Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits


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Playing at Art Class

Have had some fun in the last couple of weeks at my BF2C art class.

Created a faux stained glass painting using hot glue and oil pastels…

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We worked on this to break up the time spent in our H2O journal. We also started  a simple 4 page journal (A3) for which I have done the initial drawing…

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Before I start working on this I thought I would have a play with this style of drawing and use the water soluble wax crayons to test out how best to use them…

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I need to play with them to get the blending a bit smoother so not so many dark lines around the face.

I also found time over the weekend to do some sketches in my personal journal of bees…

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It is the first time in ages I have sat down and sketched or painted on the weekend. I even got some chores done before I sat down! Time to cook dinner though now, so have to put the paints away. Awwwww!!!! lol

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H2O Journal contined

Class again this week and it was fun. Mostly because I learnt how to bind a journal together using coptic stitch (I think that’s right).

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The stitch looks great and was quite easy to learn. I want to try this and make a few other journals in different sizes.

I also fixed the front and back cover to reduce the amount of paint on them so they look more distressed than badly painted!

Once I finished binding it was onto the next exercise, but first, to finish up the colour palette page for the wax pastels

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The new exercise this week was to use Aqua colour markers. Tania brought in a small plate and some fresh strawberries and I was to draw with the markers straight onto the page, no sketching first.

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It sort of looks like a plate of strawberries. Not my favourite medium, but I can’t rule them out until I’ve tried them some more.

And in a side note, I have seen this fantastic photo of a dog that I want to draw with pastels. Haven’t felt inspired for a while so hopefully I can get some time to work on that.