Thursday, January 22, 2015

Deep thoughts were thunk

I don't often take the time to paint the covers of my journals, but every now and then, particularly at the dawn of the new year when one is inclined to feel compelled to put forth maximum effort... Here's my current sketchbook, almost used up, practically ready to be put to bed. So it's safe to put a cover on it now that there's such a short time left to be battered around in my bag. The journals I like best are from The Handbook Journal Co. I use the 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" size. I love the cloth covers and the paper quality. The only complaint I have about these is that over the years, the elastic band that holds the book closed tends to disintegrate.

Deep thoughts. Another art journal, cover inspired by condiments.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The queen of cakes & cookies

Another year sneaks in by way of the back door. I don't know about you, but all that cozy rest and goofing off over the holidays is hard to shake myself out of. Nevertheless. The crunchy Christmas tree has been pushed out the door, and I've got a lot of half-done paintings. So, working my way through them has begun in earnest. Happy new year!

Queen of cakes & cookies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Kicked out of the Brownies

There's an element of truth in this sketch, as I was in fact kicked out of the Brownies as a young'un. Don't worry, it wasn't over anything notorious such as setting forest fires or harassing woodland creatures. Nope, I was ousted for being "too silly." I ask you, is there really such a thing??
Kicked out of the Brownies

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ho Ho Hos

'tis the night before Christmas... I've been having fun playing with winter themes all month. Here's to the holidays. For Christa. Cheers!
Ho Ho Ho's

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We were so happy

Wow, I haven't posted anything since before Thanksgiving, but I am up to lots of mischief. I had this thought about lumberjacks, and wanted to do a weeping lumberjack or something along that line. But then again, why not a Beaverjack? He's a little oblivious while raining on everyone's parade.

We were so happy...

Journals featured in "The Bark" magazine

On newsstands now: Four of my journal pages featuring dogs are featured in a spread in the Winter issue of The Bark. I love this magazine, it's the cool dog mag. Thanks to Cameron Woo!
Babe & friends

Nice day at muddy hole

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why not?

An abstract collage in which I mash together various bits and pieces, then try to make sense of the result. I was instructed in my class to do this piece, so I happily armed myself with scissors and glue. It's 12 x 12 on plywood. Having not done an abstract in a while, and being a huge fan of vintage ephemera, the project was really quite enjoyable.

Why, you ask? Why not?!

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