Daily Art Practice – March 24th

Hello and happy Wednesday! I am at it again – after a longer break. Here is another piece for my year-long daily art practice art journal with the Artist Almanac page of March 24th.

I just felt like adding her come crazy hair, so I did :). It´ s basically just paper leftover bits cut into strands of hair. I felt she needed that. Or maybe I need that sunshine in my life. Immediately brightened her look up. Didn´ t want to see her sad.

After that I just glued them on place, added some Faber-Castell gelatos and Stabilo all black and a stamped sentiment with Klartext stamps.

Lots of fun were had making this one. I know I am late and very behind, but I needed that little break from this journal after covid. I just didn´ t feel like creating any pages the past weeks. I hardly had energy to go to work. Now that things are getting better I am at it again. And sometimes other things are more important. It´ s okay to take a break and it´ s ok not to feel like creating. When that happens, I just wait and soon enough I feel the need to do some creative work again. And then it also feels good and right.

I hope you are as happy to see me continue this journal as I felt doing this page. See you with more soon!
Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – Day 50

Hello and happy Sunday! It´ s DAY 50 (!!) of my daily art practice project. Feels good to have reached that number!!

For today´ s piece I took a circle punch and punched lots of tiny holes into the almanac page, then wripped some areas apart and adhered them onto the Distress Paint treated background. The most time I then spent on adhering the single punched circles around the bigger piece. After that I added Stabilo all black, Poscas, some asemic writing and a few gelli printed turquoise bits, a Denglisch stamp sentiment and some gelatos.

Here are some detail photos:

See you again tomorrow with another art journal page done using the Artist Almanac 2022.
Take care,
Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – Day 24

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today´ s Daily Art Practice page is again done and dusted. I really, really like pink and yellow in combination. Always cheers me up! Therefore today again pink and yellow on the page!

Here is the video for the steps:

And here are some detail photos:

I had so much fun with this one. Loved adding the colours and then the flowers. And the sentiment is a cool one too! Translates to: “Don´ t pi.. me off!” Sorry for the language, but that is what is means..

Hope your week has started out well – see you again tomorrow!
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice w/ 2022 Artist Almanac – Day 1

Hello everyone, like mentioned on my Instagram Account, I am planning on creating a piece every day this year and recording a video to go with it. My first one was a total disaster – the video, not the piece – as I messed up the recording and only have a piece of it to share. BUT I improvised and did a photo-add-on to the video that explains all the steps I did. The total time I used for this page was a little over 7 minutes. And here is the piece:

If you are interested on getting yourself a 2022 artist almanac – here is one possibility to get one – go to Tina Walker´ s Insta – she has all contributors listed and some of them still have calendars available :).

(picture from Tina´ s Insta Account)

I went with the colours from the almanac page and added inks and Posca pen details to the background in same tones. The tag is a recycled piece and I´ ve added a gelli printed leftover piece onto the tag. Then some Klartext “Denglisch” stamp sentiments on top – done with VersaFine Clair ink. The 2022 stickers are by Simple Stories and from the Dani Peuss December Scrapbooking Kit.

The sentiment translates to something like: “Have a good one”! It´ s in “Denglisch” which means a German saying directly translated into English. Only makes sense to German speaking peeps and they find it quite funny. I like these Denglisch stamps so much and wanted to use them on my calendar page. You might be seeing them showing up on regular basis throughout this project :).

I fussy cut the almanac page into smaller bits and added half circles to the background and outlined them with a Stabilo all pen. The leaf pattern on the tag is from the almanac page too. I also love the idea of adding the date to the page for every day. That way I can record daily feelings/thoughts and also see how my “style”/color choices etc. change throughout the year. I am kind of recording my own development with this project. And keeping it short challenges me even more. Here is the video:

Sorry for messing the recording up! But I still hope you get the idea!! I had fun creating this page and am really happy how it turned out – even though I totally panicked while recording and thus messed it all up! Better luck next time, I guess!!

Tomorrow will be another day to play. I might not write so much every day or do a long blog post, but instead just put up the video for you to watch. Because there will be days I for sure can not do a full post and edit the video etc. as there is work and life and family and everything else to be done too :). But I still hope you will enjoy these short takes in incorporating the almanac in my daily practices.

See you tomorrow!!!
xxx, Sanna

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