Tag Archives: #september2022

Days 21 Through 25 of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 21, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 21, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I had so much fun with this series. I painted first, with acrylics and/or watercolor. The first two have pots that were collaged by hand. I continued in Photoshop, adding collage with digital patterns. Some of which are just copies of paper patterns I have.

You might ask, “why not just collage the paper by hand?”. And that is a fair question. In photoshop I can change the color, stretch or shrink the pattern, change the direction. I can try everything. I can also change my mind in the final stages and rework the individual pieces.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. We are in the final week of the gathering now, and I have started a new series. But I will be revisiting this style in months to come.

Day 22, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 22, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 23, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 23, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, acrylics, & digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.
Linda Solegato

Days 15 Through 20 Of the September 30-Day Gathering

Day 20, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 20, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I’m having fun with these. The first four were painted in acrylic or watercolor. And the patterns were added digitally in Photoshop. Not as easy as it might sound. On the vase above it took three times longer to add the collage and effects, than it did to paint it.

Day 19, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 19, CG 9 22. 4 x 6 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 18, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 18, CG 9 22. 4 x 6 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, CG 9 22. 4 x 6 inch. Watercolor, digital collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

For day 16, I shared a work in progress. I will be sharing the final pattern soon. Here I created a plaid, which will act as the background for the rest of the design. The theme is Fika, Swedish coffee break. But it is so much more than that. Fika is all about bonding with friends and family. It can take place several times a day.

I knew that many would use the colors of the Swedish flag, And I wanted to do something different. I tried adding a weave texture, but as you can see, it darkens the colors too much.

Day 16, CG 9 22. Surface pattern © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 16, CG 9 22. Surface pattern © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

This landscape is watercolor, acrylics and collage. And splatter of course. 😆

Day 15, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Mixed media, collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, CG 9 22. 4 x 6 inch. Mixed media, collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Here in the valley we are enjoying a rainy, dark day. It’s been raining off and on since about 11 pm. It is cool, and the rain is not evaporating. This is a good long soak.

Creativity is
inventing,
experimenting,
growing,
taking risks,
breaking rules,
making mistakes,
and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook

Week Two Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 8, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 8, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Lily of the Valley, in honor of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Watercolor and acrylic on Arches 140 lb. Cold pressed paper. 30-Day Creative Gathering. This is now available in my Society6 shop.

Day 9, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Mixed media, collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 9, Eucalyptus, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Mixed media, collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I found myself behind, working on my Spoonflower challenge entry. These next four were done in one sitting. Painted, and then digitally collaged. I wasn’t very happy with them in the beginning, but they have grown on me. I did enjoy the process. They have received wonderful compliments within the gathering. It always helps to “see” through the eyes of others. 🙂

Day 10, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, CG 9 22. 6 x 6 inch. Mixed media, Digital collage, watercolor. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Mixed media, collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, Aspen, CG 9 22. 8 x 8 inch. Mixed media, collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

So hard to believe we are already at the halfway marker. I am thoroughly enjoying this round. I have finally reached the point, where I am not stressing myself over the outcome. I really tried to get ahead, because I knew I was going to be busy designing as well. But catching up from behind, that’s not so bad. 😉

Thanks so much for following along. Your interest is a blessing! 🙏