The Easiest Marble Art

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I was going to create a tutorial, but the project is so simple that it really doesn’t need much direction from someone else.

If you were to ever consider creating something like this I have a few tips:

1. Get a sturdy canvas already ready to hang. The marbles are heavy and will cause some canvas to start drooping.

2. Plan ahead. What design are you going to create? Sharp corners are difficult to fill in and shapes will lose the defined edges if not extremely careful.

3. Get a fast drying super glue. While at times I appreciated the fact I could still shift the marbles, there were other times where accidentally knocking them around was a mega challenge.

4. Start from the top and work your way down. This prevents your own hand from knocking the marbles loose as they are drying. Guess which way I did it? Bottom up. Terrible mistake.

5. Get more marbles than you think you need and get the kind that are kind of flat. I thought I would have some leftover…I didn’t.

If you are going to hang it, prepare to have something very heavy on your wall. My guess is that this piece I did weighs around 8 pounds.

This project helped me get something up on my condo’s walls. It also inspired some other projects that aren’t as colorful and aren’t quite so large.

So how about it? What are your thoughts on the project?

Formal Fashion Croquis- Complete

Let me start this by saying that I have a strong dislike for peplum designs. However, since the trend doesn’t seem to be dying any time soon I chosen to mix it into my formal croquis design. I probably won’t create this into an actual garment unless someone pleads with me to create it. I’m not sure why, but I’m imagining that this dress would be stunning in a blush pink or navy.

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Yes, I inverted the colors for a reason. I want the focus to be on the lines, not the art. I wanted focus on the silhouette and wanted everyone to be able to fill in whatever kind of fabric color they’d like. 

  • Design 2 more formal croquis
  • Design 1 more croquis with a peplum inspiration 

Not a lot of progress

So I’ve been trying to challenge myself a little more with these goals. I have a few people I already know, but the whole point of these goals is to meet NEW people. I’ve been trying to avoid inviting the same people out over and over again. I consider that cheating and the only person I’d be letting down is myself. 

So while this weekend was productive for the condo, it wasn’t very productive for my social life. However, I’ve signed up to go to a few events later this week. Margaritas and Trivia night…SO GOING TO BE THERE. This week will be difficult and I’ll be going out of my comfort zone, but please keep me in your thoughts in hopes that I can conquer these social events.

  • Go out 5 times to different places (1/5 done and 2 events planned this week)
  • Go bowling (No progress)
  • Host dinner here for a friend (No progress)
  • Invite friends to go out 5 times (1/5 done)
  • Go on 1 date (No progress)
  • Attend 1 fashion related event

Fashion Goal Review

This weekend had been productive. I got to saving some of my money and I got inspired to create some Fashion Croquis. While it’s not fashion school (yet), it’s progress. I’ve even been contacted about the fashion croquis I posted with interest in having me create the design. Anyways, it’s progress and it feels great to have some mutual interest in my designs. 

I’m choosing to start slowly reaching out with my designs even though I’m not in college quite yet. I might make my designs on a small scale and sell them on Etsy. Maybe it’ll help bring in some extra money after I find a job.

  • Graduate from Fashion Design School (No progress until I get the job)
  • Wear something I’ve made out in public (Pattern chosen)
  • Host the Sangria party- whoo! (No progress, might cancel)
  • Go to another mixer  (Attending two this week)
  • Open Etsy shop with just the fashion illustrations first

Hoping you all had an excellent weekend!

Fashion Croquis: Number One

I haven’t done a fashion Croquis in quite some time. I try to draw my inspiration from music, movies or landscape photos. This particular croquis was designed after a vacation photo I have from when I was really really little.

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Someday I’ll make the dress a reality. For now, I’ll enjoy it as it is.

Adding Goals now that I’ve completed one of mine.

  • Complete 1 Croquis for Formal Gown
  • Complete 1 Croquis with a patterned fabric

Art Mind

While being so busy I’ve had more ideas for projects coming to mind than usual. I would’ve thought that being still would create better thinking, but when I have a thousand things on my plate that’s when inspiration strikes.

The problem is that I’ve had zero time to follow through. I have created a journal to quickly jot down the ideas though that way I don’t forget them. I do foresee a quieter weekend now so I can finally catch up on my creative ideas.

Have any of you done any projects lately? Please share your links to your projects! I love seeing how talented my readers are.

Goals

  • Complete the cross stitch kit (No progress)
  • Buy some new watercolor paper (No progress)
  • Do the marble art for the living room (Idea created, now to purchase materials)
  • Complete a commissioned piece of art (No progress)
  • Save money for a sewing machine (10% done)
  • Attend another art event to get inspired (DONE) 
  • Complete a fashion Croquis (No progress)

My word. I really do need to catch up on my art. I will try focusing on this a bit more in the next few days so I can knock out a few of these.

Artsy Fartsy- Without the Smell. Gross!

Art, fashion and crafts!

If it’s creative and doesn’t require an acting or musical talent I’m so on that!

I am the type to have a whole lot of art projects, crafts or sewing projects scattered all over the place. To save me from a lot of hassle and to get organized around the condo I need to streamline how I create art so I can complete them and move them out of the way.

I went to an art festival the other night with my brother and we both thought the same thing: I could do that. There was a guy set up selling his art and making pant loads off of it. All that I’d ever want would be to make enough money to buy back my supplies plus some wiggle room to try other projects.

So while I’m going to list some projects and goals that I wouldn’t be able to sell due to various reasons, I need to complete them and feel accomplished. 

  • Complete the cross stitch kit
  • Buy some new watercolor paper
  • Do the marble art for the living room
  • Complete a commissioned piece of art
  • Save money for a sewing machine
  • Attend another art event to get inspired
  • Complete a fashion Croquis