Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bird on Nibs

Bird on Nibs by melbergink
Bird on Nibs, a photo by melbergink on Flickr.

New bookmark fun as a quick evaluation-writing break. I'm enjoying making bookmarks with a specific book or a person in mind. It helps focus my options.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Caught up with journal sketches!

Hurrah! Another picture dump! Image from a sushi joint, two from a trip to Montezuma's Castle (another park!), and finally some instruments from the Musical Instrument Museum (

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stormy City

I really enjoy stamping bookmarks. Sometimes I just don't feel like drawing, but I feel crafty. Voila! There are my stamps. It's an evil hobby because of the price tag associated with it. Generally I make the bookmarks and give them to someone I am thinking of or they sometimes get lost in the current book of choice. Either way, there is no pressure. Which I need sometimes.

Also, I really like making ominous, weird stamps. It's hard to do since most stamps are so obnoxiously cute. This bookmark gave me my first opportunity to play with crackle paint - I learned not to stamp words on it. To hide the messed up blurry words, I added funky circles. Sometimes I like covering up mistakes more than any other part of the process.

Sedona and Grand Canyon sketches

Here are all of the sketches I did during our honeymoon/first anniversary! A lot of these sketches were in moving vehicles, which was a fun twist. Yeah, fun. I love how national parks have their stamps for the "National Stamp Passport" books - what a great idea! I'm just stamping them in my entries for PROOF.

I feel like I am still searching for a style, and that's why there is a lot of experimentation going on. Thick pen, thin pen, layouts, etc!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Picture Dump!

It's been over A MONTH? No excuses Ms. Narish! I actually have done some artsy things. My sweet man got me some new watercolors to play with, and I made a new more "up-scale" travel kit that I will unveil later. The only thing I'd like to edit is the carrier. A purse or generic bag does not cut it. You know what I want? A fly-fisherman's creel. How cool would that be to carry watercolor stuff? I just don't know where to get one or if my new palette would even fit in!

As a default, I still rely on my trusty travel kit, and to get a fresh start, I am going to show a lot of missed postings. Some are even from Christmas in WI. The last one was in the backseat of a moving car. Unfortunately the scan washed out some of the more interesting grays. I've noticed my scans lose a lot of the original picture. Tips anyone?

Catch up and mustard day!