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Art, Events, music, silliness workshop, the xx's -

I've been in the groove...when I draw, music is a must, and of course a little you tube music video surfing in between, hence my last two blog posts. Meet "shipmate squeen"...a catch up assignment from my online silly class. the exercise was to create a new hat using a handful of elements Carla Sonheim gave us (ie.) a boat, squid thingy's, and some different shapes...I like her in just pencil...I painted her with some watercolor crayons and sketched over her in pen this weekend, she still looks good but I think it changes the whole pirate feel of her...bought...

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Art, giraffe drawing, goody giveaway, Journal Pages, Michelle Allen, silliness workshop, watercolor -

First the goody giveaway...because who wouldn't want one of these fabulously colorful piggy banks! Visit the talented Michelle Allen's blog here and enter yourself to win one (I did!) Now...for some silly. Today I took Arlin Jack with me to work on my silliness class. We went for a scavenger hunt around our neighborhood to find some hidden "creatures" in various objects... after I snapped a handful of photos and completely tuckered out my little guy...(yes, I had to carry his trike 3 blocks home-fun stuff) After dinner (chicken fajita salad-yum) I finished up a sketch from one of the...

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Carla Sonheim, exercise 4.2, Journal Pages, Misc. Creations!, silliness workshop, workshops -

Yah, I work backwards some times. I've been playing catch up with Carla's online class, I don't know if it's my total a.d.d or the pure excitement to dabble with every exercise at the same time! The above is "Mrs. Squeen"...a Squid Queen...case you were wondering. Mrs. Squeen lives in the sea, eats yummy seaweed and chats with her dear friend Sally the Seashell... Actually, "Squeen" is a "fleep" word created by Carla, a word from our vocab lab...a "fleep" word is not real nor does it really have to make sense, hence being silly... in other words make up...

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Art, Carla Sonheim, coloring, Journal Pages, Misc. Creations!, silliness workshop -

O.k. this is cool. Carla Sonheim (a teacher from Artfest) is teaching an online workshop! I went to check out her blog late Saturday night and read about this "Art of Silliness" workshop... that's it, paypal...and...I'm in. Silliness workshop runs the entire month of April...Carla emails everyone signed up each day with a new exercise to get the creative juices flowing. Cool thing is you can start late like I did and the exercises are available to download and print at your own leisure till June 30th...my kinda teacher, cause sometimes I procrastinate, even the good stuff. yesterday's exercise above...you had...

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