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Creative Timeā€“ draw your favourite Public Transport or work vehicle!

6 April 2021

We have a very different theme this month šŸ™‚ thanks to Mark, who kindly sent me a picture of his acrylic paining of a cute passenger train in the Yorkshire Dales and Ribblehead Viaduct, with lovely open space and light. Do you have a favourite public transport, or work or emergency vehicle, such as a ferry or bus or bin lorry!? Please email us a doodle, artwork, photograph or poem, any expression is fine.

Here is Mark’s lovely painting to help inspire you, thank you Mark. And also couple of sketches of museum fire engines Blair made using felt tip pens.

Mark's train painting
Glasgow Fire Engine - Blair Thomson
Glasgow Fire Engine - Blair Thomson

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities ā€“ Creative Time ā€“ encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. email us your image, 2. post to instagram with this tag #dandpstudio_creativetime or 3. post on our Facebook page.

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Creative Time – Doodling the joyful growth of Spring

2 March 2021

As the crocuses and daffodils shoot up and fresh green leaves begin to open, why not make a doodle or two to capture the energy of Spring! It could be a few marks or some shapes of buds, here are some examples from participants to help inspire you.

Spring growth and life emerging
Atmospheric tree painting night

Dominika
The springy atmosphere of your drawing of crocuses is lovely Dominika and the subtly changing colours are soothing to look at, thank you šŸ™‚

Thanks for sharing your pencil tree artwork Elaine, nice shading and composition and feeling of growth!


Funky spring doodly drawings, thanks very much M – lots of life and nice spaces!


'Easter Seedling' by Ken
‘Easter Seedling’ by Ken – we like the sense of nurturing and growth and the earthy seasonal colours in your digital painting, thank you Ken šŸ™‚

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities ā€“ Creative Time ā€“ encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. email us your image, 2. post to instagram with this tag #dandpstudio_creativetime or 3. post on our Facebook page.

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Creative Time – Reaching out to wintery open spaces

2 February 2021

This month’s Creative Time is very laid back – please send us any photos you have taken of your wintry environment, or any poems you have written about the season. 

Mark
Mark’s view of hills and moon from the north of Glasgow

The February days are becoming longer and there is more sunshine to energise us. If you are able to get out for a walk you could take a picture then, or from your window of the sky for instance if you are mainly indoors. You could also doodle some words or shapes related to the season.

Winter Park Blair Thomson
Blair’s view through twisting trees
Mark
Vast space and light by Mark
Ken
The light greens, pinks and purples of winter light by Ken

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities ā€“ Creative Time ā€“ encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. email us your image, 2. post to instagram with this tag #dandpstudio_creativetime or 3. post on our Facebook page.

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Creative Time – Celebrating New Year with Colour and Pattern šŸŽ‰

4 January 2021

Let’s celebrate the New Year with some colour and pattern. For our first Creative Time activity of 2021 why not enjoy some fun doodling with any materials you have at hand – such as pencil āœļø, pens šŸ–Šļø, colouring pencils, or paints. šŸŽØšŸ–Œļø 

To inspire us D+P Studio participant Maria has kindly sent us her lovely artworks that she has been delighting in making, she says she really likes experimenting with ‘abstract, with a hint of realism, like rainbows, cityscapes, etc.’


Ken
Thanks Ken for sending your two images, this is a very funky and colourful digital image, a joyful start to the year šŸ™‚
Ken
A very different atmosphere in your next iPad artwork, thanks Ken. We enjoy the transparent space and energy in your mark making.

Mike
Thanks for sending your surrealist painting Mike, very mysterious! You said ‘it’s abstract for January, one face looking into the past where we’ve been and another looking into the future where we are headed..’

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities ā€“ Creative Time ā€“ encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. email us your image, 2. post to instagram with this tag #dandpstudio_creativetime or 3. post on our Facebook page.

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Creative time – delighting in autumn colours

12 October 2020

On the West Coast of Scotland here in Glasgow the autumnal colours have been rich and changing from day to day.  šŸ‚

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

For this fun creative time challenge we photographed some of the colours and shapes near us.šŸ Please send us any photographs, poetry and haiku, or artworks that have an autumn feeling. Many thanks for sending to us!

