Debasree Dey

Week 1 – Wanderlust 2024 – Brushes, colors, textures & collage

I joined a year long course called wanderlust to give my creative play a boost. And so I decided to document my journey here. The first week was by Kasia – founder of everything art which hosts wanderlust.  Absolutely love Kasia’s method of art journaling and the intuitive flow of brushes and textures, yet keeping …

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Monochrome Winter Frozen Lake Painting Tutorial

In the quiet solitude of winter’s embrace, there exists a profound beauty waiting to be captured on canvas. Join me on a journey through the serene winter landscape of a frozen lake, as we explore the art of monochrome painting with acrylics. This blog is your gateway to unlocking the tranquility of winter through the …

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Artist date #7 – Creating connection between collages & my emotions

The last few prompts were to write down the emotions on these art journal pages which felt something I have never felt before. I usually write my heart out in the morning pages, this was the first time I wrote my emotions in my art. And with a few extra touch ups, the pages were finally done. Here are some images of the final pages.

I think this week’s artist date was so in-line with what I learnt through this week – it helped me get over the nasty grip of perfectionism, and made me take a huge risk I had been avoiding for quite sometime. – Use my creativity to put some random scraps together along with some paints and doodles and creating something beautiful and meaningful – and recovering a sense of connection between the collage pieces and also between the artist within me and my emotions.

Truly instead of thinking UP the collage in my mind which I’ve been doing for the past 2 months, getting it DOWN in action on these pages.

I think my most favorite artist date so far!

Artist Date #6 – Tear up a magazine for colors and patterns

This week I chose something from my long list of artist dates. I’ve been doing a lot of small artist dates throughout the week, so this Sunday for the artist date, I wanted to do something a bit relaxing, and also give myself a feeling of luxury as I’ve been reading about recovering the sense of …

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Artist date #5 – Altering boring household objects into faux ceramics

This week something miraculous happened. The whole week have been reading about recovering the sense of possibility and it almost opened my mind’s eye to see the amount of possibilities out there in terms of art and how much I had kept my mind closed over the years, thinking and looking into same kind of paintings.

The miraculous thing that happened is – I had been struggling to decide something particular for this week’s artist date, and finally I decided I’ll doodle some butterflies and create stickers out of them (which I eventually did later) – this was the plan in my mind. But before I could start doing it, my inner artist wanted run away from the studio, take out white paint and mix baking powder and apply it on some old boring boxes in the kitchen (which she had seen this morning in Pinterest and had liked the idea).

I allowed her to do so, and told myself after she is done with one object, we will get back to the butterfly making project. But one thing turned into 2, into 5, and ultimately into 10 objects that day. I played like a child converting everything I could find and convert them into faux ceramics objects, as you can see by now.

It was probably the best artist date ever – in terms to how I felt. The joy of seeing something old and boring turn into something magnificent was simply an experience I’d wana have again and again.