20 April, 2017

New Work in Progress...

Hello,
 Here are some various works in progress which I wanted to share with you. I'll be exhibiting in Swindon again next month so hopefully these will be ready in time.
Each are in different stages of being finished.


Bye for now.

24 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge Giveaway

Hello,
As you all may know by now the Art Marks 30 Day Challenge has come to a close. I would like to thank all those who supported me on this challenge by holding a giveaway. I will be offering the originals sketches free of charge but only for a limited time at a first come first serve basis. I will post them here again to refresh your memory with the day and word prompt. All you need to do is email me- carmen@carmenbnorris.com, the day you would like and why you chose it along with your mailing address and I will post it to you; you have until Friday, the 3rd March.
 1. Petal-like, 2. Needlework, 3. Concentric
4. Just 3, 5. More than One, 6. Gridded
7. Dozens, 8. Rings, 9. Chevron
10. Criss Cross, 11.Lines, 12. Puddled
13. Patterned, 14. Dashed, 15. Loose
16. Assorted, 17. Reverse, 18. Circular
19. Hashed, 20. Suspended, 21. Bold
22. Reflective, 23. Simple, 24. Primary
25. Hidden, 26. Singular, 27. Continuous
28. Painterly, 29. Confined, 30. Shiny
Once I hear back from you I will let you know if you were successful.
Bye for now.




19 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge Has Come to an End-Days 21-30

Hello,
So here are the remaining days of the art challenge. Now that its come to an end I can say I've had mixed feelings about it. There were times when I really enjoyed it because the prompt spoke to me and I could get in the flow of things other times I struggled because I couldn't relate to the prompt of that day. I also gave myself a challenge of just working with a limited amount of art supplies- watercolour paints, watercolour crayons, acrylic markers and pastels; I found I really missed using collage and adding layers in my work.
It also forced me to make art when I wasn't in the mood or was tired. Afterwards, I realised I enjoyed what I made in the end. But if I enjoyed or found everything easy; it wouldn't have been much of a challenge. So I would really like to thank Rae Missigman for creating this art challenge.
Thanks also go out to all of you who followed me during this journey and have given me some positive feedback. I hope this has inspired some of you to do more art, even if its 10-15 minutes a day!
Day 21-Bold
Day 22- Reflective
Day 23- Simple
Day 24- Primary
Day 25-Hidden
Day 26-Singular
Day 27- Continuous
Day 28- Painterly
Day 29-Confined
Day 30- Shiny
I would love to know which were your favourites.
Bye for now.








14 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge-Days 16-20

Hello,
Here's a look at Days 16-20, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you might have seen these already.
Day 16- Assorted

Day 17-Reverse

Day 18- Circular

Day 18-Hashed

Day 20- Suspended
Hope you are inspired!
Bye for now.

08 February, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge-Days 11-15

Hello,
I'm still doing the Art Marks 30 Day Challenge; here are Days 11-15.
Day 11-Lines
Day 12-Puddled
Day 13-Patterned
Day 14-Dashed
Day 15-Loose
Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Bye for now.

01 February, 2017

Art Exhibition at The Core in Old Town

Hello,
I wanted to let you know I have an art exhibition at The Core in Old Town. We hung the work this evening and the exhibition will run for the whole month of February. So if you're in the area, stop by and take a look. The Core Mango Smoothies are quite nice as well. 
Here are some photos. 






The Core
4 Devizes Road, Swindon
SN1 4BJ
Bye for now.

29 January, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge-Days 6-10

Hello,
I'm still doing my art challenge, these are Days 6-10 and their prompts. 
Day 6-Gridded
Day 7-Dozens
Day 8-Rings
Day 9-Chevron
Day 10-Criss Cross
I hope you feel inspired to do some art yourselves.
Bye for now.