Tag: illustrated journaling

Tiny Book is Finished!

Acrylic/Mixed Media, Gouache, Mixed Media, Sketchbook Project January 30, 2020

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

Feeling a bit crabby

Carla Sonheim's 365 class, Colored pencil, Hand Lettering, Pen & ink, Sketches, Tombow May 2, 2018

A few years ago I took a year long class with Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple, called Year of the Spark. One of the assignments was automatic writing in little booklets that we made just for the purpose of writing in them. I have done a bunch of them and occasionally I use them as fodder for projects such as the one below….

I had to take 8 pages of writing and boil it down into what I have written on the little poster below. One of my favorite beach creatures are the ghost crabs and I have been wanting to do projects to include them. I hope you enjoy my little crab project.

Remember, leave beach creatures on the beach!

30 Pages 30 Days

30 Day 30 Pages, Peerless watercolors, Pen & ink, Sketches March 20, 2018

Day 20 #30Pages30Days Today we went to Denny’s for breakfast. It’s my father-in-law’s 89th birthday and he wanted to celebrate with his friends, and get his free breakfast, lol.

This sketchbook is the #Leichtturm1917 I used my Uniball pen and Peerless watercolors. The Leuchtturm1917 is not wet work friendly but I have been making it work.