Katie Hone
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Creative Tuesday's Cats and a wee bit of Origami

Rolling back into the swing of things with another Creative Tuesday!

Now I might have possibly misinterpreted the theme as the cat in my picture is not black.... so maybe a more philosophical approach could suffice. My cat is dark - mummified and maybe even evil? Ok maybe that's too harsh.



Either way I am up at the crack of dawn drawing cats and videoing my efforts. If you haven't seen already I am now dabbling in some speed drawing. trying new things in each video. They are far from perfect and are mute since I need some research into music and copyright.

I want to work out next how to take a good video of painting without boring the viewers! What would you like to see me do with this?

Here's the finished cat painting...
Cat Mummy Egyptian Mummified Art Trading Card Watercolor Painting
Mummified Cat - Original ATC - Katie Hone


Head on over to Creative Tuesday this week to see others interpretation of the theme.



Origami again!!!


On another note I am really throwing myself back into origami. I used to do it and loved it but was very much a solo enjoyment. Now I have a few friends interested we're very keen on working on Christmas decorations! Need more paper already though but I suppose nothing is stopping me from cutting up paper myself... Food for thought!

Modular 30 Units five star model paper colorful
Modular Origami - 5 Pointed Star

Drawlloween


I am a few days early but I have completed this whole challenge - it has been amazingly challenging! it has introduced pixel art to me (the one subject I was least looking forward to but enjoyed the most!) Has anyone else embarked on this challenge? I reckon I can do it again for next year too.

These pictures are not in order but if you need to refer to the Drawlloween theme list I talk about it in my previous post: Art Topic List for Halloween - Oh and Cookies

Drawlloween Challenge (Landscape ATCs) - Not in Order

Drawlloween Challenge (Portrait ATCs) - Not in Order




Before I leave I'd like to refer you to a free giveaway on my Facebook page (Katie Hone - Illustrator) - please send your love that way and who knows you could get lucky! I will be introducing free giveaways every month so please get involved.

Thank you for stopping by, any and all feedback on the video would be great!



32 Art Trading Cards in just five days!

What a crazy month this has been

Last year I participated in one of the most fun events on IllustratedATCs - called a Halloween-Athon. I'm sure it's popular elsewhere but here we set aside four days in October to make and trade frantically. Last year I was extremely under prepared. I had to go to work in the early morning which made staying up late to keep up with American trading impossible.



This year however:

1. I took 5 days off work
2. I made about 20 cards beforehand (with the help of #Drawlloween prompts) - check out one of my last posts to see the prompts.
3. I drew out lots of outlines to simply paint later.


Halloween-Athon - ATCs Trading - Katie Hone

That didn't stop the calamity, that is my computer suddenly stopped functioning. I had a very panicked 12 hours where I thought some of my images would be lost forever. A massive sigh of relief when a disk clean up (which took 5 hours) got it back.

And my results?

52 cards made
43 cards traded

I am exhausted!

ATC art by Katie Hone - Halloween-Athon

Mailing list at the end of Halloween-Athon

Monday was great, I could slow down and get the packages ready which for some reason is something I really enjoy. 

I am looking forward to the coming weeks of mail art!



I also received a Secret Halloween package - another mail art madness I do at IllustratedATCs - here is my little Georgie playing with the dolls I received.

Georgie - Aged 2 playing with DADAology's Vampire art Doll

I like to share this art with Georgie - check out the pictures of when Georgie was weeks old, she got a bunch of ATCs as a gift for when she was born. ATCs on her just looked so huge!!

What is my workstation like?

I've been seeing some interesting work spaces lately and want to add mine to the collection - along with my general environment.

Art Table Watercolours Pens Brushes
Noodlerabbit88 - Work space


I work very small so realistically I use very little space. In this picture you can see my usual layout for painting ATC's - this bat is day 14 on Drawlloween - one of my more simpler designs. Anyhow I have my computer right in front of me because I can't tear myself away from my emails and Facebook!

Shelf art envies mail art moo inchies origami
Lego Minifigure and art collection - Katie Hone

Boxes storage little things baskets
Boxes of stuff - organised heaven!

Computer art workstation storage
Workspace and inspiration


These pictures are what surrounds me, mostly envies, Moos and inchies - inspiring and a great collection of Lego Mini - Figures (which by the way I love)!



Finally I wanted to share these awesome pictures that TF Balding has got on her Facebook page called Southern Sweet Tea Studio - She is an exceptional artist and here she's done a time lapse of her latest piece which will be a giveaway to a random lucky winner. Check out her Etsy shop too.

TF Balding 2015 Southern Sweet Tea Studio
I would love to see your workspace too, how organised are you?

Check out how much my art and working has changed. 
Way back in 2012 I used to paint canvas, bigger, more space needed. I'm quite glad I work small with my little set up!


Art Topic List For Halloween, oh and Cookies!!

Hello everybody! I hope everyone is doing good.

Monday


I had a rather epic day with a new friend from work, she is all artsy and we had grand plans to do some interesting stuff. I was going to introduce her to Art Trading Cards, make origami things, this strange plastic bead you can melt down and mold which then hardens. Followed by an interesting dinner and cookies (we figured that would appease the Georgie girl).

How did we do?

We made dinner and cookies - hah!!!

Jody and I spent the whole day chatting and I showed my enormous collection of Art Trading Cards I have collected in two years. Georgie wanted plenty of attention and wouldn't go down for her much needed nap.

