Thursday, August 30, 2012

stitchy fingers

i've had the itch to stitch the past few days!

{you can find more information and 
photos of these blank journals in my etsy shop here!}

Monday, August 27, 2012

inspiration monday

let's make an artsy name-tag!  
here's all you'll need:
 heavy watercolor paper, waterproof marker pens,  pencils,  a hole punch, 
and watercolors, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, or acrylic paints.

first, draw your name with a pencil using "bubble letters".

now draw an outline around your name, and
then another outline around the entire thing.
(i used a curvy-cloud-style shape)

add some color.......
(i've used watercolor pencils)

and trace over your pencil lines using a waterproof marker.

don't forget to add some of your favorite details and a little shading!

cut out your shape, leaving a slight border around the edge of the 
artwork,  then punch a hole at the top using a paper punch.

now run a thread through your punched hole, and
attach your artsy name-tag to something special!
have fun!

my new art storage box is by more here!
you can watch a video on making "bubble letters" here!

{supplies used:  140 lb. watercolor paper,  graphite pencils,  waterbrush, 
pitt pens,  derwent watercolor pencils,  scissors,  cotton embroidery thread}

Thursday, August 23, 2012

beach birdie

i met this little guy during my beach walk last week.....
he was a lot of fun to watch!

i hope your weekend is filled with sunshine!!

{footage via my iPhone.  watch in larger format here.}

Monday, August 20, 2012

inspiration monday

i think it's really important (really important!) to take 
a creative break every now and then.....
even when that means leaving your artist space blank for a short time.

because when you're ready to come back......  

inspiration will show you the way.
(along with some help from your heart)

(you probably knew i was going to say that, didn't you....)

and the best part is once you've returned.......

your artist space will be so much sunnier....... 

and a lot more colorful than it was before you left!

(*so good to be back!!*)

{artwork created in my walls notebook using pitt pens,
derwent inktense pencils, graphite pencils, and a white chalk pencil}

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

this summer.....

this summer i have been to the beach......

and to the mountains......

and to the beach again.....

and now i'm back in blogland!
see you next week for "inspiration monday"!

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