Sunday, September 28, 2014

Autumn Leaves

I've been practicing my brush lettering. That's what I'm most proud of on this page. Thanks to Gay Krieger and the Strathmore classes for tips on finishing the journal page!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


We did backgrounds this month at the Westcoast Calligraphy Society meeting.  This one is done with markers and saran wrap - a new one for me!  Our homework was to letter something about "dreams".  I used my favorite "Weaver Writing".

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sketching at The Crescent

Residents of Vancouver will know The Crescent as a circle street of large mansions. Alas, not many places to sit, so this isn't a terribly interesting sketch. But the day was beautiful for a bike ride.

The Crescent will be a great place for car sketching!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Strathmore Online Watercolor Journaling Class

Strathmore offers some great, free, online classes. The current offering is watercolor journaling. Highly recommended!

Friday, September 12, 2014


On Wednesday I made my weekly trek to Coquitlam to visit my Mom in the care home where she lives. Usually I get a spot in the small parking lot, but sometimes I have to park on an adjoining side street. Imagine my surprise when I saw what had replaced the house I often park in front of!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whimsical Lettering ATC's

As I previously mentioned, I'm currently reading Joanne Sharpe's book, The Art of Whimsical Lettering.  Joanne doesn't teach calligraphy, she encourages us all to embrace our own handwriting, and teaches techniques to make it look more interesting.  Her philosophy is to embrace the imperfections.  So, I made a few imperfect artist trading cards for the next swap.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Neighborhood Park

I went yesterday to a neighborhood park, Douglas Park, to sketch. This is the community center.

A bike is a great way to scope out the scene and pick a spot. I found a picnic table in the shade - perfect!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Revisiting a Favorite

I almost said "revisiting an old favorite", but I'm sure Joanne Sharpe wouldn't appreciate that!  LOL  Joanne's Letter Love class is an "old" favorite of mine, and I'm revisiting it by reading her new book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering".  Fun!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My First Car Sketch

Inspired by Ms. Moss from LA, I'm sketching in the car. Not while driving, of course. 

My first sketch also features a car. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Draw Your Awesome Year

August is over,

And September is just beginning:

Joanne Sharpe continues to come up with interesting ideas for our monthly pages.  In this one we did a Trompe L'Oeil effect, drawing a composition book and writing tools on our journal page.