Saturday, October 8, 2016

Daily Doodles

It has been a busy week. My drawings for #inktober2016 continue

Some are random subjects, some are inspired by my activities. I was thrilled to attend the Blue Jays wildcard game earlier this week, which they won - yay!

I also had tickets to see Adele in concert, she was amazing!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

My Inktober Sketchbook

I enjoy drawing and sketching but I don't do enough of it, which is why I decided to do the Inktober challenge.  I carried this sketchbook with me to Spain last month and didn't draw a single thing in it, so I thought it would be good to use for this project.  It was handmade by my friend Vanessa, I got it from her Etsy shop:  Vanessa's Fancy.

This book measures about 7.5 by 4.5 inches and is filled with watercolour paper, which means I can add colour and water to my drawings if I wish and not worry about the pages getting all wrinkly. I like having that option.

Notice how Matisse wanted to assist me in photographing the book? Cats are so helpful that way! 😁

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wild Card

It's a big night for the Toronto Blue Jays tonight - we've all got our fingers crossed!
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Let's go Blue Jays!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Inktober 2016

I thought I'd challenge myself to take part in Inktober.  The idea is that you draw something in ink each day of the month of October.  If you follow the link above, you'll find this quote:  "INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better." I enjoy drawing and sketching but I don't do enough of it, which is why I decided to play along.

Here are my first two drawings:

The problem I have is figuring out what to draw.  However, I just noticed there is a prompt list on the Inktober website so maybe that will help.  Or maybe I'll just draw little animals and people every day, who knows?  The fun thing is, there are no rules, I can just draw whatever I want!  Okay, there is one rule, it has to be in ink.  I'm okay with that.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Rainy Day

I took this photo yesterday afternoon.  I love the fuzzy look of the buildings on the horizon brought on by the rainy conditions. Today has looked very similar out my window from time to time, although there have also been some brighter moments.  I expect most of these leaves will be showing their fall colours in the next week or two!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello October 2016

Hello out there in Blogland!  I woke up this rainy Saturday morning with the following agenda:

1.  Start drawing for Inktober (done - more about that in my next post);

2.  Make at least one card for World Card Making Day, which is today (check);
3.  Finish unpacking my suitcases from my trip to Spain (okay, I'm still working on this one! I've been home for a week and the clothes are unpacked, laundered and put away but the art supplies and various bits and pieces are still lingering in the cases, waiting to be dealt with);

4.  Watch the Blue Jays play baseball and hopefully secure themselves a wildcard spot (ongoing, although things are looking rather gloomy in that regard.  Still, I'm keeping the faith!); and

5.  Resuscitate this long neglected blog (check). Yes, it has been almost six months since I posted here.  Mostly due to the fact that I just can't be bothered to turn on my laptop when I get home from work.  However, I'm hoping to post a little more regularly in the foreseeable future!

Stay tuned.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Happy Easter wishes to all those who are celebrating.  Here are some pictures of the cards I made for my family this year.
I used this adorable Stampendous stamp set that I picked up at Michaels a couple of weeks ago.
I love that you can mix and match all the pieces to create different animals and outfits. 
After I stamped the various pieces on bristol paper, I painted them using watercolours. 
I used some glitter paper for the background of this card.
Hope the bunny is good to you!