Monday, April 24, 2017

More hand-lettering, word art and a little black glove :-)

I was doodling in my art journal and a little white dog appeared - he reminds me of Duffie, my sweet little Westie from many years ago.  Who can know where the untended mind will go?

Carbon black ink, Sharpie markers, Copic markers

This word art also is the result of a doodle. 

I like to be aware of when it is used.

And the little black glove?

Remy's antics with his "found" object make me laugh!

Remy found one while we were on walkies yesterday.  It was great fun to mouth it and toss it up in the air and generally roll around with it.  "O, the little joys that a dog enjoys." - a cranna quote :-)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Word Art - gloomy creature - ACEO

Reflecting the day's weather filled with rain and dark blue clouds -

Brush pen, Pigma Micron pen, Sharpie pens, gel pen

 But it's sort of comical, too :-)

Thank goodness this next one had nothing to do with any thing in particular (or in close proximity) - just doodling:

Copic markers, Sharpie marker, Pigma Micron pens

I like to close on a positive note so here's a cheery ACEO -

Mixed media.


Monday, April 17, 2017

From my art journal today

While working in my art journal this morning, my suddenly empty mug inspired this MOOdle:

I have to admit that I only captured the idea before I was compelled to brew a fresh mug of coffee - the refining and coloring came after :-)

I have a part of each journal page set off for images.  I like doing quick sketches of animals, imaginary things, and lately emotional faces.  This face sketch prompted me to hand letter a funny quote by Yogi Berra:

Time to head back into the studio for some mixed media i.e. messy creativity :-)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Puppy Remy and lettering

Remy and I were on walkies today: it's so enjoyable.  I love it when he turns to look at me with what looks like a smile on his face, his tail wagging because we are out and about and there is SO much that he finds to sniff...and sniff...and sniff. 

I found this photo of Remy where he's a little over 3 months of age:

O my goodness, so-o-o adorable <3

This was taken last summer:


I guess it's easy to figure out why so much of what I create has a dog theme somewhere in it - such as this one:

Have you hugged your dog today? :-)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Imaginary toys

I sketched out a couple of toys that I would have liked as a child. 

Although these toys can speak, we communicate without speech.  Also, they are large in size and move under their own power (somehow) to facilitate travel of all kinds.

I believe they should have names however nothing has come to me yet... :-)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Positivity is a Word

I like it.  I don't know where I have been but I just discovered this :-)
Fortuitous, fortuitous - because positivity is the thought/word that came to me in wondering how to describe the subject of this post.  Here we go.

One positive thing:

And another one:

Positivity feels pretty good :-)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Glib or tongue-in-cheek?

I was doodling around with word art and lettering - the usual subjects being interesting words or quotes.  I came upon this one and doodled it:

Mixed media

I have very little experience with kittens and cats therefore I was wondering if Ogden Nash was being glib or perhaps just tongue-in-cheek.

I would wholly disagree if this had been said about puppies and dogs because a dog is just a more wonderful version of a puppy :-)