Tuesday, November 10, 2015

AEDM: you Never Know When Your Life Will Begin

Life always gets in the way of Art doesn't i? So frustrating. Well, today I made a determination to post my art for AEDM even it kills me. It's not killing but I was being a slacker and not making time. In addition to having some back health problems but I think I am starting to get that under control....

Here is my most recent work...

This is ok, but not what I am wanting. I found a Hand Lettering Group in Fb with Dawn Nicole and am going to try that out this week. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnnicoledesigns/

Come join us!

More from AEDM coming soon (I hope)


Monday, November 2, 2015

AEDM Nov 2: Colouring Art Noveau

Another day of Art Every Day Month http://creativeeveryday.com/art-every-day-month

I did a bit of coloring last night. Was a little wiped so I didn't feel like working in my art journal. Plan on doing it today. Here is what I colored last night. I really like Surrealism. Mucha, Art Noveau, etc.

I have been dying to color this one. The flower petals didn't turn out as I like, but some of the best masterpieces come out of mistakes. I am avid about coloring at least once a week. Maybe more. AEDM will be a good challenge for that.

I started this last night and finished it today. I am going to do my best to keep up with the daily linking. Do you like Art Noveau? Do you have any links to colouring pages that you wouldn't mind sharing? I do a few mandalas here or there, but I must more enjoy pictures.

I  love the hair on the lady here. Odd, now that I am a redhead again I seem to be drawn to coluring that way. I always color alternating on the hair. It is like, my thing I guess. Also I did use Copics but I tried to give the dress a ruffled velvet or velour look to it. I think I did ok with that.

Mostly I wanted to share how drawn (no pun intended) to this image I am. I have really been feeling depressed and alone lately. We just moved to a new city, just got married two months ago, and this will be our first holiday with no family or friends.

I think this image just really resonates with me. Shielding my Heart chakra and protecting my soul house. Subdued and a bit withdrawn. Just being solemnly me.

Thanks for stopping by. Leave a note if you can. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

AEDM Nov 1

Since I just started this art journal, I figured this would be the best catalyst to track my AEDM posts and progress. i want to share with you what I have so far, even though I barely started it. I may change it up a bit as I am a seamstress and I am also doing mindfulness colouring. So you never know what you might see. First and foremost though, I will work on the journal. I love art journaling and so happy to have a chance to share it with others. I just love the arts in general and anything creative is a masterpiece i my mind. I look forward to connect with the rest of you. I usually swing by a few on my first few days but then it gets to be so crazy that I have to wait until the weekend to catch up with ya'll. Ill do my best. Please stop by and say hi!

Here is what I am starting with for AEDM 2015

A basic Mixed Media Sketch book I covered with Pink Packing tape. I love the look of it.

As a Newlywed I am proudly announcing my new Last Name Initial M for Merrill, of the Wisconsin Merrill's. I just joined the clan by marrying the youngest son (which i call HunEPants)

Life is too fabulous for words. This is from a stamp a friend gave me then I squiggled around it and colored it. I am the Sprinkler of Fabulousness, so why wouldn't I have that as my start page.

The Relationship Pages. Even though we are married as newlyweds I want to make sure we are on the right path. I wrote down my idea of a Perfect Relationship and he wrote down his. We have yet to compare but at least the scripting action is there.

I want to make ornate lettered quotes. Just entered a class how to do so. Watch as my progression unfolds.

And then there is Surrealism. I love Dali the best but enjoy Kush and some other arts too. This is my writing regarding my thoughts on Surrealism and my life.

 Well, that's it for today. Come back tomorrow and let's see where my creative bug lands for AEDM Nov 2. See ya on the flipside.

Trisha Trixie
Mindful Maven of Juste Etre

AEDM Art Everyday Month - November Challenge

Wow! It has been so long. I am married now, have three cats, live in Colorado, am on a fabulous adventure with my new business Juste Etre and doing what I love, completely and whole heartedly again! Isn't it odd that going back to the tools and things we know are almost like olfactory senses?

I was reading my Artizen Coaching Newsletter and she had a link to Leah's Art Every Day Month for November. Seeing the page and the blog links made me feel home again. I felt like I had rediscovred myself, almost.

I keep telling my HunEPants (that's my new hubby of two months) that I want to get back to how I felt before. How connected I felt. How secure and stable I felt. How alive I felt. Mostly how at Peace I felt. That to me is the epitome of Juste Etre.

So I am challenging myself to be back on track. Odd enough a week ago I bought myself a new art journal to to an Art journal piece daily. My sub conscious mind must have know this was coming.

I was thinking about doing NaNoWriMo again this year, but I am not sure writing is where I desire to put my energy. Maybe there is a way I can incorporate the two. hmmm....

I do like how she thinks broadly.

You could be cooking, taking pictures, dancing, writing music, crafting for the holidays, painting, sculpting, writing poetry, making jewelry, sewing, knitting, art journaling, you name it. You could decide to do a small 2"x2" drawing each day or you could do something different every day. Up to you! 

So I am here to share my start into AEDM

I accept this challenge!

Read more about the challenge here and then sign up

I look forward to seeing you!

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer of Color Pink Green - Index

This week our SOC Challenge was pink and green. My favorites! I saw someone else on the group did Index Card and I thought that would be nice to add to that challenge.Here is my adorable little submission for this week.

I use a little Croquis I made some time ago for my female template and then draw my designs from there. This turned out so cute I might just have to make this one!! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer of Color 4: Lavender & Grey with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum

This week : Lavender & Grey
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum for SOC4

I knew exactly what I wanted to do! An apron for my pal who just loves Purple! I mean, that's what I do is make aprons for Trisha Trixie Designs, so what a better choice!

Here are my designs this week using the colors given.

Pretty kewl eh? Now to pop it in the mail for my pals new housewarming gift to use in her kitchen!

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer of Color 2014 - Coral & Teal with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White

Week Two of Summer of Color 4 is with MORE colors I just adore!!

Coral & Teal 
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White

I have been wanting to make a poster for my Core Desired Feelings for Danielle La Porte's The Desire Map and  decided this proved to be a good representation of what I wanted to do for colors. They are cheery but not overpowering. I think it still allows all the sentiments to come through on their own and yet still give it an artistic flair.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoy making and creating them.

Follow your desires and live for your intentions and no matter what,
Be YOU and Be Fabulous!!

Xoxo Trisha Trixie