keskiviikko 26. helmikuuta 2014

Spring and art journals

Hello blogging world!

I took a walk in the near-by forrest yesterday.

I was a bit suprised. Almost all the snow is gone.

Very unusual finnish weather. It should be cold and snowing in february.

This only means that it wont take much longer and I get to take my easel outside and paint.

Here are some pictures of my latest projects that I link to paint party friday.

As I've told in my previous posts I love writing real letters.
Im very fortuned to have great penpals.

Selina is one of my penpals and we've been writing ever since 2006.
And no we haven't never met but hopefully we shall meet someday.

I really needed to clean all my letters. So I binded this book for Selina's letters (2006 - 2009).
I still have letters from 2009 - 2013 so I need to make another book also.

I really like the way it turned out. You can't really see the biding on the pictures. I used old beads and YouTube videos of Jenniebellie to help and keep me inspired.

This week inspiration -avenue challenge is "changes". I've been going trough some major changes in my life lately (read previous posts).

This year I want to try new techniques and push myself to outside my comfort zone.
Improving my knowledge and skills on art is my challenge.

This "Mermaid journal" is my latest book binding projects.
Each page I'll try to do with a new paper pattern technique.

These are the first two pages. The one with bubbles is self-made stamp. It's actually bottom of yoghurt-cup and I used acrylic paint for stamping.

Basic acrylics and ink.

Acrylics, watercolors and stamped with wrapped tissuepaper. This one is still unfinished.
But will be finnished soon.

There are now about 170 fans on fb-artpage. When I reach 200 I shall keep a giveaway so if you have a Facebook account be shore to visit and like and if you have an artpage give me a link and I'll like it back.

Much love and light

torstai 6. helmikuuta 2014

Inspiring February

Good Morning blogging friends!

This week inspiration avenue -theme is "Stained Glass".
Just few weeks ago. Me and my artist friend Sanna
started to make a shared artjournal.

Here are my pages. I was inspired to paint a jungle. Very exotic one full with all kinds of curiosities.
Colors came so bright. It almost looks like they are shining trough.
So I decided to make it look like stained glass.

What do you think?

Here is a glimpse to Sanna's Dreamcatcher drawing.

This month I've been doing mostly comissions.
Very enjoyable ones. Like this one with fairy and a dog.

Im still continuing my fairy-tarotcards. Here is "Seven of pentackles".
Im constantly looking for models. So if you would be intrested to be turned into a fairy
please contact me via e-mail. All you need to do is send me a clear photo of yourself.

I link all these creations to the creative community of "paint party friday".

All artworks are (c) Niina Niskanen and created with watercolors.

Much love and light