Friday, August 31, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

the PROVERBIAL art Journal - by Judy Grupp, available on Amazon.com


page 31, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
"Chinese Dog Butterfly"
Zentangle drawing created with pen and ink, 
black, red and gold.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The mini Art Journal and the Ocean

pages 4 & 5:

WALK BAREFOOT ON THE BEACH

Forget about stopping to smell the roses, just take off your shoes and walk on the beach. Not near a beach, walk in the grass, walk in a puddle - at the very least - just take off your shoes. Free your self from your usual constraints and just be . . .

Friday, August 24, 2018

Merry Christmas and the Wold and Dog


Christmas in August - I missed July!
A Pen and Ink drawing. 
First you see the wolf, then you realize 
he is with a Santa figure - but wait - 
Santa is a dog. 
Well who knows - maybe Santa can be 
whatever or whoever you want him to be!


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The mini Art Journal and the Alligator


 pages 2 & 3:


See You Later Alligator

This journal is made up of scraps of words and quotes and pictures I have collected over the years from hundreds of magazines and books. Glued with a student grade glue stick alongside my own original drawings. I used acrylic paint on only one page, I did not like waiting for the paint to dry so the rest of the drawings and writing were made with ink pens, gel pens, and colored pencils. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ball Point Pen drawing Octopus/Kracken with Anchor

Ball Point Pen - one of my favorite drawing tools. 
I used this fabulous vintage sheet music for the background.
Surprisingly it held up to the pen drawing. 
I originally used only a black pen, but then I went back and 
added some color with my colored ball point pens.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Mini Art Journal


Look at this lovely Journal. 
Small enough to fit in my hand. 
Beautifully stitched and bound 
just waiting to become . . . become whatever I want. 

page one:
Walk with 
the dreamers
the believers
the courageous
the cheerful
the planners
the doers
the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.   ~ Wilferd Peterson 1900 - 1995


Monday, August 13, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Three Bears in the Shower with Rubber Ducky



Many hours later and many layers later the Bears are done their shower.
They are having lots and fun and won't come out!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Three Bears in the Shower with Rubber Ducky



The bears are cleaning up nicely. 
I have added layers of color, gradually building up to the color I want.
I love the shower curtain, the collaged book pages can be seen through the paint.



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Three Bears in the Shower with Rubber Ducky


BEARS IN THE SHOWER
or
You make bath time lots of fun!
What fun - this large 30 x 40" acrylic painting.
I wanted to create a painting that would look good on a shower curtain.
So I am painting a shower curtain.


The canvas was first collaged with pages from a book of maps. 
I am hoping to let this paper show through the painting in some places. 
Then I painted the base coat.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Book Cover Art - "Out of this World"


My latest book cover art for author Joanie Findle, available at Sunbury Press 

 https://www.sunburypressstore.com/Out-of-This-World-9781620062142.htm?categoryId=-1.


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the mini Art Journal and the Dinosaur

pages 18 & 19: Out the Door Dinosaur Nothing earthshaking here,  no message,  no motivation or inspiration,  just an inte...