Sunday, December 22, 2013

packages, boxes and bags


 
Finally, I'm just about ready for Christmas. Here are some of my handmade papers and things. If only I had time to make all of the wrapping papers I have swirling in my mind.
 
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

more african inspired sketches

I am still spending my free time sketching whimsical African ladies.



 
 
I will probably draw them digitally soon, maybe to create some card sets. I'm not too sure, but they are making me very happy.
 
On to Christmas shopping, baking, and wrapping! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

African Lady

 
 My heart is in Africa, and these days, Africa is calling my name very loudly. I've been doodling lots of African style ladies, but I'm really happy with this one. I haven't decided yet what to do with her. For now, I just enjoy looking at her.


 
 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

little reindeers

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is making my own wrapping paper.

I cut out a little Styrofoam reindeer stamp, and then added the fine details with a marker.




 
Now, I just need to carve out a little more time to make some more papers. And wait for it to warm up so we can head out to get a tree.
What holiday creations are you up to? 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

and the painting continues

Well I'm back at it. Only working on my face painting right now. Life seems too busy these days, and trying to finish two awesome paintings at a time seems way too ambitious.



Still a long way from done, but she's moving in the right direction.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New York New York

I've been busy eating, shopping and adventuring in New York City. I'm back to real life now and ready to get busy painting and drawing again. In the meantime, some pictures.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

a piece of a painting

A couple weeks ago I turned a photograph of part of my painting, into a card. I quite like how even though that part of the painting doesn't exist anymore, I still have this lovely card design. I put it together with some hand-doodled wrapping paper as a little gift for one of my favorite Auntie's birthday gift.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bloom True....continued

Well my paintings are still a long way from finished, but that's ok. This week I didn't have much time as I prepare to head off to New York City for some food, shopping, and hockey, but I did work on my face painting a bit. She is still a long way from complete, but I'm very happy with her and where she is headed.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Falling Feathers Tote Bag

I was quite thrilled to see Society 6 had changed their totebags, from the old style where your design was just a square in the middle of the bag, to a new style where your designs go right to the edge. So I just had to order myself one of these lovely new tote bags, in one of my favorite patterns - Falling Feathers.


 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bloom True: Week 5




 
Technically, this is the last week of the class. But I am behind in the lessons, and obviously my paintings are not finished yet, so I will keep plugging away at it.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bloom True: Week 4

This week I decided to get rid of the flower and bird. They just felt a bit too predictable and safe.






Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bloom True: 3 Week

The chaos continues. I continue working on my two canvases. Some stages I like them, some I don't. Some parts I like, others I don't.
I do really like the hanging leaves on canvas two.
Who knows what will happen next...or where they will go from here...