Today I’m rounding up month six of the Crafty Moods Project. That’s right: we’re half way already! After experimenting with washi tape, ink, pencils and embroidery I figured it was time to get my hands busy with some good old-fashioned paint. Acrylic paint!
My Illustrative experiments
Finally! Back to the crafty experiments! Sorry for the delay of sharing the results of Crafty Moods Project nr. 5. The website’s new look took quite a bit of my time. These weeks I spent such long hours behind my computerscreen that my eyes turned square and I ended up with a bad need for some old fashioned offline handwork. Which in my case ment: getting it on with needle & thread.
After experimenting with linoprinting in the previous Crafty Moods Project, I thought it would be nice to switch to a more familiar material this time: colored pencils! Well, not that familiar. I hadn’t used them in ages. But familiar enough to have a big box of old pencils in the closet, waiting to come out & play. And yes,it was fun!
I’ve been enjoying and sharing other people’s work for so long but never seem to find the time to get my own hands busy. That’s why, this September, I started off the Crafty Moods Project. For one year, every month, I pick a random material (paper, paint, fabric and everything in between) which I use to make illustrations. After each month the results of my experiments will be shared on the blog. Scary!
I’ve been enjoying and sharing other people’s work for so long but never seem to find the time to get my own hands busy. That’s why, last month, I started off my very personal Crafty Moods Project. I will pick a random material material (paper, paint, fabric and everything in between) every month which I will use to make my own illustrations. One year, every month, I will share the results on the blog. Scary!
Eek! I’m sharing my own art on the blog today! And I don’t even usually make art!
Actually, that’s exactly why I decided to do this. I’ve been enjoying and sharing other people’s work for so long but never seem to find the time to get my own hands busy. I’m a very impatient person. When I try to make something out of something, the point where I give up just comes too quickly. That is frustrating, because all the beauty I come across while sharing art inspires me deeply and I do enjoy working with my hands a lot.