Monday, October 31, 2011

My little Super Hero!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

GATOR Doodle!

It's a FLORIDA thing!!!
It is GA-FL weekend here in Jacksonville and it's always fun weekend.

Friday, October 28, 2011

When you can't paint...doodle!

Well, I guess you could call this more like alpha doodling but I am still having trouble cranking back up to paint so when all else fails...doodle!!!  And along that line...when you're feeling blue...doodle!  When you're feeling lonely...doodle!!! When you're feeling bored...DOODLE! When you're feeling like you'll never create another painting in your life then...DOODLE!! Actually I am not feeling blue or lonely, just unmotivated to continue to try to paint "the big one." I'll paint again but I think I just need to recharge a bit. So when you need to recharge..DOODLE!!!

Oh, also I wanted to tell you about this fabulous pad of  paper I did this on. It's called Clairefontaine Pupitre. This is a graph pad (you know how I love a grid!) and it's wonderful for markers, pen work, pencil work but doesn't like watercolor. It's smooth as a baby's behind...and I hve felt a sweet little smooth one recently! I love this paper. It comes plain white too. It's like writing on silk.
Watch this wonderful video suggested by Nita.
Doodlers, Unite!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just a little diddy in my new journal

 Just doing some color testing in the my newly made journal. I used some Elvie cursives (Lori Vliegen's LetterLab online class) and some CalligraFun letters and some other fun supplies.  And below is the  cover I collaged and sewed up. It's a nice size journal with Arches 140 lb hot press which is great paper but not my very favorite.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Credit card flowers

These really are fun to do, all created with a piece of a credit card. I was just playing around with ways to put impressionistic flowers in my paintings. i used three shades of color for depth. Fun!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Night Doodle

Sometimes it's just fun to sit on the couch and doodle in my comp journal while watching some of my saved DVR programs. I have lots of them since I have been out of town.  I have enjoyed just vegging out since I can't quite get back into the swing of things yet. I want to paint but my muse must be still up with the babies so I will just wait until I am motivated again. I am traveling up to Raleigh for Art of the Carolinas to take some classes with Robert Burridge next month. I am really looking forward to that!  Hope I will get painting again before that!

Thank you all so much for the sweet congratulations for the arrival of Morgan.
You are all wonderful and I appreciate each and every one of you.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Create the Art of your Heart

Well, I am back home now from Greenville and I had so many emotions when I left. I know it was time to go on home because I knew Macaulay and Morgan were fine but I sure am gonna miss my little babies.  Little Morgan is a very calm baby and sleeps well so far and baby Marc seems unfazed at it all and is concerned when she cries and rounds up all the pacifiers he can find. I will miss them but they are all doing fine.

I had to create a little ditty using my new spray dyes and some drawn chunky versals. This was an 11:00 pm quick ditty. I need to get back into the swing of things with my art. Hopefully I will be able to crank up again now that I am back home.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


AWWW...we got us a little smile.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Here's Morgan!

Here she is saying, "Hello world!" All went well! She is 8lbs 3oz born at 5:30 pm. So sweet and precious. We are feeling so blessed right now.

Where the Heart Is

Just a little doodling and playing around with some chunky versal lettering. 
 Due date is today. 
We are ready to meet you Morgan and bring you home to your home where the ♥ is!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pumpkin Time!

It is getting to be a beautiful fall season here is Greenville, SC. The weather has been bad for a few days but the full moon was beautiful. We thought for sure the full moon would bring the baby on. Well, we hoped so anyway. Due date is tomorrow so we will see what the dr. says. Chauncey get here last last night so we are all sitting on ready! Come on Morgan!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Guess who is now a part of Creative Workshops and who has a fabulous online class now!!!
I am so excited for her and now she can show you how she does her LV Cursive like she does in her journals. As you know she is my best buddy and one of the sweetest most supportive buddies anyone could have. I highly recommend this class if you want to make some magic with your own handwriting!
Who wouldn't want to do that??

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Greenville Happenings

What a beautiful fall day here in Greenville. In a week or so the leaves will be gorgeous. We went on a hike today and found some dandelions. 

Macaulay had terrible back pain last night and we thought it was the baby but they sent her back home. No labor yet but she is less than a week away. She is better today. That's why we were walking--maybe that will bring on labor. We don't know what the severe back pain was but Morgan might just be sitting on her back muscles or something. 

Here are some comp journal doodlings.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pop Tart Art!

The child's a genius!!!!!!!
Oh, and it's's organic!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dreams Can Come True

I was playing around with some letterforms and decided to write out this quote. I think this is so true. I have dreams for my art but it really will take some courage (and effort) to pursue them.
I wrote this in my comp journal and I managed to erase most of the lines.
I stuck it on a background below.  I decided to reach back into my background archives and this one looked like Fall so I stuck the lettering on it via the magic of Photoshop.

I will be leaving for Greenville tomorrow so this will probably be my last art post for quite a while. Baby Morgan is due soon so Nana is heading up. I used to get some art done while I was up at my daughter's house but now I can't do anything because if baby Marc and just get a glimpse at my art bag he will want to paint. So I paint with him. So cute. Other than pictures of Marc and baby Morgan that will probably be it. 
An art break might do me good although if I go too long without creating something I start getting the DT's. It's my addiction, ya know.
So bye, yall, I will be checking in on you all to see the lovely art you are creating...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Yellow Ones

This is just a little 5 x 7. I have not had the energy for a big one. I like these colors though. Maybe I will do a big one of this one---someday.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Comp journal

Just fooling around with some colored pencils in the composition journal. I think I am better today so maybe tomorrow I will try to paint again. She has on a rather strange combination for an outfit. I just finished watching Project Runway. That must be it.


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