January 22, 2012

Journal Play

I made a few marks in my 9"x6" journal while I was working on another page.

This is the way it looked.

I decided to doodle over it, and here is the result.
It sure was fun!
I used Copic markers, Zig Brushables and Scroll, acrylic 
paint, and my very favorite, white Uniball Signo pen.

Happy Doodles,

January 14, 2012

Store Window

As I stated in the last post, The Sketchbook Challenge theme for this month is doodling. This doodle below was inspired by the first episode of Project Runway All Stars. The contestants were standing outside a 99 Cent Store while being told about their first challenge (to make their fashions from items bought in the 99 Cent Store). The colorful store window caught my eye so I decided to doodle one and this is the result. It's done with pencil, watercolor, Zig Brushables and Sharpies.

Store Window

Have a Creatively Fabulous Day!

January 8, 2012

Mom's Doodle

I am participating in The Sketchbook Challenge this year. The theme for this month is doodle. For some folks that means drawing or sketching and for others it's collaging, painting, or sewing over a sketched motif. Each person has their own interpretation and preference.

For my first contribution, I asked my Mom who is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's to doodle something in my art journal. At first, she wasn't sure what I meant so I took her hand and led it around to create a floral shape. At that point, I let go and told her to continue. Below is her doodle. That evening, I went over her lines in black marker, added the text, and colored it in a manner that I thought would be pleasing to her.

I wondered if I should have let her color it but I suspect it might have been a bit overwhelming. In any event, this doodle is priceless to me! 

Now I'm off to watch the playoff games and do some doodling of my own!

Tootles & Doodles,

January 3, 2012

New Year Scripture

At the end of the year, I was reading Dr. Charles Stanley's devotional, I Lift Up My Soul, and this scripture jumped out at me so I had to add it to my art journal.

It certainly makes a statement 
about New Year's resolutions!

I've really been stuck on bright greens, purples and pinks lately.
Oh well!  They're certainly happy hues!

I hope you're having an Artfully Creative Day!