Joey

Joey loves carrots. He is a Carrot Connoisseur. He has been “relocating” carrots that he “finds” in gardens and plants them in his secret garden.

Darcy the Giraffe

Darcy loves sweets.

Standby for more about Darcy…..

This is the whole sketchbook spread. I don’t use the opposing page to keep each sketch clean and undamaged. This is a a sketchbook/journal that I bound from a kit from Innovative Journaling. The paper is Arches Text wove and it is very soft and has a nice texture.

Lil’ Easter Bunny

It’s April and Easter is only a few days away so I am starting off the month with a few Easter critters. I had several blob creatures that looked like bunnies and this is one of them. I am working in a sketchbook that is made from a leather cover with Arches Text Wove paper which is very soft and is very nice to work with water media.

The sketchbook came as a kit that I purchased from https://innovativejournaling.com I bound it myself.

Marty loves Easter and wants to be the Easter Bunny when he grows up. He dreams about being the Easter Bunny all the time.

Chasing the elusive Neowise comet

Living in Florida has a lot of pluses. It’s almost always sunny. It’s warm year round. You can eat outside on Christmas Day. Lots of great flora and fauna. The people are nice and friendly. The lizards are insect control so they are always welcome in our screen house.

The down side are the damn fire ants and in my part of Florida, trying to see something in the northern evening sky when there are storms every day. John and I have been trying to spot Neowise and we get wispy glimpses but we haven’t seen it like many others have. We can see Jupiter just fine every night but Neowise is in the North and it seems the north always has cloud cover.

We’ve been driving out to places where there is no light pollution. Then we get bit by mosquitoes…ok, bugs are another minus.

This is pretty much the best that we have seen it. I “winged” the whole scene…..

Oh yeah, there’s a story blurb included, too….

Tiny Book is Finished!

And it is in the mail with time to spare. I really enjoyed this project and I hope the people who visit it in person at the Brooklyn Art Library will like it, too.

Here is the cover and over the next few posts I’ll share the many spreads that it took to complete this sketchbook.

I decided to go with Chihuahuas since we have two and I needed a change from cats. Many of the tiny portraits are of Chloe and Mack, our fur babies, but many were also inspiration from the Sktchy App.

Tiny Dogs, Giant Hearts cover
Inside Front
First Spread – Chloe

Oyster Bay Bonanza

Here is the second sketch that I did yesterday in Oyster Bay. It’s a local hangout that was pretty busy.

Today, we drove down to visit mom at her place. We took her out to breakfast, we hung out and we put her postcards in a photo album.

My friend Amy made her cat cards and here’s a photo of mom with one of the cards. She loves to get these cards!