Monday, May 15, 2017

Collage for Tip In Swap

This is a 4" x 6" collage made from paper clippings, paper flowers, a sequin, decorative tape, with touches of Indian ink pens and a paint pen.  Made for the "Sketchbook Tip Ins ALL Mediums Athon" at (this art-a-thon continues through today)

I'm looking forward to the "Inchie-a-thon" that will be starting later this week!  It has been a long time since I made inchies and I really love the crazy pace of a good art-a-thon!

If you want more info about "art-a-thons" or "" just ask. 



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Return to Junk Mail Journal 1

I had a few pages left in my first Junk Mail Journal (circa 2008), so I decided to play around with some of my paper scraps and see what developed.  This page was made from scrapbook papers, newspaper clippings, a sticker, stamping, doodles, Indian ink pens, sparkly gel pens (the entire fish is colored with sparkle), and a paint marker.

I made the little junk journal by taking the junk mail postcards that had accumulated near my computer, trimming them all to 4" x 6" or so, and spiral binding them into a book.  Then I just started pasting random bits inside to decorate the pages.

To see more, just click "junk mail journal" in the tags below.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Postcards: Doodled Hearts

the LAST art of 2016 ... doodled heart postcards.  Printed paper collage doodled with Indian ink pens, metallic gel pens and a paint pen.  

and ... the FIRST art of 2017.  One more doodled hearts postcard:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Santa Helps Out

Stick to what you know, Santa!  

Just a quick little cartoon in my composition notebook. 
Drawn with various Indian ink pens, colored with watercolor paint using a waterbrush pen.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Scribble Doodles: Holiday Wreath

Oh yes, I am still playing with my Scribble Doodles! books.  This is a page from my Scribble Doodles Christmas book. 

I have been working so much lately, it felt good to just take an hour off and make something goofy.  

To see more pages from my Scribble Doodles! books, just click the "scribble doodles" tag below.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art-a-thon Challenge Hunt Weekend

Had a blast this weekend at the Art-a-thon Challenge Hunt over at!   I finally took some time off to make some art and play a bit.   The weekend was all about getting together with other artists and making and trading art - participating in challenges and just having a creative fun time.

Above is my favorite card from the weekend.  I made it for a 3 word challenge: porcupine, desert, heart.  Indian ink pens and colored pencils.

I also made a Zombie poetry ATC (Artist Trading Card 2-1/2" x 3-1/2") for a "found poetry" challenge.

And a Zombie postcard (6" x 4") for a trade at Swap-bot.
I later filled in the Zombie thought bubble ... I had too many ideas (nice to "meat" you)(would love to have you for dinner) etc ... so I took suggestions and went with "LET'S do LUNCH".

I made this Kitty ATC for a blind drawing challenge.  I thought he would come out a bit funkier, but I draw cats so much that they just about draw themselves.  I love doing blind drawing.

The last ATC I made was this mushroom ATC.  I wove strips of paper for the background.

Over the weekend, I made 5 inchies, 8 ATCs, and 1 postcard.  I haven't made that much art during a weekend in years!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Composition Book Doodles

I have been filling up my composition notebook with doodles and blurbs on a regular basis.  Here are some of my favorites:

1) A duck I see often at Piedmont Park.  He has something wrong with his tongue that makes it stick out all the time.  Otherwise he seems to be getting along fine.
2) Just some folks I saw at the park.  A 20-something-ish young man walking a dog, with an older woman (mom?) walking behind carrying a bright pink baggie of poo (I presume, from the way she was carrying it.).
3) Doodle inspired by a particular shoe seen during the Olympics.
4) Ed Emberley style thumbprint kitties.
5) Doodle inspired by something I saw.
6) Monkey face inspired by Carla Sonheim's "Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists"
     Drawing Lab 7: Monkey Business.
7) "Jan in the Pan" from the movie "The Head that Wouldn't Die", which I was watching at the time.
8) Ed Emberley style thumbprint mice.
9) Doodle inspired by a woman I saw at a Walmart.  She was riding an electric scooter and dragging the cord behind her like a tail.
10) A spider web I noticed.
11) Ed Emberley style thumbprint dogs.

It's a lot of fun to look back through the composition book & helps me to remember more of the day to day things that occured over the summer.