Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Travel on T Tuesday

Smash book pages recently created
in my Eco Green Smash book...
the pumpkin theme continues!
Above, some ideas that I drew for
Halloween Artist Trading Cards.
Loved the adorable goofy pumpkins 
on the scrapbook paper I bought!

I exchanged an ATC with Dawn over 

Love the colors, the zentangles,
and the cute ribbon~
Thanks Dawn!
I taped her atc into the book with 
decorative tape...

and underneath the atc I drew a Harvest Moon.

My Travel for the week was a quick trip
to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky where we met our
son and his family.  Had a great time,
even though it rained every day. We were
very thankful that we 'camped' in a cabin
and not a tent...you CAN
 roast marshmallows in a drizzling rain!

I like to sketch scenes along the roadside
while we drive.  These mystery plants that had
been frosted had marvelous brown 'heads' and
an almost glowing lime-green stem.  Perhaps they
were little sunflowers? I am not sure, but we
only saw them on a short stretch of highway.
Had fun sketching the corn field too...

Bits of songs and silly conversations,
and radio chatter...life can be a bit random,
don't you think?!  And when the grand kids
are not in the car, I have to be the one to
ask, "Are we there yet?"

On our way home, the fall foliage was rather
obscured by the cloudy day and rain, but
I still enjoyed the autumn colors.

Having my mocha coffee this morning
in my panda mug, which is getting more chipped
over time, but I can't bear to retire it!
Hope you will enjoy some tea or coffee today,
some color~ or some pumpkin!
Linking up with Elizabeth for T Tuesday...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tricks on Tuesday

If I designed my own travel mug...
it would have curlicues and curling leaves
and a scary pumpkin face...

a grinning cat face seems a bit creepy too.
Very toothy grins and bulging eyes...

while sipping my mocha coffee and surveying the
grinning pumpkins and cats, an old folk poem comes to mind:
"from ghoulies and ghosties and long leggity beasties
and other things that go bump in the night,
good Lord deliver us!"

Linking up with Elizabeth for T Tuesday
link party.  Join us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time for Pumpkins

© Dianne Bishop Carey 2011

It's T Tuesday over at Elizabeth's blog:

© Dianne Bishop Carey 2011

And time to share a few pumpkin characters.
To celebrate October, I will show a variety of pumpkin
and Halloween decorations this month, so
'stay tuned' for stitching, painting, drawing,
collections, and dust-catchers of all kinds!

© Dianne Bishop Carey
I love vintage-looking pumpkins, so I am
sharing some past art work inspired by
old paper mache' Halloween decorations.

© Dianne Bishop Carey 2014
Above, an ATC (Artist Trading Card)
 with a vintage-style pumpkin face.  The 
Lettering was generated on the computer 
and printed on card stock. I drew the rest of the
 elements on white card stock, applied
 watercolor or marker, cut out, and glued on.
The background is navy card stock.
This went to Dawn via snail mail!

© Dianne Bishop Carey 2014

Above, 'Jolly Halloween' lettering was also
done on the computer. The background is scrapbook
paper and a piece of Smash book page, with a geometry
diagram from a vintage Geometry textbook.  I drew 
and watercolored the pumpkins and the 
Man in the Moon. The title on the back says
 " I AM smiling," said the moon.  This ATC may end up
in my Project Life scrapbook...

I am having my mocha coffee today and linking up
with Elizabeth's   T Tuesday link party. 
How do you celebrate October?