Make time for ART it’s Important!
Make time for Art!
Many times, we all need a break from life itself. We wind up stressed and tired from the hassles of life. We go through the motions of living and repeat the same routine each day of the week. Well, that kind of life gets you nowhere! Maybe it’s time to think about your schedule and start to Make time for ART!
HINTS TO HELP YOU RECLAIM YOUR LIFE
Make a list of chores you Must do weekly. (cleaning, grocery shopping, attend church) Complete those chores in record time and don’t spend all day with work. There’s loads of fun and you have to keep moving!
Make a list of chores you can give to a family member. (laundry, walk the dog, empty the dishwasher) It’s only fair that members of a household share in the upkeep.
Make a list of things you want to accomplish but never have the time to do!
Making time for yourself is the best thing you can do for you and your family. Your soul will thank you. I know each day is hectic. We all have very little time for the finer things in life. I’m here to tell you the days, weeks, and years go by fast and one day you look around and you have lost your passion for life.
It usually happens when your last child is off to college and you wind up with an empty nest. Believe me, I’ve been there. If you are nearing a zero birthday, (this is a time to reflect on your life) then it’s time to take charge of your time!
- Learn a new hobby. (Check out Pintrest for endless ideas)
- Join a book club. (Check out information at your local library)
- Take up needlepoint. (I love needlepoint and I take it with me on trips to have something to do when traveling in the car.)
- Join a health club, yoga, power walking, stretch class ( I recommend because muscles start to weaken at the age of 60)
- Start a journal. (This is a hobby you can pick up and lay down with ease.)
- Take an art class to see if you have a hidden talent.( I recommend)
If you want to venture into art I have a quick easy project that will get you started.
I bought several 4″x 6″ flat sketch boards at Hobby Lobby and used my Prismacolor and Copic pens to start drawing pictures from my head. It takes some quiet time to bring you to this point in life. I have may Queen Studio to give me the peace I need.
You can look in magazines for art that speaks you. I again reinforce you trying Pintrest for ideas. It can be your life-line to all kinds of interesting ideas.
I like to add quotes and sayings for added interest. Search out google for famous quotes and poets that speak to you. Just like my Make time for art, it’s important.
Art Sketch Boards
Art Sketch Boards
You will feel at peace and happy when you take charge of your time. Start to include your family to help you with chores. Find a positive niche that speaks to you. Include a friend that likes the same things you do. You will begin to feel stress leaving your body and your mind will feel alive!
Make time for art, it’s important!
It will take you to your happy place.
It’s time for Bootzi’s shots and I had some treats sprinkled in her pet carrier to entice her in. My kitty hasn’t a clue what is to come but when you add treats she will do anything! I closed the wire door and away we went to the Vet. I looked around the office and everything seemed sterile. The artist I am, a vision came to me, AGAIN, ha go figure. I’m going to make Bootzi a Blingy Pet Carrier. It will be one-of-a-kind like no other!
I made a list of supplies and began quickly to think about the things I already had to make it blingy. I drove to Dollar General and found just what I needed. The list is quite small but making it blingy can make a huge impact on the pet carrier and the results are amazing!
- Black Hammered spray paint
- jewel stickers
- a roll of decorative tape
A simple project that can be completed in record time!
Bootzi’s Blingy Pet Carrier
Bootzi’s Blingy Pet Carrier
I know you will want one for your pet too! It’s a fun project to do for your precious kitty.
Your Blingy Pet Carrier will be the envy of all pet owners.
Do you want to make a Blingy Pet Carrier for your pet?
Please share with me the photos and supplies you used. I love hearing about your projects!
Doris aka Queen Rose
It’s bold colors and a touch of whimsy that I like to paint, draw, scribble or anything that has a pencil, pen, or paint brush as a media of expressing my creativity! I have tried various art forms and like acrylic painting the best. I hope I can jump-start your creativity to a higher level. Keep checking back for ideas and weekly updates. I like to create products, whether paintings or crafts almost every day. I go out into my Queen’s Studio and feel inspired to use my hands in loads of different projects.
