Friday, May 20, 2011

Moleskine: Page 1 - ME

My 2 Moleskine Sketch journals came in the mail yesterday!!  In one journal, one side of the back pocket was glued down and wouldn't expand and started ripping when I tried to expand it.  I read the insert which came with the Moleskine and it said to email their quality control if there where any defects so I took a picture of it and emailed it to them.  They emailed me back today and said they where sending me a new journal!  Wow, how cool is that!  Awesome customer service!! 

I was so excited to get started art journaling in my Moleskine.  It has buff colored Italian made heavy sketch paper which takes paints and mulimedia well.  So I jumped in and got my first page finished.  It's also my first self portrait - lol!  

Graphite, Prisma and Dick Blick colored pencils, acrylics, distress ink, ShinHan Touch Twin marker, collage, stamps

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back on the Bike!

I got my bike shop all cleaned up and have even back on my bike a few times. It's been a long time because of the neck and back pain and whatever has effected my equilibrium. I am so out of shape, ugh, but it's a start to getting back to normal. Thank God!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hope - Mixed Media

Graphite, colored pencils, acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, embellisments, ShinHan Touch Twin markers. Mounted on wood.  I really like this lady.  I like the emotions on her face.  I think I have found my style of art.  While I occasionally would like to do life like images, I enjoy doing stylized art better. Mixed media is a lot of fun too.  I have 2 Moleskine multimedia journals on order, I can't wait for them to get here! 

Never give up hope..never.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Playing With Mixed Media

Painting stylized faces with graphite, colored pencil, acrylics, watercolor crayons, embellishments and Shinhan Touch Twin markers. Will post photo soon! I'm liking it!

Monday, May 02, 2011

I'm Back!

Had a wonderful time visiting my daughter's family in Hawaii. It was very hot though, something to do with volcano fog and the trade winds. I sure do miss my kids.

Here are two more drawings. I find that after I'm finished with a piece of art, I don't really want to look at it anymore so I tuck it away in my journal for awhile. I just went through it today and actually like my work better after not seeing it for awhile. Go figure!


Mixed Media: ShinHan Art Touch Twin Markers and Derwent Inktense pencils, in the style of  Manon Doyle.  Love her work.