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Watercolour & Oil Paintings: My Art Lately

Today I'm sharing two relatively new paintings with you. The one on the right (the lady with green hair) was a bit of an experiment. I was trying something new with watercolours, trying to free style it, I guess. I do a lot of portrait paintings, but I don't do them with watercolour that often. I'm not sure about this one to be honest, but I do like the colours.  How do you like it? Do you think I should try to make another one like this one? I do want to make more time for watercolour portraits, but I have so many art projects, it is hard for me to find time for everything.
 The other painting (the one on the right) is a quick fashion illustration  of a blue swimsuit that reminds me of this watercolour painting of mine. Perhaps I'm repeating myself a bit? I just realized that I have quite a few illustrations of blue swimsuits. It would be fun to dig into this subject a bit more. We'll see. Lately I've been working mostly with acrylic paints, but I might do so…
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Pencil Drawings And Sketches+ Drawing With A Mascara: My Art Lately

Today I'm sharing with you some of my pencil drawing and sketches. The idea is to show you on what I've been working on lately.  In addition, I'm going to share with you some drawings done with mascara. That's how I upcycle my own mascaras. First time I used make up to create art was back in 2014 (you can see that post here). If you are a creative soul and you would like to recycle and upcycle your old make up, art is one of the ways to do it.








PENCIL DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES
When it comes to pencil, it is obviously a medium I often use for sketching. However, I sometimes create art in this medium. If you want to see more of my pencil drawings, you can check out some of my 'world of pencil' posts here, here  or you can see some of my newer pencil drawings here and here.












































DRAWING WITH MY MAKE UP



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How To Turn Disposable Coffee Cups Into Artsy Containers (DIY Project of the Day: Upycling)

Hello! Today I'm back with another DIY project. You know how much I love upcycling, right? So, I decided to turn two old cardboard coffee cups in containers. These two cups were made from recycled material (like most of coffee cups). Still, I rarely pick up coffee in disposable cups for a number of reasons. One of them is that I've read that only 1 percent of disposable coffee cups ever gets recycled despite the fact they're made from recycled material because apparently the whole process of recycling them is complicated. So, disposable coffee cups are made from recycled material, but are not being recycled themselves and it seems to be this big environmental problem. Anyhow, if you're interested in recycling, this might be a  fun idea for you. 



 I think I only bought take away coffee a few times and every time I used the cup for something creative because it just feels wrong to throw it in the trash. We all know that plastic coffee cups are an environmental concern, …

Inspired By The Sea: Acrylic Paintings

Today I will show you some new sea inspired art I've been working on. I've painted two seaside landscapes lately and I'm working on some new sea inspired art. The medium for both of these paintings is acrylic on mixed art paper. I do like working on this kind of paper, it's a fun alternative to canvas. Soon I will have a new group exhibition and I'm looking forward to showing you those works as well. Do you love the sea? Are you inspired by the sea? With these two paintings, I really concentrated on the waves. I do love to watch the restless movement of the sea. When I used to live by the sea, I could stare at the sea for hours. There is something quite magical about it. A few years ago I wrote this (here):

'Science proved that life on Earth originated in the sea but in our hearts we must have had always felt it. Why otherwise would we feel so inspired by the sea? Who of us has not felt his or her heart opening up while mesmerized by the deep blueness of sea? I…