Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Free desktop/phone wallpaper for February

Hello! Sorry I didn't have time to do one for January.
The good news is I have one to share with you for February!
It was in the upper 40s here today - so you'll understand why it features one of the earliest spring bloomers in my garden. Alas, it will be a couple months before they actually appear. But I couldn't resist. Enjoy!

To be redirected to the blog's flickr gallery and download a
springy February wallpaper for your desktop (1024 x 585), click HERE.
For the iPhone size wallpaper (640 x 960 pixels), click HERE.

Monday, January 30, 2012

"Life is So Daily" Journal - inside cover

I used a cereal box for my journal cover - on the right I adhered some paper tape on the scores so it is less likely to bend. The white sun was printed via the foam plate method. DEMO PHOTOS HERE. The rest is doodled with watercolor markers and micron pens.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Coffee Shop art

Seen today on the Daily Grind's chalkboard in downtown Stillwater...I always love art made on dark substrates. It has such a different feel than works on white paper/canvas.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Free coloring page

I am happy to have gotten this done before the Jan. 31 deadline. It's my entry into Doodlers Anonymous' Coloring Book Vol. 2 call for submissions. Feel like coloring? Download and print the hi-res version from HERE! For personal use only. Thank you!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My favorite mag!

I'll be happy as a clam tonight when I curl up with the new UPPERCASE!

This month's edition has plenty about a passion that is common among their readers: love of paper.  Maps, a special insert of homemade paper embedded with wildflower seeds (I'll plant that in May), washi papermaking, and MORE! WHEEEEEEEE!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thanks, ladies!

Saturday, I taught my first art journal class. I would like to send out a BIG thanks to everyone that attended. I had a blast and hope you did, too. Where did the time fly? What a great way to spend a snowy Saturday afternoon! It was fun to see what everyone created. A special thanks to my friend Barb for being my "admin. assistant" and for arranging the awesome class space!

Hand-lettering: H

Couldn't pick a favorite.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Can't wait for class!

I've spent much of today preparing the goodies for my first teaching endeavor.
Here's a teaser...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hand-lettering: G

OK, so I went a little crazy with the Gs. But to me they're like ampersands - lots of possibilities!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hand-lettering: E

Green Paper challenge

I did a digital collage for this challenge. It reminds me of one of the pictures at the beginning of the TV show "American Horror Story" - kinda creepy!  CLICK HERE to go to the challenge post on Green Paper's blog.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Wow, time has flown since my last post, thanks to the holidays and a nasty cold! I'm also busy getting things together for my first art journal class. So, I thought I would post some things that aren't too time-consuming for now. A letter or word a day is my goal! Here's A!