One Little Tag: March Dots

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve taken up this year-long challenge to create a tag a day. Well, I’ve not done real well on creating one daily. I’ve revised my challenge to at least do some tags a month, but don’t want the pressure of a daily tag. Here is my collection so far.

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For February, on this post I showed you how I was using liquid watercolors and gesso on my tags. Here they are from last month.

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And my favorite tags of the group are these.

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So for March I decided to try my hand at pointillism – art using just dots. We saw a lot of this in Australia. Here is one of the paintings by a local artist that we brought home from that trip.

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I’ve seen a lot of this art on the web, especially on rocks, something I definitely want to try if I can get the technique down.

I started by using these Dot Riffic pens I’ve had for years. I don’t believe they are made anymore. Here are several of my tags using them. I wasn’t really happy with the dots.

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Next I moved on to regular markers. I use these to color in my mandalas. I wasn’t really excited about these either.

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Then after some research I saw that some artists were using these nail dot pens. I bought this Glam Hobby nail art kit through Amazon to see if they would would work better.

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I absolutely love the look. I’m using acrylic paint with the different size dot pens. Here are just a couple tags I’ve made with them. Love, Love, Love the look! I like that these pens have wood handles and with the kit I get lots of brushes too!

dotswithdotpensI’m looking forward to exploring more with these art.

Meanwhile, so much is going on here – lots of dyeing, teaching, and now gardening. Last week I worked on the asparagus bed cleaning it out, and yesterday I spotted our first spear. Yipee!! This week I’ll be finishing my cleaning job and mulching with all of that paper I’ve been shredding for the past two months!

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Both Dave and Ace have birthdays in March. Ace will be 4 in a couple days, and Dave is much older than that now!! I always like to get a picture of the two of them to document this event.

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We celebrated Dave’s birthday with a trip to Nashville to see John Prine. This was my 4th time seeing him in concert. I never was a big fan of his until I met Dave and we started going to concerts. He’s such a talented songwriter, fun to watch, has such a sense of humor, and is so humble. It’s amazing that his songs are timeless. Anyway, it was a wonderful concert.

That’s all for now. Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my new readers. So glad you are here.

 

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