Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Wrap Up

Last weekend I participated in the End of Summer Art-a-thon at  I made and traded 6 ATCs - most of which were Halloween themed, so I will post images of those in October.

Pictured here is "Beach Monster".

Anyhow, I had a wonderful arty weekend & it felt great to take a break from work for a day & a half and reconnect with some of my online art buddies.
I also finished another zine for a swap-bot swap.  The zine is an 8 page +cover mini zine, and the theme is "July day by day" with snippets of things from each day in July.  The zine features a July ephemera collage on the cover, and is filled with doodles, photos, clip art and so on.

I made a few extra copies for trading ... so give me a holler if you want to swap zines.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Random Doodle

Just a little doodle with Indian ink pens.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Art-a-thon Weekend

It's time for another art-a-thon weekend over at  This one is called the "Summer Solstice a-thon".

An art-a-thon is an online gathering where artists make art (any type - drawing, painting, collage, etc..) around the clock and around the world - ATCs (artist trading cards), inchies, chunky book pages, and anything else they have a whim to make.  Lots of fun and inspiration.

Most artists opt to trade their art with each other, and it often becomes a whirlwind.
I haven't participated in an art-a-thon for a long time, so I thought I would jump right in.  I have already made 3 ATCs and several inchies this weekend.

I'm already caught up in the frenzied trading this weekend:

My closest trade so far: Tennessee
My farthest trade so far: Indonesia

After the weekend is over ... there is the happy anticipation of receiving art in the mail.  fun, fun fun!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

ATC: Stars and Stripes Forever

ATC (Artist Trading Card) #235

"Stars and Stripes Forever"

Doodled with Faber Castell Indian ink pens on 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" bristol.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Butterfly Postcard

Here is another of my recently doodled postcards.  Indian ink pens on 6" x 4" card stock.  Sent to one of my "art buddies".

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Doodled Postcard

Doodling patterns is just so darn relaxing.  Here is another of my recently doodled postcards.  Indian ink pens on 6" x 4" card stock.  Sent to one of my "art buddies".

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Junk Mail Journal : free Dream

I ran across the little junk mail journal that I made years ago.  Here is one of the crazy collage pages found inside.  Just magazine and catalog bits glued to a piece of junk mail, with a bit of doodles thrown in for good measure.

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.

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