Sunday, May 1, 2016

Magilla : April to May

Another page from my "Magilla" notebook.  For some reason I really enjoy just slapping paint onto the page, pasting random bits and doodling without a plan. 

I am participating in a 31 Day May Art Challenge at, so I will have more art forthcoming.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fun with Four Colors

I picked up a gridded composition book a couple of weeks ago ... this is my first finished page.  Fun with 4 colors of PITT brush pens.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Magilla : Random Stuff

Another page of random goodies from my Magilla notebook.  Colored pencil texture rubbings, doodles with PITT Indan ink pens, random collage of text and images, rubber stamping, and some Washi tape.

PS: Coming Soon:

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Magilla : Stamping Flowers

A page from my Magilla notebook.  The boring part: trying out a new pen in August.  Later: a doodled Mandala.  Then yesterday: I went to town with the colored pencils and the rubber stamp alphabet to fill up the page!

PS: I love the stamped flowers ... but I am now suffering with an "art injury" - a horrible pain in my shoulder and upper arm, most likely caused by the repetitive stamping motion.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Zetti Style ATCs : Bumble Kitties

More March Madness!  These are my zetti-style cards made for Day 8 in the March Madness Challenge at

Collage made up of printed papers with some doodling added.

Friday, March 18, 2016

More March Madness : Stained Glass ATCs

I continue to participate in the March Madness Challenge at  I made a few stained glass cards with Indian ink pens and colored pencils.

This is a technique that I used many years ago to make these ATCs (some of my favorites):

Sunday, March 13, 2016

March Madness Challenge

I decided to participate in the March Madness Challenge at  It is a challenge for each day of March, in which you are given a prompt to create a piece of art with the given theme.  I jumped in late - but I am having fun with the challenge, anyhow.  Both pieces featured here are ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), which are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size.

Day 12: WOOD : "Tiki"

I love Tikis, totems, and carved wooden masks!
Here is my wooden Tiki drawn with Indian ink pens
and colored with a mix of colored pencils and Indian ink pens.

Day 11: WIND : "Still"
Watercolor pencils used for the background,
then drawn over with black Indian ink pen.
Coated with multiple layers of clear gloss varnish.

I don't know how many of the 31 challenges I will have time to complete ... but it is always good to try new things and take a little time out to make some art.