My Creative endevours have moved

MY NEW ART BLOG HERE I would love your company.

A New Year and a New beginning... I have created a new blog filled with old and new art. It is time for me to focus on something new. I will be leaving this blog open for inspiration and so I can look back at what I have achieved in the future but I will be adding no further content here.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Summer of colour.... week 2

It's time for week 2 of Summer of Color.... inspired by the colours of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.  It's my most favourite ice cream of all time... so wish I had some now so I could have a bowl full but the freezer is empty!!    

Anyway this is Hannah and I am sure she would like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream as much as I do.
Thanks for looking
See you soon
Chris xx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

June guys challenge

After the 29 faces challenge Ayala decided to do a June guys challenge and despite my better judgement I decided to join in.  I don't DO male faces as a rule but I thought in for a penny in for a pound lol and I also gave myself another challenge to stretch me further in only allowing myself to use a pen. Total glutton for punishment. So no rubbing out... what you see is what you get ha ha.

BOY (pardon the  it was harder than I thought and I don't know that I would fancy kissing either of these dudes but they may be to someones taste.

Maybe the sketches will get better as the month goes on...but don't hold your breath :)

Thanks for looking
Chris xx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Summer of Color 2... Rainbow Sherbet

Ooooh the Summer of color challenge has started again and because I loved it so much last year well I had to take part again :)  

This is what Kristin says about it on her blog :-
"The Summer of Color is a six-week long party where we will focus on and create art based upon the luscious colors of our favorite ice cream flavors. "

You can create anything you like with the gorgeous colour prompt which this week is 'Rainbow Sherbet'  ooooh lush lush lush!! 

So I had a bit of a play digitally with one of the faces I drew for the 29 faces challenge... altered her a bit and put her onto a digital tag....

Then I remembered that I had started a large mixed media canvas ages ago that had similar colours so I ran and got it and decided to finish it.  Well I think it's finished but I could always change my mind later.    I've turned it round so many times to decide which way up it should be and I still haven't made my mind up.  It didn't photograph too well but it is really bonny close up :)

So I thought I would show you some of the gorgeous texture...

really makes me think of the mixed sherbet bags I used to dip my fingers into when I was a kid... ooh I can almost taste it!!

I do like tactile art and wish you could see how lovely the whole canvas looks in real life.  I so enjoyed it too... the fun is in the playing :)

I hope you will come and play along with us... it doesn't matter what you love to do... jewelry, atc's, painting, journals...there is room for every kind of art and next weeks colour choice is mint chocolate chip....ooooh Yeeeeesss my favorite ice cream of all time.

Chris xx

Saturday, 9 June 2012

When do you call yourself.......

an ARTIST!!  I recently created this journal page after a prompt from Dyan Reaveley on her blog here and it really got me thinking.   When DO you call yourself an Artist.  Friends and family sometimes say to me Wow you are a great Artist and while I am chuffed when they say that... internally I think.... is the reason they say that because I am doing something they don't do or just because they think something I create is pretty.

I have always done arty stuff especially since my teenage years but have never thought of myself as an Artist.  Yes I can paint, draw, and create something pleasing to the eye but is that enough.  I do 'art' just for myself... I don't sell my work (maybe cos I don't think people will buy  I wouldn't do commissions because I hate working under pressure... takes the fun out of art totally for me. I have no portfolio and I only like to create art that is pleasing to ME... I have no formal training other than what I did at school and later during college training to be a hairdresser where the art was specific to my chosen course.... so do I call myself an Artist........

well I've decided .... HELL YEAH!!!    Why? ...... because I love my art... everything I create comes from the heart, it tells a story about me and what comes from within.  Whether someone else likes it ...or not... doesn't matter.  It is about me!!  I am an Artist... because I feel like one when I have my pencils, paintbrushes or paper and glue sticks in hand.  When I finish something, a sketch, a painting, a journal page... I am filled with a sense of gratitude that I have been given this gift to express myself and it makes me HAPPY.  

Art hugs me during dark days of depression which lots of us Artists suffer from... it carries me through bad times like nothing and no-one else could.  It is my own personal saviour and friend and makes my happy days happier still.   One day I may try to sell my art and maybe someone will buy it and maybe just maybe I will feel like a professional Artist... but until then I AM AN ARTIST in my own mind... and that's all that matters.

What makes YOU an Artist?

Chris xx

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Bee brave journal page

Now that I have stopped doing faces for a little while I thought I would go back to my journalling and other arty stuff so that I could get messy and inky and just let myself go.  I just luuuuuuurve colour... the brighter the better... it makes me happy and a page full of it is just divine. 

 My op was successful and although I have a mouth full of stitches and look a bit like a chipmunk lol... I am glad it is all over and I am recovering quickly.  Thank you for all of your well wishes xxx

This page was made with dylusions spray inks, oil pastels, some magazine cut outs and lots of doodling... Heaven!  I missed the messiness.

Chris xx