Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It Feels Like Forever


It feels like forever since I played with my toys, but early last week I got out my Inktense Blocks and painted a few bouquets.

These are so much fun.

I try to remember to take a few pictures of bouquets every time I go to the grocery store.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Silly Scraps Saturday - My Room

Stamps by Rubbermoon and Studio G

Last week I posted my imaginary town.  This is a room inside my house.

Monday, March 13, 2017

"Greek" Bookmarks

The partial letters I learned recently look a bit like Greek letters, so I used them to write some Greek words on bookmarks.  I used watercolor, mixing the colors directly in the nib.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More Alisa Burke Inspiration

Alisa Burke recently did a fabulous demonstration about Mixing Pastels and Water and water, which inspired me to give it a try.  Who knew this was possible?

That led me to try the same thing with Inktense Blocks:

And I even worked a little bigger!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Calligraphy Inspiration

The Westcoast Calligraphy Society featured a presentation on Laurie Doctor in February.  We learned her alphabet of partial letters, which she uses to create patterns.  It is like a code - the three blocks of partial letters shown in this piece actually do spell out lines from our national anthem, O Canada!

Friday, March 3, 2017

What have I Been Up To?

Not blogging, obviously.  LOL  I've been stuck at home with a cold this week, getting sucked in by the Internet mostly.  I did find (again), Andrea Joseph's wonderful "collection" drawings, and they inspired me to do a couple:

Before I got sick I made a visit to Vandusen Gardens, inspiring this page: