed.

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Mixed media: watercolor, marker, cut paper, matte medium on wood.

gnome place like home

What do books, artwork and a gnome with a broken foot have in common?  Nothing! I am in search of  inspiration in any form. I have been caught in a dust storm of sorts, a creative dry spell. I am finding ways to replenish thy soul, by doing the things I enjoy, like reading books from my favorite authors. It helps to know that this will pass, to be patient and to do the things that will fill my well of inspiration.

I would love your feedback. How do you cope with a creative dry spell?

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Julia Cameron, The Artist Way

Henriette Anne Klauser, Write It Down Make It Happen

David Usher, Let The Elephants Run

Summer nights illustrated

The scary things that greet us in the dark..

42/100  100 artworks challenge Mixed media on wood, acrylic paper, cut paper, matte medium.orange chair - 1 (1)

Fathers Day and everyday

Celebrate! For anyone that supports, encourages and helps someone grow as a person.

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