Friday, August 29, 2008

Another Floral with Textures

Another one of these little pen and ink sketches. This one was done at lunch at the Arabica in Solon, sitting out on their patio. Lovely day.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I didn't set out to draw trillium, I was just drawing generic flowers. They seem close to trillium, though I can't remember the last time I saw one in person.

This is a little pen doodle on paper. Colored with acrylics. For fun, I sprayed it with masking fluid before I colored it. Rubbing off the mask left fun little polka dots all over. Rain drops? Dew drops? Swiss cheese? Who knows. I like them.

I'm not convinced this one is completely finished. I'll have to keep looking at it a little longer before I decide.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Finally, some color! This one started out as a pen doodle, but ended up with a few embellishments.

I'd bought the alphabet stamps for $1. They're all stuck together in a block. I'll have to pull them apart to use the individual stamps, but I had to try them as one big bunch. Very cool! Now I need more colors of stamp ink.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mardi Gras

Now here's something fun! Greens and purples and golds -- reminds me of the colors of Mardi Gras. With a little bit of that energy.

I did the central part with acrylics on matboard. Layers of colors, masking fluid (notice some of the dots throughout).

Then I masked out the zig-zag shape and painted over with Golden Fluid Acrylics in Interference Oxide Green. Fantastic color. Changes depending on the way the light hits it. Sometimes it's gold, sometimes green. Good stuff.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Textures and Patterns

Tried some new patterns on this one to see how they'd work out. I'm liking it. May do more of that.

I carry a small zippy bag with precut ACEO blanks in my purse, along with my trusty Identi-pen. If I can get away from my desk at lunch, I'll scribble a quick doodle. They take maybe 10-15 minutes but make all the difference in my afternoon if I can dash off one of these.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


These are great little doodles to do during lunch. Makes my day feel so much more productive when I have one of these little guys to show for it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Letter G

Another lunchtime doodle. The usual Sakura IDenti-pen on preprinted cardstock. Includes a letter G stamp.

Love these Sakura Identi-pens. Permanent ink, hold their shape, don't dry out. Inexpensive. Beautiful.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Some days are just like that

Pretty much self explanatory, don't you think?

Black Sakura IDentipen on preprinted acid-free mat stock. One of those lunchtime doodles.

Monday, August 18, 2008

ACEO Contest - Pink and Red ACEOs

ACEO Magazine is looking for artists to create PINK ACEO cards to support breast cancer research and RED cards to support the MS Society.

All artwork should be sent in by September 20th.

These cards will be auctioned on EBAY to donate to the Cancer Society and the MS Society, each card will have 5 limited edition prints for auction as well. The entries will be featured in our Winter editions of ACEO Magazine and Cardaddix newsletter. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.

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