As we walk through the North of the city there are so many different trees expressing themselves with their colourful leaves blowing in the breeze. The whispering foliage stirs in the wind as we stop and listen and watch – the greens almost turning yellow and gold in front of us.

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

Here is a translation (by Blair with the kind help of Kokuu) of Dogen’s joyful waka five line poem:

on September’s
crimson leaves
the falling snow
who among us
would not be moved to song?

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

Joan’s photos of maple leaves from British Columbia, the colours are so vivid with the blue sky peeking through.


Northern Glasgow captured by Elaine with wonderful reflections, water and open spaces šŸ™‚


Dominika has kindly shared her deep red and orange painting, and inspiring and spacious piece which takes us into a different world, soaring with the birds.

https://www.instagram.com/dominikanomed/

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

An expressive and warm feeling haiku poem by Laura, surrounded by lovely drawings of leaves and horse chestnut.

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours
Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

Complementary colours animate Ken’s strikingly visual and light filled short haiku poems.

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours
Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

Mark has sent us photos from the West Coast of Scotland – Benmore Botanical Gardens in Argyll – and also the waterfall at Rouken Glen. A delightful balance of greens, reds and yellows.


this rushing wind
with nowhere to go
I pour another
bowl of tea
and listen to the rain

Kokuu


Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities ā€“ Creative Time ā€“ encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. email us your image, 2. post to instagram with this tag #dandpstudio_creativetime or 3. post on our Facebook page.

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Creative time – From late Summer to early Autumn

28 August 2020

Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

As the season gradually changes from summer towards autumn and we reach out for more jumpers and get cosy during the darker nights, let’s take a moment to notice the atmosphere and what going on around us. And write a haiku or short poem about it! Or just a few words about something that you saw or happened.

You could type some words, draw or brush the words, or use a drawing app on your phone or iPad. Here are some lovely examples from participants, thanks for sending to us šŸ™‚


Ken's Haiku

sharp breeze
change in the weather
sycamore ‘copters

Ken

dashing under the sycamore we take cover as
the august rain starts to pour

Blair (in response to Ken’s haiku)


Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

Shodo

Look! A pheasant’s tail
I grasp the reigns of a horse
Night spills on parchment.

Laura

Gently squeezing the soft hair of the brush
I wash away the sumi traces as the autumn breeze beckons

Blair (in response to Laura’s haiku)


sand martins or swallows?
swooping through the sky
above the yet to ripen blackberries

M

giving up foraging as the thorns block our way
we take a moment to savor the mid afternoon pause 

Blair (in response to M’s haiku)


Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

one footstep
after another
– temple bell

Andy

bathed in soft light
I return to the cushion

Blair (in response to Andy’s haiku)


Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

Broken Broken yet
perfect the Harvest Moon
Upon the Rivuletā€¦

Mike

Slowly dancing purple shadows
Massage the rippling golden currents

Blair (in response to Mike’s haiku)


Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

The wind
and a dream
The leaf on the breeze

Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

Walking and watching
toying with composition
and colour

Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

Misty morning
breeze bringing
golden music

Haiku by Alan, inspired by his sketchbooks and photos of the west coast of Scotland.


Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

Wind hisses in the grass
Gorse branches rattle
Crowns of tangled thorn

Margaret


Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

fading colours of flowers and grasses
effortlessly merge as I unhurriedly cycle 
alongside sparkling canal waters

Blair


Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities ā€“ Creative Time ā€“ encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.

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Creative Time – doodling ice cream cones and lollies

10 July 2020

Creative Time - doodling ice cream cones and lollies

It’s been sunny again in Glasgow and the best way we think to enjoy the summery sunshine is to indulge in a satisfying ice lolly or cone. Let’s draw or photograph one of our favourites!

