Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hobonichi Techo Pages

Drawing daily in my Hobonichi Techo

with Sharpie pen or Smash pen

and adding watercolor with my
Prismacolor watercolor pencils and
water brush.

Click on any image for an

Someone once asked if I journal the" bad things"
 too. Well, yes - sometimes. I am conscious of 
whether or not I will be posting it online. You
don't need TOO much information...
And I'd rather focus on the positive.

These pages aren't completely in order by date...
the computer saved them alphabetically by
the title I gave them!

Happy Halloween to those who 
enjoy celebrating it ...and Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Garden Therapy

Tuesday Therapy...
a garden retreat is 
food for the soul, as well as
tomatoes for your tummy! 

Belatedly showing swap pages sent
to Chris of PearShapedChris*
whose book theme was 'anything
in a garden.'  Above, a peony that I
painted in watercolor, then cut out and
created a large pocket for tags.

Flowers embroidered on fabric, with
a bit of running stitch, lazy daisy, and 
French knots. Mounted on watercolor
paper. Couldn't resist adding the
cross-stitched bee.

Folk art flowers in watercolor
with a quote...

and more watercolor ~ with 
flowers adhered from napkins, as well
as watercolor painted flowers.

Since Chris had specified 'anything
in a garden - except frogs' I decided
to draw a little mouse just for fun!

The arrival of these pages took way
longer than it should, due to my inexperience
with shipping internationally. Thanks Chris
for being so patient! I hope everything 
arrived in good condition.

Linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth
for T Tuesday...yes, I have still been
journaling in my Hobonichi Techo!

Above, tiny sketch of biscuits and coffee,
to qualify as my T Tuesday
 photo reference!

Yes, we were crazy enough to go
tent camping at our age!

Stop by to visit the other 
T Tuesday bloggers to
see assorted shenanigans...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Long Overdue Swap Art

Finally showing some swap art that
I made for Annette. (Scrap Happens Here)
The theme for her book was
'Proverbs.'  The page above says
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
(click on any image for enlargement)

"The early bird catches the worm,"
with fabric, lace, silk greenery, buttons,
and my watercolor of an American Robin.

Small pamphlet-stitch book to go in
the pocket of

"You can't judge a book by its cover."

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,"
created with scraps of cardboard,
paint and paper. The charm unfortunately
caused the scan to blur the details
of the image.

"One woman's trash is
another woman't treasure." 
I used a discarded 
music library card, brown paper
bag, scrapbook paper, and the gentleman
in the bathing costume is from a carton
of hard cider I believe.  Multiple
layers of paint were applied to the collage,
along with the spiral clip, beads
 and a vintage charm.

"A smooth sea never made
a skilled sailor."  This is made from
some pretty scrapbook paper that
has an ocean/fishy theme.

Tags in the "sailor page" pocket.

Many thanks to Annette for being so patient 
and understanding about the late arrival
of her package. Hopefully, it is a case of
"good things come to those who wait!"