Picasso dog

My own Picasso dog

Last night I did this quick drawing after listening to this podcast interview with Carla Sonheim who wrote the book Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists that is on my wish list. It includes 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, “the Picasso dog” exercise is one of them and in the podcast Carla is giving it orally and it was great fun to do. I am surprised at how much I like my funny looking dog and how very unlike anything else I have ever drawn he is!

I have also listened to the scrapbooking podcast Paperclippings roundtable talk, episode 49: All twelve months, I think I found it via Ali Edvard’s tweeting about it. It was a nice listen, chatty and interesting and inspirational! Check it out if you’re into photographing and documenting your own life.

Lucky iHanna

I have been lucky lately. I won a hand decorated notebook from Swedish Charlotte Netz (with blank pages, my favorite!) and beautiful postcards made by Danish Christine Clemmensen. Australian Vicki wrote to thank me for an article about my travel journal that was published in Mixtapezine! She was inspired by what I wrote in it to start a project for the new year! Wow, all the way to Australia! Plus my German friend, sweet TJ, wrote about the amazing ihanna video on her blog! Thank you for all of this girls, you brighten my days!

Now, go draw yourself a Picasso dog or something!

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12 Responses to Picasso dog

  1. Susan says:

    Want to know some more about your “powerful” influence? Here is my story: I checked out a few of your suggested creative blogs in your sidebar. Came across http://www.jilltaylor-thirdagemusings.blogspot.com
    Fell in love with her messy quilting journal covers, bought two of them for a great deal, was greatly inspired, and started my own little messy quilting sewing projects. So awesome. Love it. Feels like drawing to me. So it was your link that brought me there, actually. Thanks :-)
    – Susan

  2. iHanna says:

    Susan! Quilting, journaling and making a mess are favorites for me too, so I’m glad you’ve found a new creative outlet to play with. Merry happy December to you! :-)

  3. Spooky says:

    Oh yay! I love drawing lab. Your picasso dog looks so much better than mine. Maybe I’ll try again.

  4. iHanna says:

    Spooky, thanks! I think that is an exercise you can do many times, though “the surprise” part will not be as fun when you know what the outcome could be… Have you done all the classes in 21 secrets yet? I need to finish a few more, yours included!

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  6. Mary says:

    Hi Hanna…love your Picasso dog! You have been very lucky with all your wins :) I wish Susan, the first commenter, had left her web address, I’d like to see her quilt project. Have a great holiday season!

  7. Mary says:

    Hi Hanna…love your Picasso dog! You have been very lucky with all your wins :) I wish Susan, the first commenter, had left her web address, I’d like to see her quilt project. Have a great holiday season!

  8. Sharon says:

    FUN! I did draw a picasso dog. Here’s mine:
    http://e14studio.blogspot.com/search?q=picasso

  9. Veronika says:

    I’ve made so drawings that are very unlike anything I usually do and post on my blog but still haven’t got around to posting it, must try harder really :) I like your dog too, I’m going to listen to this podcast too for some inspiration and see what happens :)

  10. Chris says:

    Hanna! I’m emailing you now!

  11. Yay! Love your dog… and yes, you can surely do the exercise many times… they really do all come out different!

  12. Kimberly says:

    I went through this book over the summer. I really enjoyed some of the exercises. This one is fun! Yours looks great!

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