A little Artsy Fun

in art •  last month  (edited)

I have mentioned that I paint. Mainly for relaxation purposes. Art therapy was suggested by my therapist as a way to work on being mindful. To get out of my head and into the moment. To clear my thoughts. I don't have a specific genre. I have painted dream catchers, abstract, just finding my way.for the most part. I've posted some of the colorings I have done in the past.

I decided to try to work on entering @magiccleatus' Zen Coloring Contest. Won 3rd place my first go. Kind of tickled. I worked on last week's but didn't have time to finish it and get it posted in time for the contest so I thought I would still share it on this post. ZenColouringStencilWeek46 completed.png

Anyway, @bdmillergallery had mentioned viewing some of my paintings. I admit kind of shrugged off. Next comment was "I'm going to go look" There are a couple from when I first started on Steemit but nothing recent. So, to hold true to my word, here's a little of my dabbling. The dream catchers are actually the first and everything else has evolved from there. I experiment to see what works and what I like. I hope it doesn't harm your eyes too much.

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I have a soft spot for dream catchers.

Em joyed your post.

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Me too. I went to a class and learned the basics. I actually have sold 6 dream catchers. It's mind boggling.

Oh, I really liked the last two. Is it acrylic?

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They are @amalinavia. The first one was a mix of glue and floetrol. Mixed in the paint and used a couple drops of silicone in each color. The 2nd one was glue and water with acrylic. They're really fun to do. I don't get lots of cells like I have seen in the videos I have watched, but they still come out with such a uniqueness.

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I used to do colouring on Mandala as a way to relax myself. I guess art therapy really works!

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I'll have to post more of my colorings. I had started with that and still do from time to time. If I had the time, I would use colored pencils for the stencils from the Zen Coloring contest. I get more satisfaction out of it.

I've found it does. I start getting stressed and my husband will look at me and tell me to go paint. I'm able to relax and can carry on. Sometimes, it's enough so I can meditate.

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In that case, hope to see more from you!

I love your artwork! I was drawn especially to the bottom two, for some reason. I think it is the texture that seems to come through your work.

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Thanks @felt.buzz 😊 The last 2 I've done in the past month. I've been 'playing' with fluid art and it's been fun to see what comes up. I have some control, but not much. I'm very much a texture person. The one thing the photos don't show from those is the texture. Since there is glue in the mixture I get valleys and raised areas.

I'd put one on my wall...

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That means a lot @wales thank you. 😊 Or should I just paint a big giant #1 for you LOL.

Oh wow, i like your paintings, @tryskele ! They are really interesting <3 The dreamcatcher is cool, but I also like your flowers and trees! And those fluid paintings at the end are really wonderful * ___ * You should do more :O

And take step by step pictures the next time you do them, Steemit audiences love step by step! :D

I like the one with a tree and a moon, as well as the fluid paintings at the bottom of the post :) art therapy...sounds interesting! Maybe I should read a little more on that.

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Thank you @Iilacse. I had fun with that one. My mom said it creeped her out 'Too life like' There are so many things you can do. I overthink everything. Which is why this was recommended to me. It's been fun to see the differences from when I started to now. I keep learning more too. My therapist suggested I just get paint and finger paint and just see where I end up. I decided to try coloring instead LOL.

These are absolutely beautiful @tryskele ♥ Keep going...you have a gift.

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Thank you so much @lizablove 💜 I always wonder.

Certainly some beautiful works here.
Very arty.
Blessings!

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Thank you very much @papilloncharity 'The Squirrel Hunter' LOL

Thanks @veryspider 😊 The fluid has been fun lots of experimenting. I will try to get a step by step in, I start then I get lost in the moment. I have some mixed up paint I need to use up. I'll just have to make a moment.

Cool painting my friend 👍😁 congrats on winning 3rd place your first go around also 👏 my favorite ones are the last two. They remind me of a watery dream like state.

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Thank you @artbyclark. I think I'm going to be in this format for a while. Infinite possibilities

Now I understand why you like my art. 🥰 We feel the same things. Love your art, keep doing it. You got the 👁

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I love your art because it's amazing @starjewel. If I had the money, I would buy Gaia in a snap. She speaks to me. I love art in general. I see what you do and think, no way I could do that. I thought about it and realized that maybe something of my affects someone like yours affects me 😊

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Thank you @c-squared.

This is a gift. Not all people are given the talent to paint or mix colors. I am hoping you will continue to use and nurture your gift. Use it to make a difference and inspire others.

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Thank you @naojakyl. That is my goal. II have finally found something that moves me as much as it seems to move others. I'm working on getting my posting consistency back. I promise I will keep updated with the painting.

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Lovely work @tryskele! It's wonderful to be able to use art as therapy. I really like the feathers in that first dream catcher piece. I feel like I could reach right out and touch them!

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Thank you @plantstoplanks. I had someone ask me if I could paint 'real feathers' I said sure, they're just not as fun LOL. Learning about lighting and dimension for 'standard' painting. I have pictures in my head, but not at the level yet to do them justice, so we're just going to have fun no matter what the paint says to do.

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Fun is often what it's all about! I think a lot of times what draws me to a piece of art is not always just perfect technique (though I can very much appreciate that), but more so the energy that the artist put out while creating it. I wish you much joy as you continue to learn!

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