Friday, July 31, 2009
He often sits for hours staring at the crevice. He has seen the mouse dart into it several times. He's determined to catch him and eat him for supper this time.
Grizzle is wearing his most ferocious look and is in pounce position. He can still move fast when he has to, and plans to sit there as long as it takes. After all, he has nothing else to do...and that little rascal has to come out sometime!
More doodle characters in WC in my sketchbook.
Hope they made you smile! Have a wonderful weekend! :)
Monday, July 27, 2009
"Why are you looking at my buttons, dear?" Anna couldn't imagine that people would stare at her more than generous thumbs.
Another character doodle on a double page in my Moleskine sketchbook in watercolors/pencils. This is actually an art journal entry that I haven't come up with just the right words yet. They'll come to me eventually though.
Hope she made you smile! :)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This may, or may not, be the shoe Cinderella left behind. I'm just saying...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Alice was born out of a doodle that turned into a quirky sketch, painted with watercolor in my Handbook sketchbook. I was originally going to use it for the Amusing Muses challenge "Doors" a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get it uploaded in time. Oh, well, next time!
Hope it made you smile! :)
PS-Since I didn't get it uploaded for the Doors challenge at The Three Muses, I'm entering it in this weeks challenge, which is Journey, because opening any one of the 3 doors will definitely take Alice on a journey.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
A few days ago I was playing with my watercolors and wanted to experiment, so I found a couple of Playtex tampons (sorry guys), which, after all, is just rolled up cotton. I pushed the end out just a little, dipped it in water (it doesn't take much), then dipped each side into different watercolor and had a blast learning and seeing what I could do with it.
You have to work quickly, because as the water absorbs toward the center the cotton swells out of the tube and the colors get very light and weak. But that's not a problem. It just makes the colors more pastel.
All of these were made in my Moleskine pocket sized watercolor book. Each page will make 2 atcs on wc paper, or several inchies, with a small strip left over. I think these designs would be great backgrounds, or maybe little paintings. I used the same 4 colors on all of them and completed my book. I will go back and add more to them sometime, probably, but for the time being, I like them this way.
Following are 6 photos of different designs made in various stages of the cotton expanding.
This one was made after the cotton was fully "blossomed". I pressed the whole thing straight down each time, rotating the cotton so the colors would be more varied. I only used one layer on all of these, but you could add more layers with different colors if you wanted to.
This one was made by turning the fully "blossomed" cotton over to the string side and pressing it straight down. See the white lines in the middles?This one was with the cotton tip out of the tube just a little. I pressed it straight down and twisted it to make these circles. Each side of the cotton had a different color on it.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Birdie has been wanting to say hello for a while. She just couldn't get me to make her picture until yesterday. She wanted to show you her new glasses. She's had some trouble getting used to them, and now that she can see better, she's wondering why the heck SOMEBODY didn't tell her just how pink her hair REALLY was.
Birdie also now thinks she looks a little like one of Betty Boop's long lost crazy relatives. What do you think? :)
Another character born out of one of my doodle sketches in the Handbook sketchbook painted with watercolor/pencils. Hope she made you smile! :)
PS-I just realized that July is the second anniversary of my Moxie Blue Blog and that Birdie is my 100th post! I want to thank you all for all the wonderful support and comments on my blog over the last two years. Your words and encouragement have meant so much to me!