Friday, September 16, 2011

IT'S FRIDAY...

Well, if you haven't visited since last weekend be sure to scroll down to Monday's post and read about last Friday's Cork and Canvas session I went to at Gallery 1212 in Old Town Lansing, MI.  A great night of fun and art!!!  Now onto this Friday and the Paint Party!!!
So, I have been chatting with Darla from Doodling in my Mind.  She has a class project of making Sketch Book Covers.  I love what she is doing so asked for the assignment....she was kind enough to send me a pdf and I have started my homework!!! lol...anyways.  She has incorporated zentangles with creating your theme cover and I have sort of got it going on...sort of...I have been working on it in-between many things but take my journal with me and sketch, color, erase...did I say erase...and invision.  My tangles that I have currently aren't tangly enough but they are truly zen-ful for me.  I totally get sucked into the paper and my brain clears of all the clutter that is reeling around.  It is funny, I am a true believer in coloring to calm the soul.  I used to direct a Jenny Craig center and I would tell my clients when they were struggling to get out a coloring book and crayons - get started...scribble on the page if angry, color outside the lines if it felt good or just color and their focus would be with the page...all outside chatter would quiet.  So, this project does the same thing and I am creating a cover for my sketchbook - all in one.  It is in the works and I am changing the colors that I started to fill in with but am loving the process!!!  Thanks Darla!!!

This sketchbook I am using is special because it has only two sketches in it to date...one or both are part of a project that I will share with you in April 2012...top secret until then...so this will end up on the cover and I plan on taking this book with me on my next artistic journey...November....Key West and painting session(s) on the streets with an artist from the Key West Gallery....I will post more as I firm up the information!!!! Can I scream EXCITED!!!!
Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting such a huge Party each and every Friday!!!!  It takes me all week to get through everyone!!!

cheers, dana
p.s.  I haven't forgotten about my bicycle painting....that I MUST do...but need sit down art-time for that project!

So, ask me about it when you visit...push me to pick up a serious brush!!!! Make me stop staring at the paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 comments:

Teri C said...

Very interesting post. Love the art.

craftattack said...

No wonder you are screaming excited!!! Wow! Valerie

Joni Nickrent said...

oh, you've got a lot of creative fun going on...very cool...love the sketchbook sketch! Happy ppF! POP ART MINIS

Carol McKenna said...

Sketchbook sketch is working up to Awesome ~ ! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

Christine said...

nice start to your special sketchbook, sounds exciting what's coming up for you.

Ann said...

consider yourself pushed!!!!
PICK UP THAT BRUSH!!!
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!1
YOU KNOW YOU DREAM ABOUT IT!!!
GO FOR IT!!!
NOW!!
...OR TOMORROW IF YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING!!!
XO

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Got to love ya Ann!!! A kick in the butt...thanks!
hugs!

Heather said...

wow - sounds like an amazing opportunity in Key west! excellent.
a great start to your sketchbook, too -
enjoy your weekend!

carlarey said...

Oh sure...taunt us until April. Well, it's a great looking cover so far. Can't wait to see what will go inside.

EVA said...

A great start! Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about this sketchbook.

Florida indeed sounds exciting!

SHERI C said...

Your November Adventure sounds so fun!I hope you will continue to share what you are up to with the sketches. Happy PPF!

Sophia said...

I'm so loving your creative juices that are flowing here. Rock on, girl! Keep it up! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful, creative momentum!
Lansing is close to my heart...as that is where I went to graduate school! :)
~Mary

Geckostone said...

Wow how exciting is THAT!Can't wait to hear and see EVERYTHING! Your sketch is starting out wonderful! Hey Dana I just received your givaway in the mail, woweee gazoweee you are so generous! I had no idea the book was that BIG!And what a wonderful book it is, so inspirational and full of beautiful art and projects, FUN to the max!!! And thank you so much for the extra little goodies, you are too sweet! I feel soooooooo lucky! ( think I'll buy a lottery ticket now!) Thank you so much! You are a gem! Deb

Mary Hysong said...

Love the beginnings of your picture; can't wait to see the final! Happy PPF!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

My blogland buddies - thanks for continuing to inspire me!!!
cheers, dana

ThisTinder said...

Great perspective within the sketch! I totally agree about coloring!

Melisa said...

What a fun sketch! If you can keep a secret until next April you are better than me, LOL!

Hybrid J said...

What a fun sketch ... so cute! Well Done!

Annabelle said...

Key West is such a magical place and sure to inspire many more fabulous art pieces. Look forward to the evolving sketchbook.Good luck!

Gloria said...

There's a lot of creativity going on at your blog. Florida sounds very interesting and your sketchbook is going to be awesome. Love that sketch you have going. Keep it up!. Have a great week.

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