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365 Days of Creativity – Days 103 to 112

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Hey internet people!  I’m surprised I’m not more behind with my posts – it feels like a month since I’ve blogged.  I’ve been busy, of course!  Paintball season is gearing up, so I’ve got lots of orders to keep my busy.  But, again, that’s work.  I’m posting play here.  The fun, artsy stuff!  I’m still on my mail art kick; who knows, maybe It’ll end up being 365 days of mail art!  I do one or two things here and there that aren’t drawing, but I am still feeling that drawing pull big time.  So, with no further adieu, here’s what I’ve been working on for lots of swaps and trades over at ATCsforAll! I think I’ll hit ya with a bunch of inchies first!  I love making inchies (1″X1″ art).

First, elephants!  Done with marker, gel pen, and colored pencil.

Elephants

I had fun making these flamingoes.  Marker and gel pen.

flamingoes

Jellies!!  I love jellies, especially cute, kawaii ones.  I almost kept this set for myself. 🙂 Marker and gel pen

Jellies

Colorful kitties.  Marker and gel pen.

Kitty Heads

Pink poodles, as a request.  I collect pink poodle ATCs, so it was a treat to draw pink poodles for someone else!  Marker and gel pen.

Pink Poodles

Underwater cuties. marker, colored pencil, and gel pen.

Sea Creatures

Another favorite subject of mine, Day of the Dead. Sugar skulls in marker & coloured pencil.

Sugar Skulls

Sunflowers, trying to get into a summery mood.  Marker.

Sunflowers

Tea cakes!  Om nom nom.  Marker, colored pencil, gel pen.

Tea Cakes

I love to draw cupcakes.  I never get bored of them.  Marker and gel pen.

cupcakes

 

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365 Days of Creativity – Days 84 to 102

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Whew! I’m very behind on my posts this time.  Again, I’m still on my mail art kick, doing lots of ATCs and inchies especially!

To start, here are a few sets of cards I’ve done for swaps:

8 cards I did for a private trade with a user from the UK.  She had a wide variety of subjects she likes to collect, so I had lots of themes to work with!  I’m most tickled with the stegosaurus, I love rainbows and dinosaurs. 🙂  There’s a variety of media: marker, gel pen, watercolor, coloured pencil.

noodle
Next up, I did cards for a Dr Who TARDIS swap!  Look at all that TARDIS-ey goodness!

TARDIS blue
Then I did a 3 card private trade, and the person I was trading with likes goddesses, so I was inspired and did a Sun, Sky, and Water Goddess for her. 🙂

Goddesses

Last, but certainly not least, whimsical sheep!  I love drawing silly, whimsical cards!  hehe

Whimsical Sheep

365 Days of Creativity – Days 59 – 65

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Sorry for the way overdue posts; I was super busy sewing for the big paintball game I attended in Ontario this past weekend.  Now I’m taking a break from sewing for a few days, and I’ve been working on some mail art!!  Here are seven ATCs I made for a swap, the theme of which was “Kawaii Food”.  I had a lot of fun with this one, it was nice to have something fun to doodle!

Kawaii Bacon and Eggs

Kawaii Banana

Kawaii Caramel Apple

Kawaii Cupcake

 

Kawaii Kiwi

Kawaii Rainbow Cake

kawaii taco

365 Days of Creativity – Days 52 Through 56

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I managed to squeeze in a little mail art this week too, between all the sewing and all the being sick.  For 5 days, I present 3 ATCs and 2 sets of Inchies!  Most of these were a private trade, a couple of the ATCs and both sets of inchies were second versions of art I made previously.  I always do things differently though, I don’t want to copy the first piece! 🙂

2 Balloons Cliffs  Rolling Hills 2Whimsical Trees 2Pink Abstract 2

365 Days of Creativity – Days 45 Through 48

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I’ve been finishing up a whole lot of mail art the past few days.  Mostly ATCs, to get them out in time for the swap I’m in.  First though, I want to show you a set of moo cards I did!  Watercolor kitties.  🙂  What do you think?  My favourites are the two on the right.  These have all been traded.

kitty moos

Now for some ATCs.  I’ve been feeling marker and gel pen lately, so here’s what I’ve done.  I’ve also been in a cute, whimsical mood, as you can see.  I was given all themes, to interpret them as I wished.

First, there’s a Fairy Pig.

Fairy Pig

A Geisha.

Geisha

The 1960s

Groovy

The Peanuts Gang

Linus

A zentangle Newfoundland Dog.

Newfie

365 Days of Creativity – Days 33 Through 35

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Day 33 – I got a brand new NYC stamp set, and of course I was dying to take it for a test drive!

101_0007Aren’t they awesome?  Anyways, I wanted to test them out, so I grabbed a couple of blank notecards and envelopes.  Voila!

101_0010  Not bad, next time I’ll emboss them so the designs pop more, especially on the intensely colored stationery.

Day 34 – Keeping on my recent paper crafting kick, I made a couple of sets of inchies (1″ X 1″ art).

101_0026 Funky chickens! *giggle*  These were fun to doodle and color.

101_0018  If you remember, these inches were backgrounds that I made on Day 16.  I had just stamped and stenciled and layered paint after paint onto the background, then cut them out to use as inchie backgrounds.  The week 5 Journal 52 prompt is “Abstract Art”, which I struggle with, so I figured I’d loosen up with these doodled inchies.

Day 35 – I saw this on Pinterest, (I have a feeling a lot of my 365 crafts will be inspired by Pinterest).  It was one of those “HAD to make it as soon as I saw it” crafts.  I like those ones; short and sweet.  This is now on my dishwasher!

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