This should really be called Painting With Liquitex Pouring Medium Along With A Large Group Of Great Kids. Or maybe Making A Giant Mess With Liquitex Pouring Medium That Results In Something Pretty. Unfortunately, those names are far too long.
Recently, I discovered the existence of Liquitex Pouring Medium. It is the most amazing thing on the planet! How did I not know about this before?!
The first thought that has occurred to me is why not let the kids do art with it? How awesome would that be as the last art project of the year. Well, let me tell you! IT WAS FANTASTIC! We made a glorious mess, about 20 beautiful paintings, and I would do it again in a heart beat!
First, let me show you some of the awesome paintings, then I will talk about the process. Just click on each one to see them closer:
Now, let’s talk about what you would need if you were to make this beautiful mess and the process.
This summer, I surprised a friend by populating her house with oven baked clay fairy garden creations. Doesn’t everyone like it when a whole bunch of fairies descend upon your living space? My poor friend did not get to decide whether she wants them or not. I sneaked them in for her to find at a later time. My only hope is that she liked them. I planted an entire fairy garden for them and left it there. Of course, like with everything else, this even span into me making fairies and other fairy garden related things for most of the summer.
As with much of everything else I make, this span into a tutorial for some lovely fairy garden items out of oven bake clay. Here you will find a tutorial on how to make a garden gate, mushrooms, giant flowers, and more.
This past year, I did this art project with a bunch of fantastic kids. It was a lot of fun. Everyone enjoyed it very much so. It was all about their names. I like to do an occasional name art project, but I especially liked this one. While it includes their name, it is more than that: there is symmetry and some serious stretching of the imagination!
August was an interesting month around here. Aside from trying to get back into the swing of things we had a lot of unexpected unpleasantness. Little things: car trouble, a bit of health trouble, a few doctor visits, a flash flood, gas leak, several appliances that broke, etc. Nothing major, but when a lot of them combined and attacked together it was more difficult to deal with. Oh well, we all do what we have to do, and I like to find the silver lining, and am so happy that we were able to address each situation and move past it.
First of all, it’s summer time, and for me that means that I get to sort all the art supplies from the previous school year. I get to throw out the unusable stuff, put aside the new/usable stuff for the next year, and use up all the little bits that are left over. Continue reading “Art Update July 2015”
I am afraid that there is not much to the Art Update June 2015 right now. Life is pretty busy, and has me running around in circles sometimes.
Art Update June 2015
I am working on some coloring pages, and creating a new banner. I did however finish this awesome drawing of my grandmother. Working on it helped me realize that I would like to draw portraits more often.
This update is special, it is dedicated to my father-in-law, he always works on his mosaics. This week I spent some time taking photos and editing them. There is a lot to go through and edit and resize. While I am working on them, I will be putting them in an album. Continue reading “Art Update May 2015 Valentin Kovalyov’s Mosaics”
To be completely honest this is not much of an update. I have been stuck in an artistic rut of sorts. Sometimes life takes over and just throws you into a direction where finding time for art is difficult. It’s a place where art doesn’t go, and I have been stuck there for a while now. On top of that, this month I had two projects that didn’t work out (as in they will go in the back of the closet and no one will EVER see them again). I am working hard on climbing over this hypothetical wall.
Here are some things that I do when working on overcoming artist block: