January 21, 2011

Artist's Journal-Albuquerque

Some of y'all have Artist's Journals or do journaling, like Deb. You are all an inspiration to me. So I have endeavored to delve into my own version of an artist's journal. Whenever I go on trips, I take my journal with me and do very simple watercolor sketches of at least one thing during the trip. What you see here is what we saw outside of our hotel window in Albuquerque last weekend. Since we never had the time to go sightseeing, I am glad that at least this view was fun. And the sun would rise to the left of this walking mall and set to its right. I also wrote two pages, describing some of the events of the weekend. Interspersed in the writing was some calligraphic lettering as well.
I hope this inspires some of you to try your hand at sketching and journaling. You don't have to be perfect at it (I'm a really good example of that), you just have to endeavor!

January 18, 2011

Joy to the World

This is one of the Christmas cards I sent to out of town friends this year. My challenge to myself was to hand letter all the cards, so each one was slightly different.

& Bookmarks

I am overwhelmed at the beautiful bookmarks that all of you made for the TCG Brunch. You are all an inspiration!

January 11, 2011

Lettering & Bookmarks

I'm very excited about our up and coming TCG Brunch at Mary Edna's, even though I won't be able to come. I do hope that some of you will post your lovely Lettering & Bookmarks (see how I got the "&" in there!!) to our blog!!! I, for one, can't wait to see them!

January 06, 2011

Gavin by Nell

I did this for a friend of a friend's child.
She wants to frame it and put it in his nursery.
I had a lot of fun with this and loved the colors.
His room is an ocean theme. I tried to incorporate
that in the G...using zentangles that look like waves,
schools of fish and netting.

By Nell Hall