Creative Time - doodling ice cream cones and lollies

Or we can doodle a few in the one sheet – Blair was feeling quite greedy and drew eleven! Including his cherished choco almond covered vanilla, on the top right šŸ™‚

Creative Time - doodling ice cream cones and lollies

He worked on an A3 sheet with water based felt tip colouring pens, and posca paint pens. You could draw and doodle with any pens or materials you like, on any paper and size, and you can find inspiration from an image of one online or use your imagination and any patterns you fancy. Or a bit of both like Blair did.

Drawing summer ice creams and ice lollies D+P Studio from Drawing and Painting Studio on Vimeo.


Ken's ice cream
Fun and wonderful ice cream šŸ¦ artwork Ken!! We like your ipad drawing style šŸ™‚
Margaret ice lolly
Your watermelon ice lollyšŸ‰ looks delicious and chilled to perfection Margaret!
Laura's ice cream
We love your Fabby dabby ice lollyšŸ“, thanks Laura! We like the details in the choc bits, each flavour looks delicious.

Our version of Drawing and Painting Studioā€™s latest challenge! Can you guess what our favourite ice-lollies are?

Posted by Parkhead Artist-in-Residence on Saturday, 11 July 2020
Loving your ice-lollies, they look very colourful and tasty! The chunky one looks just like the classic and popular F-A-B, great work Rebecca & family (the famous Fraser Print StudiošŸŽØ) and thanks for sharing this frosty challengeĀ ā¤ļø

More of us are being at home now, so we are bringing you some regular fun and relaxing activities – Creative Time – to encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and stay in touch!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.

Creative Time

This project is kindly supported by Glasgow Connected Arts Network

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Creative time – looking up at the wide sky

29 June 2020

Creative time - looking up at the wide sky

Over the last few weeks and months there have been such a variety of different cloud shapes and colours in the sky, here are some sky themed snapshots we have taken, mostly over the north and west of Glasgow. 

Creative time - looking up at the wide sky
Creative time - looking up at the wide sky

Please send us your photos of skies that you have looked at. They might inspire us to draw from them or write a few words too.

Creative time - looking up at the wide sky

Even on an overcast wet day it can be soothing as well to look out the window at passing clouds, with a momentary glimpse of a seagull or duck if we’re lucky!

Creative time - looking up at the wide sky

shaken by rain and wind from purple clouds
glittering green tree tops dance freely
buffeted sand martins dart, roll and dive above us

Creative time - looking up at the wide sky
From our sky collection – of Tokyo and Mount Fuji in the evening with the far off skyscrapers of Shinjuku

Your photograph below has a tranquil and settled mood Joan, thanks for sending this sunset photo from British Columbia. šŸ‡ØšŸ‡¦

Joan's sky photo

Thanks Alan for these dramatic and peaceful wide open photos of the West Coast of Scotland, as well as in the quiet sanctuary of a spacious Glasgow park. Some pictures below are from Sanna Bay looking towards the islands of Muck, Eigg and Rum.

Alan's sky photo
Alan's sky photo
Alan's sky photo
Alan's sky photo
Alan's sky photo
Alan's sky photo

Mark, thanks for the lovely colourful photos, we feel transported to places we love but haven’t been able to get to during the lockdown. These summery pictures are from around Glasgow and Crieff, thanks also to your family for sending some šŸ™‚

Mark's sky photo
Mark's sky photo
Mark's sky photo
Mark's sky photo

Elaine, love your inspiring sky photos and artworks – really magical and full of energy and drama!! Thanks a lot for sharing these. It’s great how you have so much variety to your artworks šŸ˜€

Elaine's sky artwork
Elaine's sky artwork
Elaine's sky photo

Fascinating, uplifting and curious skyscapes from Margaret, the glowing lights really pull us in. The locations are to the north of Glasgow and from the silvery waters of Loch Lomond! Thank you.

Margaret's sky photo
Margaret's sky photo
Margaret's sky photo
Margaret's sky photo

More of us are being at home now, so we are bringing you some regular fun and relaxing activities – Creative Time – to encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and stay in touch!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.

Creative Time

This project is kindly supported by Glasgow Connected Arts Network

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Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

19 June 2020

Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer
Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer

We hope you are enjoying the amazing light and the flourish of nature and energy that is midsummer – let’s celebrate it by making something!

Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer

This longest day of year – the Summer Solstice, this year it is the 20th of June – has been a festival since long ago, it is also called Litha or Gathering Day. Solstice means sun standing still. It is believed to be a magical time of the year by many, and we notice the extra creativity the sunlight generates.

Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer

We made a simple midsummer crown out of flowers from our local Glasgow park, this is a traditional midsummer activity that young people also love. It is so lovely to take the time to pick some flowers and tie them together this way, and enjoy wearing afterwards. And with social distancing you don’t need to feel too self conscious! Below is a link to give some tips on making the crown.

Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer

Also we drew some irises and buttercups, with a black pen line drawing. 
We have made a colouring in sheet from this sketch if you have access to a printer and would like to work on colouring it peacefully.

Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer
Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer
Creative Time ā€“ celebrating midsummer

Fell free to make any response you like!



Here is a Japanese woodcut print by Hiroshige of purple irises, thank you Margaret šŸ™‚

Utagawa Hiroshige I, published by Uoya Eikichi - Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashōbu), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meish... - Google Art Project.jpg
By Utagawa Hiroshige I, published by Uoya Eikichi (1797 – 1858) ā€“ Artist (Japanese) Details of artist on Google Art ProjectqgFCjAmgF1vaxA at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, Link


More of us are being at home now, so we are bringing you some regular fun and relaxing activities – Creative Time – to encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and stay in touch!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.

Creative Time

This project is kindly supported by Glasgow Connected Arts Network

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Creative Time – looking up for the crescent moon

12 June 2020

Creative Time ā€“ looking up for the crescent moon
Two types of origami moon design folded by MT

We are often drawn to a super moon but miss the crescent, especially if we live in a more urban area. After the recent full moon we have a waning moon orbiting us just now – gradually thinning down to a slender crescent in the summery night sky. Thanks to Laura who has sent us inspiration for this activity with her mysterious origami crescent below.

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon šŸ™‚

For this activity you could do several things such as draw a moon shape, eclipse or cratery surface, or write a short poem about what the moon stirs in you or about a scene that has struck you. Above we made a really easy origami moon which is fun to follow if you would like to try it!

Creative Time ā€“ looking up for the crescent moon
MT’s fun word – drawing, with a crescent filled with cratery textures all made up of the word MOON
Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon šŸ™‚
Blair’s brushpen doodle of moon and sun over the city of Glasgow

This is an instruction link to the origami moon Laura made, quite an intricate one which takes time, but captures something special about the graceful and enigmatic qualities of the dreamy celestial body.

Laura's moon šŸŒ™
Laura’s mysterious origami crescent using white paper

Creative Time ā€“ looking up for the crescent moon
Elaine your artwork is so fun to look at! We really like the combination of the cotton wool clouds, eye drawing and colourful collage. You said your dad helped you as well to make the fishing rod, as his hobby is building models, and your piece has a kpop connection again! You also said about it:  

It’s the sea with the moon light reflection on it at the bottom. It was interesting to do, trying to come up different ways for the different parts. So it would be different from the original drawing. 

Materials which Elaine used:

Sketch book
Japanese Paper ~ Moon
Sketch pencils ~ Sea, eye, fisherman and fishing line
Watercolour pencils ~ Eye colour
Watercolour paints ~Fisherman
Fineliner pens ~ Eyelash and Fisherman
Parcel cardboard ~ backing for fisherman
Melted stretched plastic ~ Fishing rod
Cotton wool ~ Clouds
Stick of Glue ~ Glued the Moon, the drawing of fisherman onto cardboard, the fishing rod and cotton wool. 

Creative Time ā€“ looking up for the crescent moon
Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork Margaret – you said you were thinking about the moon and the tides – we love the qualities of the silver and the copper you have used and the flowing movement and gradual changes as the moon wanes.

More of us are being at home now, so we are bringing you some regular fun and relaxing activities – Creative Time – to encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and stay in touch!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.

Creative Time

This project is kindly supported by Glasgow Connected Arts Network

Glasgow Connected Arts Network

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