Wednesday, April 10, 2013

what's going on?

Boy, I had intended on making art every day.  Pledged to do it.  Fully intended to do it.

Then I got sick.  A doozy...  no gory details, just suffice it to say I've been 'ahem' indisposed.

So, got all my paper cut and folded for my journal, bought some sweet leather remnants just the right size for the cover, and finally found the right clasp right here in town.  I go pick it up on Saturday.

So, I've been busy.  Sick, but getting things done.  Slowly....  :)

I should have pics soon, just wanted to keep up to date.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Here's a sketch of our big 11-year old "puppy", Travis.  What a goof-ball.  He was just relaxing, trying to ignore our 3 cats.

I realize after I finished his snout is too short.  Trav actually looks a bit like a Great Dane with a longer snout and smaller ears.  He's cross between a Chocolate Lab and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  He's a BIG boy!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Creative Every Day

In the right column, you'll see a cute square icon that says "Creative Every Day 2013".  More than a cute icon, it's a challenge to be creative every day.  And to post about it.

If you know me, I've not always been terrific about following up on such challenges, but I've been making a lot of changes in the past year.  So...

I've been doing my "Daily 10" (writing every day in my journal for 10 minutes) and I realize I'm pretty creative in my life.  I just don't blog about all of it.  And it's not always art-related.  You might see some  unusual kinds of things, but in my mind, it's creative.

Here's today's creativity...

Yeah, doesn't look like much, but it's the first 2 signatures for my next journal.  And, it's some new paper I'm trying...Utrecht American Master's Printmaking Paper.   It's a nice weight, and should take all kinds of media (yet to test it!!).  And, since there's a Utrecht here in Sacramento, I could purchase it by the sheet.  AND it's on SALE!!!  :D

Paper is fun.  

So, the next couple of days will probably be filled with bookbinding stuff.  Thanks for bearing with me.  :D