4.26.2011

Creative Tuesday: Short and Tall

It's Tuesday!!  And, this particular Tuesday is a Creative Tuesday!  Whoop, whoop!  It's that time of the week where I open my sketch pad and see what comes out for the theme over at Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's assignment!

This week's theme was Short and Tall.  So many ideas popped into my head for this one.  I also decided to up the ante a bit by only using mediums within arms reach of my desk chair.  Ok, yes, I was really just being too lazy to get up and dig out my color pencils, but I have to admit that this made the assignment extra fun!

Let's see what mediums I had close by in the lantern, shall we?


I see a pencil, pens, sharpies in black, silver, and blue, a few peachy-pink and orange color pencils that weren't put away last time, and photo markers.  Good stuff to start with!


For weeks I have had mushroom houses on the brain.  It's probably an art quilt idea stewing and I still haven't worked the idea through to get started.  I decided it would be a fun concept to play with for short and tall... as in short mushrooms and tall mushrooms.


Yes, it's simple. 

Yes, it has pops of color!

Yes, there is a bit of whimsy with the swing and wee little doors. 

What fun to just sit and draw with no other reason than to smile and enjoy the process :)

Mr. Toast, thank you for hosting this fun Creative Tuesday routine.   I look forward to accepting your next challenge! 

If you are considering joining in this or the next assignment (and I hope you do) feel free to check out other artists in the community here.

日本のための多くの愛
Much love for Japan

18 comments:

linda said...

What a fun drawing. I think I fancy living here as it seems to have everything. Once your have fallen off the swing you can go to the hospital! Love it! and thanks for sharing your pics on your thought process.

art2cee2 said...

How cute and creative this is! I love it! :-)

dthaase said...

love your style - come and join us over at the Web of Whimsy and Wonder - more here: http://dthaase-lines.blogspot.com/p/whimsical-wednesday.html

My Sweet Prairie said...

super mega awesome! I love the swing!! and the doors. oh that is so magickal!!
~Monika

Wanda said...

What a fun neighborhood. Oh my what delightful short and tall mushroom houses. Can I come over and swing in that "tall" swing up so high...Does that house have an elevator ~~ha ha.

Love your "simple" and creative thinking...

Mmm said...

totally adorable. So glad you played along this week. i love to read your process too adn the pics you post with it. This works so well for the theme. TY for bringing us along on your excellent creative journey.

"Ok, yes, I was really just being too lazy to get up and dig out my color pencils, but I have to admit that this made the assignment extra fun!"
--you do make me laugh, Christie! LOL

so glad i can expect you for the next theme too. I was thinking you'd particularly enjoy this one and the next. :)

Daniella said...

4 months ago, I was packing for this move to a new house. I wanted to stay connected to an art journal blog I follow. My studio was all packed up!! What to do??

I went to the boys room, and found some markers, crayons and paper, and made my page like that!! I LOVED the concept of using only what was on hand!! YOU did that same thing, and I LOVE IT!!!!

Your mushrooms are AMAZING!!! Love it!!

xxDaniella

Diana Evans said...

I love these cool mushrooms!!! what a great little village!!! wonderful work!!!! and your tulips below...wow wow and wow!!! I love tulips!!!!

claire said...

What a great attitude to drawing and a great picture too.

Missy said...

Very cute mushroom houses, I kinda want to live in one!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

The whole point of creating is fun, fun, fun. I love to see all the entries too. This was great. I noticed the hospital, being a nurse for one thing. Gotta have a hospital.
QMM

Christine said...

so magical and creative!

Melisa said...

Adorable! I think it would make a great art quilt!

Betsy said...

I love it! You really are so very cute and quirky with your thought processes! :)

Kristin Dudish said...

This is so much fun... I love the added challenge of only using what's in arm's reach... very cool (and it worked out so well)!

xo
Kristin

Heather said...

i love your mushrooms! can i sit on that swing, how cute...very clever, too! I am glad to see you - I have missed your adorable sketches! xo

Dara Marlynne said...

I LOVE this!!!!!! Very Dr. Seuss-ish. Too cute!! Again- love it!

Catherine... said...

Love your mushrooms... just gorgeous and I agree it's great to be able to draw away and think of nothing else...

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