Sunday, August 17, 2008

EDM CHALLENGE #1- Draw a shoe

my new pink galoshes.... i've decided to start doing some edm challenges, and perfectly enough, the first one is to draw a shoe!
every girl should have some barbie pink galoshes in her life... these should brighten even the darkest rainy day! : )
some of my shading is too dark, the pink is not quite right, and that cheapie green is super craptastic, but i still sort of like this page. (mostly i'm just proud i did it! LOL)
hand*book journal 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A little voodoo....

Here's another journal page using that fabulous fabulous winsor & newton turquoise gouache. Luckily today i found some comparable colors that are a bit cheaper...Marine Blue and Ocean Blue in the Daler Rowney Designers gouache...very yummy colors!

The journaling and the circle are done in the Sakura silver extra fine nib paint pen i bought, but they didn't scan silver....oh well. Trust's fantastic! I love silver pens!

the lettering....hmmmm... i need to practice my lettering, and i think this would have looked better with more gothic looking lettering....and maybe a red rose or something....

hand*book journal 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Friday, August 15, 2008

Some new art journal pages

I've been trying to make it a habit to draw every day. MUCH harder than one thinks, if you are a perfectionist like me! I joined the yahoo group Everyday Matters, and they provide so much inspiration and helpful advice. That's where I got the idea to use gouache for my pages instead of acrylics. Oh, man! Does that totally change things! Now my pages don't stick together, and my pages are soooo bright! Next on the to try list is watercolors, and my Daniel Smith order should be here any day (another recommendation from the EDM group)! So I am totally inspired to keep creating!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A new blog adventure

I created a new blog specifically for my photography. I am going to try and take at least one photo everyday. How else will I learn how to use my camera, right? The blog is called Glitz*ography, and you can find it at and of course, there will always be a link to it on my profile.

So, please stop by and take a look around. It will be a very eclectic collection of things that make me stop and take notice.