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Tiny Art: Christmas Greens

So many things to draw and illustrate, so little time! I love making these tiny art cards, and hope to keep creating a new tiny piece of art almost every day.

It’s fun to experiment on a small canvas (2.5″ x 3.5″) with a variety of art supplies – watercolors and gouache, Micron pens, a Tombow marker and white ink to add a few details.

This week, I used a mostly red to green color palette, and found inspiration in Christmas greenery. Here are seven new tiny art pieces, no. 50-56, which I try to post regularly on Instagram.

tiny art christmas set Happy tiny drawing and painting!

Terri

Click here to see Tiny Art no. 43-49.

Click here to see Tiny Art no. 36-42.

Click here to see Tiny Art no. 29-35.

Click here to see Week 4, no. 22-28.

Click here to see Week 3, no. 15-21.

Click here to see Week 2, no. 8-14.

Click here to see Week 1, no. 1-7.

New Tiny Art: Flowers and Animal Prints

So many things to draw and illustrate, so little time! I love making these tiny art cards, and hope to keep creating a new tiny piece of art almost every day.

It’s fun to experiment on a small canvas (2.5″ x 3.5″) with a variety of art supplies – watercolors and gouache, Micron pens, a Tombow marker and white gel pen to add a few details.

This week, I used a warm color palette, and found inspiration in flowers and animal prints. Here are seven new tiny art pieces, no. 43-49, which I try to post regularly on Instagram.

tiny art no. 43-49

Now I’m ready to move on to a set of Christmassy tiny art. Happy tiny drawing and painting!

Terri

Click here to see Week 1, no. 1-7.

Click here to see Week 2, no. 8-14.

Click here to see Week 3, no. 15-21.

Click here to see Week 4, no. 22-28.

Click here to see Tiny Art no. 29-35.

Click here to see Tiny Art no. 36-42.

New Set of Tiny Art

So many things to draw and illustrate, so little time! I love making these tiny art cards, and hope to keep creating a new tiny piece of art almost every day.

It’s fun to experiment on a small canvas (2.5″ x 3.5″) with a variety of art supplies – watercolors and gouache, Micron pens, a Tombow marker and white gel pen to add a few details.

This week, I used green to red color palettes, and found inspiration in ferns, leaves, evergreens, flowers, and lace. Here are seven new tiny art pieces, no. 36-42. I really need to start naming each piece, rather than referring to them by number.

You can follow my progress on Instagram as I participate in Victoria Johnson’s project called A Little Art, where you create a tiny piece of art everyday.

Happy tiny drawing and painting!

Terri

Click here to see Week 1, no. 1-7.

Click here to see Week 2, no. 8-14.

Click here to see Week 3, no. 15-21.

Click here to see Week 4, no. 22-28.

Click here to see no. 29-35.

A New Set of Tiny Art

So many things to draw and illustrate, so little time! I love making these tiny art cards, and hope to keep creating a new tiny piece of art almost every day.

It’s fun to experiment on such a small canvas (2.5″ x 3.5″) with watercolors and gouache, Micron pens, a Tombow marker and white gel pen to add a few details.

Since I missed creating tiny art during most of October, I’m just going to start numbering these prints.
Here are no. 29-35:

tiny art days 29-35You can follow my progress on Instagram as I participate in Victoria Johnson’s project called A Little Art, where you create a tiny piece of art everyday. These tiny pieces of art measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ or scraps of watercolor paper leftover from other projects.

Happy tiny drawing and painting!

Terri

Click here to see Week 1, no. 1-7.

Click here to see Week 2, no. 8-14.

Click here to see Week 3, no. 15-21.

Click here to see Week 4, no. 22-28.

Tiny Art: Week 4

I’ve managed to keep up with creating a new tiny piece of art almost every day lately.

It’s fun to experiment on such a small canvas (2.5″ x 3.5″) with watercolors and gouache, along with Micron pens, a Tombow marker and white gel pen to add a few details.

Here’s week 4, days 22-28.
You can follow my progress on Instagram as I participate in Victoria Johnson’s project called A Little Art, where you create a tiny piece of art everyday. These tiny pieces of art measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ or scraps of watercolor paper leftover from other projects.

Happy tiny drawing and painting!

Terri

Click here to see Week 1.

Click here to see Week 2.

Click here to see Week 3.

Art Cards – Winter Swap

I wanted to share with you the final sets of art cards for the Winter solstice swap Michelle and I agreed to do. Winter is a time of year when the days are shortest and the nights are longest. The first day of Winter came just a few days before Christmas, so I took advantage of the opportunity to make a “gift card” for my partner as well as to illustrate a winter solstice star.

Here’s the adorable set I received from Michelle which makes me smile! Now I have the urge to try making mulled wine.

This officially concludes our year of art cards! I have to confess that I already miss this tiny form of art and expression as well as the weekly routine. Our Flickr group, with contributions from Michelle and Sandra, is full of a variety of art, capturing wonderful illustrated life experiences from the past year.

Art Cards – Week 52 – Final Set!

I finally made my last set of art cards for the year! Yes, this was week 52 of making a set of art cards.

Making these cards was all about New Year’s. We usually don’t do anything wild and crazy on New Year’s Eve, but I still like to make our little party festive with decorations and fun new appetizers and champagne.

I have always wanted to improve my handwriting, so I thought it would be a fun challenge to play with typography on my very last card to shout out Happy New Year!

Our Flickr group has been a great place to see the art Michelle and Sandra have been creating over the past year. I have also created a page on the top of my blog, which is fun to scroll through.

I can’t tell you what a great feeling it is to have this amazing collection of art cards, two each week and sometimes a couple extras because I was struck by inspiration. So cool to look back on!

Art Cards-Christmas Tags

I made a set of art cards to represent our Christmas weekend. I’ve been wanting to make a set of cards that look like gift tags, so I traced a template, and then experimented with some pattern doodles and journaling on the fun activities we embarked on and the goodies I received from loved ones.

It was fun working freehand with just a set of Micron pens and Sharpie markers.

It’s fun to look through our Flickr group to see all the great illustrations, techniques and experiments we’ve done over the past year. I made a set of  art cards I made for the final Winter swap Michelle and I are doing, but she hasn’t received them yet so I will show them to you soon. One set left to make for the year…

Art Cards – Week 50 – Make and Give

My time last week was filled with working a big commissioned sewing project and making gifts, so I thought it would be fun to illustrate my sewing machine and a stack of presents.

I spent a majority of my days at the sewing machine. (BTW, my sewing machine isn’t really orange. It’s just a fun color to illustrate with.)

It felt great to get so much accomplished, especially the week before Christmas.

Thanks to Michelle for the awesome glitter pens! They worked perfectly to make my gift illustrations shine and shimmer.

I’m not quite caught up on shopping for and wrapping all the gifts we are giving, so I have a little more work to do this week.

Stop by our Flickr group to see the art Michelle and Sandra have been creating over the past year. Only a couple sets of cards left to make!

Art Cards – Week 49 – Tis the Season

Tis the season to be jolly!

To put up the Christmas tree.

To make new ornaments and exchange them with friends.

To put up holiday lights, illuminating the night.

To hang the stockings and fill them with treats.

To bake Christmas cookies.

To go to holiday parties and spread good cheer.

Tis the season to chill out and enjoy life!

Stop by our Flickr group to see the last few sets of art cards we are creating.

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