Tuesday, March 22, 2011

8 month anniversary!

From this...
to this!

Aw, it's been 8 months since I started using my kit. It's so messy now! The contents have evolved a bit. Lightweight paper has become all-media paper. I switched brands of waterbrushes (Koi to Niji), and I added a Pentel pocket brush (black). I am SO much more comfortable with mixing colors, but have SO much more to learn! I have to admit that I am backing off a little bit recently because I am also trying to increase time for two other activities: running (jog/walk achsually) and learning Spanish. However, I do not want to lose the continuous momentum I have had for 8 months. I have 58 pages (29 front and back) filled in my all-media journal, and I love recording my memories with it.

I will be taking a trip to the Galapagos this summer, and I think I may buy a new journal (less pages though) solely for that journey to try to fill with comments, sketches, paints, and taped tickets/ephemera. The first journal I ever really completed was for the wonderful trip I took with Erin in Europe. I treasure that book so much now. I can't write a diary for the life of me, but I love sketching it out!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Two social events of the past

At a friend's place. This reminds me of Orange Crush floats at Scooper's in Sparks.

Watching the Rose Bowl with a lot of Badgers.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Here are some random pics that I don't think I have uploaded yet!
1. Hoopoe bird. Would like to see one some day, but they are definitely not in Mesa, let alone this continent. If I were working the music scence, MC Hoopoe would rule.
2. Middle school soccer sketchies. Now Adam is coaching high school too!
3. Amazing (or boring) coinky-dink at Pei Wei.

4. Memories contained in a tea pot.

Random old unloaded pics.

Monday, March 14, 2011


So much business! I have actually been trying to direct my creative play time into learning Spanish, but I have not relinquished the watercolors! Since I have a back log, I'll drop them in over the week.

To start off the week, playing with color schemes on skulls. Bones rule.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Long time, no post!

So I am buying a new scanner today. I know the combo printer/scanner/copiers are a pain, but now both the printer AND scanner are busted, so we are getting another combo to help with the expense factor. Today we also have to purchase a bed for Adam's family that is coming into town! Something we need to do anyway.

Anyway, the last scan of this printer is my first acrylic painting. The reference was a picture from the internet of a stack of books. I used only orange, black, and white acrylic paints and some very battered brushes. I learned A LOT from this process thanks to Neil! I had never even heard of priming a canvas (I'm a doodler! That is hard core!). The vertical lines are the goodbye message from my scanner - adios!