Thursday, October 24, 2013

Calendars and Making Marks














This my November Calendar, I know its only October but I needed to finish it early. November is the time I write a novel so there will not be much time to do much else. The days are books, the background was a fearless painting that I cut up.  I used a silver pitt pen for all the lettering.




















In my class with Pauline we are concentrating on mark making this week. First the charcoal and now in paint.  I love how this one turned out. All the while I was making it I kept thinking that I was doing it wrong but I told that inner voice to keep quiet.  Eventually I got to a place where I loved it! It really looks different if you turn it around.

















I think everyone of these versions looks pretty cool. This was the orientation of the paper as I painted it.





















Its like the marks take on a different shape.
















Which one do you like best?

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32 comments:

  1. Cool calendar ! It will keep you on task in November! Happy writing!
    I like them all!!

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    1. Thanks Lynn, the calendars have been fun to do.

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  2. Love the colours and feeling of movement in your work. Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie, It was a fun piece to create. Happy PPF.

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  3. Oh my I love the plethora of color and movement...I could stare at it for hours just picking out shapes....just like clouds...so fun! A piece like this needs to sit above a bath tub so you could let it mesmerize you into meditation!

    Hugs Giggles

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Love your reply, I hadn't thought about clouds. Wouldn't that be fun to paint your bathroom ceiling in such a fun way.

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  4. Wonderful movement and colours in this piece! Good luck with your novel! That's quite an undertaking ....

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    1. Denthe,

      Thanks for stopping by. I had fun with the piece.

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  5. How beautiful! There is such a wonderful flow to this artwork. Such great colours too. I like all versions. I don't think it matters which way you orient the paper. It's superb all ways.:)

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    1. I know its hard to pick the one I like too. Such a fun exercise.

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  6. Have fun writing your novel in November!! I can't decide which picture I like the best. I love them all. They move and shift before my eyes and dance with color.

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    1. I was going for flow with it so I think I succeeded. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I love your November calendar. NaNoWriMo here we come! I also agree with Giggles about the paintings being like staring at clouds and all the shapes seem to materialize. Beautiful!

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    1. I love the idea of clouds, such a great idea. Glad you enjoyed the calendar.

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  8. I love that your calendar squares are books! That's great. :)

    I love the colors in your painting! It's very cool how the painting looks so different depending on how you turn it. My favorite is the second one down.

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    1. Thanks Kim, it was a fun piece to do. Are you all set for Nov 1? Let the fun begin.

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  9. Enjoy writing your novel in November, it's a great month to do that. Great colors in your piece. I actually like them all. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks, yes you are right November is a great month for writing. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I like the combination of bright color with the mark making. It definitely creates a lot of interest and movement.

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    1. Debbie thanks for your comments, I tried to make it flowing like water.

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  11. Nice flow of colors and mark making on your project! They all look good-I can't choose one over the other. Good job on the calendar too!

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  12. I love your mark making painting any way up looks good to me!

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  13. I like either of the horizontal versions, like swirling creativity and magic on a page. Lovely! Good luck with the writing, I'm still wanting to write too..

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    1. Hanna, thanks for your comment. You can still write, set a smaller goal so you can fit it into your schedule.

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  14. The painting is lovely - doodling and mark making is so freeing. Love your calendar - the books are great.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the mark making. It is a lot of fun.

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  15. lovely marks, Kate!
    I think I like the orientation of the last on best.
    hope your weekend was full of juicy creative moments.

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  16. Wonderful colors and shapes...I can see so many birds in this piece ;) My favorite is the second version ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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