6/30/12

art journal & baseball nut

Two challenges accomplished though I wasn't sure I'd get around to them this week.  At Twinkle Twinkle, the summer of color continues, each week based on an ice cream flavor.  The flavor of the week is Baseball Nut - never heard of it (I'm not much of an ice cream person, remember?) but the colors are DE-licious!  I'm right at the tail end of posting for this, partly because I couldn't figure out what to do with the color combo.  But I finally just pulled out a piece of paper and started.....and you know what? I like it!

Inspiration from Kristin:  Baseball Nut ice cream


My efforts:

Black raspberry, vanilla and a touch of caramel, 5x7 on watercolor paper......

Inspiration Avenue had the easiest prompt ever:  art journaling.  I have a few pages I did a week or so ago AND I bought a new art supply (shocker, I know!) and added black gesso to my table.  So, I had to try it right away - in my art journal of course.

Double spread using black gesso, stencil of laser cut scrapbook paper spritzed w/ white, duck tape, stripes of light yellow made of ripped cardboard, silk flower bits.....I love black backgrounds so this will get lots more playing!

 Using one of my many window/door photos as a starting point and trying to figure out how to integrate it on a page....

 Trying to save a BAD scribble start....


Digging out my watercolors and playing - skills definitely a little rusty....

Please visit both of these sites/challenges - there's a wealth of talent and inspiration to be found.

23 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous Summer of Color piece. I just love this!

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  2. Well you sure are a baseball nut because that is one pretty interpretation and the black and white just sizzles.....xox

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  3. Wow! You have captured that ice cream flavor so perfectly! I think your painting looks more yummy than the ice cream cone :)

    I love your journal pages...black gesso sounds very intriguing and fun to play with. Black, red, and white is one of my favorite color combos. I so agree with you about journaling. To me it's mainly a place to try out new art supplies and techniques without worrying about the outcome. I love the page with the window photo too!

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  4. I love your ice cream inspiration piece - especially the white flowers on the pink background - really striking.

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  5. taking inspiration from ice cream! fabulous, one looks good enough to eat, the other to frame!! and i LOVE your "doors and windows opening, closing, changing my perspective"! poetry and truth! thank you for sharing!! :)

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  6. wow you have been busy Terrie, loving all your fab work. Happy SOC, Annette x

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  7. i just love your 'icecream' page - gorgeous colours!! and i love the wide variety of all your other pages - just shows the sheer freedom of art journalling :)

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  8. Nice work Terrie! Valerie

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  10. loving your interpretation of Basball Nut, from what I hear, noone has heard of it before, but you're right, the colors are delisious! I am wanting to get my hands on the black gesso too, did it seem to work the same way as the regular white gesso does? Hope so! waving hi from the "too hot for this mama without a pool" hills of North Carolina :)

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  11. OOPS... what am I doing? LOVE, LOve, LOve... particularly the first two pieces Terrie.

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  12. Wow. I really enjoyed your Summer of color contribution!!
    xo
    lynn

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  13. Beautiful page and colors! How fun to share your inspiration of ice cream for your page! I love to hear what inspires people and your ice cream just melted beautifully upon your page!! :)

    I just got so black gesso and am dying to play with it. You have inspired me.

    Loved my visit and your pages!

    Kim from IA

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  14. great energy in your sumemr of colour piece - and such variety in all you posted - love it all

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  15. You've been a busy girl! Loving the SOC flavour artwork - the masks, stencils and doodling look great.

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  16. You deffo captured the colours of the baseball nut there!!

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  17. Hi Terrie! Goodness, you've been busy again. Have to admit, I've never heard of that flavour either but have been loving seeing everyone's work in this color combo. Your piece is fantastic. So glad you finally picked up some black gesso. It's awesome!! I never did finish that Strathmore watercolor course...did you? I still find them so intimidating.

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  18. Stunning pages Terrie, love them all. Very intrigued by the black gesso, you have created such a wonderful page using it. I may just have to try it lol.
    Hugs x x x x

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  19. Fabulous ice cream art! I did not know about black gesso; like what you did with it. Your window photo art piece integrated well.....nice composition.

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  20. I had to do the same thing with these colors- I was stuck and just had to start. Yours turned out fabulous! All of your work here is wonderful- love those layers!

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  21. Your watercolored trees are very pretty.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your work. It's wonderful to see the variety in the images you create.

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