Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My handmade book

The book-making workshop will be coming round again in December at Red Bow Studio and I am really looking forward to making another journal. Jenn is coming again to teach and she is such a good and patient instructor! Patricia showcased some pages of my book on her blog and here are a few shots that she took:

I started reading some of Danny Gregory's work and he is so inspiring. I don't know how you can keep your hands off of a pen, pencil, brush after checking out his book Creative License!

I am trying to make a concerted effort to sketch everyday. I will post some images soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New work!

Here is some work that I did at Red Bow.This was a terrific class, Patricia had us journal our week. I jumped right in!

that shiny red tape adds alot of pop!

This weekend I was looking for some old halloween decorations (and I mean old, I'll have to post them) and I came across a huge Arches watercolor block that I had. I remember this paper frustrating me so much and deciding to just putting it away a few years ago. Well time changes things. I have to say I have come around and am really enjoying this hot pressed paper.
Below are some leaves that I found leaving Oyster Bay this weekend, there are some imaginary ones as well. I am glad I picked the red background. At first I wasn't sure but I'm happy with that and like the touch of orange as well. Its not big, 2.5"x 3.5", ACEO size:

The one that got me started:

same style, so much fun to do!:

My all-time favorite doodle:

Some more fun:

I think purple and green are terrific together :

I've got to remember to stop by Cathy's shop and tell her "My chrysanthemum stones are working!" LOL!

Monday, October 4, 2010


I have done some drawings that I scanned the other day. I wanted to post them up to get them "out there" and not hidden in my sketch book. I think they are really cute. I feel like I should give them names...? I spent some time coloring the second, sunflowery one on Photoshop the other night. I'll have to post that one soon, as well. I love drawing in black and white.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Leaf Creatures

Saw this on another blog and had to put this up. I love these animals!
They are called "des Feuilles tres, tres chouettes" which translates as "very, very cute leaves"..aren't they? I think the peacock is my favorite!