Friday, January 29, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Seashells with Beach

It took me quite a while to finished this 'tip in' ... At first, I painted a regular watercolor 'beach view' - but when I placed it on the page -- that full watercolor - all blues and browns - contrasted so much with this line-ish sketch and open space, that it took me a while to find a style that fit in with the other elements of the page without taking away from the main subject - seashells.  I used an Elegant Writer pen (with soluble ink) and added just dashes of color to coordinate with the seashells.  I think it works ... 


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Seashells

Sketchbook Journal - Contained Space and White Space - Seashells - If I were not doing this sketch for a lesson by Liz Steel, I'd add a square of a beach landscape instead of leaving all that blank space ....


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Tree

Sketchbook Journal - Liz Steel's 'contained' elements lesson - I fell in love with the quote and worked the images to go along with the quotation ...


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Shoes

Sketchbook Journal - Shoes - It's easy to tell that my favorite 'shoe' are those slippers crocheted by my Mom and given to me each year upon my request. Mom's been gone for 5 years now, but each time I wear these, I think of her and the crochet hook which she loved to weave beauty.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - White Space

Journal – Another ‘White Space.”  I wanted to try a landscape and making a page out of it – so I added the quote I read today … two desperate pieces I tried to join with the green bars ….


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Can

I'm truly not sure if this is 'white space' (I think so) -- or border - or text box .... in any case, my word for today was 'Can" -  When I thought about and looked up more 'meanings,' I was astonished to find SOOO many different meanings that I knew I wanted to include more text than image --  After reading through so many different ideas of this word,  I could readily understand why English is such a difficult language to learn!!


Monday, January 18, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Pears

Sketchbook Journal - Pears - A focus on using a colored 'text box' .... These pears were FAR darker -- but decided to lighten for this sketch.


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Chocolate

Sketchbook Journal - Chocolate with a bit of collage. My sweet hubby gave me these chocolates for Christmas so I thought I'd use them as an inspiration for this page ....


Friday, January 15, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Bottles

Sketch journal - Bottles - Yep, plastic ones -- we have few made of glass these days ...


Monday, January 11, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Oranges - 2

Sketchbook Journal -- I redid my journal page of Orange - I wanted to compare my spontaneous Orange page (done on 60# not watercolor paper) to the one I did with more planning in my Kilimanjaro 140# CP travel journal.
I'm not sure which I like better ... the quick one in my writing journal feels more spontaneous to me, but the one in my sketchbook journal feels more polished (wish I had enlarged the title though) ... do you have a preference?


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Journal - Splash and Splatter - Winter Pansies

Splash and Splatter - Decided to do a bit of painting yesterday -- so some winter pansies -- I purposefully kept it light because the whites reminded me of snow ....


Friday, January 08, 2021

Journal - Word - Orange

Journal - I'm using a 70# 7" x 10" Reflexions journal for my morning pages -- I've decided to try to watercolor (as best I can with quick sketches on this thin paper) - to add to my writing. My word this morning was "Orange" ... and so I wrote about that and decided to add some sketches to these pages ... I may use that word in my watercolor journal - but for now, these non-precious pages, filled with thoughts, ephemera, ink stains and corrections, feels so much more relaxed and playful ... Here's the page -- boo-boos and all ...


Thursday, January 07, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Two Words - Soup and Appliance

Journal - Two words - Soup and Appliance -- ever think about what appliance you'd never want to do without??? My coffee maker -- for sure! LOL


Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - Leaf

Journal - Word of the Day - Leaf - Could write a book about leaves and trees!


Monday, January 04, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - January 1, 2021

Sketchbook Journal - I've decided to focus a bit more time on my sketchbook journaling - trying to create better looking pages - more 'design' than just random placement of objects (my goal anyway!). Also, since I've been in such a sketching and writing doldrum these covid days, I've decided to try a 'word generator' - choose a word from those than randomly appear, and then using that word to generate more writing and sketching.
This is the first page for January 1 2021 - more about the day, than a particular word ...