How many of my audience have animals that are dear to your family? I’m sure at one time or another we all can relate to a precious puppy or kitty from our past even. I have a darling kitty, Bootzi. I might try to paint her one day. I think a painting of her would be fun.
For our project, “Life is real good!”, I want to give you some insight about the subject. My niece, Lisa, has 2 dogs that have been apart of her family for the past 10 years or longer. She carries Riley, the Bison, to bed at night and he sleeps at the foot of the bed with her and her husband. Along with Riley, there is another dog, Blank, he is a Heinz 57 variety. Both dogs are well-mannered and fit in with their family lifestyle. They are both getting pretty old and don’t seem to like change.
Knowing how much my niece and husband loves their dogs, I wanted to give them a fun canvas art with a touch of whimsy. Her birthday was the special time to get creative. I gathered my canvas and brushes and thought about the words I wanted to add for a fun approach. I toyed around with several different sayings before I stumbled upon “Life is real good!”
- I wet my brush and do a quick wipe on my paint rag. I select the colors prior to starting so I dipped my brush in the yellow acrylic paint. I wanted to split the painting up so I used 3/4 of the area.
- I let the yellow dry and wet my brush a second time to dip it into the blue paint. The colors of yellow and blue are pleasing to the eye.
- After the acrylic paint dry, I free-handed a tree in brown for the trunk and green topper.
Now it is time to add a touch of whimsy with the drawing of Riley and Blank. I like to free-hand most of my art that way I can cover my mistakes easier. I try to control the area I paint so that I can cover up mistakes quickly (the great thing with acrylic paints, you can control your brush if you add medium ) I don’t use a stencil or graph paper on this canvas because I want it to look fun and silly. I am a master at silly, I’ve been that way all my life.
- I use my white acrylic paint with small strokes while visually checking out the post on Facebook Lisa sent me. I try to make it realistic but with a touch of whimsy added.
- I stop to view my project and decide to use colored beanies for the top of the dogs heads. I think it is a fun addition. Plus a quote, “Cheese please”, both dogs love cheese.
- Painting the larger dog, Blank, I use black acrylic paints for his spots and ears. His face is more defined and harder for me to imagine. You can see the stupid look on his face.
- I finally decide that I need to add a quote, “Life is real good”, how could it be any better for a dog’s life than to live in the house with my niece, Lisa, and her hubby, Bubba.
Life is good!
Lisa is holding the painting, and showing it to Riley and Blank. She sent this to me and I thought it was adorable. I hope you go away with a small sampling of my art work and maybe even a few laughs along the way. Come back next time for another story about my art paintings.
Hugs, Queen Rose
Toller Cranston, RIP
I am a self-taught artist and learned some techniques from Toller Cranston, a famous Olympic skater and artist, while visiting San Miguel. Overlapping colors and layers of paint shows a more dramatic look. His home, full of art, was just magnificent. I will never forget the way he invited us into his home and shared his love of art. Several of my Red Hat friends purchased paintings that day. I feel indebted to the Art gallery personnel for arranging the tour. We had a most enjoyable time and celebrated with margaritas.
Friends on Art Tour
I love the bold colors of Mexico and love using that platform to interpret Pop Art in my paintings. I discovered the interest while on vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There the culture of the people is simple and fun. I love whimsical figures and putting it onto canvas is satisfying to me as an artist.
Day of the Dead by Queen Rose
I will be traveling back to San Miguel next year and hope to add to my list of intriguing ideas. Sometimes you have to look and find art in secret places.
Travel with me to find your niche and tell me how you get creative. I want to hear and learn from you. Do you have a comment on Day of the Dead that you would like to share? I love the annual events that have at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment with alters set up for love ones. I participate in the event each year and my best bud and I enjoy the outing with full dress. We will be looking for statues and other items on our trip in February 2016. Life is good!