All posts tagged: drawing

work hard, clay hard.

The September craft night at Jenny Lemons was all about clay! It was also my Mommy’s birthday so she and my sister joined craft night, too. Our instructor was Faye Kendall, a fiber artist based in the East Bay; she walked us through how to make air dry clay mobiles. Jenny Lemons shipped over clay and an India ink pen. We gathered additional items like a rolling pin, a mat/cover for our workspace, and toothpicks or other utensils for making marks and cutting. First, a lesson in clay. Then, how to create slats with cardboard to get a even thinness across your clay. We then rolled out our clay. I used a dowel. Some used actual rolling pins or glass bottles. Faye demoed carving out shapes and creating holes in our mobile pieces. We had to wait for the clay to dry before we could paint and assemble our mobiles. While we continued to create shapes, Faye used the rest of class to talk about design and where she draws inspiration from, as well as …

paint markers.

I attended the Jenny Lemons virtual craft night on Friday with Dan Garzi, SF artist and designer. Such a fun activity to kick off the weekend! Jenny Lemons sent participants supplies (if you needed them). The craft night supplies included watercolor cards, envelopes, and a set of four paint markers. I had never worked with paint markers before so I was excited to learn. First, we sketched out smaller versions of the evening’s designs: a cactus, a parrot, and a family of pineapple cactus creatures. Dan shared tips on how to achieve proportions and dimension. Here are my sketches: Then, we transferred our designs to the watercolor paper cards. Time to color! Dan shared tips for layering and blending colors with paint markers. I love how the colors are so bold, and you can hide the marker streaks with additional layers. This color combo is so fun, and the black outline is so good. Yay us! Progress so far during class. Spot me! After class I continued on. Here are my final pieces! Thank you …

live drawing!

One of my favorite artists Genevieve Santos hadĀ a pop-up shop and live drawing session last week. The first time I met Genevieve I totally fangirled; this time, I totally fangirled again, but hopefully I was less creepy. šŸ™‚ Her artwork is totes adorbs! I love all the color, the cute characters, and how much I can relate to the pieces. I mean…boba girl, am I right? I absolutely love her displays, too. Wooden shelves, vintage boxes, table cloths with sparkles… She had stickers, prints, cards, and magnets for sale. Even someĀ originals, too. I wanted it all! We arrived early so we could shop her collection, but we were really there for the live drawing. I had been eagerly waiting for a custom session with Genevieve. The Hubs was excited, too; he brought the GoPro and filmed it! We asked Genevieve to draw us in our wedding day outfits with a similar pose to the characters in her Celebrate Wedding Card. Look, it’s us! The details, the colors, the pearly white teeth… šŸ˜‰ It was crazy …