From reading other people’s #blogjune posts it is clear there is a lot of talented creative people out there in the information profession.
I am loving Sally’s Index-Card-A-Day posts . So colourful. I think No. 7 is my favourite so far. Thanks for sharing these and your other work from art school.
I have been an admirer of Hoi’s cat drawings for some time now She is so talented.
Thank you Sally and Hoi for sharing your art school journeys with us. I admire people who follow their dreams like you have even if it means making sacrifices.
Jo’s sketching is amazing. What more can I say but wow.
Lisa’s doodling is fun to see as well. Thanks for sharing your doodling journey. I like Wet weekend. How did you manage to get the toes looking so real? I am starting to be inspired to try doodling myself. Maybe one day.
I have always been slightly jealous of people who can draw and paint. These days I struggle to draw things for Miss A when she asks. I can draw a butterfly and a teddy bear but that is about it.
My brother can draw and paint (cue sibling jealousy). I remember when I was in high school he just whipped up a drawing of a military helicopter with ease for me to accompany a poetry assignment on war. I have a couple of his paintings at home. This was the first one he gave me.
I still have creative pursuits that don’t involve drawing and painting though. I like making cards and I dabble in scrapbooking, with plans to do more. I like combining colours and patterns and I have to get them just right. The wrong shade of white can make a big difference. I seem to have settled into my ‘own’ style, less stamping and use of stickers and more embossing and use of die cuts. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest.
I want to dedicate some time to play and try new techniques. Lord knows I have enough supplies to do it, especially since I have recently inherited a lot from Mr A’s grandmother (who is not dead but can no longer make cards) and a friend (and former Creative Memories consultant) who is moving and has had a big clean out.
I haven’t made as many cards in the past year or so as I would like. I still bust my gut each year to make all of my Christmas cards though (only because I leave it so late to start them). These days I would rather not send/give a card than buy one. Even Mr A has got on the card making wagon. I really enjoy getting his creative outputs on my birthday, our anniversary and mother’s day.
Thanks to parent’s group and a few family birthdays June/July is a big birthday time in our family. So I will be making a few more cards over the next few weeks. Maybe I will watch some You Tube videos and try out some new techniques.
Here is the last card I made last weekend.