Friday, March 25, 2016

My Tribute to Cecil the Lion !

I started this painting right about the time Cecil was in the news but I got to finish  it only  early this year.


Title: Tribute to Cecil
Medium: Pen and Ink on Watercolor paper and  Colored Digitally using the iPad.



My painting won second place at the monthly art competition at Sunnyvale Art Club monthly meeting on Feb 18,2016. The theme of the art competition was "Portraits"

Title: Apsara
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Sketchclub


Early Feb,2016  my pet squirrel painting  made it to the cover of  Kathy Qi's  Key2arts  newsletter-Newsletter Issue 78 Bay Area Art Events (Feb 1-10)



Here is the link to her newsletter:
 https://www.key2arts.com/newsletter/newsletter-issue-78-bay-area-art-events-feb-1-10


Here is a picture of Tulips in full bloom at my patio garden

Title: Garden Goddess -- Tulips
Medium: iPhone Photography


Wish you all a Happy and Colorful Spring !


    #zentangle  




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Happy Birthday !

Hello All,
Happy to let you all know that I share my Birthday with my blog :)  Today my blog is 6 years old. 

For my post today I am going to share iPad artworks of all my talented students. On this day I feel  that I am truly blessed that I have the opportunity to inspire/teach such wonderful children at the Sunnyvale Community Center. Sunnyvale,CA

Age group of children 8 to 9 years. Dates Jan 13, 2016 to Feb 24,2016 ( Wednesday's ) 
Location at the Creative Arts Center Paint Room ( Sunnyvale Community Center. Sunnyvale,CA)

Disclaimer: The text and images in creativejayu.blogspot.com belongs to me.Permission needs to be taken from me before any content is reproduced in any media including print and web.



Title: A Colorful Heart
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art 



Title: Halloween Heart
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art



Title: Log on the Beach!
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art




Title: Penguin
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art





Title: Tulips!
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad Art




Title Space Chick
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad Art



Title: Starry Night
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art



Title: Abstract Art 1
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art




Title: Alien
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art



Title: A pretty Flower
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art



Title: A pretty Bug
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad Art



Title: Boat
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad Art



Title: It's a beautiful day
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad Art



Title: The Butterfly Effect
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art



Title: A day in Paradise
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art



Title: Abstract Art 2
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art











"Creativity is as important as Literacy" -- Ken Robinson


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Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day !

This week at Laura Harms's blog ( Weekly Challenge #254) we have to create a tile with Valentine's day as the theme. Here are some of my Valentangles

Title: Happy Valentine's Day
Medium: Pen and Ink on an A4 size paper


Title: Happy Valentine's Day
Medium: Pen and Ink on a tile

Title: Happy Valentine's Day
Medium: Pen and Ink on Watercolor paper
Do visit Laura's blog if you want to participate for this week's challenge here : http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/


This week at Digital whisper the theme is Violin and their next week's sneak peak  challenge is Cupid. I thought it will be fun to   combine both the challenges and create a single painting.


Title: When the Frog played the Violin, Cupid struck him!
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Sketchclub
Note: For the above iPad Art, picture of the frog is taken from Graphics Fairy. The rest of it is my creation. Hope you like it.

If you want participate for this week's challenge do visit the blog here http://digitalwhisper.blogspot.com.au/

Thank you all for your lovely comments in advance. Your comments make my day!

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”-- Charles M Schilz



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New post for the new year

I have been  having a lot of things in my mind lately and hence could not blog for the new year. I hope everyone had a creative new year !

This week at the Diva's weekly challenge we have to use a tangle as a string. I chose the tangle " Ixorus" as my string for this challenge. The only change I made was I did not draw the auras around the half moon shape instead I drew tangles in those spaces. Hope you like it.

Title: Ixorus Tangle
Medium: Pen and Ink with  Color Pencils


In my last post I mentioned that I taken  a class on Mosaics Art. Here are some of my Mosaic art pieces.  These are my first pieces and I totally enjoyed doing these.

Title: Heart Mosaics by Indirect Method

Title: Flower Mosaics by Direct Method


And  finally here is a still life painting created using the iPad. This painting is inspired by Birger Sandzen ( 1871-1954). I had seen the artist's works on the " American Art Review" magazine and was inspired to try one of the artist's work.


Title: Fruits in an Indian Bowl
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Sketch club

With that I will leave you all with a quote for you to ponder on.

