Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunset in Vancouver

We were treated to a fabulous dinner chez Janice and Jim this week. Janice challenged me to a sunset photo from their patio. Not bad - I even got a freighter in for her. She loves those!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Can Draw in 30 Days

I'm making my way through Mark Kistler's You Can Draw in 30 Days.  Here are a few of my sketchbook pages so far:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Alcohol Ink ATC Experiment

When I had my alcohol inks out a couple of weeks ago, I wrapped the fabric applicator around my finger and loosely applied some green and brown inks to the photo paper. After it was dry, I went in with a pen and drew the tree.
I love the vivid colors of the alcohol inks and the looseness of this application technique. I can see myself trying other "painting" techniques with this medium.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Garage Gets Ink

After doing Across the Street  in pencil crayons, I realized that my Garage was severely lacking in contrast. The thin drawing paper won't take more paint, so I added ink to the drawing.

It's better, but not great. One day I hope to learn to resist the urge to paint on thin paper. Or be confident enough in my skills to just draw in the watercolor journal.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Accordion Village

The Vancouver ATC Group just finished a collaborative book project called "Accordion Village".
Front Cover of My Finished Book
 We each created houses for the book
 and swapped them around.

Back Cover of My Completed Book

Thanks to all who participated and to Penelope, who is the idea and mayor ("coordinator") behind the village! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Across the Street

I love the vibrant colors of the pencil crayons on this one.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


This is for Janice, who asked to see more buildings.