Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Smile With Your Soul

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Card
Image by Magenta
Greeting by Daisy Bucket Designs

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let's Try Painting a Picture

This is something new for me - drawing and painting a picture.

4" x 5"
Watercolour Pencils and Crayons

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Playing with Funky Letters

This journal page uses Fill In, Fiesta Spirals, Cursive, Sketched, Type, Art Nouveau, and Akim Cursive letters.

Watercolour Crayons and Pencil Crayons
Micron Pens

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Time Flies.....

We're half way through July already, and summer has finally arrived on the "wet coast".  My office/studio is unbearably hot after noon.  I've had a bit of time to take Joanne Sharpe's on-line Letter Love Class, and I'm lovin' it!

Micron Pen, Pan Pastels
Composition Journal

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do Not Worry about Tomorrow,

for tomorrow will worry about itself!

Prismacolor Pencil Crayons
Gel Pens
Stamped images by Maryse Carrier and Prima

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Before I Put the Wax Crayons Away.....

I think they've done their job for now, but before I put the wax crayons away, here's another journal page:

Wax Crayons

Friday, July 6, 2012

An Abstract Vase in Pencil Crayons

Another in the series, this one an Artist Trading Card in pencil crayons:

Artist Trading Card
Prismacolor Pencil Crayons

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Even Better in Watercolour

Working in a series is soothing; it removes part of the creative block.  I liked the abstract flowers exercise from Art Projects for Kids so much I decided to try one with watercolour crayons:

Watercolour Crayons

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More Crayons

Art Projects for Kids is a fabulous blog filled with, yeah, art projects for kids.  I'm just an old kid, so I like lots of them.  And as wax crayons seem to be a current craze of mine, I thought I'd try the one on an abstract flower vase.  Fun!

Wax Crayons

Monday, July 2, 2012


Do you ever suffer creative block?  I not only suffer from it, but I'm fascinated by it.  A post about crayons on Heidiology resonated with me as a possible cure.  For me, the fear of the blank page is rooted partially in perfection and waste, so the idea of taking the cheapest supplies, crayons and scrap paper, and creating something with them made sense to me.  Heidi suggests if you can't think of what to create, make a scribble and colour in the spaces.  The absolute freedom from expectations it brings is wonderful.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Doodles and Inchies Shift

Usually I do my inchies done straight up.  Usually they are a separate layer attached with adhesive.  Today I felt like a shift, so I doodled them on the diagonal:

Artist Trading Card
Micron Pen
Tim Holtz Distress Inks