Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Earrings I made Christmas morning for a gift :)

I love making jewelry! It's fun. It takes me a grip to get my stash sorted into the colors and style I want to use though :)

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas lily from scribble art and colored pencil

I wanted to make something today so I started doodling. Then didn't like it so I started to scribble lines. Then it looked like a lily, so, I went with that! I love scribble art and art from chaos! Woot!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Holiday Girls Magnet Tutorials

I am still working on my 12 Days if Christmas tutorials. I have having fun making a variety of items in different mediums! Here us the next tut preview. It should be up and loaded sometime Sunday!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lunch playtime

I had to make earrings to fill an order. So after that I wanted to make another pair. This pair came together from bits in the very small section of my bead stash that I brought to work this morning. A bright spot in this otherwise gloomy, dreary, frustrating day.

I really cannot tell you how much I think God for giving my multiple creative outlets!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Art for the day

This WIP was inspired by Rhomany, one of the LifeBook 2012 teachers and Jane Davenport. I have only used a black colored pencil so far! I like this :)

I've figured out the last summer of doing these awesome on-line art classes that I don't like art journaling in a book. This of course is odd since I love writing my poems and such in notebooks and I buy pretty spiral books any time I see a sale. However, for art I feel blocked by the binding of the books. I think I should just have a big decorative art book to put my pieces in then bind them later like we are doing in LifeBook :)

Monday, November 19, 2012


I was messing around trying to make holiday girls for earrings. :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Girls!

Playing around with Christmas Talula Girls :). Not into pulling out the paints so just sketching :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A doodle for this evening

I love the big hair!!! Omg! I'm so an 80s & retro child! Lol

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Here she is all pencil glammed! Earrings here we come.

Ok so I've been sketching and filling earring orders! I got a special request so here is my attempt. :). The whole page looks disco nightclub lol

BTW I signed up for LifeBook 2013! Woot! 2012 was fun so I went for another year :) ok- how in the world is it already almost 2013!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

29faces 26/29

29faces 27,28,29/29! I win! Woot!

I made it! I did 29 faces in September! I completed the challenge and my SAW II art journal! I had a great time with this!
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my pieces :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tonight's play time face25 & mandala for week 39

I'm glad I've been able to do art so much these last 4 months!! Love my Lifebook course!!!

29faces 25/29 Freda

This is just a quick sketch. I tried for that exaggerated whimsy, but I'm not sure it's me.

29 faces 24/29 Darla

This is just a piece trying to practice 3/4 views and shading.

5.5x8.5 65lb sketch paper
Mechanical pencil

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

29faces 23/29. B-girl

In Willowing Forums, Tam put up a challenge this week to make a Bee girl. I decided to go somewhat literal :)
It's a tiny 3-inch colored pencil and ink sketch in my mixed media journal.
She has a face so.... Lol :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

29faces 21/29 model

Here us another practice from tonight. I am not so good at full body drawings so I'm practicing. Again I used Crayola metallic crayons, ink, and a white envelope.

29 faces 21/29 Mask of the Orange Life

Here is an attempt at a model figure.
Here is also the face I started this evening.
6x6 watercolor paper
Chalk pastels
Color pencil
Squash Blossom DecoArt craft paint

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Demented Crazy Circus Folk 19 & 20/29

I thought I'd photo all three together since they were inspired by the same theme.
The two ATCS make faces 19 & 20.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

29 faces 18/29 Hollow Girl

I'm still experimenting to find what to make for the Crazy Circus / Demented ATC SWAP. Here is something I came up with on 4x6 greeting card. Now, to see if I can shrink it down or modify for an ATC.
I used
4x6 greeting card
Muslin, medium flesh, Westport grey, and cool blue DecoArt craft paint
Watercolor pencil
Walmart scrapbook paper
EK border punch
Gel medium

Saturday, September 15, 2012

29faces 16 & 17/29

I was doodling around with supplies. The first is craft paint, watercolor pencil, and pen.

The second is Crayola crayon and ink on a 4x6 envelope.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Oval Pendent cuff tutorial- next class I'm teaching !

I wrote this tutorial a few years back. I love it. It's available on my etsy shop jamilola.etsy.com

I will be teaching this at my local bead shop in a few weeks! So excited :). I love teaching wore classes.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

29 faced 15/29

I wanted to experiment and try to use the dots in a circus themed face. I joined Willowings ATC swap demented or Crazy Circus. However, it did not come out at all circus- like or demented. I do like how it came out though.
4x6? Greeting card
Watercolor pencil
Hb graphite pencil

I think I'm more illustration than paint. I like the crisp and stark lines in my pieces.

29faces 14/29 Dreams

6x6 watercolor paper
Watercolor pencil

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

29 faces 11/12/13

I was just doodling in my art book tonight.  Here are three faces I did this evening.  I took the pics with my webcam so not the best photography but oh well.

