Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hobonichi Highlights from 2017

I thought it might be fun to revisit
some of my journal pages from 2017.

These are all in the Hobonichi Techo Planner,
English A6 size. (About 4" x 6") so the drawings
are pretty small.

It's my place to write about each day,
and add drawings/collage/art.

2017 seems to have been a year for
flowers, fruit and animals...

oh, and pastry.

A lot of cups of coffee..

a lot of steps on the FitBit...

and a lot of fun drawings and quotes.
Hope you've enjoyed the mix!

It's not too late to start your own journal.  Even
if you can't draw, you can enjoy yourself cutting
images out of magazines, using craft supplies,
and documenting your day. How about it?

Make 2018 your year for Creativity!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Techo Tuesday

A new year, a new Hobonichi Techo...
interesting to see that the 2017 journal
has doubled in thickness from the
drawing, painting, collage, and other
remnants of life that have been 
adhered to the pages!

Looking towards enjoying new 
adventures in 2018...

Have you ever drawn your breakfast?
Note the little coffee cup, egg and toast 
on the left page.  (I need a hot cup of
coffee or tea to wake up in the mornings!)
Said doodle 'qualifies' me to link
 up to the T Tuesday blog hop,
from which I've been absent too long.
Stop by for a beverage and a chat!

I'd much rather draw and paint in
my journal than do housework...
how about you?

Sunday, December 24, 2017

December Drawings

December drawings from my Hobonichi
A6 planner. Some are inspired by the

Hobonichi Challenge, (found on Instagram)
and some not. 

Because I've been away from the blog
for several weeks, there are a lot
of images to share. Grab a warm 
beverage and I hope you will enjoy!

My parents 65th Anniversary Party (mentioned
above) was a success, and we were 
so glad they enjoyed the evening and got
 to visit with so many family and friends.

If you fancy visiting other bloggers for
a beverage and a chat, stop by Elizabeth 
and Bleubeard's blog. Every Tuesday,
Altered Book Lover shares her 
crafting enterprises, museum visits, and
restaurant adventures. Stop by!

Wishing you a
Happy Holiday Season,
whatever you celebrate!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Mail and Tea

Happy Mail from Diana Ryman

I received some delightful ATC's in the mail
this week from my friend Diana Ryman, of
Ravenna, Ohio.  I had requested the theme
of Dia de los Muertos.  I adore the pieces 
she created!  Oh, that bunny! Made my day...

Ladybug ATC's that I sent to Diana for
the swap: pen and watercolor

Diana had requested ladybugs from me, so
I did a couple of watercolors from images online.

Hobonichi Challenge prompts: fern; hazelnut

I've switched to drinking tea lately...hard to
believe, I know. Tea bags make for interesting
collage materials, don't ya think?  Linking up
for T Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover's
blog. Stop by for a look-see!

Prompt: Brown bear

Drawings in my Hobonichi A6 daily journal...
usually no more than 3 1/2" wide, since 
the A6 is only about 4" x 6" in size. So if
you're viewing this on your computer 
monitor, the image is larger than the
original art work.

Prompt: Dragonfly

The theme for the challenge this month
is "A Walk in the Woods."

Prompt: Clouds

Prompt: Birch trees

Prompt: Moon

Prompts: fox; deer

To all those who celebrate Thanksgiving, have a
wonderful holiday!  Even if it isn't a holiday in 
your neck of the woods, it's a very positive 
thing to pause and be thankful each day...
blessings to you!