Bunnies are back

I am working on my spring sketchbook again after a little hiatus. Yeah I know, it’s high summer. As I am typing this, a shelf cloud crawls across the sky covering us with a thunderstorm blanket. The palms look like tall thin ladies with their hair blowing behind them. Two sandhill cranes walked by my window with two fuzzy babies. I ran out to take their photo before they are gone. They don’t seem to mind the rain.

Back to the bunnies….These bunnies came from random blobs in my morning pages. I don’t always see bunnies in the blobs but I have a bunch that I can use to finish the sketchbook…though a stray bird or other animal may pop in.

Snowball spotted a juicy patch of dandelions from her favorite tanning rock, but Sandy the fox has her burrow over there. Decisions decisions.

Firefly Again

This past week was Poses week. I revamped my character again. I actually like trying different things to see what works. Different approaches, different color palettes. Shake things up a bit. This course is for portfolio building so why not push things harder to see where I can go with it?

The color palette for this group was picked by my 4 year old grandson. I emailed the family and I did the girls’ choice last week. This week it was CJ’s turn. The glasses last week were Julian’s when he used to wear them.

All 5 of these fireflies were done in my Soul Journal that John bought for me as a Mother’s Day gift, several years ago, from Innovative Journaling. It’s a leather journal that is refillable. I can put two refills in it which means I can put two different types of paper in there. It’s 5.5 x 8.5 which is a nice size to work on.

I did all 5 on their own page. The paper is Arches text wove and it handles wet media nicely. I’ve used watercolor and acrylic on this paper as well.

Lightning bug Round 2

I had started this version last week but I was getting down to the deadline and had to switch to digital. Normally I like to do the traditional first and then tweak it after I scan it. This was done in my Innovative Journal with acrylics that I refill with Arches Text Wove paper. The paper handles lots of different media surprisingly well.

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.