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Creative Time – Above and below the waves

2 August 2021

Have you made it to the open space of the seaside or lochs this summer? Or can you imagine being on the water, looking out to big horizons or looking down and seeing colourful mysterious sea creatures swimming below? For our Creative Time fun artwork this month please send us any pics of drawings, photos or 3D works related to the magical world of the sea and sea creatures.

Creative Time - Above and below the waves
Swimming through the kelp forest
Creative Time - Above and below the waves

Please email to us for our Creative Time community – online on our blog and social media. It is a great way to engage with the environment and our community, relax and find inspiration.

Funky shell and sea patterns
Funky shell and sea patterns
Soothing sounds and flowing rhythms
Swimming through the kelp forest

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities – Creative Time – 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 – Summer Landscape

3 June 2021

It is beautiful here into June in Glasgow, the days are bright and humid and the colours of trees, buildings and sky are vivid, people are wearing bright summery colours too! Why not take a moment to make a drawing of a summer landscape or cityscape view, or snap a photo. Here are some examples from Blair’s sketches, but feel free to do your own thing!

Trees

Please email to us for our Creative Time community – online on our blog and social media. It is a great way to engage with the environment and our community, relax and find inspiration. Thanks to Ken, Mark and M for sending their summery photos below!

Marukobashi, Tokyo
Kyoto hill garden
Finnieston Crane

Ken

M

Mark
Mark
Mark

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities – Creative Time – 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 – colourful swirls

4 May 2021

This month why not take a few minutes to relax and doodle, we have a fun and  easygoing task for you to enjoy. Simply doodle some swirly spiraling lines, at your own pace. You can explore what sizes or materials, or colours or shapes you want to have. 

In the examples below we have just a few colours, one piece is with pens and the other oil pastels. Or you could simply try it with a pencil or any pen. Please email us your doodle for our community blogpost!

Creative Time - colourful swirls
Creative Time - colourful swirls

Ken
So many swirls of all sizes and textures moving into the distance, looks like you enjoyed creating this curvy world Ken, thanks for sending 🙂

Elaine
Thanks Elaine for your lovely photo of graceful swirls in sea shells

M swirls
Spacious take on the swirls theme, thanks M for sending, peaceful feel and joyful colours

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities – Creative Time – 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– draw your favourite Public Transport or work vehicle!

6 April 2021

We have a very different theme this month 🙂 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

Thanks very much Anne, that’s great to have your photos of the boats! (Glasgow Tall Ship)


Great Ken, thank you! Nice perspective and funky marks. You are becoming very nifty with your digital techniques 🙂

That is a fast and cute looking Shinkansen bullet train, thanks M for sending

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities – Creative Time – 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 🙂

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 🙂

Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities – Creative Time – 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 – Creative Time – 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 🎉

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 ✏️, pens 🖊️, colouring pencils, or paints. 🎨🖌️ 

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 🙂
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 – Creative Time – 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.  🍂

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

For this fun creative time challenge we photographed some of the colours and shapes near us.🍁 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 🙂


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 – Creative Time – 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 🙂


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 Rivulet…

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 – Creative Time – 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 🙂

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 🍦 artwork Ken!! We like your ipad drawing style 🙂
Margaret ice lolly
Your watermelon ice lolly🍉 looks delicious and chilled to perfection Margaret!
Laura's ice cream
We love your Fabby dabby ice lolly🍓, thanks Laura! We like the details in the choc bits, each flavour looks delicious.

Our version of Drawing and Painting Studio’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 Studio🎨) and thanks for sharing this frosty challenge ❤️

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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