Page Du Jour #13

Still creating every day, how about you? Though not ‘officially’ participating in the ‘Art Every Day’ events going on right now, I do create every day. Sometimes it’s just something small, and it’s usually in my journal, but it could even just be a napkin sketch, it doesn’t matter what form it takes, the act of being creative has an effect on you. Creativity begets creativity. The more you exercise your right to be creative every day, the more creativity bubbles up inside of you. So if you don’t think you have the time, just start simple, sketch something while you drink your morning cup of coffee, color the kiddie placemat when you’re out for dinner, tear some images from a magazine to use for collage materials, do something, anything, ever day!

This face took under 10 minutes to do! I sketched it and then used dauber bottles to ‘paint’ it. Fast, easy, fun!! Dauber bottles were again used to fill in the color on the rest of the page, and I used a brush to move the paint around. Paint pens, stamps, and other assorted pens finished it off.

15 responses

  1. Just thought I would tell you also, that it’s so inspiring to come here daily with new beautiful pieces to see! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Joanne

  2. I too wanna write a book about my art process.. just delving into mixed media and art journaling.. u can see my blog! Having so much fun! hugs to you I”m taking Roben Marie’s mixed media mayhem class and learning so so much… hugs bonnierose.. AGAIN CONGRATS on the book!!!!!

  3. Hi Pam,
    I love your art, especially your faces! I practice daily to improve my skills, as I am an artist who always ignored my creative side until now, in my 50’s, so this is all new to me…hoping to be able to create faces as wonderful as yours someday! A question, where can I find the bingo daubers, been everywhere here in Baltimore…can’t seem to find them, any suggestions? Love your work, can’t wait to get your book in Feb. Patti

    • Hi Patti,
      Good for you picking up art later in life!!!! That’s awesome!! And practicing daily is what causes growth-so keep it up! If you go to the ‘Videos’ page on this site there’s a link for the bingo daubers and my recipe for the paint mixture:-)

  4. Dear Pam,

    Thanks for your encouraging words to make art every day. It is really true what you say that creativity begets creativity. I have been trying to do something creative every day lately and doing it inspires me to “do it” again the next day as I am so jazzed about what I created the day before. It makes me feel happy inside EVERY time. Thanks for your blog and for sharing your beautiful art with us.

    Many blessings,
    Barbara

    PS One of my small collage pieces was recently published in Patti Digh’s book, Four Word Self Help, Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives. It is on page 40 illustrating the self help tip: “Take Just Enough Baggage”. I thought I’d mention it if you ever come across that book!

  5. Pam, Always lovely work and they just keep getting better and better. Do you use both sides of the page when you are journalling in the new Strathmore? xoxo,cynthia

  6. Hi Pam, I don’t always comment but i read everything you write and LOVe your work. I love your blog too – so pretty and serene. I always look forward to coming here. Quick question…What brand of dauber paints do you use?

    • Hi Geri,
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, always nice to hear from those who are reading my blog:-) The link for the dauber bottles is on my ‘Videos’ page as well as my recipe for the paint mixture I put in them. I don’t use pre-made dauber bottles, but mix my own paints and they honestly work a ton better for blending etc. They don’t dry up either.

All comments are read and greatly appreciated!

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