This is drawn with finger in the “Art Set Pro” app.
Hi, back from my blogging break. I enjoyed the summer holidays, catching up on family time…drawing, painting, reading, jotting down notes, ideas, poem lines; and researching inkjet/ giclee printing, and making some of my own – good fun! – I’ll share a post about this soon. *I now also have more information on my page called, “Printing iPad and Traditional Art”.
Oh and of course house work; like to keep things ship shape at home. I often find the cleaning mode, is also good creative thinking time; which is just as well – with our family of four boys (young men now), there’s always been plenty of that to do! As you can see below, in a page from my (hand made) “Mother as Writer” Book,
For Christmas, I got some lovely, vibrant Inktense pencils. I still love my traditional media, however, my iPad art has become an important part of how I do some art.
I’ve really enjoyed my first year of blogging.
This past year, I’ve laid down some foundational posts and pages on: drawing, writing – mainly about haiku and haiga, and primarily about my iPad art and traditional art.
I’ve also posted many of my illustrated haiku, from my handmade book, “Poems from Home”. I’m yet to get far with turning my handmade books into ebooks, using the “Book Creator” app; mainly due to lack of time – but I’ll persevere.
For me, and perhaps for many of you, God and family comes first; art, writing and most other things have to fit in-between – and that’s fine.
I prefer to expound on the practical side of my art, in my blog writing; but hope my art and poems, present, or at the least point to, my love for God, family, everyday things…..
I hope to post a video soon of me – at least my finger – drawing/painting on my iPad. My “camera man”, my youngest son, is off to University this year, but he’s shown me how to perch my good old iPad mini, (then had an iPad air 2 for a few years, and now use an iPad Pro 10.5) so I can do the filming. I think I’m too busy for the “empty nest” syndrome, but, I’ll sure miss him. Mind you, they leave, and come back, thankfully, and so on…
This year I’ll post as often as time permits, though aim for a least once a month.
Blogging – and I’ve even got used to the sound of this not so attractive word – continues to be a great way to record and share my creative adventures – with the opportunity to eventually, turn parts of it into a book – good fun!
I look forward to this year, in all ways; but aspire to live, one day at at a time.
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Matthew 6:34 KJV
Lately, I tend to – as I usually do with the “faces” I draw – to work more from memory and imagination. However, I think drawing from observation; learning to “see” is always a vital component in learning to draw. I’ve stressed this point in drawing classes I’ve given. But I do believe, a bit of poetic licence, and whimsy are a part of the drawing experience. With so many (hmm, shan’t say how many) 😉 years of drawing experience behind me, I also feel more confident to do this.
Hope you get to do some drawing and/or painting this week: whether on paper, canvas, iPad or Android tablet! And thank you to fellow bloggers, for the many inspiring posts you share, and to all who take time to visit here.
Thanks for stopping by.