The time is now

Hello dear readers, Once again, I seem to have taken a long unscheduled break from blogging. Because of this time-out, I was actually thinking of ending my blog even going as far as deleting it. But then, last week, one of my friends posted on Facebook about how she missed the blogging community and taking the time to visit everyone’s blog. She got so many comments on that post that I figured I shouldn’t dismiss the topic so quickly. And when I started thinking about it, I realized that most of the friends I have, I’ve met through blogging. In … Continue reading The time is now

Friday fun

Finally Friday! I’m slowly getting used to my new schedule at work. It’s a little more work but I love it. Of course, more work means less time for creating but I still managed to draw a mandala last night. Actually, it’s the last mandala in this round book. 20 pages, 20 mandalas. I’ll try to take a picture of all of them soon to show you the variety. This does not mean that I’m done drawing mandalas, only that they’ll be in another book and maybe bigger… Tonight, I had a little more time and decided to try something … Continue reading Friday fun

A couple of ATCs

It’s been a long and busy week at work. Getting to know all the new students and their parents is hard work but lots of fun too. I seem to have a great group of pre-k and kindergarten students so we should have tons of fun! Today, I have a couple of ATCs to show you: one is for a trade (the cat) and the other is for my journal (the quote). For the cat, I used a Sharpie pen and colored pencils. I also blended the colors with some solvent and a paper stub. For the quote, I painted … Continue reading A couple of ATCs

Daily ATC in February

   I’m having fun this month revisiting a format I hadn’t worked with in quite some time: the artist trading card (ATC). I used to participate in a lot of swaps and trades for ATCs and, later on, chunky book pages. At one point, it just became too much and I stopped. Now, I create for the joy of it and, if someone wants to trade, I’ll do it when I feel like it. I don’t want it to become an obligation or a burden like it was after a while. I want my art making to be a source … Continue reading Daily ATC in February

Zentangle Coasters 11 to 20

My collection of Zentangle coasters is coming along nicely. I seem to be playing more with the shading now, to add dimension. There are days when I just don’t know what to doodle anymore but I keep doing it anyway. In this batch, I did one of the coaster with a metallic gel pen so it doesn’t have many fine lines and it looks a bit different. Can you spot it? I haven’t decided yet what my daily art project will be for February. I’m open to suggestions if you have them. Keep in mind that I don’t knit or … Continue reading Zentangle Coasters 11 to 20

Happy New Year

Hello friends! My blogging muscle is a little sore so forgive my clumsiness but lo and behold! I’m back! Yes, I have decided that 2016 is the year to bring back blogging. I know that some of my friends miss it too and hopefully this will encourage them to get back to the blogosphere with me. 2015 was a busy year, as they usually are. Some bad stuff but a lot of good stuff. In fact, mostly good. I moved at the end of June to a bigger apartment which I love. I’ve yet to organize my studio but my … Continue reading Happy New Year

News from the artist’s den

Almost 4 months since I last wrote… So much for getting back to the blogging habit… I have no excuse, as always. The school year ends in less than 2 months and let me tell you, I’m really looking forward to my summer vacation! Not that I have anything planned. And not that I don’t like my job. Because I do. Love my job, that is. But it has been a trying year at work. Art wise, I’ve been creating in small bursts. My mother and I attend an art journaling club every month (except for this month) where we … Continue reading News from the artist’s den