Archive | May 2014

Post Card Swap Wrapup

It’s the end of May, and I’ve received nine post cards in the ihanna swap. I’m hoping the missing #10 is winging its way from some wonderful distant land, like Australia or India. I received cards from Canada, Sweden, the UK, and from around the U.S., including Hawaii. Nine might be it, so here’s what […]

Fun for the Weekend

A few new pieces going into the weekend. 

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“View” (water color with masked areas) (This is one of my favorites)

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This cartoon expresses my feelings so perfectly I scanned and hand-colored it. (New Yorker cartoon, marker)

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“Mountain sunset” (marker)

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“Doodle #14” (marker)

 

Must. Make. Cards.

As long as the ideas keep coming I’m going to keep making cards, even though the swap is over. If anyone would like to do an individual swap, or even if you’d just like to receive a card, please send your mailing address to jillybeanswiggins@gmail.com.

Having many years’ worth of unused art supplies didn’t prevent me from taking myself on an artist’s date. Stocked up on more markers, water color paper, poster board and fresh water color paint…

Fun supplies

Fun supplies

…and the coolest coloring book, which I’ll use for inspiration, templates, collage or just plain stealing.

Not sure about the 3-D.

Not sure about the 3-D.

Weekends are pretty busy, so here’s the rest of this week’s output:

What do you see? -- marker

What do you see? — marker

 

Fantasy flowers 3

Fantasy flowers 3 — marker

Kites -- water color

Kites — water color

Doodle 11--marker

Doodle 11– marker

Doodle 12 - marker

Doodle 12 — marker

 

Bleeding blue -- water color

Bleeding blue — water color

My First Postcard Swap

Thanks to a tip from Nat’s Smallest Forest blog, which led me to Hanna Andersson’s postcard swap, April was my month to get into mail art. The batch for the swap went into the mail yesterday, so I’m sharing the images  for my first Jillybeans post. My other blog will be primarily a writing/poetry site (although I will still include images, in keeping with its title). This one will showcase art, which will be mostly small postcard-size pieces for the time being. I find I love the format and the various media (especially watercolor and the brilliant, fun colors of markers), so my friends can be looking for little surprises in their mailboxes.

Sorry the “About” section isn’t caught up yet. I’m running out of time and will update both blogs next week.

Creation, markers

Creation, markers

Baggage, manipulated photo of original acrylic painting, original poem

Baggage, manipulated photo of original acrylic painting, original poem

Color grid, markers

Color grid, markers

Follow the dots, markers

Follow the dots, markers

e.e. cummings quote, computer type, watercolor

e.e. cummings quote, computer type, watercolor and watercolor pencils

Wild and Precious, Mary Oliver quote, manipulated photo of original acrylic painting

Wild and Precious, Mary Oliver quote, manipulated photo of original acrylic painting

Blues on the Green, watercolor

Blues on the Green, watercolor

Jellies, watercolor

Jellies, watercolor and watercolor pencils

 

e.e. cummings quote, hand-lettering, water color pencil and marker

e.e. cummings quote, hand-lettering, water color pencil and marker

Word cloud, computer type, markers

Word cloud, computer type, markers