i went out on a "retail safari" the other day and found this new grid paper pad. i know it seems a bit kooky to get excited about a pad of paper with lots of non-repro-blue boxes on it, but i'll openly admit i absolutely love me a grid! and once i added a new pencil to the mix, inspiration wasn't far behind…..
because before i knew it, i was doodling fun letters and little swirlies…..
along with some whimsical little scallop banners…..
and other things straight from the heart.
but what surprised me was this little girlie. i don't normally draw people, or pencil-shaded trees, and i don't know anyone named phoebe…..but here she is with her hair blowing in the breeze and a basket on her arm!
which just goes to show…..when you go on retail safari, you never know where inspiration is going to lead you with all your new supplies!
there's something about playing with rubber stamps that always inspires me.
but this time instead of using them to create a card, i thought i'd use them in my small moleskine journal , and i started the fun by stamping this large stamp.
then i decided to stamp some of the smaller hearts and paint in those blank spaces.
once they were painted, they still looked a little bare, so i jazzed them up a bit with some doodles.
but when you're having fun with hearts, it's hard to stop at painting just one…..
so now i have a journal page filled with some doodly-heart-goodness,
all inspired by some rubber stamps…..and my little dutch sweetie!