Welcome to my ~A(R)T~urday linky party!

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

~ Pablo Picasso ~

Week 2 of AEDM (Art Every Day Month) over at Creative Every Day. It somehow felt as if I did a lot less than last week. However, when I look at the turnout below I got to say – sometimes a feeling can be deceiving.

Starting with last Sunday it was all about collaboration with my husband. He writes fiction in his spare time and is up to part eleven of his Miltonville Mine Mystery. If you haven’t seen the latest, and dare I say 2nd to last episode-cliffhanger-kind-of-thing, you can check it out here. As usual pictures were provided by yours truly.

Like this one – a thick forest on fire and fog, lots of it! This is a Photoshop composite entirely.

Miltonville Mine Mystery

Miltonville Mine Mystery

During the week, of course, it usually is the time to zendoodle. This is my doodled ‘eye’.

zendoodle, zentangle, eye

With all the zendoodling I have been doing lately, I felt like I had to draw a face again. So, I did. I tried ‘whimsical’ – not sure if I’ll try again. For this one I used my Caran d’Ache water-soluble color pencils (Amazon affiliate link), yet, as you can see, I did not add any water, but left it dry.

whimsy, girl, paintin

Oh, and then there’s the handlettering course I am following. It is a challenge, the prompts are posted here if you care to join. They are alternating daily between lettering and doodling – quite fitting for me right now, don’t you think? So, on Tuesday the prompt was ‘XO’. This is my interpretation…xoxo, tic tac toe, lettering

Wednesday’s prompt was ‘neon’ and it was supposed to be doodling. I guess I mixed it all up, but I really,really  like how this one turned out, including the little mishaps.

neon, coloring, fun

My last two are both lettering, first ‘you are enough’. I practiced basic handlettering with my newish Tombow dual brush pencils (Amazon affiliate link). I also used them in the ‘neon’ picture above, where you can see that you can blend them. Isn’t that neat? Got to practice that some more, but I am definitely intrigued.
calligraphy, lettering

And the quote – well, it says it all, doesn’t it? Be positive!  I used my calligraphy pen and nibs plus india ink for this one.calligraphy, lettering

And that’s a wrap for today. This is my sARTurday post and I would love for you to link up your creative projects below so I can check them out. Have a wonderful and creative weekend all.

Whoops, I almost forgot, one night I also re-worked my ‘about‘ page. There is still something missing and I will be changing a couple of things, but check it out and let me know what you think, will you? Thank you so much.

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I hope that over time we will be building a community dedicated to art and creating. I rather like these words said by Andy Warhol:


Don’t think about making art, just get it done.

Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 

While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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