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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 59 60 and 61

ICAD Day 59: hopscotch - colored pencils and PITT pens.

ICAD Day 60: sorbet - colored pencils, PITT pens, and a paint pen.

ICAD Day 61: path - colored pencils, PITT pens, and a paint pen.
That's all folks!  I have completed the ICAD challenge - and I did it on time.  Hooray!

More info about ICAD can be found here:
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created! 

ICAD - Index Card A Day Challenge: Days 57 and 58

ICAD Day 57:stickers - acrylic paint, PITT pen, paint pen and stickers.

ICAD Day 58: graffiti - Collage of clippings, PITT pens and paint pen.

More info about ICAD can be found here:
Be sure to visit the Flickr ICAD group to see what others have created!