Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Promise

For the past couple of months I was having some serious problems with my hands.   I was unable to stitch (my livelyhood) & had to cut back on my art and hobbies.   Needless to say, I was pretty down.

My sweetie said to me, "I promise that things will get better."   I wanted to believe it ... but sometimes it's hard to keep the faith when you're down.   So, I made this page in my moleskine notebook to reinforce the message.

It has been about 8 weeks now & things have indeed gotten better.   My hands have almost completely recovered.   I am stitching again & making art again.   Yay!

The page was done in acrylic paint and lined with Indian ink.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Drip, Drip, Drip

A page from my "Wreck This Journal".   The instructions: "Drip Something here. (Ink, Paint, Tea) Close the book to make a print."

I dripped ink to start ... it bled through too many pages and didn't really splatter enough.   I switched to acrylic paint and had some fun.   I think the paint looks like a crazy colorful crab of some sort.

I added the doodles later ~ just because.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

We have been having terrific weather in Atlanta this week.   Hooray!

I was at the park yesterday feeding the ducks, when a flock of blackbirds swooped in for a quick bite.   I love the iridescent blue color of the feathers on their heads.

This page was drawn & colored with Indian ink pens and colored pencils.   I plan to fill the lake area with writing ... probably one of my corny poems.