Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Inktober 2018 Video, Cards and a Booklet #inktober #inktober2018

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  My week has been busy.  This past weekend I create a video flip through of my Inktober drawings.  I also created cards and a booklet and put them in my Etsy shop for sales.  Here are pictures of the cards and the booklet I created.



And here is the video I created.





I really like the way everything turned out and hope other people like them too. 
If you are interested in the cards or the booklet, visit my Etsy shop at:
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Week 4 Inktober #inktober #inktober2018

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  Inktober has come to an end and I am happy that I was able to complete the challenge.  Here are my drawings from the final week, plus 3 days, of inktober.













Most of the drawings I am happy with.  Some I think I could have done a better job if I had spent more time on them.  Surprisingly the pen I was using held out, but you can tell from the last drawing it was fading and not as dark.  I learned a lot from this challenger.  One - I want to spend more time drawing.  Two - I want to do more drawings with color.  It was a real challenge drawing with just a black pen and getting the contrast needed, but I feel that its improved my skills in contrast when drawing and so I'm happy for that.  Three - I want to spend more time on a drawing, rather than trying to whip out a quick drawing to complete a daily challenge.  And four - I have a nice collection of drawings now in my journal.  I recommend this challenge to anyone who wants to improve on their drawing skills.  So if you did not participate this year, there is always next year.  But you don't need to wait a year to challenge yourself to do a similar challenge of a drawing a day for 30 days, so I hope you try it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time, Happy creating.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Week 3 Inktober #inktober #inktober2018

Hello creative friends.  I hope you are having a good week.  My week is going well.  Inktober is in its third week and I am still going strong and keeping up with a drawing a day.  Here are my drawings for week three of Inktober.









I'm having fun doing these drawings, but it's a challenge to get the detail and contrast with just one pen.  Not sure why I started drawing these with a pen, but decided to continue the challenge with the one pen.  I did add a little touch of white on a couple of them where I felt it was needed, but for the most part just used the one pen.  And I'm surprised after so many drawings it hasn't run out.  I'm curious to see now how many more drawings I can do with that one pen, LOL.  Have you been doing the inktober challenge?  If so I would love to hear about how you are doing with it.  I hope you have a good week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Week 2 Inktober #inktober #inktober2018

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well. Another week of inktober has gone by and so far I've been able to do a drawing a day.  Here are the drawings I completed for the second week of Inktober.










It's been fun creating these drawings and hopefully I will be able to complete a drawing a day every day of October.  Are you participating in Inktober? If so I would love to hear about your progress. Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Week 1 Inktober #inktober #inktober2018

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  So far I have been able to do an ink drawing a day for inktober.  Here are the drawings I completed this week.








One thing I've learned is it isn't easy doing a drawing with just a pen.  I struggle with the shading.  But I am having fun creating these drawings.  Have you been participating in Inktober too?  If so I would love to see what you are creating.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Playing with Art Supplies and Inktober

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Mine is going well.  I haven't posted in some time since I haven't been doing much to post about.  Recently I decided that I would just play around with my supplies and create something, anything.  So I grabbed my Birds and Blooms magazines and created a couple of drawings using different products I have.


I created a picture of a hummingbird using Twinkling H2O.



A picture of a bird using colored pencils.


A picture of a bird using colored pens.


A picture of a butterfly using markers.


And a picture of a bird using a black pen to kick off Inktober.  


Me and my granddaughter decided to participate in Inktober this year and hopefully we will be able to do a drawing a day for 31 days.  My plan is to do different animals and post each week the drawings that I completed that week.  I want to brush up on my drawing skills, so I decided to start with a bird, since that is what I've been drawing lately.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you decide to join in Inktober as well.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Creating a Travel Journal including Inserts, Pockets and a Pen Holder

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  It's been a while since I've posted or done anything artistic as I decided to take a break.  And it ended up being a much longer break than I originally anticipated due to a lot going on around here.  I tell you more about what I've been up to in my video below, so check it out.  YouTube strikes again.  I tried uploading the video for this last weekend, but it never finished loading.  Thankfully I was able to get it to posted this morning.  Last weekend I created a travel journal including inserts, pockets and a pen holder.  I found a Webster dictionary that had a faux leather cover at the flea market and thought it would make a perfect travel journal cover.  So I altered it for my travel journal cover and created inserts, pockets and a pen holder for it.  Here are some pics of the travel journal I created.






And here is the video showing how I created this travel journal.




I love the way this turned out and having fun using it.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next time happy creating.