Thursday, November 7, 2013

I went Blob Hunting!

All the participates at Art Every Day Month are so talented and creative, it's absolutely inspiring to me.  I can totally loose track of time going from blog to blog and following from blog list to blog list. All I remembered I was at Vicki Miller and somehow winded up at Carla Sonheim's site a few hours later. I thought her work looked familiar. Then I realized that it's because I had purchased one of her books last year. If there is a tutorial tab at any site, I'm there! And of course I was not disappointed at her site. I read through each tutorial and the one called "Go Blob Hunting" stopped me. Everyday when I sit down and pick up my pen (well, usually a stylus instead of a pen pen), I have to remind myself to stop being so rigid! Just do it! DO IT! DDOOO ITTTTTT!!!!!!
I have to remind myself at each step to stop over thinking it. Keep going forward ... stop with the Ctrl-Z already! OMG ... this is harder than giving birth! Push push push! But I finished it!
I used a program called Painter (version X) which I have not touched for years now.  It's a great program for painters. I am not a painter or an artist but I sure love to learn and play with all crafts. Or maybe, I also like buying toys and boy, I have so many "toys" it's ridiculous. But I am learning and practicing everyday to get better at surface design and to master the art of relaxation.  
The starter shape (the outline without it's legs and tongue) came from the top of a Quaker Oats box.  It's one of the pieces of the top that was stuck on the glue when you rip the box open.  Too bad I don't have a photo of the box and didn't keep the initial shape.
Blob Dude
Art Every Day Month (of November): Day8


  1. OK, you got me at Quaker Oats box. I don't see it, but I believe you (grin). I had that program like 100 years ago (or maybe 10), but never used it. I also had several others, but got rid of all but PhotoShop. Of course, after all these years and several updates, I still don't know how to use it. But I sure love Blob Dude AND your ingenious imagination.

  2. I love your little "blob" ~ too cute! I know what you mean about losing track of time while "visiting" others. As you say, the creativity is inspiring.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Oh this is a funny one, a lot of character here, thanks for your kind comment! Have a great week-end,

  4. very cute!! i have one of Carla's book…so full of fun ideas to stretch the imagination!!

  5. Thanks for looking and linking. Carla's style is so freeing, isn't it? By the way, I can't say all my techinques come from my own head, the art and craft world is so huge and I eat it all up!