HB pencil
98lb mixed media paper

Monday, September 10, 2012

29 face 10/29 Diana Goddess

I was going somewhere totally different.  I wanted to do an Afro girl, but this is what came out during sketching time.
mixed mdia 98lb 9x12 paper
HB graphite pencil

Sunday, September 9, 2012

29faces 9/29. Sight

Have you ever starting drawing or painting with an end result in mind but then you realize you actually wanted minimalism? I actually did this pic on the 9th. I was going to post it as unfinished. Then I woke up today and looked at it again. It says what I wanted. So it's finished!

Sometimes I think if it's not layered and layered and cluttered and ornate then it's not a done piece. BS. The point is message and feeling.

6x6 watercolor paper
Water color crayons
2 blue color pencils

Mermaid Girl earrings colored :)

These are about to be baked and wired! They will go up for sale in my etsy shop.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

29faces 8/29 Beatrice Grey

I had this piece of cardboard from an Amazon .com package. I gave myself the challenge of using only 3 Crayola markers and an HB pencil.
Doing this face also showed me how dark the shadow side of the nose really has to be in order to get a decent pop!

Friday, September 7, 2012

29faces 7/29 Pensive Broken Clown

This is in spired by the ATC September swap prompt on Willowing site. Also because I liked the blue bubble paper :). I plan on painting it but not sure how I want to go with it.

6x6 scrapbook paper

Thursday, September 6, 2012

29 faces 6/29 Dancing Mermaid

I saw this scrapbook paper and had to buy it! I knew I wanted to do some under water floating thing. I originally was going to do a face that covered most of the page. However, she decided she wanted to be mermaid instead. :)
6x6 scrapbook paper
Graphite pencil
Colored pencils
Gel pen

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

29faces 5/29 Beary Best Friends

Here is face 5. It's not finished but I wanted to rough something in for the challenge!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

29 faces 4/29 experiment with paper

I saw this pink coral ocean picture in an old National Geographic. I thought it would look cool as hair :). So I drew a very simple face to experiment with the paper shredding.
It's actually done on an envelope :)
Not my fav but fun nonetheless :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

29 faces 3/29 Christmas Miss

I hate winter but love Christmas :)
I wanted to use books pages from an old Christmas song book.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

29 Faces 2/29 the Fortune Teller

Here is 2/29!
It totally did not go where I thought it was! That's the best part of true creativity! - never know where you'll truly end up.

Sept 1 29 faces 1/29

Here is the background beginning of the first face for 29 faces. I actually have more done but I need to sort out the hair. I'm going to bed and hopefully I'll have a hair style in mind :)
6x6 140lbs watercolor paper
inks & stamps
white, daffodil yellow, gold, soft suede craft paint
white gell pen
Crayola watercolor pencils
Crayola Metalic crayons
graphite pencil

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Flower Child

Here is a face I finished painting around midnight. It's all water color pencil and white craft acrylic paint. I'm not really sure if it counts for 29faces lol

Friday, August 31, 2012

29 faces and other challanges

So exciting, September is filling up with challanges!  I am joining the 29 faces in September challange!  We are supposed to make 29 faces of any kind during September.  I am really looking forward to it since I have been taking Life Book 2012 and Fab Faces.  It should be fun to have even more face time practice! :)  Woot.  You can find information on the challange at ths link http://ilove2paint.blogspot.com/p/29-faces-sept.html  It looks to be fun!  I just hope I can keep up with posting on a daily basis!  I wonder if youtube videos count as posting?  :)

Secondly, I am doing my own Smashing Art Writing Journal challange 2 (SAW2).  I hosted the art journal challange in July, this is the second round.  You can check that out here on my youtube channel. http://youtu.be/sQ0Bm253xss

My third challange thsi month is an exercise healthier living event.  That you can see here. http://youtu.be/_6jG8ZDOhLU
Let the fun begin!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tawny Talula Girls

Here are 3 sketches I'm in the middle of drawing. I must say I really do like making art journal/ art pieces- so much fun. I'm glad I took Tam's art journal and Life Book classes this summer! I'm hoping Life Book 2013 will be different enough so I can take it again :) Woot!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Practicing Afro lion's mane hair

I've been doing art all summer. I've totally been enjoying it! Awesome! Here are doodles where I've experimenting with Afro hair styles.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New art journal pieces! I'm having an interesting time with the Willowing art classes

I'm taking Tam Laporte's Fabulous Faces and Life Book art courses. I am enjoying creating art this summer and these course are so helpful!
Check out her free course on Willowing.Ning.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

7/1012 art entry progression

Here is the progress on my art journal entry for July 10,2012. I'm also going to try making a stencil from it! Woot!