Georgie mashes up the mix

Georgie beats the dough into submission


Drawlloween Challenge


Trello list checklist topic halloween drawlloween
My topic list for Drawlloween


Oh this is such fun - for every day in October this year is a topic, we post everyday with our creations and with any luck I will complete all 31 and get a cute little pixel challenge trophy! Don't we just love pixel trophies!

Here is a sneak peak at a few completed ones:

Aceo atc colorful whimsical halloween art mail dragon skull pumpkin candycorn graveyard giraffe dragon devil
Drawlloween - Ghosts - Eyeballs - Skull - Dragon - Devil --- Katie Hone


Someone you must go and look at


Clicking a few links and looking around the internet I happened to bump into a very good friend of mine on her blog! And it's rich with posts and ideas which, when I have a bit more time I will start reading through. Her name is Amy Weaver - you can find her blog at TheWeaversHand. She has traded some awesome pictures of my daughter, I'm not usually a great fan of collage but the way she uses mixed media is just incredible. Seriously check her out!

Zetti mixed media daughter little girl whimsical moo mail art
Moos made by Amy Weaver - Georgie Atkin 


 

Katie Hone's Page

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
March 2013
My Website (without http://):
http://honekatie.blogspot.co.uk/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I love having lots of art from all around the world - I almost certainly can't afford to buy art so I love the fact that I can make art and receive in return for essentially no further cost than a stamp. I'm totally addicted to it. I also love to pen pal which is a little bonus!
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
10 High Street
Ramsey
CAMBs
PE26 1AE
UK

noodlerabbit@hotmail.co.uk

About the mail art I make

I love mail art of all kinds but thought I'd mention I've never been very good at collage or stamping or anything like that. I do admire people who can collage! My artwork on envies are usually watercolour, marker pens or colouring pencils. As a result these take a long time so I apologise that I can't churn artwork out fast. If I ever receive artwork from the beautiful people on this site, I indeed promise to send something back but can't guarantee when!!! I will write your address down for a later date and who knows I could have a day of pure art!!! I also want to mention that I'm incredibly thrifty, I would personally much prefer to stuff an envelope full of stuff to make the most of the 20 grams a £1.28 stamp affords me than sending out a postcard. I honestly just like the recipient to get the most out of me! Also I'm broke! Haha - I'm new to this so if I'm getting it wrong please tell me :)

Also themes I collect:

Elephants, Rabbits, Giraffes, Zentangle, Unicorns, Sheep, Whimsey Houses and anything vibrant!

 

Not sure I'm allowed to put this in but couldn't harm: Other things non arty:

Paper currency, greetings cards, posters (in the above themes perhaps), any and all stamps.

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At 6:21pm on July 17, 2013, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

Katie, this is the last but probably not the least welcome message to IUOMA you receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. When you joined IUOMA on 09 June, I was unable to welcome you on board.  At the time I was in a celestial journey far beyond the Milky Way. Now, back to planet Earth, I´d love to be the other end when you decide it’s the right time to start trading snail mail art. If this is the case at the time your envelope should read as follows:

The Celestial Scribe

Terrene Embassy

The Celestial Republik van Patland

Caixa Postal 24827

Curitiba-PR

80510-970

Brazil

II look forward to see a piece of yours in my terrene mailbox. I will do my homework after receiving yours. This is a celestial promise. I’m Patricio, Celestial Scribe & Republik van Patland official envelope provider.

At 1:00pm on June 12, 2013, Mim Golub Scalin said…

At 8:19pm on June 10, 2013, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Thanks for the explanation...and the offer of some of your art.

OK, sticking to what we've got so far, here's 3 themes, and you have to work out their level of difficultness:

i) noodles (pasta?)/noodling;

ii) canoodling (if that's a word)/canoes [I have a rather risqué joke involving French beer that is relevant at this stage]

iii) noodling and/or canoodling in a canoe with a rabbit.

Go, Katie, Go!

At 2:35am on June 10, 2013, Dan Mouer said…
Welcome here, Katie. I'm a bit if a newbie myself. The pieces you have shared are all great fun, full of fresh whimsy, and beautiful!
At 9:15pm on June 9, 2013, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Dear Katie ,

Welcome to IUOMA!

It's a great bunch of folks and I hope that you enjoy exchanging Mail Art with us. I'm your Mentor, and if I can help to ease you into IUOMA in any way, then please don't hesitate to ask and I'll try to explain what's going on and how IUOMA works.

If you haven't already done so, I suggest you take a look at the 'New to IOUMA' page (4th from the left at the top of the IUOMA home page) where you'll find a 10-point Introductory Guide that should give you an insight as to what is going on.

Would you like to exchange some Mail Art with me? If so, send me something to 1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France, and I PROMISE to send you something back.

Hoping you enjoy your IUOMA days; it can be expensive though when you spend, as i do, more on stamps than I do on fruit & veg at the local market

Dear ,

Welcome to IUOMA!

It's a great bunch of folks and I hope that you enjoy exchanging Mail Art with us. I'm your Mentor, and if I can help to ease you into IUOMA in any way, then please don't hesitate to ask and I'll try to explain what's going on and how IUOMA works.

If you haven't already done so, I suggest you take a look at the 'New to IOUMA' page (4th from the left at the top of the IUOMA home page) where you'll find a 10-point Introductory Guide that should give you an insight as to what is going on.

Would you like to exchange some Mail Art with me? If so, send me something to 1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France, and I PROMISE to send you something back.

Hoping you enjoy your IUOMA days.

Regards, Val Herman (who is far too polite to ask you, ma petite lapin, to explain 'noodlerabbit')

)

 
 
 

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