Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another year bites the dust...

Today, as I hit the 15th anniversary of my 29th birthday, these words from Lucille Ball made me giggle... The true secret to staying young.

I have to admit, this saying sort of resonates as well...

This is the first time I've tried posting directly from my iPad and have struggled with how to upload a photo. I ended up having to go back to my laptop to get the scans uploaded.  If anyone routinely uploads their photos from their iPad and has some suggestions, I'd love to hear from you about how you make it work! Thanks!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Sketches

I spread out a little with this sketch, working in canson's 11x14 mixed media sketchbook.  Unfortunately, i don't have a scanner that will scan something that large so I've taken a quick photo with my iPad, which is not a very accurate reflection of the colors and it's lost some of its crispness.  nonetheless, i am posting as part of sophia's sunday sketches. click on over there to view some wonderful artistry!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Positive Thoughts

It's a rainy day here in my neck of the woods and the beautiful leaves that I was loving so much last week are almost completely gone.  My sweetie is off traveling for work and I am missing him.  So, this week I have been thinking positive thoughts to will him back home safely-- and also to ensure that I don't kill our daughter while he's gone! (Just kidding! :-D)

Don't forget to linky link on over to Show and Tell Saturday at Artists in Blogland  as well as Just Journals for plenty of amazing inspiration!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cartoonish watercolors

Several weeks ago, I attempted a sketch in just pen and ink and, while i clearly have a lot to learn, I managed to stop myself from going to the next step and applying color.  last weekend, I tried again in simple black and white.  Unfortunately, I couldn't stop myself and today, I decided to pull out the old watercolors in an attempt to give it more life. 

For some reason, I seem incapable of adding color without making it look like a cartoon sketch.   I just love, love, love lots of color.  Maybe I just need to steer clear of trying to paint realistic landscapes with color.  Hmmm...  I'm so envious of people who can carry their sketchbooks with them and recreate the world around them so effortlessly. 

Don't forget to head over to paint part Friday for brilliant inspiration

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Over too soon...

Dontcha just hate how no matter how long it feels like you're waiting for the weekend to roll around, it's always over way too soon. 

Enjoyed a great one with more running around than art work involved, but I did manage to get a little sketching done. 

Here is the beautiful harbor of my hometown... I have not done it justice, by any stretch, but it is a sweet reminder for me of how much I love home!

Head on over to Sunday Sketches to see what others have been up to this weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Writing on the Wall

Well, I don't know about everyone else but I've had a hectic, hectic week and I am doing a little happy dance now that the weekend has arrived!

I am excited about the fact that I signed up for the Sketchbook Project 2012 about 6 weeks ago and, about 3 weeks ago, received my blank sketchbook.  I have to admit, though, I've been a bit of a deer in the headlights when it comes to the blank pages.  I have a lot of ideas but I'm afraid I will just ruin things if I actually make a mark in this blank book!  So, I've been putting some ideas down on 'scrap paper' instead of just diving in. 

Anyway, the category I've signed up for is "Writing on the Wall" and I've created this little illustration as a cover for the journal. 

I'm looking forward to seing what others have created for Paint Party Friday this week.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


i was sitting in my office today, looking out over the back deck and was completely taken by the amazing colors of the foliage right behind my house.  it's like the world caught on fire.  these photos, taken quickly with my iphone, don't do the view justice!

if i saw these vivid colors in a painting, i'd think that the artist had overdone it a little!   just goes to show, nature is the most beautiful canvas!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Magic Monday

Mondays tend to be very busy days for me and I usually don't get much of a chance to do any doodling.  But, I was inspired by an invitation by Carol at a creative harbor to join her magic monday bloghop.  it's taken me until now to doodle some magic so i could participate, but here it is:

alas, i did not have my magic dictionary while i was doodling away, so my spelling my be more creative than my art! :-)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Relaxing weekend...

Spent a relaxing evening watching movies with my sweetie and doodling away...  I had no idea where this was going when i started it, but this is where it ended up.  These fishies were speaking to me and I think they may have more to say.  :-)

Head on over to Sunday Sketches to see how others are spending their weekend.  Hope everyone has had a great one so far!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunny Saturday

it's been a week of catching up and i have not done much more than some doodling while watching movies late in the evening.  very late last night (well, actually, in the wee hours of this morning),  i relaxed by drawing these friendly flowers. 

i've been in a friendly flower mood lately.  maybe i need to switch to something more wintry... or at least more autumnal.  it's getting chilly out there!

be sure to click on over to show and tell saturday to see what all those great artists are up to this week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Brightened Day...

admittedly, i've had a bit of a hard time getting my cheer on this week.  although it has been great to get home after traveling last week, i brought home a bothersome cold with me and i've been stuffed up and sniffling and feeling as though my head were about to explode.  i've been busy, busy, busy trying to catch up on all the things that slid a bit last week while i was away and i'm getting ready for my sweetie to be traveling for work for next week.  nothing earth-shattering, certainly, but enough to make me want to just crawl back beneath those covers and pull them over my stuffed up head. 

well, yesterday evening, as i was snuggling under those covers with my trusty iPad in tow, i discovered an email and post from dear Tracey Fletcher King letting me know that i was among the lucky ones she chose for her 'getting to know you award.'  it should go without saying that each time i read tracey's blogs, she brings a smile to my face with her lovely art work and her too too funny stories about steve/phantom.  she always offers a wonderful little peek into her day-to-day life that is just delightful.  but yesterday, she brought a big grin to my face because her award was just exactly what i needed!  thank you, tracey!

in the spirit of this award, i need to provide 7 little known tidbits of information about me, which i doodled out during a series of conference calls today (sssshhh!). 

a very cool thing about this award is that i get to pick 15 people to pass it onto.  i would certainly like to pass it back to tracey, but that may not make sense given the nature of the award and the fact that she's already named her 7 things.  there are so many others who inspire and encourage me so it will be hard to pick just 15!  but here goes... (in no particular order!)

1.  Miraculous Mosquito
2. Andrea Joseph
3. Martha Lever
4. Eden at Draw Doodle and Decorate
5. Lori at Elvie Studio
6. Jean at PushingtheEnvelopes
7. Diana Evans
8. Sophia at Blue Chair Diary
9. Joni at Pop Art Minis
10. Heather at Rose Hill Designs
11. Linda at Serendipity
12. Melisa at Toad in a Boat
13. Carol at Share the Creative Journey
14. Kristin Dudish (Art & Stuff)
15. Chris at Pear Shaped Crafting
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