Several months ago, I shared a post about the different steps I take in creating a mixed media “girl”. And in this post, I talked about all the girls I sketched while visiting my elderly in-laws in February (I still have about a dozen of those girls to paint out!).
However, when it comes to coffee and cake, sometimes I shoot from the hip and just spontaneously create. Most times, however, I refer to my journal where I sketch ideas down so I’m not twirling my hair for an hour before I decide which direction to go. Here is an example of some rudimentary coffee sketches I have in my journal…
And today, this lil’ sketch
turned into this:
As for cakes, well I’m still on a cupcake kick and even sketched a whole bunch of ideas the other night while watching TV in bed.
And churned out 3 pieces, including this guy (still a little bumpy from still being wet…wanted to photograph before I lost light!)
And so that I force myself to spend more time on art, I’ve decided to do a collage a day project on small ACEO (art cards) similar to the pin-up cards I did a couple weeks back. Because these are so small (2.5 x 3.5), I can prep backgrounds ahead of time and churn out one in less than 15 minutes. I already prepped a hundred of them so that I can quickly work on them and continue to try new techniques (these being eco-friendly, recycled, acid-free chipboard):
And I plan to give many of these lil’ pieces away, so if you’re interested in getting a small piece of original art, subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out!
I hope to start sharing those collage-a-day pieces each week so stay tuned. If you’re interested in seeing more of my artwork, check out my art shop.
As always, thanks for following my work and seeing what I’m up to. ♥
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