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Monday, December 26, 2011

Even More December Daily Doodles

I'm still a few 'doodles' behind but this gets me up to 18, I think.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More December Daily Doodles

Here are a few more of the little doodles I have been trying to do this month. The pages in my sketch book are only 3.5" x 5". These are tiny relaxing little moments in your day. Just clear your mind and let the pen flow.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Postmark'd Art Song Titles

I am a member of Postmark'd Art. This last round of trading I joined in the group trading postcards based on a song. Mine was for the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", I made it with my embellisher.
Here are the post cards I received in return. Such a fun exchange! It's like getting small pieces of art in the mail.

"Here Comes the Sun" created by Suzanna in California

"Autumn Leaves" created by Lynn in VA
"If I Could Save Time in a Bottle" created by Maureen in Australia
"Jingle Bells" created by Deb in Minnesota

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" created by Laurie in Connecticut
"The Little Nash Rambler" created by Sarah in Maine
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Landscape challenge

The Val Hearder Landscape yahoo group is having a challenge. Val sent each of us a piece of fabric to use for our landscape. The only requirement was to use colored pencils somewhere in the piece. I tend to use my colored pencils mostly on paper so this was new for me. Here is the fabric we were each given.

It is just amazing to me that we all started with the same piece and yet they all look very different. The fabric was about 8 inches by maybe 15 inches. I didn't use the entire piece. My finished piece including the borders is 12" x 9.5". I had some trouble getting the pencil to show as dark as I wanted so I also used pentel dye sticks for a little of the color.

It looked like a scene I would enjoy so I added the chair, don't you just want to sit back, relax and watch the sun rise. (Especially when it is 10 degrees outside here colder with the wind chill) I can feel the heat of the sun right now, I can dream right?
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Daily Doodle

Donna Kallner is a fiber artist, teacher and writer. I was fortunate enough to take a class she taught at the Textile Center in St Paul, Minnesota a few years ago. If you ever get the opportunity she is a great teacher.
I've been following her work through her blogs and now on facebook, (does that sound a little creepy). She has fun ideas. Right now she is doing December daily doodle. Once a day she is making a doodle on a 3 x 5 index card. So, this isn't a huge commitment. It's almost a type of meditation to doodle away for a few minutes at a time.
Here are the doodles I have finished so far this month.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas ATC's

I've been busy lately, several projects in the works. The first is Christmas ATC's. Many people think of ATC's as strictly mixed media, paper, paint etc. Mine are stitched, cloth and beads for embellishment. I really liked this postcard I made last year.

So, I decided to try to shrink it. Postcards are four inches by six inches. Artist Trading Cards are two and a half inches by three and a half inches. I made ten of these and they are now traveling to five countries. I've already received two in the mail, once I get more I will post photos.

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