Tag Archives: White Uniball Signo

True Love, Sweets!

Cooking is important again… and has stayed that way for months! We don’t buy baked goods and other deli items while shopping now… GREAT cookie recipe from http://www.butterbaking.com! I had only brown sugar, and now have a versatile recipe that … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Missing the Beach

Missing the ocean, walking with my toes in the wet sand. Spending a day hunting for the tiniest shells in a tidepool. Bright Ideas multi-color journal, White Uniball Signo, Pitt White pen, Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Roseville

I have no creative juices, but I can draw… So back to my memory journal… Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.     To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om Pearl

I don’t see these as I wear them so much — around my neck as I write this! Tara, pearls, ooooohmmmmm…. Sketching keeps me happy, even if just pen to paper. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, FPR Himalayan with Robert … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Brigid Shell Moon

I little Venus of Willendorf! Okay, it may be very late for Brigid’s Blessing, but here she is… I love drawing late at night… totally relaxing… and until we are through this push, I need relaxing! ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Mom Stuff, Purple and Orange

I am stuck in tax hell, and so need a bit of brightening…. the colors of Johnny Jump-ups! And below, a video on making heart-shaped lollipops. Yes you could say I am losing it.  Hate. Taxes. Love this little heart … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Giraffe Pin

I’ve always loved giraffes. Stephen bought this for me before Junior High One of those lovely gold-tone enameled pins, and I sketched it before I sold it so I’d have that memory. I paired it with a quote from Pema … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Pansy Plate

Pansy was our third kitty growing up, straight off my grandparents ranch. She was born to the palest tiger kitty before we had a chance to spay her, and what a wonder she was, long haired and looking just like … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Barcelona Brandy Set

I bought this in Barcelona and carried it home to my mom. She put flavored brandies in it for guests. Sweet memory. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas Journal, Cat Memories

At the end of 2016 I made a commitment to finishing off wayward abandoned journals. I’ve made great headway in that, with only a couple to go. The Bright Ideas Journal isn’t one of them, Though I picked it up … Continue reading

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VSW: Basilique Saint Michel Archangel, Menton

Drawing the Basilique Saint Michel Archangel in Menton, France on our virtual sketchwalk!  This difficult image from Wikimedia caught my eye from the beginning. I started with a pencil sketch.  Again, dispelling the myth that you should not use pencils.  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas, Picked it Up Again!

In 2016 I made a commitment to finishing off wayward abandoned journals. I’ve made great headway in that, with only a couple to go. The Bright Ideas Journal isn’t one of them, Though I picked it up again (found it … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 5, Casa Batllo

Finishing off the two-page layout for our Gaudi walk, I tackled the fireplace I desire! I keep seeing this sweet heart-shaped chair breaking into song and dance in Angela Lansbury’s voice!. The final layouts finished by the collage of four … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 4, Palace Guell

For the Foyer, I squinted to imagine what might be seen in a small sketch. I went in with grisaille in Lexington Grey to suggest the tones; later I painted the color of the marble with Super5 Frankfurt warm grey … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 3, Palace Guell

The rooftop chimney skins in the Palace Guell are so beautiful — like sculpture gardens. When the families lived in this palace, I wonder how often they used the rooftop sculpture garden and for what — did they have lunch … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 2, Map

Made a map of our walk, starting at the World Trade center at the wharf. Heading up to the Palace Guell, Casa Batllo, and the Casa Mila! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 1, Looking for Gaudi

This month on our virtual walk we are looking for Antonio Gaudi… Admittedly, by the time I landed in Barcelona I was burned out on travel, and spent more time eating and shopping for boots before returning home… However, Gaudi was … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Post Cards

Okay, I admit it… I bought these for the TIN. My studio paints are overflowing into lots of little tins, and I loved the flowers on these tins and the size.  (How I used these tins and organized my paints … Continue reading

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