Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Glorious Spring

(Artwork by Kelly Watts 2013)
I love drawing profiles of a woman's face.  When I am creating a two page spread in my art journal I will often choose to do both sides.

(Artwork by Kelly Watts 2013
This year has been such a long winter... with myself not working I am unable to afford my usual Spring getaway (Arizona) and my body is feeling it.
However, I have decided today that I might make a smaller trip just to get a way for a bit. 
I am REALLY looking forward to summer this year.
I hope your Spring is going well my lovely friends.
With much love and God bless you.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gelli-Plate Prints

So this past week I received an order of small stencils from Balzer Designs and I got out my Gelli-plate and went to town!

I am not very good at mixing colors so I am really trying to get out of my comfort zone and work with colors I am not completely comfortable with.

I don't think under normal circumstances I would choose to put these two colors together (Mint green and orange/yellow) but I really do like the outcome.

The "Chevron" stencil seems to be really big right now...  I am still not completely sold on it though.

This "Aboriginal" stencil I adore!  I love the way the colors came out with this stencil and I am really glad I purchased it.
When I first used the Gelli-plate I was a little intimidated because I didn't immediately know the outcome... I am not very good with abstract or mixing color (as stated earlier)... so this was all a bit uncomfortable for me.
Then... once I got into it... I printed off more and more and more prints. 
I now have more prints than I know what to do with!  However, I have tipped some pages into my art journals (See first photo) and they make lovely colorful pages in my journal.
Do you have a gelli-plate?  What do you like about it?  What do you not like about it?
I like the "Easy" factor.  It is rather simple to use and highly diversified... you can create many different prints with this lovely little invention.  It is also easy to clean up afterwards and that right there sells me on it!
Thanks Gelli-Arts!
Praying your week is highly colorful and bright, full of sunshine.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Late Night Doodling

Photo: A little night time doodles #art #artjournal #artjournaling #doodle #doodling #zen #face #flowers
(Art work by Kelly Watts Copyright 2013)
This piece was done in my half size moleskin journal.  I am really loving working with the smaller size... It happens to be the exact same size journals given out in the Sketchbook Project ( I did one a few years back).
These journals I purchased in a pack of four at Chapters.
This piece was made using fine point Micro-pens, a black acrylic paint marker, C5 Copic Marker for grey shading, Copic Black fine point markers, Blush Copic Marker for lips.
When I was creating this piece I was thinking about how blessed we are in this life... If we take a moment to look around us... no matter where we are...
no matter what the experience... no matter the Country, town, city etc...
God's blessings are all around us.
Today, the sun is shining where I am... if it's not where you are... tomorrow is another day and it might be sunny then.
The birds are here for Spring time, even though there is snow on the ground, the birds bring the sounds of spring to our ears and a contagious smile to my lips.
Although chilly outside I have my big window in my dining room that is filled with sunshine... what a tremendous gift and blessing for me.
We are all truly blessed if we open up ourselves to receive those blessings.
I pray your week is overflowing with blessings.
Much love.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Talking Heads

(Art work by Kelly Watts 2013)
The other day I was thinking and thinking too hard.  I had too many thoughts twisting and turning around in my head I could barely think.  I had created a similar journal page that I sent to a lovely penpal once before.
This time I am using it as an entry in my art journal and I have copied the above sheets for people to purchase in my Etsy shop at
Photo: Talking Heads art Journaling pages.  #art #artjournal #artjournaling #doodle #lettering #twoviews
This is how mine looks once I have journaled it up with all the words going around in my head.  I love filling in empty spaces with words!
This is a great way to vent your feelings don't you think?
Well, wishing you a lovely lovely day!
Hugs and many blessings