Sunday, July 12, 2015

I am adding page links to my nav bar at the top of this blog for my various journals and such.

Be sure to visit "Magilla" ... one of my summer projects this year.   "Magilla" is a notebook, gluebook, smashbook, memory book, part journal and part art playground. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MasterBoard Postcards

Here are the postcards that I made from the MasterBoard shown in my previous post.  Mixed media including: printed papers, acrylic paint, stamping, Sharpie doodles, punches, glitter glue, collaged images and text, washi tape, and little doodled sleepy time night caps.

I sent these 2 postcards off for a mailart swap at Swap-Bot.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Masterboard and Doodle Zine

This is an example of what is now being called a "Masterboard" ... about 10 years ago it was called "Serendipity".  You make a Masterboard (or Serendipity) by gluing your paper scraps and collage bits to a larger foundation (usually card stock), adding some paint, stamping, doodles, texture, stencil work, and whatever else you feel compelled to use.  Then you cut it up to make backgrounds for your other art (postcards, book covers, ATCs, inchies, etc...)

I made this one for a July masterboard postcard swap at Swap-Bot

This weekend, I also finished up my latest mini-zine: Doodle Zine I, so it has been an artful weekend.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Sunshine Doodle

Happy Summertime!  It's been a scorcher in Atlanta ... with more of the same planned for the coming week. 

I am just putting the finishing touches on a "Doodle Zine" for a swap over at swap-bot.   I try to make at least one zine each year.  I believe this is my 11th one. 

I always print extras for additional trades ... so if you have a zine (or just some doodles) - give me a holler & we can trade.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Doodle Mandala

Started out as a mandala ... but I think it looks more like a snowflake. Doodled with a Sharpie marker and a Super Fine PITT Indian ink pen.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Blind Contour Drawings

Every once in awhile I like to do some blind contour drawing.  "Blind Contour" is drawing without looking at your paper.  I find I often have funny or surprising results.

I drew this skull as a blind contour drawing and then came back and went over it with a heavier pen and added the little shading marks on the cheeks.

I did this next blind contour drawing when I first woke up this morning.  If you are a fan of Futurama, you should be able to recognize the character.
Yes, it is Bender (or maybe Bender in a blender).   ha-ha!  And is you don't like it, you can kiss his shiny metal a$$.  hee-hee.

To see my previous blind contour drawings, click on the label below.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring Flower Doodle

Another colorful doodle: water based markers, Indian ink pens, Sharpie white paint pen, Sharpie gold metallic pen, and colored pencils on 9" x 12" watercolor paper.

I plan to cut this one up to make a couple of postcards and then use the rest for art journal pages, ATCs and inchies. 

I'm so amazed by the color I am getting out of the water based markers.  They are probably close to 20 years old & almost all of them are "juicy" ... funny thing - I have other sets that were more expensive and supposedly higher quality that dried out within a few months of use.