Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Guy Noticed Me!!!! Update for the Last Week'ish :)

Hi Ya'll (feeling a little bit country this morning)

I bet that title grabbed your attention a bit LOL. Well I wanted to tell you about what I am doing...and today...yes...a guy noticed me...on Youtube! Nothing creepy:) It was Mike Deakin Art. You see, I said something a bit challenging to him about his dislike of purple (can you imagine NOT liking purple?) and it evolved into a little collaborative challenge between us. Of course I feel very excited about collaborating with him. I have wanted to do that ever since he started those cute Mission Inspiration collabs with other Youtube art creators. A bit sadly for me...he made that into a Facebook group with over 1000 people..so ANYONE can do it. But, this little challenge we are doing is fun too :) It is called Love/Hate challenge. You have to use a color you hate on an art journal page..but you can add a color you love as well. My color of most hatedness is brown. YUCK. I think I am too surrounded by it. Brown mountains, brown sand, brown houses, or tan or taupe or..you get the idea! So I tried to think of something beautiful that was brown...and I came up with a creature called the Desert Tortoise. The shell it carries around is just beautiful. It looks like enamel. So that became the focus of my page :) Isn't he cute?




Watch this video to see how I created him using collage and other media.

So what else have I been doing since I last wrote a blog post? Well more Index Card a Day of course. That will be going on every day until the end of July. Here are two videos encompassing 6 more index card art bits.









I also made a cool retro looking tag for Tag It Tuesday Facebook Group. I actually sanded the tag to make it more distressed looking...like old wood from the 50s. Very fun!





Coming up soon will be a video of larger mixed media canvas, more ICADs, the Pick a Stick Challenge, and another collaboration with a Youtube artist..so stay tuned :)

<3 Shel




7 comments:

  1. Yes he is very cute! Great idea for a challenge.

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    1. Thank you Kimberley :) I think I should challenge some more people..it was fun.

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  2. I would really struggle with this challenge as there is not one single colour that I hate! You did that brown justice! And all your other cards look fantastic! The tag must be my favourite - that green/teal looks lovely!

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    1. Thank you Zsuzsa :) It isn't that I actually hate brown..just don't really use it often as I love bright colors. No one can say brown is bright lol. I am loving that 'limpet shell' color as well...might be using it more!

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  3. Just loving this turtle...I'm very fond of them (used to have a gallery called the Painted Turtle Gallery in a previous life!). This guy is brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Win :) He was fun to make and I love the way his expression turned out :)

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  4. That hydrangea card is absolutely beautiful! I can't draw...at all, so maybe I could get an image from the net and use it...? I really love how quick and efficient you are in creating these cards. TFS.

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