Who doesn’t feel ‘restless’ or ‘bored’ when in a stagnant situation or a fixed routine? The good news is that restlessness can be channelized into doing something creative like writing, drawing, painting, taking photographs, playing music or even cooking, everyday! And in the process of creating something new, you may find that you have a flair or a talent that was hidden deep inside you … Continue reading When we create we become more alive!
It’s so much fun to infuse little handmade elements to make the decor and gifts extra special. Today I’m sharing some of my handmade Valentine’s Day Ornaments for inspiration. Material required: Card stock or cardboard – cut out heart shapes Acrylic paints- to paint the shapes in colors of your choice Markers/ Gel pens/ Crayons – to doodle designs onto the shapes A hole punch Ribbons or … Continue reading DIY Valentine’s Day Ornaments
“Gel pen” is a type of ballpoint pen which uses pigmented water-based gel instead of ink. They are used for writing or illustration and they leave much stronger mark on the surface than pens that use ink. Glitter gel ink pens can be called the jewels of the pen world, for they contain shimmering ink to add a sparkling finishing touch to artwork. Today, I’m … Continue reading The jewels of the pen world!
Art journaling is play, exploration & experimentation wrapped into one. It’s about doing an unstructured form of art in a handmade sketchbook or a store-bought art journal or sketchbook. When you open your art journal, you get to play like a little kid again, using paint, imagery, typography, even some pixie dust glitter. I’m getting into the artistic holiday spirit with a holiday art journal – incorporating … Continue reading Holiday Art Journaling
Why not make some fun and creative cards and decor this holiday season to add a beautiful, personalized touch to your holiday décor? Here are few easy and cute ones that all the family can join in and help kids create their own holiday cards and decor. My son (3 years old) created these cards with a little direction from me using the Fresh Pick Scented Neon … Continue reading DIY holiday cards and more for kids
Do you have a little one that loves to be creative? To keep their hands and minds busy? My post today is very special as I’m sharing pages from my 3 year old creative son’s sketchbook which he has created over the last couple of months. A Rainbow created using Rainy Dayz Gel Crayons Strokes created using Chunkies paint sticks Strokes created using Stars of the … Continue reading Every child is an artist!
We’ve officially entered the holiday season and if you have creative kids and friends, you can gift them inspiring products that might result in their best work. These gifts for creative children and adults who regularly engage in creative thinking, will ensure productive brainstorm sessions well into the New Year. That’s our stocking – lets see what it holds for our artsy friends! The Stars of … Continue reading Stocking Stuffer Ideas for your Creative Friends!
Here is a fun and creative watercolor painting idea for kids, especially for those who love fun at the beach. Materials required: Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pods Tiny seashell Googly eyes Glitter (optional) Step 1: Create a Seascape painting – paint the Sky, Sea and beach using long horizontal strokes. Step 2: Cut out shapes for boats, sun, crabs, starfish, etc and paint those. Step 3: Glue on … Continue reading A step by step watercolor project that kids will love!
Pen and ink drawing describes the process of using pens to apply ink to a surface. There are various pen and ink techniques such as hatching, cross hatching, random lines, and stippling. Most ink drawings are completed using black inks on white surfaces which leads to heavy contrast in value. Today, I’m sharing some of my art using The Ink Works Markers – A set of 5 Different Black … Continue reading Pen and Ink Drawing with Black Ink Markers
“Gel pen” is a type of ballpoint pen which uses pigmented water-based gel instead of ink. They are used for writing or illustration and they leave much stronger mark on the surface than pens that use ink. Today, I’m sharing some of my art using Color Luxe Fine Tip Gel Pens – a set of 12 brilliant colored 0.7mm point tip gel ink pens, which are great for the … Continue reading Whimsical Drawings with Gel Pens