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Life Book 2014

I am taking part in Life Book 2014. So far I have kept up with the projects, that in itself is a great achievement for me, I have learnt loads and I am really enjoying it. There is a wonderful community on Facebook who give lots of support and encouragement.

Week one – Inner Artist Guardian with Tamara Laporte

First we did a warm-up exercise to get us used to colour and texture and not to be afraid of a blank piece of paper. Here is my warm-up piece, I just love the colour and textures. I have discovered that I need to work on my lettering or find a nice pen, I decided that I would use a dip pen, not such a good choice as it was too thin and scratchy.

Week one – warm-up.

Then we went on to draw/paint an art guardian angel that we had met in the meditation. Creating portraits has always scared me. I nearly gave up Art A’Level because we had to do a portrait project. Since then I have avoided them; until now only 18 years later! I took the free course that Tam runs over on her Ning site and I was able to draw/paint a face! Her amazing way she teaches sold me Life Book 2014. Oh, and the fact that one of my favourite artists is doing a lesson – Flora Bowley!!! 

Art Guardian Angel

Week two – with Micki Wilde we created this. I love how simple it is and has made me think about ‘less is more’.

Focus

Week three – Creativity & Play with Carla Sonheim

Week 3 was a week that I nearly miss out as I wasn’t keen on drawing silly animals or make believe flowers. Well I had a blast and I loved all of the exercises, at one point I was laughing out loud! These are the drawings that caused laughter! I drew these ‘zebras’ with my eyes closed, this is what happens when you do that sort of thing! Loved it.

Zebras with my eyes closed

One-line elephant

One-line bicycle

Drawn with my left hand

If you are thinking of signing up to Life Book 2014 I highly recommend it. I am learning lots of new techniques and having a blast.

 

Craft it forward

This post is long over due…I took part in ‘craft it forward’ over at Fate-filled Times by the lovely Amy. She sent me two lovely crystal bracelets that she made. One is Tigers-eye and Smoky Quartz the other is Moonstone and Lapis Lazuli. They are both just my ‘thing’. I love them both.

Crystal bracelets

Craft – an activity involving skill in making things by hand.

So it is now my turn to craft it forward…I will send out a piece of art to 5 people. I will craft these 5 pieces using mono-printing and stencils. I will send it to you in the mail and I will ship worldwide.

All you have to do to take part is be one of the first 5 to comment on this blog post.

Good luck.

(If you don’t know how to take part in ‘Craft it Forward’…if you participate, you are supposed to offer your own ‘craft it forward’ on your blog.)