Apr 17, 2014

Art Journal Exploits Prompt #6

Sorry folks, this week's prompt comes late. I thought I had scheduled this post for last Monday, when I hadn't :P And was happily on vacation.

This prompt (as well as the post) is a short one, but I think it has endless possibilities. Even as I type, I can picture it being represented in a zillion beautiful ways.
Here you go...
I am off to sketch NOW and will update this post in a day with my version of this week's prompt, while I look forward to seeing yours!

Go here for the guidelines, and also to see the previous prompts and the wonderful pages of the artists who have linked up so far.

Please link up your pages by clicking the blue button below.

A happy rest-of-the-week folks!

Apr 7, 2014

Color Blocking for Summer, and Art Journal Exploits Prompt #5

Summer doesn't sizzle as much here in pleasant Bangalore as in various other places in the tropics. However color blocking with summery hues and Juicy Watermelons are definitely on top of my mind.

I put it down on canvas today...
Summer - Acrylic on canvas, Ambika Sudhakaran, 2014

Juicy, yes!

Alrighty, Your Art Journal Exploits Prompt #5 is

Tell us, what is top-of-your-mind when you hear "Summer"

And if you have a journal page to link up, please click on the blue button below.

+ Also do check here to see the guidelines and all the prompts so far with the wonderful entries against each. Thank you all who linked up and those shared your travel wishlist at last week's prompt!

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Apr 2, 2014

Three Groovy Picks of the Week

Today's trio happens to be botanical inspirations.

Plant Propaganda "a horticultural design blog" by Delen Kitchen which curates products, artwork, fashion, food and interior design inspired by plants, besides containing the informative aspects of a traditional garden blog.
 Click to visit Plant Propaganda
Don't you love botanical prints, and plant inspired design? This site celebrates it all. I LOVE it.

@aleajoy The beautiful feed of Alea, one of the ladies behind the floral studio Solabee Flowers
 Click to go to Solabee Flowers
I love the warm, rich tones she maintains throughout her feed. The photographs of her studio, home and floral arrangements are absolutely tasteful!

Botanic sketches tote bag tutorial by Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue blog.
A simple one to keep you occupied on a Saturday noon, and to carry along on a shopping trip.

Apr 1, 2014

Art Journal Exploits Prompt #4

I realized from last week's prompt, that all of you who have a method in your madness love being surrounded by an artistic mess! Thanks to all who linked up and commented on what your dream workspace would be like.

Click here to visit all the prompts, and the wonderful pages shared by the journalers.

A small digression here - do hop over to a compilation of inspiring art, design and decor blogs - some of them the usual popular ones, and many more. Its a growing list which I will update often, these blogs are seriously worth stalking. 
+ Also, watch out for a regular series on a "groovy trio" ;-) every other week starting tomorrow.
+ And a miss-not list of resources for artist entrepreneurs, coming up very soon.

And now back to prompt #4 for the week 31st Mar - 6th Apr... I'm waiting to see your representations of

One place in your travel bucket-list

There are only about a 100 years we can be on the earth, and only a million places to go to, sigh. A travel list is something that can get anyone dreamy-eyed and passionate.

Peru (of the Incas) on my wishlist now! Here is my mixed media journal page of a few things Peruvian that has captured my imagination - the alpaca, the Inca rope bridge, the Peruvian man with a traditional headgear, a colorful wall and door, the rings of Morray an old Incan agri site.

Which place are you wander-lusting after? Do comment below or Link up your page below...

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