Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Doodle Prints for Coloring

I've been missing in action for a bit now, but every now and then I would get a message from someone that came across my blog and loved it. These little message were so heart warming for me that I decided I'm going to work on keep up on my blog again.

I've been keeping pretty busy. I suddenly feel like my muse is back. I have so many ideas and just not enough time to get them all out. It really is a great thing. So what have I've been doing lately?

I've gotten really into creating doodle prints also known as zentangle inspired art. I had Thyroid surgery back in September and I wasn't really up to sitting up to do much. So I started to sketch, laying down, with only be a little bit elevated.

From that point I started to just go crazy. I just kept pumping out designs.

Loving the look of my designs I decided to try to sell them as prints. I always loved the black and white look, so I never added color to them. At my craft show I had many people think they were coloring pages and wanted to buy them for that purpose. I never really thought about making coloring pages before, but I loved the idea. Coloring is a great way to de-stress and is a great form of art therapy. (I've been doing my research ) Creating these really is art therapy for me as well. From that point on I have been creating detailed coloring pages that are great for adults and children.

So far I have had a great response to these. I have many more of them planned, so make sure to stay tuned for more designs. I tend to put my designs up on my Facebook or Instagram first. If you would like to get one of my prints for yourself or a loved one, you can visit my Etsy page to purchase a digital download. That means you can start coloring right now. 

Of course I still really like them as print for framing. This one below is my favorite one. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Comic Book Mix Media Art

I've been creating comic book mix media art for awhile now. It is one of my favorite and quickest pieces of art to make. The only thing that takes the longest is the drying time. The whole reason why I started making this type of mix media art was because of my hubby. He was my inspiration.

It was his love of superheroes that made me want to create pieces that he would enjoy. It also helped that he gave me his old comic books that were falling apart to use. Today, if I need to use a comic book I always go through him because I want to make sure any comic I used is not a valuable one.