Day 7 and 8 of the Drawing Challenge

Day 7: Favorite word (I don’t really have one but whimsy was what I felt like doodling). The little hexagons in the top third of the drawing are giant sparkles… like sequins.

drawing stamping of whimsy, wine, daisies, books, yarn
Whimsy in mixed media on paper

Day 8: Favorite Animated Character. Dori.

In terms of favorite characters in animated films, I adore all of the puppets used in the animation the Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson but in terms of animated drawings, Dori is lovely. My sketch doesn’t do her justice but to draw her was a little pinch of fun in my day…

drawing of dori from finding nemo pen ink marker
Dori from Finding Nemo

Crafty Cards

In the world of art and craft there is always time to pull out the glue sticks and make like a five year old. Here are some snaps of my recent notecard making palooza. (And for those of you who are curious, the definitions pulled up by googling palooza is: an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there’s no tomorrow)

So… I had a card making party (invited: me and some paper and gluesticks and bits and bobs) like there was no tomorrow… only there will be a tomorrow… and it will be full of more arty crafty things!

handmade collage notecards
collage-a-card
hand made notecards
Notecards of relaxation and vacation

Collage Day

Here are some pictures from my most recent day in the studio. An elaborate, crafty valentine was the result. You don’t get to see it though, only my valentine does.

And for those of you in New Brunswick, Canada, go to the Sweetest Little Thing tonight and place a bid in the auction of some beautiful art! I didn’t donate a piece this year, and I sorely regret not making the time to do so. It is a fabulous event to raise money for Struts Gallery and the Owens Art Gallery.

Have a lovely day lovers.

Sometimes the table gets a little out of hand...
The ancient Tim's cup dutifully holding my markers
Old sketches, gift wrap, letters and magazines all provide source material