Category Archives for "Pen & Paint"

The 52-Week Art Project – Patterns In Shades Of Blue

A geometric watercolour pattern in shades of blue. Title reads: patterns in shades of blue, Week 1 of the 2020 Chronically Hopeful 52-week art project

The Chronically Hopeful 52-week art project has finally started. I have been so excited to get it off the ground since I came up with the idea and ​now it's here! This week ​the theme was patterns in shades of blue and I have been blown away by the unique ways that each person has interpreted that prompt!

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My 52-Week Project – A Year Of Art

Watercolour geometric pattern with paintbrushes and tubes of paint above the painting. Title reads: The chronically hopeful 52-week art project. A year of creativity with one prompt per week.

One of my goals for 2020 is to create more art. In order to reach that goal, I've created the Chronically Hopeful 52-Week Art Project​.​ It consists of 52 prompts, one for each week of the year, to ​guide my creativity, keeping me focused​ and inspired.

Having a fluctuating chronic illness means that I'm not always able to be creative, so I thought one prompt per week would be easier to manage than the one prompt per day ​that many other challenges ​provide. I cannot wait to get started - here's to a whole year of colourful art!

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Chronically Hopeful Art: Paintings, Lettering And Drawings From Feb 2019

The word Love lettered with while pen on pink paper. Pens lying around the picture on the table. Title reads, Art gallery, paintings, lettering and drawings from Feb 2019

​This is the first in a new series of posts where I will share all the art I have worked on for the month. I hope to be consistent with it, but life with a chronic illness is anything but consistent, so don't hold me to it. I am very grateful, though, that this month has been quite productive creatively and I am so pleased with the pieces that I have made. I hope you enjoy this little gallery too.

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The 100 Day Project 2018 – Watercolour Sunsets

Watercolour sunset lake scene with pine trees in the foreground. Title reads, The 100 day project, Chronically Hopeful Art, Watercolour sunsets.

It's been a while since I posted my last round-up of paintings for The 100 Day Project. That's because I actually took a whole month off! 

I am very pleased to be back to it though and have thoroughly enjoyed painting each evening. The sunny summer evenings are just perfect for painting!

This week I picked up where I left off at the start of May with Sunsets as the theme. I will also reveal next week's theme today.

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The 100 Day Project 2018 – Watercolour Flowers

Watercolour tulips on a card. Title reads Flowers, Part of the 100 day project.

We are now 3 weeks into this year's 100 Day Project! If you've been following along here on my blog, you will know I have divided my 100 Day Project into 10 sets of 10 days. Each set of 10 days has it's own theme to focus on using watercolour inks and gouache.

For the first 10 days I worked on Night Skies and Galaxies, but for this second set I have been working on Flowers. 

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