Friday, August 27, 2010

More "Homework"

Here's the first half of assignment #7. Numbers 1 & 3 use only pen. Numbers 2 & 5 use only watercolor. Numbers 4, 6 & 7 use both pen and watercolor. I

I did these much wider/larger than I think I would ever use them but who knows. A softer, more graceful border is missing and I should work on one. I'm not a ruffle kind of girl and who knows if I'd ever use it but never say never!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Little Late and a Little Early

A little late and a little early at the same time — I'm trying to fill a sketchbook a season so I decided to do lesson 6 for the Art Journaling Foundation class on the first page of the sketchbook I'll start using after Labor Day. I may go back and add to it but for now it is what it is.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Getting There!

I'm catching up slowly but surely! I really struggled with the watercolor on this one. I was going for an Asian feel with the text running in vertical columns behind the image. Not quite there but a good idea. The text on the fortune paper makes the curve more believable. I like that.

I also like the fact that these, though still small, are larger than I usually work. One of my goals this year is to increase the size of my work.

I've got one more to do before tomorrow's assignment is posted-I don't think that's going to happen with three grandchildren visiting today!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Playing Catch Up-Again or Still?

I'm taking Laura Ferlita's online, Artful Journaling Foundations class. I'm running a little behind in my assignments (hmm, didn't my kids and later in life, editors make me crazy when they said this?)but I'm enjoying it. Here are the first three pages. Only two more and I'm caught up!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Small Big World

Last week we joined friends for a great evening under the stars at the Pritzker Pavilion to hear the Grant Park Orchestra. It was a beautiful evening. No need for the umbrellas we lugged along with our chairs and dinner! While I sketch often when I'm out by myself or with the Monday sketch group this is the first time I ventured to sketch while out with "people".

Little did I know that Drew Bryant was there too! I love what a small big world we live in and how Flickr shows it to us!