For this week's Documented Life Challenge 14, we are to draw our name and embellish it. I saw two other DLPers use a fun technique called Stacked Doodling on Rainbowelephant.
It is a fun technique, where you stack repeating shapes.
Here's what I came up with:
It was really fun and there is a video also on Rainbowelephant.
Give it a try!
I've been busy creating happy mail and I love it! It's become my latest artistic obsession.
Sending happy mail makes me so happy to know that I am putting a smile on someone's face across the miles. And what a wonderful surprise to receive colorful happy mail in my mailbox, instead of bills:).
In happy mail, you decorate or make your own envelope.
I will post more about how I make my own envelopes, on my new blog dedicated to happy mail:
You've got Happy Mail: http://youvegothappymail.blogspot.com
Then you fill the envelopes with ephemera, handmade papers, stickers, text paper, book pages, minature paintings, twine, or whatever you think someone would be happy to receive.
I joined the Documented Life Project, a fantastic free year long journal project run by five fabulous ladies, Art to the 5th. At the moment there are over 6,000 members!
I have met lovely ladies from around the world that I have chatted with and exchanged happy mail.
Here are some pictures of happy mail I've sent.
More to follow on: http://youvegothappymail.blogspot.com
I'm taking an amazing online class with the wonderful Robin Mead! I love her art and she is a lovely person. This is her first online course and there is so much content. I'm loving it, and highly recommend it to beginners and beyond. It is a good way to learn about drawing, line, and color for $20.
You can work at your own pace and keep the videos indefinitely. The class is ongoing, you can register anytime here: Make Your Mark Course
This is my second exercise for Lesson 1. I have never worked with Sharpies before, so it was a fun challenge: