Wednesday, June 22, 2011

les papillons


when it came time to get ready for my girls weekend in orlando a couple of weeks ago, one of the first things i did was pack my "hotel goody bag"......you know, that sweet collection of art supplies (along with a little stash of chocolate to nibble on) that you just can't live without while you're away from home.  i took one of these new journals from strathmore......




my growing collection of tombow markers.....




and these.  no way could i ever leave home without 'em!




we took a side trip to the craft store to see if there was anything we just couldn't live without.....(have you ever noticed that it's SO much more fun at the craft store when you're with your art buddies?!)......and i found these fabulous butterfly stamps......




and later that night i played in my journal, using this technique, while nestled in one of those hotel dream beds, surrounded by my favorite supplies......and my chocolate stash......and proving to myself that it really doesn't take a lot of supplies to be creative.  (but please don't mention that part to my little dutch sweetie.....he might start to wonder why i need all that "stuff" in my studio........ :))




15 comments:

Peggy said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

Marie aka Grams said...

And the best part is to hang out with your creative girlfriends. Oh, so much fun. So glad you got away. Your art, as usual, is beautiful.

nacherluver said...

Cute post! I have that same journal! Love the ending. and I promise not to tell. *wink*wink*

Lottie said...

Gorgeous, I just love the butterflies - what a great idea to use a stamp them to colour it

Clever you

Glad you had a lovely time

Pretty Things said...

I am so incredibly jealous (in a good way!) of your talent!

garden clippings said...

You always inspire me with your drawings!!

Sue K said...

Love this post!! Funny cuze I ordered two of those new journals and they just arrived in todays' mail. I can't wait to try them out. Nice paper inside! Have a great day!
hugs, Sue K

Clare said...

I love the last part of the post - although we properly don't need quiet as much art supplies as we have - its so nice to buy new stash - i would rather buy art supplies than anything else! it sounds like you had a fun time.

Tara said...

Love it! you are so creative. Butterflies and dragonflies are some of my favorite things.
hugs,
tara

LittleBe. said...

Love you're butterflies!!!!

Andria said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! I stopped in AC Moore today because I haven't been there in ages, and bought two of these journals (in the mid size) because they were on sale ($4, I think). The pages are so deliciously thick; I'm excited to use them. I think it could be fun to challenge ourselves to limited supplies, even when we are at home, to see what we can come up with!

Createology said...

Beautiful Butterflys. Great art kit you packed. Of course the chocolate for energy. Your ability to make wonderful art with so little is a testament to your amazing artistic abilities!

joanne sharpe said...

omg Lori, i am so obsessed with Tombows right now! Loving how brilliant they watercolor. LOVE! Hope you had fun with your girls!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

My goodness...you have NO IDEA how much I love this! Especially since I m=am making a real effort to thin out my supplies and only keep what I love and actually USE! This is perfect and the butterflies?? You made them your worn and they are now perfection :-)

So..the markers are water soluble??

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I noticed this journal the other day at the art supply store. I was thinking about getting it now maybe even more.

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