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Bragging a little about what I’ve been learning… (Contest)
Sunday, June 7th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Michelle Levan!

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been working on a couple of art challenges during my self-isolation: the #100dayproject, where I produce some piece of art every single day; and #icad2020, where I do something artful on an index card every single day. I have to post every single day, which keeps me motivated.

I’ve always dabbled. I made jewelry for a long time because I considered myself a crafter only. But I always wanted to paint. The thing was, I was surrounded by really good painters—my mother, the art guild I belong to—so, I was hesitant to even try, because I really can’t sketch a thing. However, I began doodling last year, and then adding watercolor blotches to doodle on top of…and now, I’m painting. Not anything that will ever hang in a museum, and mostly quirky things or abstract things. However, it’s giving me a lot of joy. So, I thought I’d share some of the pieces I’ve created over the last couple of months.

This is my comfort zone—more “water-doodles” like the school of fish above.

I’ve been trying out different kinds of paints. This postcard is done in NeoColor crayons and pen. I’ll love mailing that to someone!

This is a bookmark I colored using soft pastels, another new thing I’m trying out.

And now, I’m combining what I’m learning with something I already love doing. These are handpainted blanks I’ll use to make earrings! Cool, right!?

So, a question! Is there something you’ve really, really wanted to try but either don’t have the confidence or the time to pursue? Answer for a chance to win a download of your choice of one of my recent releases!

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8 comments to “Bragging a little about what I’ve been learning… (Contest)”

  1. Susan Saxx
    · June 7th, 2020 at 12:38 pm · Link

    I recently checked out your art page and saw these pieces. Honestly, they’re very good. They’re not just ‘doodles’, even if that’s what the terminology is. They’re real art and I’m blown away by the precision in them you’ve achieved. To me that’s a whole ‘nother level.

    I suppose I’d love to be able to craft stuff like the fishes painting. It’s really unique and pretty, and funky.

    I also love the neocolor one. I love the one you layered the colors in that one. 🙂

  2. Michelle Levan
    · June 7th, 2020 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Your art challenge inspired my own i am now on day 52 of random art projects! I have painted rocks, sketched, sketched and colored, and today I am going to try watercolors. This last week has been motivational quotes art. I enjoy using the artflow app often for my art as well. I am also trying to get more sleep, as I already exercise daily (yoga). 🙂 I love your art!

  3. Pansy Petal
    · June 7th, 2020 at 4:27 pm · Link

    I am loving what you are doing with your “doodling.” Awesome! Especially if it brings you such joy. I can’t honestly say there is something I want to do that I haven’t at least tried. Anyway, I am not coming up with something right this moment. I find joy in my crafting, especially when I can take scraps of yarn and create a blanket for a needy child. Though I really do need to get back to my sewing machine so I can do the same thing with scraps of fabric – aka quilts. I like to work in the fiber mediums for my art. 😀 But, that is what makes the world a more fun place to be. You like to paint with watercolors and ink. I like to paint with yarns and fabric. Both are beautiful and bring joy!

  4. bn100
    · June 7th, 2020 at 5:15 pm · Link

    not really

  5. ButtonsMom2003
    · June 8th, 2020 at 12:24 am · Link

    I think your art work is amazing. I especially love the fishes and the next three shown above. I’ve always wished I could draw/paint but I can’t even draw a good stick figure. At one time I really wanted to learn how to create stained glass pieces but now I’m content to read and post reviews of the books I love.

  6. flchen1
    · June 8th, 2020 at 1:20 am · Link

    I love seeing your art, Delilah! I took an afternoon watercolor class to get my brushes wet a few months ago (before all this started) but haven’t had a chance to play with it more! Your doodles are so inspiring!

  7. Colleen C.
    · June 8th, 2020 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Since I was younger, I always wanted to play the violin…

  8. Delilah
    · June 14th, 2020 at 9:58 am · Link

    Thanks for playing, everyone!

    The winner of her choice of downloads from among my recent releases is…Michelle Levan! Michelle, email me with the title at!

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