WOYWW 658 – Neurographic art, late to the party?


Happy Wednesday WOYWWers! I fell down a rabbit hole over the weekend that I will share. I saw this video from Keren Tamir. I like her art journal stuff and this one popped up in my feed, where the bright colours attracted me (Ohh…shiny….!)

This article is also interesting for background. My own feeble attempt graces my desk today

I have some finishing touches to add but I’m mostly there. I used watercolour rather than markers but I didn’t have smooth watercolour paper so had to use mixed media paper, medium weight. Typical I didn’t have exactly what I needed! More on that and (hopefully) a finished piece tomorrow. Other desks:

Upgrading left me with no usable Adobe Photoshop Elements. I seem to have hoarded 6, 10 and 14. DOH! Useless now, destined for the bin. Also I got copies of the children’s books I made from the Children’s Book Creator class. It’s a strange process. You actually find the images then create your story from them. The ones I made were more about testing the process, and the stories are super simple, more like read-to-a-2YO than complex stories, but they all have a “lesson” and the images work really well. I had fun making them. The Forest Friends one I re-ordered after tweaking the colours and sharpness a bit so waiting for that to arrive. Last desk is in a bit of a state as I played with my gel plate and using an old scrapbooking rub-on as a resist (see that back on Saturday if that sort of thing appeals to you) but I managed to wedge in my If you HAD to…. cards anyway.

Oh dear. Another impossible choice. As long as I can muzzle the racist zit with a thick bandage I could live with that, maybe.

Do scroll down if you want to see my keyboard cleaning adventure, but only if you can stand the site of a shocking amount of dirt!

Have a lovely desk hopping day!

13 thoughts on “WOYWW 658 – Neurographic art, late to the party?

  1. ooh not come across neurographic before and really interesting, loving the ATCs you made with them too. As to those cards, ooh dear lord-nope neither, lol!!!!

  2. Hi Mary Anne, that art looks sooooo relaxing – I could see me doing that so will check it out. Oh dear, I checked out the keyboard post – I think my keyboard is fairly new, but I may still have to have a peek and see what’s lurking within! Have a lovely week, Heather xx #20

  3. I like your painting and the bright colors! And I do not like those 2 choices. Have a great week!
    Carol N #19

  4. Loving your art piece – gorgeous colours. I will have to watch the video later – like you, I love the brightness. Happy WOYWW. With love & God Bless, Caro xx (#16)

  5. I remember doing that technique in high school at, and I have also done it with my 6 years olds, it’s a great technique, very meditative as well! I love the Children’s Book lessons. I assume the lessons are free and the books cost something to publish. Is it reasonable? Your books look fantastic! Have a great week, stay safe, Lindart #21

  6. First of all, I just have to say that I’m probably going to have to clean our Pc keyboard now…good grief, it’s a CSI’s dream!!
    I like the Neuro graphic art, sort of mindless doodling tidied up to be mindful! For those who are convinced that they can’t draw or express themselves creatively, it would be a great way to convince them otherwise whilst still being good for them! We always say our creative time is therapy! I’m with you, I’ll live with a talking zit…the alternative is beyond contemplation for me.

  7. Much as I don’t like it the zit sounds the better alternative today! Or any day!
    Can’t make my mind up on the Arteza brush pens but my Promarkers are running out faster than I like and I am spending so much on replacing them that I decided I need to get to grips with other mediums. I think the brush tips will get loose and I won’t get the lines I get at the moment but will have to wait and see.
    I have enrolled with Tracy Scott (love her to bits) to do a pencil crayon workshop over two days in February so hopefully that will help with the hundreds of pencil crayons I have. Another thing I rarely use for colouring.
    Loved your video and it took me back to my childhood. I used to do doodling like that on a piece of paper and then colour the shapes in. Some also had patterns in them. That kept me happy for long periods of time so I will now try this – heavens knows I need to de stress about something in my life.
    Hugs Neet xx
    ps just go to Aal & Create website for the Polaroid details – or it’s all over Facebook.

  8. Love the colour in your art piece. I immediately looked up Keren and have subscribed and will check out some of her videos later.
    Your choices are always so awful I don’t know how anyone can choose! I do love PSE, I upgrade every few years. Happy WOYWW Angela #4

  9. Morning MaryAnne!! Well, I really don’t think I could choose between those cards!! See you had to compromise with your card – I still find it hard to believe that despite a room FULL of stuff I can watch a tutorial and find I don’t have the basic elements to do them in my stash! (Or if I do, I can’t find them). I watched your cleaning video. Now typing very reluctantly……) Have a great week, stay well, stay safe, love n hugs Cindy xx #17

  10. This would be just soooooo relaxing . . . . love the idea!
    Take care
    Christine #18

  11. That neurotrophic art reminds me of the doodles I used to do as a teenager and then with my kids, scrawling randomly over the page and then colouring the sections in. I’ll check out the YouTube to see what it’s all about! Congrats on doing the kids books, they look great! Perhaps you could do one about the perils of keyboard cleaning, your previous post was a bit alarming!!
    Hugs LLJ 3 xxx

  12. Sorry but this week’s cards are an impossible choice Mary Anne. Loving the background you have created with your watercolours – looks good despite not being on watercolour card. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  13. that YT video came up in my feed too but not watched it yet (and no time this morning) but well done for having a go. I’d not heard of it at all. I did see your keyboard cleaning post… oops!! I was more impressed at the age of your keyboard though, I’ve gone through several with various machines and- the letters wear off so fast with me Happy WOYWW Helen #6

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