Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Living the Dream

With the weather being windy and hot I have
been spending a little bit more time inside, playing in my Art Journal.

I have been wanting to paint a mixed media canvas
with a trailer on it, so I thought I would give it
a try in my Journal before I tried it on a canvas.


 
This page was done with all sorts of mediums.
I used sheet music paper along with book paper to make the trailer, trees, and Sun.
Then watercolors and acrylic along with oil pastels to paint my page.


Let me tell you I can waste away a whole day listening to music
and getting lost in my thoughts as I paint in my journal.




The only problem I have is that I feel like I get stuck.
I feel like my pages need more.  So I have a handful of
pages I am trying to figure out what to do with.
I'm sure the more pages I do, I will get more comfortable with
what to do.  We shall see.


I also have a couple of sketches I want share with you.
While on vacation my Daughter and I decided to do a "Face Off".

We found a face on pinterest and  then had a contest: Who could
draw it the best..  It was so much fun.



                                 My Daughters sketch                                            My sketch


As you can see my daughter can draw much better than me.
But when it was all done we had to laugh at how different the faces
looked.  Were we even looking at the same photo for inspiration??

Well, that's all I have for you right now. I do have another mixed media
Trailer to share with you, that's after I put the final touches on it.

I do hope everyone is enjoying their summer or winter
depending on where you live.

Till next time~ 

35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love your sweet trailer and those lollipop trees! really, really cool!

laughing at the different interpretations of the same face - just goes to show you how everyone sees and shows differently. :)

Tracy said...

Awww your little trailer is so cute. Love the mix of colors you chose. One day I'm going to give in to the urge to do this. Stay cool my friend! Hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful page, Linda! Your little trailer looks so happy parked amidst the flowers!

Terry said...

Both sketches are quite wonderful, but the eyes on the one your DD did are incredible! Love your little camper and soon you will be hitting the open road! Funny how I love the sun and all that, but hide inside when it is hot! That heat can really wipe you out! Hugs!

amanda | wildly simple said...

LOVE your trailer creation! The sky and trees.. the sun and foreground.. all of it.
And that's a brilliant exercise, your "Face Off."
I had an art teacher who often made us draw what we see.. I always enjoyed it, and it's amazing how differently we all see things.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun page Linda, it seems like you are really living your dream..... I like the "face off' arts, so very cool! and I can't wait to see more of your work!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your journal page, and a day spent listening to music and painting is very well spent! Nice sketches, too! Valerie

Becca said...

Love how your trailer turned out Linda! It reminds me of the trailer canvas I did a while ago. Can't wait to see the other one too. How fun that you guys did that face off...both great sketches. Jess is truly talented, just like her mom!

Sandie Edwards said...

Well it certainly doesn't look like you get stuck, from what I see on your blog here, oh my .... these are magnificent and your colours, your drawing ...very clever!!!

It's me said...

Lovely !!!...like both sketches !!!...love from me...xxx !

S. Etole said...

What a fun post. Enjoyed the difference in your sketches.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your journal page!! LOVING that camper!! And I love both your drawings! They are beautiful!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I don't think that day was wasted at all! This is a fabulous journal page ... and your daughter is soooo good at drawing!

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds like you and your daughter have such fun together. When Mike and I go to an auction I usually take my small sketchbook and I sketch people and ask Mike to identify them in the crowd. When he can, I know I've done a good job. Have a wonderful day Linda.

Netty said...

I love your art page Linda, its perfect. Sounds as if you both had a lot of fun sketching with grand results. Hugs Annette x

Heather Jensen said...

What a fun journal page. Those vintage RV's are popping up everywhere right now. I even used one on a card.

Your daughter is an awesome drawer. I bet you girls had loads of fun doing that together. :)

Hugs~

Pride In Photos said...

Well I must say, talent runs deep in this family!!! Daughter draws beautiful, just like her mama.

Lynnda said...

I am so inspired ...! you are amazing Linda... Love your mixed Media work!.. Awesome...
Your little trailer is so cute... Love the mix of colors you chose...love this to bits!... and wow you DD can really draw... and you did well too.... hugs...x

Sue Lelli said...

This MM page is just so PERFECT! LOVE the sentiment and the DREAM on the trailer door! LOVE the face off challenge, too! Both you and your daughter are AMAZING!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I think its perfection. It doesn't need anything else. It reminds me of a friend I had at work who did beautiful watercolors. She painted a teddy bear picture for our son's nursery. She showed it to me one time and told me she was not happy with it -- she needed to add something. That never happened. I never got the painting and our son is now 23 years old. Ha!

yyam said...

Love your sweet journal page...so many lovely details.
And you both can draw! :)

Lynn Richards said...

Linda,
I think you are on to something with your sweet trailer paintings!!! I love it.
What a fun thing to do with your daughter...I see where she gets her talent!
xo
lynn

Julie said...

I adore seeing your journal pages as you know,the freedom of getting lost in your thoughts as you play with all the yumminess.... Ahhhhh!!!!!
One day my friend,.maybe I will have a try, one thing I certainly won't be doing though is drawing,I just can't lol,think Miles could achieve better than me there!
Have fun xxx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful page, Linda, I love your trailer! I am sure you are finding a simpler life enjoyable but strange! As for the pages, start looking at what you photograph in layers.I love both your drawings, one always draws with what the individual sees, and it usually reflects yourself! Have a wonderful weekend.

Catherine said...

Crafting on a rainy day is good for the soul. I love your little trailer photo ~ so cute! You and your daughter both are very talented ~ lovely!
Wishing you a most happy weekend Linda!
xo Catherine

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, as you may have gathered I am trying to catch up again LOL I love your camper page, crystal colours , deep blue and green, Yum! Thanks for sharing your drawings, well done to you both! Each is so different, your daughter's is full of strong lines and stylish, yours totally different with character and texture. I love both equally, hugs Gay xx

Davi said...

That journal page is the BEST!! I love love your little camper and all the fun details you added to it! Thats the way it should be when you create, just lost in it and letting it flow. I love the face art you two did, Equally talented just different styles my friend :) Hope you have a great weekend!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow...your little camper is so adorable!...wonderful journal page Linda...and what can I say...your daughter must of inherited her artistic talent from her talented mum...both drawings are fab! x

Deb Hickman said...

Oh my gosh, I love yor journal page, I look forward to seeing it as a canvas. Your daughter can draw!!!!!! Deb x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Love your art journal page, a fabulous scene.
Both faces are wonderful - great drawings.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a cute journal page Linda! I love your little trailer and all the doodling! I'm so happy to see you creating!

Audrey Pettit said...

You sure sound like you are enjoying yourself and making the most of your new sense of freedom, my friend! Love the thought of you whiling away the hours with your music and journal. I think your trailer page is just amazing! Love the book and music paper showing through and love that little camper. Tooooooo adorable! And your mother/daughter drawings are fabulous, too. I can see your daughter has inherited some of your artistic talent!

June Houck said...

I love EVERYTHING about this! The black and white just pop and the other colors are so happy and wonderful. A perfect journal cover.

Both sketches are amazing! Your daughter obviously gets her talent from her mama :)

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh wow, LOVE your art journal page!! It's totally beautiful. Love your art journaling style.

Virginia L. said...

Your trailer page is amazing and inspiring, Linda! The sketches are so fun and lovely. Love both of your point of views!!