Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank you cards

Spurred by a gift of a really cute pad of papers, I made these (and more) thank you cards for my Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In the Midst of Winter

Started a couple of pieces today. Wasn't feeling very creative, so browsed some saved favorites which jump-started this one. Lots of small and large white lettering in the background for texture.

This one is acrylics on watercolor paper with gesso and inks (McCaffrey's Ivory and Moon Palace Sumi.)

I've signed up for an oil pastel workshop tomorrow. Hopefully it will make me feel creative before I have to return to work from this end of year vacation.

Friday, December 17, 2010


My friend Pat has the coolest blog! Actually, Pat's blog current post is such fun, I think you'd like to visit her blog and see it too. Check this week's post out at Plan to click on every part of the Christmas tree to see cool art stuff. If you have time to spare, visit some of those links!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sketchbook Challenge for 2011

2011 - good grief! Wasn't it just yesterday when everyone was scared of Y2K? How can 2011 be coming at us so quickly?

Anyway, Jill Berry posted information about a Sketchbook Challenge on her blog this week, and I've decided that's just what I need to jump start my art journaling. I've started to journal a few times, but never quite got it going on a regular basis. This challenge sounds made to order for me. There will be lots of inspiration from other art journalers, and an assigned theme each month. I will be posting my results. It starts in January. Fingers crossed! (To learn more about it, click on the sketchbook challenge button to the right.)