Take care and Happy Creating/Tangling!


" Life is a school. There is something new to learn wherever we may be, wherever we go, wherever we turn." 









Thursday, December 24, 2015

Goodbye 2015 !

I am eagerly looking forward to what's in store for me in the year 2016 and I am glad that 2015 is finally coming to an end. 

Despite a rough 2015, there were a few streaks of light which I would like to highlight for this post here: 


  1. Early 2015 I sold a painting for a good cause. -- Jigsaw Canvas Show at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA, January 2015
  2. I also got an opportunity to   teach adults and seniors at the Pacific Art  Leaugue and at Menlo Park Community center, Feb 2015 
  3. My painting was Juried by the City of Campbell, CA and I was Selected to  do a Mural for the City, May 2015.
  4. I got to teach some wonderful children  on how to create art using the iPad at the City of Sunnyvale-- Sunnyvale Community Center,CA, at Cupertino Community Center and at  Los Altos Community Center. June-July- August 2015
  5. I was ( My painting was on display)  the featured Artist for the months of August and September 2015 at the Sunnyvale Mayor's Office, Sunnyvale, CA
  6. My  iPad painting was Juried  and Selected by some of the top iPad Artists around the Globe and I had a show at the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA. August 2015
  7. Some of my paintings have been chosen for sale by the Triton Museum of Art-- Museum Store, Santa Clara,CA, September 2015
  8. My iPad Painting made it to the Spooky Art  Festival for Halloween this year. October 2015
  9. I teamed up with some wonderful group of local artists and we all had our group show in November this year at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA. November 2015
  10. Two of my Doodles  have been Chosen for a Coloring book which is going to be created for a worthy cause. ( December, 2015) 
  11. A picture of  me with my students being published at the Sunnyvale Community Center Activity Book Nov 2015 to Feb 2016.  
  12. I recently took a class on Mosaics art at Fremont High School  Sunnyvale, CA and  got to meet some wonderful and inspiring ladies /Instructor.  Will post pictures once I am done with it. 

Last week Dec 15, 2015 I took a class at the  Mountain View Public  Library , Mountain View, CA  on watercolor and I created these two Christmas Gift tags using watercolor pencils. 

Title: Christmas Gift Tags
Medium: Watercolor Pencils on Watercolor Paper

 This will be my last post for 2015 !   I wish you all a Creative and a Happy Holiday Season ! 

I will leave you all with my current new favorite quote. This is by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas who are the founders of Zentangle Art. 


" Anything Is Possible, One Stroke at a Time."-- Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas






Monday, November 16, 2015

iPad Art Works of my students at the Sunnyvale Community Center

Here are the artworks of all my  wonderful students at the Sunnyvale Community Center. Age group of the children 8 to 9 years.

Disclaimer: The text and images in creativejayu.blogspot.com belongs to me.Permission needs to be taken from me before any content is reproduced in any media including print and web



Title: The Blue Dragon
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad art




Title: Bones
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art

Title: Brown Elephant
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

Title: The Fireplace
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

Title: The Fire torch
Medium: iPad art
Apps used: Procreate

Title: The Red eyed Dragon
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

Title: Unicorn Love
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

Title: Swirly Pattern
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad art

Title: A Rainy Day
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad art

Title: The Moon and the Giraffe
Medium: iPad art
Apps used: Paper by 53

Title: The Green Chick
Medium: iPad art
Apps used: Paper by 53

Title: The Butterfly
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad art

Title: The Robot
Medium: iPad art
Apps used: Paper by 53

Title: The Lonely Easel
Apps used: Paper by 53
Medium: iPad art

Title: A Heart Doodle
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Paper by 53










 " Every Child Begins the World Again"-- Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

You are Invited ! --- Contemporary Art Show

Hello All,

I will be participating in a group art show at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery from November 2 to November 30,2015. A reception will take place on Saturday, November 14,2015  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The artists will be present to greet guests and talk about their art. Light food and drinks will be served. Everyone is welcome. The Sunnyvale Art Gallery is located at 251 West El Camino Real,  Sunnyvale, California.

  All my valued customers/ art collectors  will receive my personal   handwritten thank you note  with some fun free  goodies.  

Here is a sneak preview of some of the paintings from my animal series 



All of you are invited ! 



        

      
 

#Zentangle